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Group vs. Indvidual Campus Tours


Posted on February 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Now that you’ve narrowed down your college choices to a small list, you can start visiting the campuses to experience them firsthand and get a better understanding of each one. Most colleges offer both group tours, during which larger groups of students and family members see the campus together with a guide, and individual tours, during which a tour guide gives one student, and those who accompany him or her, a personal look at the campus

There are pros and cons to both types of campus tours, so keep reading to find out the benefits of each type. 

Group Campus Tour
A group campus tour is ideal for potential students and their families to see what a college has to offer. During a group tour, you’ll either see the entire campus or just specific buildings and gathering areas. The tour guide will escort you and other potential students across the campus and will explain each part of it as you pass. You’ll be able to ask any questions you have along the way. And since you’ll be with a group of people, they may raise questions you didn’t think to ask

Colleges usually conduct group campus tours on certain days and times, so if you can’t make one of the set times, the individual campus tour may be the better choice for you. 

Individual Campus Tour
An individual campus tour typically involves you, some family members or friends who you choose to accompany you and the tour guide. Because there’s a smaller amount of people, you’ll have a more intimate, exclusive tour of the campus. While your tour guide will have an agenda, if there’s something particular on the campus that catches your attention, the guide can easily change course. For example, you may want to watch a sporting event or theater rehearsal or step into a club meeting. 

Delaware Valley University Campus Tours
If you’re interested in touring DelVal’s campus, you have several options available to you. Explore each type of campus visit and determine which one works best for you.

An Individual Weekday Visit includes a meeting with your admission counselor and a tour of the campus, including the residence hall, dining hall and academic and student life facilities. 

Saturday Small Group Visit Days occur during spring semester and include a campus tour with a few other potential students. 

Transfer Student Visit Options are available for students interested in transferring to DelVal from other college or school. 

The Presidents’ Day Instant Decision Event allows you to meet with your admission counselor and receive an official decision and merit scholarship by the end of the day. Student-Athlete Information Day is specifically for students interested in participating in DelVal athletics.

There are three open houses held at different points throughout the year during which you can talk to faculty, staff and coaches and tour the campus. 

Whether you choose a group tour or an individual tour, you’ll be able to get the feel for the campus just by walking around it. Make sure you make the most of your tour and that all of your questions are addressed.