Campus Visit | Frequently Asked Questions

Planning your Centre College visit is as easy as clicking dates on a calendar, but scheduling is only the first step to ensuring your visit is a good one. Below, you'll find the most frequently asked questions about visit opportunities, correspondence, and what to do when you arrive. If you have additional questions, please email Alex Skees, Welcome Centre Coordinator, at alex.skees@centre.edu.

Q. How do I set up a campus visit?
A. Please register online by following the instructions on our visit page.

Q. Do you need advance notice to plan my visit?
A. Yes, having at least a 7 day notice is great. This allows us the time needed to plan accordingly for the appointments you've requested.

Q. May I bring a friend with me?
A. Sure. But please let us know at least 7 days in advance so we can offer him/her the same individualzed attention we've provided you. Due to limited space, an unannounced guest may not be able to participate in all the activities we've scheduled for you.

Q. How do I set up an overnight visit? A. 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.

Q. Can a family member stay overnight with me on campus?
A. Unfortunately, no. The overnight experience is for the prospective students only. Please view the accomodations page for hotel and bed & breakfast options for additional family members.

Q. Can guests, such as my parents, sit in on a class with me?
A. 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.

Q. Is a personal interview required?
A. 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.

Q. What happens if I want to change my schedule around the day of my visit?
A. 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.

Q. Should I expect my schedule before I arrive on campus?
A. No. We will acknowledge the appointments you've requested in the confirmation letter that you'll receive before you arrive. The actual schedule, however, isn't available until the day of your visit. Faculty will often change or cancel classes at the last minute. Because of this we need to make sure you receive the most up-to-date schedule by confirming your appointments and having you all set when you arrive.

Q. What happens if I need to leave campus before my visit is complete?
A. 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.

Q. What do I wear on my visit?
A. The attire should be comfortable. Please remember to dress according to the weather.

Q. Will I get to see a dorm room while I'm visiting campus?
A. 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.

Q. Where do I park?
A. 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.

Q. Do I need a parking pass?
A. No parking pass is needed.

Q. Should I arrive early for my visit?
A. Please arrive 10 minutes earlier than you're scheduled arrival. This allows the time needed for check-in and keeps you on schedule for your appointments.

Q. Can I bring my cellphone?
A. You may bring your cellphone but please remember to keep it off 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.