Virtual Opportunities

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.

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.

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)

Virtual Opportunities

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.

Virtual Opportunities

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend virtual academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, and creative writing. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:

  • Virtual Camp PsychCampers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Civil War Era Studies Virtual CampCampers will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying American Civil War History through unique learning experiences. Students will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
  • Young Writers Virtual WorkshopStudents gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.

You can learn more and register on our summer camp website.

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!

Visit Mount Mary this fall!

Interested in visiting Mount Mary? We’re offering multiple visit options this spring, including Virtual Visits, Individual Visits, Saturday Visits and webinars to fit your schedule and needs.
In-Person Visits:
  • Individual visit (on-campus)
  • Saturday visits (on-campus)
  • Instant Decision Fridays (on-campus)
Virtual Visits:
  • Virtual Open Houses and webinars
  • Take a virtual tour
  • Individual virtual visit

SCAD Virtual Workshops

Engage with SCAD faculty during a virtual workshop!
We saved you and your students a seat! Join SCAD faculty for an upcoming one-hour virtual Zoom workshop to learn about art and design majors.

Workshop: Creating a Spontaneous Composition
Friday, Feb. 12, 12 p.m. ET
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This workshop with SCAD painting professor Kent Knowles will explore methods for establishing a focal point within a composition while practicing creative dexterity with acrylic paint. Points of interest will include mapping out a composition, blocking-in light and shadow and manipulating a dynamic color palette.

Workshop: “On Good Storytelling… and Writing, Too”
Friday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m. ET
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Join SCAD advertising and graphic design chair Duke Greenhill to learn simple methods to tell captivating, successful stories – and become a better writer while you’re at it – by exploring the top 10 secrets of Hollywood’s master screenwriters.

Drawing Workshop: Using Music/Sound to Inform & Motivate the Narrative in Visual Composition
Friday, Feb. 19, 12 p.m. ET
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Join SCAD foundation studies professor Jime Wimmer for a discussion, demonstration and exercises on how sound and music impact the images we see in film, animation and art. Learn how art elements and principles of composition are used as narration elements to compose an image and connect the story to an audience through the use of music and sound.
Materials needed: Pencils, colored pencils/markers, sketchpad (students may use iPads if they choose; Procreate is recommended)

Workshop: Free-range animation (stop-motion)
Friday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m. ET
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“If stranded on a desert island, I would still need to animate!” This workshop with SCAD animation professor Tina O’Hailey uses found objects and a little technology to explain animation basics and storytelling. Bring your iPhone, iPad, tablet or smartphone with a camera. We will download free apps to use.

Workshop: What is Typography?
Friday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m. ET
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With Dean Ballas, SCAD associate dean of School of Communication Arts and School of Fine Arts, participants will engage in a series of typographic scavenger hunt exercises resulting in a deeper understanding how industry visual communicators leverage typography to communicate their message.

Interactive design and game development workshop: Games and Apps
Friday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m. ET
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Learn about the exciting careers in game design and view games and apps created by SCAD interactive design and game development students in this workshop with SCAD professor Joshua Lomelino.

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.

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.

  • 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.

First Year Virtual Events

These events will consist of admission informationfaculty roundtables, and student hosted live chats. Explore conversations including “Picking an Engineering Major,” “Women in Engineering,” and “Do More than Just Engineering,” among many others.

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.