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The best way to discover if Tennessee State University is the place for you is to visit our beautiful campus in Nashville and explore TSU for yourself.

Cheer on our Tigers athletic teams. Watch the Aristocrat of Bands marching band blow away the competition. Sample the cultural diversity during our annual autumn African Street Festival. Take in a theatrical play, musical concert, or topical lecture throughout the year. You’re sure to enjoy what you find in Big Blue Country!


Graduate School

To tour the TSU Graduate School, please peruse our website - TSU Graduate School website.

Undergraduate Tour

The Office of Undergraduate Recruitment welcomes prospective undergraduate students, families, and groups to schedule a campus tour to learn more about our university.  The Schedule of Tours is noted further below. 

Reservations are required Click here to make a reservation for a campus visit! If you experience an issue with scheduling an undergraduate campus tour, please contact us.

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Start Time(s)


For Families/Individuals Only

(Walking Tour and Discussion with a member of the Recruitment Staff)

Monday - Friday




For Groups & Individuals (Admissions Presentation and Tour):

Monday - Friday

10:00am & 2:00pm


For Individuals & Groups

Monday - Thursday


Saturday Tours

For Families/Individuals Only

(Walking Tour and Discussion with a member of the Recruitment Staff)

Check Schedule for Saturday Tour Dates


Special Events

For Individuals & Groups

(Events such as Fall/Spring Preview Day and Recruitment Receptions are open to the public with an online registration) 

Check Schedule for Event Dates 


  * Space Availability: There is a limited number of spaces available during the given time slots for guided tours and space reservation are on a first-come basis.

SATURDAY TOURS (For Families/Individuals Only):  

Saturday Tours are generally once a month for families or individuals to experience the beauty of our campus who may not be able to make it during the week.  Tours will start in the Floyd-Payne Campus Center promptly at 10:00am.    Reservations are required for all Saturday Tour Guests.  Please note that the administrative offices and classroom buildings are generally closed over the weekend so the campus tour will not include these areas.  Check the schedule for available Saturday Tours. Saturday Tours are not given every Saturday.

Duration: Campus visits are scheduled to last 1.5 hours. A campus visit will include an information session and walking tour of the campus led by members of the Recruitment Staff.

Tours are conducted based on the schedule above with the exception of Holidays, Testing periods, and other times the University is closed.

Attire: Please dress appropriately according to the weather.  The walking tour will cover a large portion of the campus and guests should wear comfortable attire and shoes.


Guided tours will be granted to prospective students that walk-in only during designated tour times and will be contingent upon the availability of tour guides. Otherwise, visitors/groups without a scheduled visit will be provided a Visitors Guide to experience the campus on their own.

For group tours, you must make your reservation at least 2 weeks before your desired tour date.  Groups larger than 50 must contact Jovon Jones.  Please note that we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

Late Policy: Be respectful of other guests.  If you are more than 15 minutes late, your visit could be cut short.  We will do our best to accommodate you by offering another scheduled campus tour time. 

Inclement Weather: Walking tours WILL NOT be conducted in the case of inclement weather. We practice this policy in order to protect the safety and welfare of all campus visitors. The status of the tour will be updated at the scheduled time of tour. The information session will be conducted for all visitors during this time.

Where is Tennessee State University?

Tennessee State is located right next to downtown Nashville, just off of I-40.  The University has an additional campus in downtown Nashville where certain programs are taught and administrated.  

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Questions or Issues?

If you have questions, or need to cancel a scheduled tour, please contact Jovon Jones.

Learn more about life in Nashville, and discover the heart of our exciting TSU Tiger community.
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, request information, or contact Tennessee State University today.

Undergraduate Recruitment
P. O. Box 9609

888-463-6878 toll-free
615-963-5120 voice
615-963-2930 fax