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  • Visits can be planned year round, with the exception of a few national holidays.
  • Interviews and tours are available Monday - Friday all year. The Visit Request Page also will show select Saturdays.
  • Class visits are available for prospective students during most of the academic year. See the Academic Calendar.
  • If you are driving, check out our Driving Directions and Campus Map. Parking is free and you are welcome to use any open spot on campus.
  • If you are flying in with parents, please note that the Dayton airport is approximately 45 minutes from campus and both the Indianapolis and Cincinnati airports are approximately 90 minutes from campus.
  • If you are flying in alone, make sure that you request a shuttle when scheduling your visit. Please contact our campus visit coordinator, Elijah DeShar Wilson, at 765-983-1600 or before confirming flight arrangements. All shuttles are scheduled in advance of visits and are available Sundays through Fridays during the academic year. You will be met at the Dayton Airport baggage claim are near the Budget Car Rental counter by the Earlham student shuttle driver.
  • Use our Visit Request Page to customize your Earlham College experience.
  • Please note that during certain times of the year, visits may be scheduled differently or may not be available.
  • Interviews/information sessions and tours are available Monday - Friday all year. The Visit Request Page will also show select Saturdays during the academic year.

If I’m in 9th or 10th grade?

  • Tour campus
  • Attend an information session

If I’m in 11th grade?

  • Visit one class or arrange one academic appointment
  • Tour campus
  • Attend an information session or, during spring semester, interview with an admission counselor

If I’m in 12th grade?

  • Visit classes
  • Tour campus
  • Interview with an admission counselor
  • Attend an information session
  • Arrange appointments with professors, coaches or other campus offices
  • Spend one night in a residence hall (Sunday-Thursday nights during most of the academic year)

We’re glad that you are coming to see campus and want to personalize the time to fit your interests. Please use the different options on the Visit Request Page to help us make the most meaningful visit for you.

  • Campus Tour: Spend an hour viewing campus, led by a current student. Tours can range in size from 1-15 guests.
  • Lunch: Eat in our dining hall with an assigned student as your “lunch buddy.”
  • Interview: One on one time for you to speak with a representative of the Admission Staff. Earlham does make every effort to match you with your assigned territory manager. Please note that interviews are informational rather than evaluative and expect conversations to last approximately thirty minutes.
  • Visit classes: Classes are pre-assigned based on your reported academic interest and professors are always welcoming. Since these are real college classes, please be respectful: show up on time, stay for the entire class and silence your cell phone.
  • Special appointments: This is a great way to meet individual campus members and get answers to your questions. For example, we recommend athletic coaches, student support services, or specific academic departments.
  • Overnight: Seniors in high school can request to stay one night on campus Sunday - Thursday during most of the academic year.

This is a great time to get more personalized information about the Earlham experience! Focus on framing your questions in order to get the best answers. Example: “What makes your math department unique?” vs. “How is your math department?” Feel free to use these suggestions to start some great conversations:

  • “Why did you choose to come to Earlham?”
  • “What’s your favorite part of campus?”
  • “If you could change something about the school, what would it be?”
  • “How would you define the typical Earlham student?”
  • “What should I do to make my application stand out?”
  • “Who is your favorite professor and why?”
  • “What is the most important part of the Earlham experience?”

If you arrive early or want to stay longer on campus, there are some great things to check out on campus.

  • Joseph Moore Museum — Earlham College has a free museum of natural history, open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 - 5 p.m. Engage with current students while taking in a planetarium show or viewing the world’s most complete skeleton of a giant beaver.
  • Suzanne Hoerner Equestrian Center — Have you been riding horses for all of your life? Have you never before been near a horse? Earlham College offers the country’s only student-run cooperative equine program and has space for students of all levels.
  • Lilly Library and Quaker Archives — Earlham is home to one of the largest Quaker Archives collections as well as a large library facility.
  • See an open door? Start a conversation! Our professors have their doors open for a reason — they want to engage with you.
  • When in doubt, come to the Tyler Hall Welcome Center! We’re always happy to greet you with water, coffee and puzzles.

We’re happy that you came to see Earlham! Now that you’ve got a good feel for the campus, there are some easy steps that you can take to continue building a strong relationship and demonstrate your interest.

  • Write down some notes to yourself. We know that many students visit Earlham as part of a larger college tour and we think that there are a lot of really special things about our College! Make notes on what stood out to you so that the different visits stay clear in your head.
  • Stay in touch with the people that you met during your visit. Your admission counselor is your top advocate in the college admissions process and wants to get to know you.
  • Don’t hesitate to reach out with any follow-up questions.
  • Say thank you! Did you have a great interview or attend a really special class? Your counselor and the Earlham professors would love to hear from you.
  • If you haven’t already, apply to Earlham!
Any questions? Contact our visit coordinator Elijah DeShar Wilson at 765-983-1600 or