Visit The W

One of the most architecturally significant campuses in the region, The W has 23 buildings on The National Register of Historic Places. An easily walkable campus, The W offers a scenic and memorable opportunity to experience some of Columbus's historic character.


Personal Tour

Schedule your visit today and experience the historic campus of The W. Enjoy the aromas that spill into the air from the Culinary Arts Institute’s kitchen. Engage and experience one of the many nursing hospital simulation labs. Delight your ears as you stroll by Poindexter music hall. See why The W has been recognized as one of the South’s most beautiful campuses.

While you are here, the Office of Admissions can arrange a meeting with a professor in your major, a tour of the residence halls, or a visit to Stark Recreation's fitness center.

Personal Tour

Ginkgo tree with vibrant yellow leaves

Group Tours

You may request a group tour for your school or organization. Please schedule your group tour at least one week in advance to allow us time to meet your request. A confirmation of your tour date and time will be emailed to you within 2 to 3 business days.

Group Tours

Cherry blossoms bloom in front of Welty Hall
Azealas with the Old Maid's Gate
Snow blankets the ground at the Front Gates

Video Tour

Explore the sights of The W campus without leaving home. Our video tour will give you a glimpse of the historic campus of The W.


Columbus - The Friendly City

The town, which sits on the banks of the Tombigbee River, is widely recognized for its historic character. It is home to three National Register Districts and is nationally prominent for its annual Spring Pilgrimage, an award-winning event that showcases homes dating to the 1800s.

Columbus also has a rich literary heritage, both as the birthplace of noted playwright Tennessee Williams and its connection to Pulitzer-Prize winning author Eudora Welty, who attended The W. You'll be immersed in history and culture.

Nearby downtown has plenty to offer, with restaurants, boutiques, antique galleries, and the Rosenzweig Arts Center. Within walking distance of campus, downtown is a place to explore and enjoy.

The downtown Riverwalk is a great place to jog, walk, relax, or just enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings. We think you'll love our city!

Columbus Visitors Bureau

Downtown Columbus with The W Banners on lightposts
Students stroll through green lawn in front of Summer Hall
Trees turn golden in front of Poindexter Music Hall
Snow covers the clocktower and front campus