Adapted Campus Visits Open
At this time, we are offering weekday visits by appointment for individual families of 8 total guests or less. Our new adapted campus tour experience follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), our state government officials, and College administration and provides a safe, enjoyable and responsible way to see Centre in person. We will also continue to offer a variety of ways to visit campus virtually.
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
In addition to a variety of ways to visit campus virtually, we are pleased to offer weekday visits by appointment for individual families of 8 total guests or less. Our new adapted campus tour experience follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), our state government officials, and College administration and provides a safe, enjoyable and responsible way to see Centre in person.
Summer Weekday Visits
Campus guests have the option to enjoy a self-guided campus tour, using the Guidebook App or they may request a student-led tour. Either tour experience provides a safe, enjoyable and responsible way to see Centre in person. Social distance guidelines will be practiced and masks provided for all campus visitors. Visitors will be greeted by a member of our admission team, who will provide direction about how to begin the campus tour. Access to campus buildings will be limited, but any areas used by visitors will be regularly sanitized. We look forward to sharing our beautiful campus with guests.
Daily Weekday Events
Live, Remote Sessions
Join Centre’s Admission Team for a variety of daily, live, remote events that seek to capture many aspects of the Centre College experience. From drop-in meetings and content-rich seminars to live tours and conversations with our awesome faculty members, we want to bring Centre to you – virtually! Check out our schedule of events below – you’re most welcome to sign up for as many events as you’d like!
Front & Centre Conversations
Mondays 3-6pm & Thursdays 12-3pm EDT
Have some quick questions about Centre, the application process, or charting your next steps? Drop in and join a Centre admission counselor for a short conversation! 15-minute slots are available over the course of three hours. We’re looking forward to chatting with you!
Centre Seminar Series
Tuesdays 5-6pm EDT
Join Centre’s Admission Team and guests from around campus to do some “deep dives” into different elements of the college search process – Centre Seminars. These about-an-hour-long sessions are designed to allow folks to learn more about how Centre stands out while giving you some useful information to use as you look at other schools, too!
- June 16: Study Abroad and Study Away at Centre College
- June 23: Financial Aid 101
- June 30: D3 Athletics and Recruiting
- July 7: Liberal Arts and Med School
- July 14: The Center for Career and Professional Development
- July 21: Writing the College Essay
- July 28: In the Centre: Being a College Student in Danville, Kentucky
- August 4: Why Liberal Arts?
- August 11: Diversity and Inclusion at Centre
Wednesdays 12-1pm EDT
Join a current student tour guide and an admission counselor 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 a current student who calls this place “home.” Our walkabout will cover virtually all elements of campus life – we look forward to having you come along!
Fridays 12-1pm – Professors to be announced!
Centre is renowned for its quality faculty – and they’re real, live people! You are welcome to be a “fly on the wall” as a member of our Admission Team sits down with a Centre professor to talk about their Centre experience, their areas of interest and study, and their take on the faculty-student relationship at the college. Toward the end of this under-an-hour meeting, we’ll open it up to questions from all participants!
Other ways to see our campus
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.