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9 Virtual Campus Tours [August 2017 Edition]

August VR Experiences


The end of summer is nigh. Before you know it, students will be back to studenting, professors will be professing, and the fall semester will be in full swing.

For YouVisit, it’s a great time to explore new virtual campus tours that launched over the past month. Read below to find out why the country’s top colleges and universities are partnering with YouVisit to engage prospective students and drive enrollment.

1. Hanover College
The virtual tour for this Indiana school conveys what it’s like to experience life as a Hanover student, from the Wiffle ball field and the miles of hiking trails and waterfalls, to the Shoebox–Hanover’s student-run pub. The virtual campus tour includes a variety of 360-degree videos, plus explanatory copy to help Hanover tell its story.

Virtual Tour
2. Far Hills Country Day School
Far Hills is an elementary school located one hour west of New York City. It’s a little different from the usual virtual school tours we feature on the YouVisit blog: Far Hills isn’t a college or university. It’s a private school serving students from pre-K to eighth grade. In the tour below, potential students and their parents can explore the school’s gardens, computer labs, media centers, performing arts center, sports facilities, and more.

Virtual Tour
3. Houghton College
Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Wesleyan Church, located in southwestern New York. To show off the unique historic character of the Houghton campus to potential students, the school partnered with YouVisit to create an engaging college virtual tour. Viewers can explore a 360-degree video of the Fancher Hall Bell Tower, the waterfalls at Wiscoy Falls, and more.

Virtual Tour
4. Wells College
Located along the Cayuga Lake in Aurora, NY, Wells College is a private liberal arts college established in 1868. Their virtual college tour includes views of the beautiful lakefront boathouse, as well as the campus’s impressive academic buildings and athletic facilities, including Macmillan Hall and the Long Library.

Virtual Tour
5. Lincoln College
Lincoln College is a small, independent school in Illinois that offers two- and four-year degrees. The virtual walking tour the school created with YouVisit includes helpful narration throughout the journey, so prospective students may obtain a realistic understanding of what life at Lincoln is like–including the fact that textbook rentals are included in the price of tuition!

Virtual Tour

6. SIT Graduate Institute
The School for International Training (SIT) was established in 1964, and initially served as a school offering graduate degrees in international development to Peace Corps volunteers. The school is located in Brattleboro, VT. SIT’s virtual college tour offers prospective students a glimpse into campus life, including the student center, famed Kipling House, and more.

Virtual Tour
7. DePaul University
Founded in 1898, DePaul is a large private Catholic university in Chicago. In its recently launched virtual campus walking tour, prospective students can explore the university’s academic halls, student center, apartment buildings, and more.

Virtual Tour
8. US Coast Guard Academy (USCGA)
The USCGA is the military service academy of the United States Coast Guard. It was founded in 1876 and is located in New London, Connecticut. Launch the virtual tour below to browse the cadet wardroom, Crown Park, Memorial Chapel, and others.

Virtual Tour
9. Stanbridge University
Located in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge is a private school that offers education in nursing and allied health. The virtual medical school experience they launched with YouVisit includes immersive tours of their facilities, including their anatomy and physiology lab, cadaver lab, and veterinary clinic.

Virtual Tour
Conclusion
Hundreds of colleges and universities partner with YouVisit to introduce their school to prospective students. YouVisit experiences increase physical campus visits, applications, and yield. Learn more.

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