FYI: Virtual and in-person tours available for new students


Elizabeth Wood

Tadz Mhonde, a recent graduate, walks across campus on Thursday afternoon. Mhonde said he was taking a moment to walk around campus before he begins his work as a graduate student in the fall. He said he was excited to graduate and that it felt “freeing.”

Staff Report

Students who will be starting classes at Eastern this fall have a variety of opportunities to visit campus this summer and complete orientation.

The Office of Admissions has made adjustments such as requiring social distancing or moving events online entirely to keep incoming students and their families safe but still give them the opportunity to learn about campus.

Self-guided campus tours are available at any time; visitors can use the campus map on Eastern’s website to figure out where everything is.

The Office of Admissions also offers guided tours which include a look inside a residence hall and a meeting with an admissions counselor.

These tours require an appointment and are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 10 a.m. on Fridays.

At 6 p.m. on May 27, university President David Glassman will host an “Evening with the President” via Facebook Live to discuss plans for the Fall 2021 semester and talk to new students.

Eastern’s website also hosts a virtual tour of campus, where visitors can see 360-degree photos of various locations around campus.

They can also watch videos on financial aid, housing, career services and more for an explanation of what Eastern offers.

Incoming students should also register for orientation and advisement days, whether they choose to use the virtual or in-person option. Details about when those days can be scheduled will be available soon.