An in-person tour is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the JWU community, check out student life firsthand and explore the unique city of Charlotte. Explore the Wildcat Center, suite-style residence halls, multiple culinary labs and other exciting places on campus.


If you’re a Fall 2025 or Spring 2026 applicant who takes part in an on-campus visit experience through November 17 of your senior year of high school, you could be eligible to receive a Visit Grant up to $5,000, renewable up to four years!

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Guided Campus Tours 

Our guided tours provide you with an up-close look at where you’ll live, learn and enjoy all campus has to offer. Led by current students, you’ll get all the ins and outs of what it’s really like to be a Wildcat! Learn about our academic center, labs, residence halls and receive a brief presentation.

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Career Explorations

The summer before your junior or senior year, experience life at JWU Charlotte over two days. Explore a variety of careers focused on food innovation, culinary arts and baking & pastry arts.

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Group Visits

Our Group Tours have reached capacity for the 2023-24 academic year. Check back in August 2024 for new dates.

Have questions about booking a visit? Please email us.

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Plan Your Campus Visit

JWU Campus Map

Download the map to get familiar with our Charlotte campus before your visit. Discover where academic buildings, admissions, athletics, parking, residence halls and safety & security are located.

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Parking & Directions

Visitors are welcome to park at the Cedar Street Parking Deck, accessed from the Doubletree Hotel. Bring your tickets to the Admissions Center to be validated. Address: 895 W. Trade St. Charlotte, NC 28202. 

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Nearby Dining

Grab some food at one of Charlotte’s nearby eateries, with many owned or operated by JWU alumni. From Southern soul food to family-style Italian to farm-to-table, there are plenty of places to eat in the Queen City. 

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Where to Stay in Charlotte, N.C.

Looking for a Charlotte-area hotel for your visit? Owned by JWU, the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton is right on campus, minutes from downtown Charlotte, and an internship site for many JWU students. 

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