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Although the U.S. Air Force Academy is temporarily closed to visitors, interested students and parents can sign up for virtual events, featuring live Q&A sessions with recently graduated lieutenants and virtual tours. We now offer a self-guided Windshield Tour for cadet-candidates interested in visiting campus to view areas of interest on base.  Registration is required to attend.  These tours do not include live briefings but will let you see the area firsthand.

For outreach events held off-campus and hosted by an outside organization, such as Academy Days, Service Academy Workshops, College Fairs, and other events, please contact the hosting official listed under each event for the most up-to-date information.

Admissions Events

Visit the Birthplace of Leaders

How does it feel to trace the footsteps of some of our nation’s most revered leaders? Come see the United States Air Force Academy for yourself and find out through our virtual tours.

All admissions events are currently virtual, but do still require sign-up. If you would like to visit in-person and view areas of interest on base, sign-up for a Windshield Tour.


If you are interested in pursuing an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, you may wish to participate in one of our admissions events. Tours are intended for students aged 13 to 22, and are intended to help those who are eligible and interested in applying gain a deeper understanding of the Academy environment.

Touring campus is a physically strenuous activity that includes walking long distances, often uphill, and several flights of stairs. Please keep in mind, the U.S. Air Force Academy is more than 7,000 feet above sea level, and these tours are not recommended for anyone with mobility issues. We recommend visitors drink plenty of water and dress comfortably.

At times, a scheduled admissions event will be canceled due to weather for the safety of both our visitors and our admissions team.

Check local media sources for status when there is current or projected inclement weather.

The admissions office offers two types of events:

  • Discover USAFA
    Discover USAFA includes our admissions briefing, Q&A session and a guided walking tour of the cadet area, normally restricted to authorized personnel only.
  • Explore USAFA
    Explore USAFA includes our admissions briefing and Q&A session. Afterward, our guests can explore limited areas of the campus on a self-guided tour.

Admissions events are held in the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

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