The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of disruption and chaos, and unfortunately for a lot of high school students, it has also affected college tours. Your guidance counselor and parents have probably recommended that you visit a campus before deciding to apply or attend, but how can you do that if most campuses have suspended tours? Taking the tour from the comfort of your living room.
Fisher College has offered online classes since 1998 (before it became popular), and since then, has taken the initiative to make sure that prospective students can truly experience Fisher from around the globe. It’s a brave new world, so it’s time to experience the college process in ways your parents might not have imagined.
Take a Virtual Tour
Many colleges, Fisher included, have added online tours to their websites even before COVID-19, and now is the perfect time to take advantage. The virtual tour can be a “choose your own adventure” of sorts; you can use a virtual tour guide or take your time and pick the areas of campus that appeal to you the most. Athletes can check out the fitness center and baseball field, social butterflies can tour the student center, and history buffs can take in the 19th century architecture that makes the campus stand out. The city of Boston is also an integra
l part of the campus and the tour doesn’t forget that! Traipse through the historic Boston Common or go to Cheers (otherwise known as the bar where everybody knows your name) and see how you could make Boston your home for the next four years-without having to plan for the city’s notoriously unpredictable weather.
Attend a Virtual Accepted Students Day
We understand that high school seniors around the country are deciding which college to make their home for the next four years, and not being able to come to campus for an Accepted Students Day makes that decision even tougher. Fortunately, Fisher College moved this year’s event 100% online. You can connect with faculty from all departments, to discuss your future major, and dream internships. Wondering what Fisher is like beyond the classroom? There are virtual campus tours and student life sessions on the agenda as well. The Virtual Accepted Students Day takes place Sunday, April 5, 2020 between 10a.m. and 1p.m. Sign up and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about life as a Falcon.
Meet Your Classmates Online
In a time where everybody is stuck at home, connecting with others is more important than ever. Make your cabin fever more bearable by joining online chats and social media groups for accepted students. Participating in discussion threads and even one-on-one online chats with other students in your shoes gives you the opportunity to start building friendships with current and future classmates with whom you may be living, eating, studying, and joining clubs. (If anything else, you can bond over your shared experiences at Virtual Accepted Students Day.) Join the Fisher College Class of 2024 Facebook group and chat with prospective students. If Facebook feels too much like your parents’ social network, you can chat with current falcons on Unibuddy.
Even though not being able to visit a campus in person can be frustrating, it is also an exciting opportunity to learn more about different colleges in a unique way while thinking about the kind of experience you want. So stretch out on the couch, grab a cup of coffee, and happy browsing. Who knows, your parents might even be glad about not having to take that extra drive!
- Student Life