Schedule A Visit
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Schedule a Campus Visit
All campus visits are scheduled online using our Visit Registration Form.
We look forward to welcoming you to our campus! Centre offers opportunities to visit campus 6 days a week (no Sunday tours). A visit usually includes a tour of campus and an information session with an admission counselor. Count on being here at least a half-day. Seniors have the option to customize a more personalized visit; we welcome you to sit in on classes, meet with a professor or coach, or have an interview with a member of our admission team. You will make your visit requests on the registration form.
Because we make all efforts to customize your visit, a campus visit should be scheduled at least 7 days in advance to allow for planning purposes. One week’s notice will give us time to arrange the details of your visit. Priority consideration for appointments is given to those who schedule early.
In addition to our regular campus visits, we offer several special on-campus events throughout the year including Open Houses, Overnight Previews, auditions, and scholarship events. Details and registration for campus events are below.
If registering 3 days before a visit or later, students should call the Office of Admission to request their visit at 1.800.423.6236 or contact our Visit Coordinator directly at 859-238-5351.
About the Campus Visit
On your registration form, you’ll have the option to choose your arrival time. During a regular class day, we offer several tour times, so you should find a time that works for you. Dress comfortably. Conversations and appointments will be informal, so you can wear what you normally wear to school. You can visit with your parents or alone, but we do, of course, encourage parents to come for the visit.
Tours are led by the Centre Ambassadors, a trained group of volunteer student guides. Additional appointments may also be available. Let us know when you want to come and what you’d like to do while you’re here. We’ll prepare an itinerary tailored to your specific requests.
Spring 2016 Admission Events
Join us for any of our on-campus admission events. Tour campus, put our students and faculty to the test in a candid Q & A panel session, and meet other members of our campus community. Seniors are invited to join us for one of two Overnight Previews this spring. We’ll match you with a student host, and you’ll enjoy getting a more comprehensive look at the life of a Centre student when you stay overnight in one of our dorms.
Performing Arts Auditions – Saturday, February 13 & 20
For Seniors who have applied for the Performing Arts Scholarship. To apply, please go to: Performing Arts Application. After submitting the performing arts scholarship application form, you will receive an email that contains directions for scheduling your audition date/time.
Overnight Preview – Friday, February 26 (Check-in 5:00 PM EST, concludes 10:00 AM next day
Note: Due to unexpected circumstances, the Overnight Preview advertised for February 19 will be happening on this date.
Seniors Only. Seniors are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at campus life by staying overnight with one of our student hosts. You’ll eat dinner in our dining hall, socialize, and get to know more about residential and social life at Centre. If you want to get to know more about academics at Centre, separately schedule a day visit for Friday, February 26 and request to sit in on classes prior to the start of the Overnight Preview.
Diversity Days – March 11-13
Diversity Days: The Admission Office invites students representing diverse racial, ethnic, religious, LGBTQ, and socio-economic backgrounds to attend this weekend of workshops, activities, and performances. Students applying for a New Horizons Scholarship are strongly encouraged to attend.
Premier Scholarship Weekend – March 31-April 4
By invitation only. Finalists for our three most selective scholarship programs will participate in a two-day selection experience. (Lincoln Scholars: Mar 31 – Apr 1, Brown Fellows: Apr 1 – Apr 2, Grissom Scholars: Apr 3 – Apr 4)
Overnight Preview – Friday, April 15 (Check-in 5:00 PM EST, concludes 10:00 AM next day)
Admitted Students Only. Seniors are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at campus life by staying overnight with one of our student hosts. You’ll eat dinner in our dining hall, socialize, and get to know more about residential and social life at Centre. If you want to get to know more about academics at Centre, separately schedule a day visit for Friday, April 15 and request to sit in on classes prior to the start of the Overnight Preview. You’re invited to stay after the Overnight for our Centre of Attention Day on April 16 (register separately).
Centre of Attention Day – April 16
Admitted Students Only. Centre of Attention Day is for admitted students to join other prospective members of the class of 2020 to learn about the Centre community. Enjoy casual conversations with staff and students, attend faculty-led seminars, and get your important questions answered. Come see why we think Centre is a great place for you prior to the May 1 enrollment deadline. You’re invited to stay the night before for our Overnight Preview on Friday, April 15 (register separately).
Spring Open House – Sunday, May 1 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST)
Join us for our open house event from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tour campus, put our students and faculty to the test in a candid Q & A panel session, then explore the wide array of academic and student life programs at the Centre Fair.
Campus Visit FAQ
Q. How do I set up a campus visit?
A. Please register using our online Visit Registration Form.
Q. Do you need advance notice to plan my visit?
A. Yes, having at least a 7 day notice is great. This allows us the time needed to plan accordingly for the appointments you’ve requested.
Q. May I bring a friend with me?
A. Sure. But please let us know at least 7 days in advance so we can offer him/her the same individualized attention we’ve provided you. Due to limited space, an unannounced guest may not be able to participate in all the activities we’ve scheduled for you.
Q. How do I set up an overnight visit?
A. There are several overnight events offered to prospective students in the fall and admitted students in the spring. Limited space is available so please plan ahead and get registered Due to limited availability, prospective students may attend no more than one overnight preview event.
Q. Can a family member stay overnight with me on campus?
A. Unfortunately, no. The overnight experience is for the prospective students only. This section of the Parent Handbook offers a complete directory of area hotel and bed & breakfast options.
Q. Can guests, such as my parents, sit in on a class with me?
A. No. Due to the size of Centre’s classrooms, only prospective students who have been scheduled to sit in on a class may attend. Family members and other guests may wish to use the down time to wander campus, downtown, or stop by the Everyday Café for a drink and a rest.
Q. Is a personal interview required?
A. No, it’s not required. You may or may not have a one-on-one meeting with an admission counselor while visiting due to the volume of visitors the day of your visit. We try our best to make a personal meeting happen but can’t guarantee it. If visiting on a busy day it may be a group session.
Q. What happens if I want to change my schedule around the day of my visit?
A. Schedules are planned before you arrive on campus. Asking to change your appointments around the day of your visit may be difficult, especially classes and/or meetings with professors, coaches, and admission counselors. We have to work around their calendars and they may not be able to confirm last minute changes.
Q. Should I expect my schedule before I arrive on campus?
A. Yes. We will send an email the business day prior to your visit that confirms your schedule.
Q. What happens if I need to leave campus before my visit is complete?
A. It’s not a problem if you need to leave early. Just let our Welcome Centre Coordinator know of your early departure so any scheduled appointments can be cancelled.
Q. What do I wear on my visit?
A. The attire should be comfortable. Please remember to dress according to the weather. Regular visits include a 90 minute walking tour of campus.
Q. Will I get to see a dorm room while I’m visiting campus?
A. We always try our best to get you in a dorm room while on tour. One may or may not be available at the time of your visit since we use rooms occupied by current students for an authentic representation of residence life.
Q. Where do I park?
A. There is a visitor parking lot on the Main Street side of Old Centre, which is where our Welcome Centre is located. Feel free to also use any of our visitor parking lots that you see on the campus map.
Q. Do I need a parking pass?
A. No parking pass is needed.
Q. Should I arrive early for my visit?
A. Yes, plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early. This allows the time needed for check-in and keeps you on schedule for your appointments.
Q. Can I bring my cellphone?
A. You may bring your cellphone but please remember to keep it off during any classroom visits, admission meetings, and the campus tour. Talking or texting is distracting for other students visitors and is considered disrespectful to tour guides and professors.