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.
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.
WAYS TO VISIT CAMPUS
Customize a weekday visit to campus, or join us for one of several admission events throughout the year, including Open Houses, Overnight Previews (for seniors), and special scholarship events.
Weekdays and Select Saturdays
Select a day and arrival time, and tell us what you’d like to do while you’re on campus. We’ll tailor an itinerary to your specific interests. Please give us a week’s notice to allow for planning. The availability of appointments can be affected by the College’s academic calendar, faculty & staff availability, and other campus events.
|9:00 am||Campus tour, information session, on-campus interview, lunch with a student, class visit, meeting with a professor and/or coach|
|10:00 am||Campus tour, information session, on-campus interview, lunch with a student, class visit, meeting with a professor and/or coach|
|2:00 pm||Campus tour, information session, on-campus interview|
SELECT SATURDAY VISITS
|Select Saturday visits are only available when classes are in session.|
Special on-campus programs
October 20, November 10, May 5
Tour campus, put our students and faculty to the test in a candid Q&A panel discussion, and discover more about Centre’s application process and scholarships. Seniors can pair an overnight preview with select Open Houses.
October 7, October 19, November 9, March 8, April 12
Experience campus firsthand with other prospective students as you stay overnight with a specially-selected host in one of our residence halls. Dinner, activities, and accommodations are on us. Register separately for a weekday visit if you’d like to arrive early and check out campus during the day. Seniors only.
Centre of Attention Day
This day of activities, panel discussions, and conversation with members of the Centre community will showcase the College for admitted high school seniors. Students wishing to stay after the event can register separately for a special Overnight Preview.
Special interest events
GSP Overnight & Application Workshop
Friday, October 19, 2018
Centre welcomes all GSP scholars to a GSP exclusive Application Workshop and Overnight event. Let us help you put your best foot forward during the college application process, and connect you with with various members of the Centre community while you reconnect with GSPals! Click below if you would like to attend the GSP Scholar event.
Due to hosting capacity, we can no longer register more overnight guests, but we’ve added new registration slots for Centre’s GSP College Application Workshop!
Diversity, Leadership & Service Overnight & Workshop
November 9-10, February 15-17
These weekends of workshops, activities, and discussion are designed for students interested in issues related to diversity, leadership, service, and inclusion. Attendees will be matched with a specially-selected student host. Seniors interested in the New Horizons Scholarship or the Bonner Program are strongly encouraged to attend either weekend.
Performing Arts Auditions
February 16, February 23
Students who apply for a performing arts scholarship will be invited to schedule an on-campus audition. Applicants who can’t make it to campus on either date can submit a recorded audition.
Premier Scholarship Weekend
Students who are selected as finalists for one of our premier scholarship programs (Brown Fellows, Grissom Scholars, Lincoln Scholars) will be invited to campus for a weekend of selection activities. Invitations are issued in early March.
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.