How to Make the Most of Your Tour to the Daytona Beach Campus

If you are considering becoming an Eagle, the best way to make your decision is to take a trip to Embry-Riddle’s residential campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. Campus tours are available Monday through Friday in the spring and fall and start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. During Preview Day in the spring, accepted students can experience student life first hand; during Open House in the fall, high school students have the opportunity to tour campus.

All student tours start with a presentation and can be customized based on interest in a specific degree program or area of research.

“We suggest that students set aside at least three hours to tour the campus, but the more time they can allot the better,” said Rita Burmester, Daytona campus visit coordinator. “There’s so much to see and do that you could easily spend a whole day here.”

Customize your tour

You have the freedom to choose a general campus tour or can tour various departments and colleges. A general academic tour showcases the various degrees that Embry-Riddle has to offer. An engineering and technology tour allows visitors to explore Embry-Riddle’s top-notch engineering labs at Lehman Building of Engineering and Technology. Other colleges you can tour include the College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences and Aviation Maintenance Sciences.

Take time to connect

Visitors have the opportunity to experience life as a student in Daytona and can work with the admissions and campus tour staff to attend classes or meet with professors and students while visiting. You can also learn more about student activities, Greek life and clubs, residential halls and the Army, Air Force/Marine ROTC programs during your visit. “Take any opportunity you can to have a well-rounded experience,” said Embry-Riddle senior Kristen Chadwell. “There are so many great clubs and activities on campus that can help prepare you for life after college.”

Take a flight

Not only can you tour Embry-Riddle’s flight line in Daytona Beach, but you can also take a flight with students and instructors in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk or Diamond DA42. Also take time to visit the state-of-the-art flight simulator used to train student pilots.

Visit program highlights

Don’t miss the College of Aviation’s Sub-orbital Space Flight Simulator and Mission Control Center, the College of Engineering’s Eco-CAR lab where students are building a hybrid-electric vehicle, or the two-ton Ritchey-Chretien Reflecting Telescope in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Take a look at the recently opened John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex at Embry-Riddle Research Park and get an update on the construction progress of the Student Union building that will open next fall.  

Get your questions answered

Take time to get any questions answered about the admissions process, program requirements, financial aid and scholarships. You will have the opportunity to meet with admissions staff to get detailed information about their academic opportunities. “It’s never too early to visit or start meeting with admissions,” said Pablo Alvarez, Embry-Riddle Director of Admissions for the Daytona campus. “We have such great faculty and passion on campus that everyone gets to experience this first-hand when they come.”

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and, and find expert videos at