Virtual College Tours: Exploring Campus From Home

Whether you’re just beginning your college search or you’re already working on your college applications, the pandemic has changed how most schools are doing campus visits. In addition to taking extra precautions on campus tours, some colleges have created a virtual campus tour option.

A virtual campus tour gives you a peek into life on a college campus, without requiring you to step foot on campus. It acts as a substitute for those who are unable to come to campus in person for whatever reason.

How does a virtual college tour work?

Virtual college tours bring the campus visit to you through your smartphone or computer. You may need to register first, but for most colleges virtual tours are completely free. The virtual experience is designed to showcase the entire campus, including on-campus dining, amenities, residence halls, and classrooms.

Why are virtual college tours useful?

Virtual college tours help you to picture yourself on campus in a way that scrolling webpages doesn’t. This can be helpful in deciding whether or not a college could be a good fit for you. Especially during the pandemic, a virtual experience can be a good temporary substitute when you can’t make it to campus.

What makes Bethel University’s virtual college tour unique?

Bethel’s Virtual Campus Experience gives you a little bit of everything and acts as a launching pad to help you explore a variety of areas across the university. You’ll be able to hear from current students and admissions staff, take a video tour of campus, explore residence halls, watch online lecture recordings, and learn more about what it’s like to be a Bethel student.  You can also watch a recording of a Chapel service to see how we integrate our faith with the college experience. If you’re interested in a more personalized experience, you can schedule a virtual meeting with a Bethel admissions counselor.

We hope this helps if you are trying to plan an upcoming visit, but are unable to come in-person. Virtual campus tours are an excellent option if you need to explore your colleges from home.

Register now and start your Virtual Campus Experience at Bethel! Or, if you’d prefer to come in person, individual on-campus visits are still an option. We’ve just made a few adjustments to keep you and our community safe. Schedule your individual campus visit today. 

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