Earlham College offering virtual, in-person visit experiences during Private College Week
July 16, 2020
Earlham College is joining Independent Colleges of Indiana institutions in offering special events for Private College Week July 20 through July 24.
Prospective students and their families interested in the college selection process can participate in virtual and in-person visit experiences at Earlham’s campus throughout the week. Visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 touring affiliated campuses will also have the chance to enter a drawing for a Microsoft Surface or Apple iPad mini.
“Private College Week is an important opportunity for college-bound students and their families to discover the extensive, transformational opportunities that are offered at liberal arts colleges like Earlham,” said Earlham Vice President for Enrollment Management David Hawsey. “We are happy to partner with the Independent Colleges of Indiana to showcase the best of Earlham and help students navigate the big decisions ahead of them.”
Virtual tours will be available at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7:15 p.m. Monday and Thursday during the upcoming week. On-campus tours are available daily from 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. A three-hour virtual “Experience Earlham” event, which includes an admissions overview, a campus tour, and panel discussions about academics and student life is also available from 2-5 p.m. Friday. An optional virtual tour of Richmond is also available as part of that event. Register for these events at www.earlham.edu/visit.
With guidance from local and state officials, Earlham has taken extensive measures to provide a safe and welcoming experience for college-bound students and their families. The College is requiring face masks to be worn during campus visits and will implement social distancing protocols.
“Despite the challenging circumstances presented by COVID-19, visiting a private college either online or in-person is still an important part of your research when deciding which institution to attend,” says David W. Wantz, president & CEO of Independent Colleges of Indiana. “Students and their families can make the best decision about where to attend seeing the buildings, meeting with faculty and staff, and seeing themselves thriving on campus, whether that is done in person or virtually.”
“We want all students and families to discover that an Indiana private college education is within reach in terms of affordability,” he said.
Brian Zimmerman, director of media relations