After a long and cold winter; and spring is finally on the horizon. This not only means good weather for outings and sports but, it also means that it's a great time to plan campus tours! So to help you get started, here are four things to see and ask when visiting a campus as a prospective student.
1. Residence and Accommodation
If you are visiting a university campus, and you're a student living far away from the school, you may want to ask what options are available for residence. There are different types of residences, some include meal plans, some have different ways to choose roommates and some may be closer to campus than others. So make sure you not only ask about accommodation, try to stop by during your tour to get a look as well. It could become your home away from home.
2. Clubs and Activities on Campus
During your time in university, you'll be spending time in lectures, tutorials and labs. However, you still need to time to get involved and join clubs that are within your faculty and even outside of your faculty. Ask about the variety of clubs your prospective school has, as well as how you can find out about them when school starts.
3. Faculty Buildings and Lecture Halls
Depending on your program, you may be in certain buildings more than others. While it's important to visit the whole campus when taking a tour, you should try to see the buildings you may be in more frequently, as it pertains your faculty and program.
4. Current Students
As a prospective student, asking current and even former students about the school of your choice is important. It can give you a more detailed and personal perspective on the school. A current student may actually be leading your tour! Take advantage of that and ask all the questions you need answered while touring the campus. Ontario Tech also has a Peer Mentorship program that allows new students to have a guide and support during their first year.
What are some things you would ask about when visiting a campus as a prospective student?