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Blog #20: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS - On-Campus Tours and College Information Sessions Are Back!

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Spring is here and college road trips are back! After two years of lockdowns and remote-learning, college campuses have not only opened their classrooms to their own students, but they are also opening their doors to in-person college tours! This is great news for high school students eager to visit the schools they may be applying to in the fall.

College visits are important for your student for many reasons. If your student has already compiled a list of desired colleges, spring break is a great time for your student to visit some of these colleges so that they can observe the different academic and social environments inherent in each of the schools that they visit. College visits during spring also provide an opportunity for your student (and you) to see the campus during an academic session and possibly learn more about the college by speaking directly to students and professors you may meet during your visit. We think it is important for high school students to visit college campuses. Here are some reasons why taking the time to visit colleges can be important for your student and for you:

· College information sessions and campus tours will give your student a much better sense of what the college is like and whether your student would be happy there.

· The investment taken to visit a college campus prior to applying to college can save significant time and resources as your student begins to narrow their list of colleges to which they will apply in the fall.

· The visit will give your student a sense of the college’s facilities, dormitories, academic intensity, and social scene. These are all important elements of making college decisions.

· Visits can be an important way for your student to deepen their research of colleges in order to narrow their list, or to solidify their college preferences.

· The visit gives you a valuable opportunity to speak with current students enrolled at the college.

There are many colleges that have recently opened for in-person campus tours and information sessions. Here are some of the colleges that are conducting in-person events for prospective students. Be sure to get on the Visitors page of the college website and register for a tour:



Amherst College

Amherst, MA

Barnard College

New York, NY

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston University

Boston, MA

Brown University

Providence, RI

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Hampton University

Hampton, VA

Haverford College

Haverford, PA

Howard University

Washington, D.C.

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

New York University

New York, NY

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Pomona College

Claremont, CA

Rice University

Houston, TX

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Xavier University

New Orleans, LA

Have fun and check out our next blog for tips on how to get the most out of your college visit!

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