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Visitor FAQs

Prospective Students FAQs

We are so excited to host you during your visit to Gordon College! Read on for answers to questions we often hear from prospective students planning their trips.

1. What types of visits can I choose from, and when are they available?

We offer a few types of visits:

    We will customize your visit to fit your personal interests. Your visit can include a professor appointment, a coach appointment, a private or semi-private tour of campus, lunch etc. Check-in times vary. Our goal is to work with visitors, not limit them, so we can make your time with us as beneficial as possible!
    Open house visits typically fall on Mondays and Fridays and entail a full day. These are open to large groups of prospective students and their families, and visitors all follow a pre-determined schedule.
    Designed to give you a glimpse of specific academic programs at Gordon, these academic department days give students and families a deep-dive into experiential learning opportunities, academic rigor, and campus community at Gordon.
    Designed to give you a glimpse of campus, these “off hour” options will give you the chance to tour campus, eat our beautiful dining hall, and get a feel for life at Gordon after the class day is done either during an evening tour or on a low-key Saturday morning. Off hour visits are ideal for students and families who may not be able to make it to campus during the work-day or work-week.

2. How do I register for a visit?

Right here! More quickly you register, the more time we will have to accommodate you and your guests and personalize your visit!

3. How should I dress for my visit?

Dress casually. Keep in mind that your campus tour will be predominantly outside, but we do have umbrellas for you!

4. Can I access the internet while I’m on campus?

Yes, our wireless guest network is available to all visitors.

5. Can I sit in on a class or meet with a professor during my visit?

Yes, you can do this during the Daily Visit option. We ask that you request this 7-10 days prior to your visit/ upon registration in order for our team to connect with faculty members here!

6. How should I prepare for my admissions interview?

This is an opportunity for us to get to know you better! Learn more about the admissions interview.

7. What will I see on a campus tour?

The campus tour, led by a current Gordon student, will explore academic facilities, a residence hall, Lane Student Center and the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel.

8. Do you provide transportation to campus?

Yes, we provide transportation for prospective students who are traveling alone. We request two weeks' notice to coordinate transportation needs. Please call to confirm your desired visit date and availability before purchasing travel tickets. We offer transportation from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Learn more!

9. What happens after I schedule my visit?

Visits are scheduled based on your requests. You will receive an email confirmation about check-in, parking and your day on campus.

10. What if I have already registered for my visit online and need to make a change to my visit?

No problem! Call us at 866.464.6736 to make a change to your visit. We want to provide the best visit experience for you.

11. Can I stay overnight on campus?

Prospective students are welcome to stay overnight on campus with a friend or sibling currently attending Gordon; the prospective student can coordinate this independently. We also have a team of overnight student hosts that we can pair prospective students with. We ask for at least 7-10 days notice for this request. Our visit team will do our best to coordinate this upon request.

12. What should I bring for my overnight stay?

Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and toiletries. If you are flying in, please let us know in advance, and we will provide these for you.

13. Can I visit campus during the weekend?

We have set aside specific Saturdays for visits and campus tours. You can find a list of those dates here.

14. What should I do if I have a food allergy?

Prior to your visit please note food allergies on your registration. On the day of your visit, please notify your lunch host of your allergies. Your host will be happy to assist you with available dining options.