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Come and Visit

We strongly recommend that you visit Earlham's campus and interview with one of our counselors. Together, the visit and the interview are invaluable tools for helping you and us discover whether Earlham is the right college for you.

Your personal experiences on the campus, in the classrooms and residence halls, and with the students and faculty can be significant to your decision-making process. You and your parents are welcome to visit campus throughout the year.

Types of Visits

Earlham College offers five visit-day experiences for high school students to learn more about Earlham’s distinctive approach to the liberal arts. Many of these opportunities include overnight stays for applicants or admitted high school and transfer students to explore life as an Earlhamite.


Introductory interviews and tours for high school and transfer students Monday to Friday year-round, excluding certain holidays.

Overnight visits for high school seniors Sunday through Thursday nights during the academic year.

Please note: After March 20, overnights are only available to admitted students during our Admitted Student Events.

Fall and winter preview days are for high school juniors and seniors to tour campus, visit a classroom, and meet with current students and faculty. See our calendar for specific dates.
Please note: Only winter preview days include an overnight component.

Overnight Admitted Student Events take place every spring for groups of admitted high school seniors and transfer students to spend the night in a residence hall, attend classes, explore academic and extra-curricular opportunities, and experience life as an Earlhamite. See our calendar for specific dates.

Spring preview days are for high school sophomores and juniors to tour campus, explore the academic and residential life on campus and visit with current students and faculty. See our calendar for specific dates.

Summer Experience at Earlham (SEE) Days are geared towards rising high school juniors and seniors. Join us to explore the academic and residential life on campus, visit with current students and faculty, and get an in-depth look at the application and financial aid process.

SEE Days for 2018 are June 29, July 16 and July 27.

Upcoming Events

Visit Tips
  • 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 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 visits coordinator Ruth Coffey at 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 different times of the year, visits may be scheduled differently or may not be available.
  • Interviews and tours are available Monday - Friday all year. The Visit Request Page will also show select Saturdays during the academic year.

Iff I’m in 9th or 10th grade?

  • Visit one class or arrange one academic appointment (appointments are not available for sophomores or freshmen during the last week in March and throughout the month of April)
  • Tour campus.
  • Interview with an admissions counselor.

If I’m in 11th grade?

  • Visit one class or arrange one academic appointment (appointments are not available for juniors during the last week in March and throughout the month of April).
  • Tour campus.
  • Interview with an admissions counselor.

If I’m in 12th grade?

  • Visit classes.
  • Tour campus.
  • Interview with an admissions counselor.
  • Arrange appointments with professors, coaches or other campus offices.
  • Spend one night in the residence halls (Sunday-Thursday nights during most of the academic year); only available to admitted students during March and April.

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 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 chat with a representative of the Admissions 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 interests and professors are always expecting you. Since these are real college classes, please be respectful and show up on time and do not.
  • Special appointments: This is a great way to meet individual campus members and get answers to your individual 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 on Sunday - Thursday nights during most of the academic year. This is only open to admitted students during March and April.

This is a great time to get more personalized information about the Earlham experience! Focus on the framing of 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 this 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 individual questions? Contact our visits coordinator Elijah DeShar Wilson at 765-983-1600 or
Making Arrangements

Please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance:

During Academic Year 2018-19 (August 22 - May 10)

  • The Admission Office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and select Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Available for individual visits when classes are in session: interviews, campus tours, class visits (last day to visit classes - May 2) and other appointments, as well as overnights in the residence halls (available for seniors only).

: We are unable to host parents in the residence halls. Please view for a listing of local accommodations.

A shuttle service is available for students traveling alone from Dayton International Airport. Please request this service when you schedule your visit.