Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college campuses may or may not be open to visitors — which makes it critically important to take advantage of all virtual opportunities to connect with admissions officers.
Explore the sidebar below to read descriptions of the various events being offered in Fall 2020.
- Banson NYC
- BYU - Idaho
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Davidson College
- Fordham University
- Georgia Tech
- Kalamazoo College
- Lewis & Clark College
- Mount Mary University
- Trinity College
- University of Chicago
- University of Denver
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Vermont
- USC Viterbi School of Engineering
- Wisconsin Education Fairs
Virtual Fashion Study Tours
Virtual Campus Day
Carnegie Mellon Virtual Experience Series
Carnegie Mellon is hosting a series of virtual experiences that will allow students to learn more about various aspects of life at Carnegie Mellon, including:
All online events are accessible by Zoom or phone, and students are welcome to invite their family to join them.
Turn Tartan Experience
This fall, we’re hosting Turn Tartan Experience, Carnegie Mellon University’s online open house event for prospective students. The program kicks off Sunday, September 20th with programming throughout the following six weeks.
By attending our Turn Tartan Experience, you will have the opportunity to experience Carnegie Mellon by choosing which sessions you’d like to attend. Sessions include:
- Academic college & department information sessions
- Virtual tours of campus & residence halls
- Student panels
- Coffee with the deans
- Mock classes
You can see more of our Turn Tartan Experience offerings here!
All online events are accessible by Zoom or phone, and students are welcome to invite family, friends or counselors to join them. If they’re not able to attend a live session, many of the sessions will be recorded and posted to our website.
Access Davidson, October 18-19, 2020, will provide students the opportunity to learn about what makes our community so special.
Access Davidson will feature a mix of required and optional interactive programming. To apply for this program, students must complete the following steps by Monday, September 28:
- Submit a completed Access Davidson application
- Upload a complete transcript (senior schedule must be included)
Priority will be given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, those who are the first in their family to attend college, and students from rural or low-income backgrounds.
Decisions will be communicated in early October.
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Virtual Options at Fordham
As we consider the different learning environments you may be experiencing this fall, we at Fordham want to provide as much support and access as possible for your students to engage with us. In lieu of our regular in-person travel, we’re providing a menu of virtual visit options.
Attend Fordham Hosted Virtual Events
These programs are our most in-depth and accessible, requiring only your promotion to your students. We’ll take care of the rest, including registration and hosting! This option is ideal, especially if you’re unable to host a visit or your students want to connect to Fordham on a flexible schedule.
We recommend one or more of the following programs:
- Guided Virtual Tour (with current Fordham students)
- Virtual Hello (hosted by your representative; later times)
- Virtual Information Session (live, hosted presentation; weekend options)
- Virtual Ram Session (topic-based, e.g. financial aid or majors; later times)
We have several online opportunities for students to learn more about Georgia Tech. Please check our first-year visits page for information about our upcoming prospective student webinars, small group discussions, academic sessions, and live virtual campus tours led by Tech tour guides.
Colleges That Change Lives Virtual Days
Kalamazoo College is a proud member of the Colleges That Change Lives organization. Connect with us at the CTCL Virtual Days presentations on Sunday, September 27 at 5 p.m. CT/6 p.m. ET!
During the 45-minute session, you will learn about our campus community, the K-Plan, study abroad and involvement opportunities, and the application process. Come prepared with plenty of questions!
As featured in Loren Pope’s book Colleges That Change Lives: “A few conversations with current students will convince you that Kalamazoo’s component parts are remarkable, but if ever there were a place where the effect is greater than the sum of its parts, that place is Kalamazoo College.”
You can learn about other featured presentations taking place here.
We’re excited to see you soon!
Virtual Campus Visits
We know that most students are not planning to visit campuses anytime soon. But we have decided to make a very limited number of in-person visit opportunities available to those students who are able to get here. Obviously, this visit experience is not like what we would offer in a typical year, but some spaces are still available to do a tour and information session on campus through early November.
In the meantime, we are pleased to offer everyone and anyone the option of participating in our virtual visit program! Wednesdays and Saturdays, we offer a campus tour (a real student narrating a pre-recorded video), an information session, and a chat with current students. It’s not the same as being here in person – but we think it’s a pretty close substitute! And we’ll be offering a special “Pioneer Preview Week” with more in-depth sessions every afternoon/evening throughout the week of October 12.
Visit Mount Mary this fall!
- Individual visit (on-campus)
- Saturday visits (on-campus)
- Instant Decision Fridays (on-campus)
- Virtual Open Houses and webinars
- Take a virtual tour
- Individual virtual visit
National Association for College Admissions Counseling – Virtual College Fairs
NACAC is hosting four virtual college fairs this fall with an anticipated participation from 600+ colleges and universities.
- Sunday, Sept. 13: 12-8 p.m. ET
- Monday, Oct. 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
- Sunday, Oct. 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
- Sunday, Nov. 8: 2-10 p.m. ET
Additionally, NACAC has collated six helpful videos on important college counseling and admissions topics that are available for viewing online here. Topics of these videos include: College Advising in the Year of the Pandemic, How to Help Students Develop a Financial Plan for College, and Counseling the Counselor During Uncertain Times.
Virtual Advising Appointment
As we continue to transition to a virtual world, we’re working to provide many opportunities for students to engage with Trinity and learn about the college admissions process. We are now offering students the option to schedule a virtual one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions counselor. These informal conversations are a great opportunity to get questions answered and discuss college interests.
There are other ways to learn about the Trinity experience as well. Students can visit our website to register for an information session, take a virtual tour, sign up for a college interview, or connect with a current Trinity student with similar academic interests.
“First Things First” Webinar Series
UChicago Admissions is proud to host First Things First, a monthly webinar series all about the importance of and value in being first—whether your students are going to be the first in their family to attend college, the first to move out of state, or the first to try something completely new and different, breaking new ground and forging a new path can lead to amazing things in your students’ future. First Things First will provide information on how to navigate the application process and and resources to help your students achieve success, and will feature UChicago faculty voices, alumni perspectives, and more! See below for information and registration links for upcoming sessions. We hope you will share these opportunities with your students!
- Wednesday, 9/23 at 7 p.m. CDT: Parent Panel – Join us for a conversation with the parents of UChicago first-generation college students to learn about the impact a college education can have on families.
- Saturday, 10/24 at 11 a.m. CDT: First Generation Faculty at UChicago – Tune in to hear from first-generation faculty at the University of Chicago and learn about their perspectives and experiences in academia.
- Wednesday, 11/11 at 7 p.m. CDT: Navigating Success – From a child’s first step to a first step on the moon, “firsts” serve as a valuable reminder of limitless possibilities. Join us for a celebration of firsts big and small, and learn about your next steps along the way!
The University of Chicago is committed to ensuring that students from every background can find a home here and to empowering students in the college admissions process. For more information on resources that may be available during the college search process and beyond, consider attending some of these additional events.
- Saturday, September 12 at 3 p.m. CDT: Join Colorado College, the University of Chicago, the University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University for a Quest for College Session to discuss QuestBridge, a national non-profit organization that connects high-achieving, low-income students with highly selective colleges offering exceptional need-based financial aid.
- Thursday, October 1 at 7 p.m. CDT: Virtual Spanish language UChicago information sessions. Consejeros ofrecerán detalles sobre el proceso de admisión y ayuda financiera en español.
Virtual Open House
You are invited to attend a virtual Open House at the University of Denver!
Mon., October 12 – Sat., October 17, 2020
The fall quarter has begun and we’ve happily welcomed many DU students back to campus… we missed them! We’re excited to showcase everything this amazing university has to offer, and we want you to experience it for yourselves in this virtual world.
Mon.-Thurs. Student Engagement Sessions
*All events occur from 6-7 p.m. MDT *
Mon: Instagram Live Campus Tour
Tues: Campus Trivia Night with DU students
Wed: Activities Fair with student organizations
Thurs: Regional Student Panels
Sat. Academic Divisions Presentations/Q&As
*All events listed in MDT*
9:00-10:00 a.m.: Daniels College of Business
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Korbel School of International Studies
12:00-1:00 p.m.: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
3:00-4:00 p.m.: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Lamont School of Music
Make sure to peruse our virtual visit options prior to Open House week as well – we’re currently hosting information sessions with admission staff and students, webinars on campus departments and various college-ready topics, and “talking tours” with DU students.
We want to do everything we can to ensure you get to know us a little better, find out the answers to your questions, and learn what it means to be a DU student.
Virtual Opportunities to Connect
While we won’t be able to participate in virtual high school visits this fall, we are excited to share a variety of opportunities for students, families, counselors, and teachers to engage with Penn. Please check our Visit Penn website and YouTube Channel regularly as additional programs and resources will be posted throughout the fall.
- Information Sessions & Live Tours
- Live information sessions, led by Penn Admissions Officers, will be offered on weekdays and select Saturdays.
- Live virtual campus tours, led by Kite & Key tour guides, will be offered on weekdays and select Saturdays.
- Digging Deeper, a panel focused on diversity and inclusion, will be led by Kite & Key members throughout the fall.
- School & Program Sessions
- Penn’s four undergraduate schools and select coordinated dual degree programs offer a variety of weekday and weekend events, such as information sessions, current student chats, pre-recorded sessions, and live Q&A.
- Workshops, Panels & Events
- Penn Admissions offers a weekly workshop on topics such as essay writing, international student life, financial aid, Penn’s FGLI community, and much more.
- Exploring College Options, hosted by Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford, will offer joint presentations throughout the fall. Additionally, Penn partners with a variety of universities to offer virtual regional presentations geared toward prospective international students and families, which will be advertised via email.
- On-Demand Resources
- Penn Admissions offers a set of Application Advice Videos and a virtual campus tour, all accessible 24/7.
This program is designed for students who are entering their final year in high school or secondary school, especially students who are first-generation and/or are members of underrepresented cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. U.S citizens, international students, permanent residents, refugees or asylees and students in the U.S who are undocumented or with DACA status are welcome to apply.
During this program, students will:
- Participate in workshops on topics including financial aid, mock application review, and navigating the college process
- Learn more about the academic experience and student life at UVM
- Connect with staff, our community, and peers from around the world
The program will kick off on Monday, October 12 at 1:30 p.m. EDT with a welcome session. Each day of the program, there will be two sessions, the first beginning at 1:30 p.m. and the second beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Learn more about our program and pass along the registration form below to students you believe would benefit from this program. Students must complete the registration form by Wednesday, September 30.
First Year Virtual Events
Miss a live event? Don’t worry — we post recordings after the fact to this webpage.
In these programs we will discuss high school preparation for our programs and the ways our engineering education is preparing students to address the complex technical, social, and ethical questions raised by emerging technologies of the future.
Virtual Wisconsin Education Fairs Series
Join one fair or attend them all once you’re registered. Free to all visitors!
Over 150 colleges, universities, specialty schools, and military branches to explore. Filter through all your post high school options and interests, live chat and video conference from 3-5 pm followed by an interactive live financial aid session from 5-6 pm central time zone.
Fairs offered 3-5 pm followed by 5-6 pm financial aid session:
- Wednesday, 9/16
- Wednesday, 10/7
- Sunday, 11/8