Now Welcoming Campus Visitors!
We look forward to welcoming visitors on a limited basis, and in accordance with guidance that prioritizes the safety and health of our visitors, students, staff, and faculty. Campus tours will be staff guided, and registration is below. Due to our COVID Campus Visitor Policy, self-guided campus tours are not permitted at this time. If you have questions about scheduling a staff guided, on-campus tour or joining our campus tour waitlist, please email email@example.com. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we respond to the impact of COVID-19.
Nothing can match a visit to Centre’s beautiful, historic campus, where you’ll get a sense of Centre’s close-knit community and outstanding academic facilities.
WAYS TO VISIT CAMPUS
Socially distanced campus tour
We look forward to welcoming visitors on a limited basis, and in accordance with guidance that prioritizes the safety and health of our visitors, students, staff, and faculty. Due to our COVID Campus Visitor Policy, self-guided campus tours are not permitted at this time.
On-campus tours will be led by admission office staff members (not student tour guides) at this time and will last approximately one hour. Tours will be outdoors, with limited access inside campus buildings.
Please read the following safety precautions closely to ensure that you are prepared for your campus visit. Members of our community will be following these guidelines, establishing a culture of best practice.
- All campus guests are asked to take their temperatures the day of the visit. Should any member of the visiting party have a fever of 100.4 or greater, we request that the campus visit be rescheduled.
- If any member of your party exhibits signs of coughing, shortness of breath, or sneezing we ask that you consider rescheduling your visit.
- All campus guests are required to wear masks/face coverings while exploring campus.
- If you or any member of your party have been exposed to an individual recently diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that you schedule your visit for 14 days from the day of your exposure.
- All campus guests are expected to observe the guidelines of socially distancing, remaining six-feet away from others, not including the members of their party.
Additional Virtual Resources
Videos, Campus Tours, and Recorded Sessions
Live Virtual Open House
Saturday, October 10 at 2 PM EST
This virtual Open House will be a more in-depth look at applying to Centre and information about scholarships and financial aid. The open house programming will include a session about Common App preparation, financial aid & FAFSA overview, and Centre College scholarships. The event will also include a student panel with students representing different scholarship programs on campus and an optional tour at the end!
Live Virtual Campus Tour
Sundays at 4 PM EST & Wednesdays at 7 PM EST
Join two current student tour guides for a live photo tour of Centre’s campus. You’ll have the chance to see our beautiful campus (from a distance) and interact with students who call this place “home.” Our walkabout will cover virtually all elements of campus life and will include lots of Q & A with our current students – we look forward to having you come along!
If you can’t make it to our campus, there are other ways to check us out! See the options below.
Admission materials and videos are great. But nothing can match a visit to Centre’s beautiful, historic campus, where you’ll get a sense of Centre’s close-knit community and outstanding academic facilities. Take time to talk to current Centre students and ask them questions about their experiences.
A campus visit is the best way to find out if a college feels right for you. Plan to spend at least half a day at Centre. If you’re a senior, spend the night in one of our residence halls. See for yourself that our reputation for the personal touch is true.
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. If you’d like to attend a special admission event, such as an Open House or Overnight Preview, please see the Admission Events section below.
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.
A campus visit is the best way to find out if a college feels right for you.
CAMPUS VISIT FAQs
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.
Unfortunately, no. The overnight experience is for the prospective students only. Click here to view a list of places to stay locally.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. We will send an email the business day prior to your visit that confirms your schedule.
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.
The attire should be comfortable. Please remember to dress according to the weather. Regular visits include a 90 minute walking tour of campus.
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.
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.
No parking pass is needed.
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.
You may bring your cellphone but please remember to keep it silent 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.