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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.

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.

If you can’t make it to Colorado Springs, or your tour date is full, please consider signing up for a virtual tour. Featuring a guided tour of the cadet area, and a full Admissions briefing and live Q&A session, our virtual tours include all the highlights of the in-person tours.

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.
  • Virtual Discover USAFA
    Take a virtual tour of the cadet area, with the same admissions briefing and Q&A session as the in-person tour. Sign ups are still required.
  • 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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