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The Mesa Experience visitation program gives future students and their families a comprehensive opportunity to visit Colorado Mesa University in person. This in-depth, one-day event allows you to attend an academic and club fair, tour the campus, meet and talk with current students and enjoy lunch served by our dining service provider. You'll hear about admissions, housing and financial aid.
Optional pre-event breakout sessions include topics such as first-generation student success, transferring credits and next steps for admitted students.

If you have questions regarding the event or registration, please contact Melissa Tolson at 970.248.1693 or [email protected].

Mesa Experience is not offered in the summer. Fall 2023 dates will be announced soon.

Mesa Experience Schedule


We encourage you to stay at Hotel Maverick — our boutique-style teaching hotel located on the CMU campus. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the area as well as close proximity to historic downtown Grand Junction. You can also check out additional dining and accommodation options here.

Engineering Exploration

Enhance your time on campus by attending an in-depth Engineering Exploration visit the Friday before your Mesa Experience. 

Explore WCCC

Learn more about technical programs offered through Western Colorado Community College by attending Explore WCCC the Friday before your Mesa Experience.