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March 17, 2020

Schools are closed, families are working from home, and social distancing has us all taking extreme precautions in our daily life.  Amidst all of this, families of high school students who have already begun the college search are left wondering when and how they will explore prospective schools.


The Coronavirus outbreak has caused many colleges and universities to cancel campus tours, information sessions and other admission-related activities. The uncertainty and unknowns that have resulted from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have impacted students, families, campuses, and organizations. Traveling to visit colleges and universities is not conducive, and with social distancing, families are left searching for alternatives to in-person college visits.


Thankfully, many resources are available for students to continue on their path to college and explore their options virtually. Virtual tours of the institutions can offer families valuable information about the campuses and further their research as they begin the college selection process.  With the addition of unanticipated time at home, why not take a few virtual tours as a family? Get a feel for the campus, the culture, the dorms, the programs, and more, all while wrapped in the comfort of your home. 


Technology has opened the door for students to reap those benefits from their homes.  So, how can I productively take an online tour? Here are some options to tour campus resources:


Campus Reel


College Campus Virtual Tours from Virtually Anywhere


Your Visit


Campus Tours


eCampus Tours




What should we explore during our virtual tours? 

  • Learn about college living and everyday life

  • Browse the course catalog

  • Visit an academic department

  • Learn about academic student support services

  • Check out available housing options

  • Tour the library

  • Explore dining options