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In an effort to minimize the spread of Coronavirus among our campus community, and protect the health and wellness of our prospective students and family members, Earlham College is temporarily suspending visits to our campus. If you have already scheduled a visit in the next month, you will receive communication from your admission counselor to help answer questions you might have expected to be answered during a personal visit to campus. The Earlham Admission team is working on a fun and creative "virtual" campus visit opportunity, and an accepted student event that will take the place of on-site programming. Look for more information in the weeks ahead!

Please contact our office should you have any questions at all about admission, financial aid, or other enrollment-related issue. Like you, we hope this worldwide health issue comes to a conclusion as soon as possible, and we look forward to having our new students arrive this fall!

Making Arrangements

Please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance:

During Academic Year 2019-20 (August 21 - May 9)

  • The Admissions 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: information sessions, campus tours, interviews and class visits (last day to visit classes: Fall Semester - December 6; Spring Semester - May 1) and other appointments, as well as overnights in the residence halls (available for high school seniors and transfer students only).
  • Accompanying family members: We are unable to host accompanying family members 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.

Visit Tips

  • Visits can be planned year round, with the exception of a few national holidays.
  • Information sessions and campus tours are available Monday - Friday all year. The Schedule Your Visit 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 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 Schedule Your Visit 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.
  • Information sessions and campus tours are available Monday - Friday all year. The Schedule Your Visit Page will also show select Saturdays during the academic year.

If I’m in 9th or 10th grade?

  • Attend an information session
  • Tour campus

If I’m in 11th grade?

  • Attend an information session
  • Tour campus
  • Visit one class or arrange one academic appointment
  • Interview with an admissions counselor (during the Spring Semester)

If I’m in 12th grade?

  • Attend an information session
  • Tour campus
  • Visit classes
  • Interview with an admissions counselor
  • 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 Schedule Your Visit 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 campus visit coordinator at

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
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1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.