Campus Visit FAQs
A campus visit is the best way to know if Centre is the right fit for you!
You can register throughout the year to attend an on-campus information session and tour. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out our online visit opportunities to engage remotely with our current students and staff.
Do I have to register for a campus visit?
Yes, we require guests attending student-led tours to register. Please give us several days’ notice when requesting a visit on campus. While every effort is made to accommodate visit requests, high volume means that we cannot guarantee availability to any campus visit activities without an appointment.
What happens during a campus visit?
A campus visit can include an information session with an admission representative and a tour of our main campus with Centre students. During the academic year, campus tours are led by a current student. However, during school breaks, your tour may be led by an admission counselor. Tours give you the opportunity to see a typical dorm, the dining hall, the library, and academic buildings.
In addition to the tour and information sessions, high school seniors can request to meet with a faculty member or athletic coach, attend a class, or interview with an Admission Representative.
Note: Attending a class, or meeting with a professor or athletic coach may not be available at all times during the school year due to availability.
On the day of my visit, how early do I need to arrive?
Please check-in 10-15 minutes before the event time.
Where do I park? Do I need a parking pass?
You do not need a parking pass if you park in one of our designated guest parking lots. See our Campus Map for locations. Our guest parking lots are located on the corner of Maple Avenue & Main Street (127 Maple Ave) and behind the Norton Center of the Arts (300 S. College Street).
Unless otherwise noted, registration will be in the Welcome Center, which is located on the 2nd Floor of Old Centre (625 W. Walnut Street).
What should I wear for my campus visit?
We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
What should I bring with me to a campus visit?
You should bring something to write with and a list of questions you want to have answered.
How long is the campus tour, and how much walking will I do?
Campus tours last between 75-90 minutes, with an additional 30-minute information session. If you would like to participate in additional events, such as an interview or attending a class, please plan on spending half a day on campus.
If you need special accommodations, please note that on your tour registration.
Are restrooms accessible during the tour?
Yes, restrooms are available at the beginning of the tour and along the tour route.
Will inclement weather cancel my tour?
Tours will still take place in the rain, so please dress accordingly. We will text you if weather conditions become too dangerous to offer a tour.
Will I get to see a dorm room?
Most tours during the academic year will offer a dorm room tour.
Will I get to see the dining hall?
Yes, all tours pass by the dining hall. If you sign up for a morning tour, you may opt to eat at the dining hall on your own.
Is lunch free?
Yes, lunch in the dining hall is made available for guests who attend a morning session.
Will we see the bookstore on the tour?
The bookstore is not on the tour. It is located inside of the Hub Coffee House on 236 W. Main Street.
How many people will be in my tour group?
We cap our tours at no more than 15 families. Upwards of 40-50 people could be on your tour.
May I visit on my own, or do I need to have a parent/guardian with me?
You are welcome to visit Centre on your own. Parents or guardians are always welcome on campus, too. When you register for your visit, please indicate how many guests will accompany you.
How do I get a school excuse?
A school excuse will be automatically emailed to you after you have attended your visit.
Is there a hotel close to campus?
There are several lodging options within 3 miles of our campus. Please check the City of Danville’s website for accommodation choices.
The Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn Express in Danville both offer a 10% discount when you mention that you’re in town to visit Centre. The discount is best secured by calling the hotels directly to make the reservation, rather than booking online.
Are there any Norton Center performances happening around the time of my visit?
Please visit the Norton Center for the Arts’ website for a list of upcoming events.
Should I request an interview if I’m not a high school senior?
We only offer interviews to high school seniors. Interviews are not a required piece of the application to Centre College, but they give you the opportunity to meet with an admission representative one-on-one and can lend a more personal touch to your application profile.
What does an “interview” consist of?
An interview is a one-on-one conversation between you and your parent/guardian, and one of our admission counselors. It gives the counselor a chance to learn about you and your interests, and you have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about Centre or the application process.
When admission counselors are traveling or we have a higher volume of visitors, you may be placed into a small group interview with a few other families. We will do our best to provide a one-on-one meeting when possible.
How can I modify or cancel my campus tour reservation?
If you need to modify or cancel your reservation, you have a few options. You can contact Gina Robidoux at (859) 238-5228 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send us a text message to (859) 715-1309.