College Information Sessions & Open Houses

Due to the current health issues affecting our communities many colleges are offering virtual tours and information sessions. Consider checking the college's website to participate in their Virtual Tours or Information sessions and/or view any of the following:
College Virtual Visit Tours
Colleges are listed in Alphabetical Order
NJACAC - New Jersey Association of College Admission Counseling

New Jersey Virtual College Exploration Program


NJACAC is proud to present the New Jersey Virtual College Exploration Program, which will run from September 29-October 9. 


The multi-week program consists of hundreds of opportunities for students to learn about the college search process and about many different colleges through panel presentations and information sessions. 


Students will gain a wealth of college knowledge, get exposure to a variety of colleges, and have the opportunity to ask questions of admission counselors, all in a safe, flexible, online environment.


All high school students, parents, and counselors throughout New Jersey are all welcome to attend. Participation is free of cost.


Students should participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors. If students are unable to attend live, we still encourage them to register for the sessions they are interested in and recordings will be available on the NJACAC website later.


Hear from

Admission Officers

Experienced admission counselors will tell you what you need to know

Gain Important College Knowledge

Choose from 185 different presentations and information sessions

215 Colleges and Universities

Learn more about different colleges and universities from 34 states and 7 countries!

View the Schedule

Student Registration

Students should register for each session that they want to attend. Once they register, they will receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar.

(Students will also receive a barcode, but the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.)  When students register, they are sharing their registration information only with colleges presenting on that particular panel. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties.


Students should participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors. If students are unable to attend live, we still encourage them to register for the sessions they are interested in and recordings will be available here later.



Parents should register their students using their student’s information.





Baruch College - CUNY


We will be hosting virtual events to connect you and your students with Baruch admissions advisors, student organizations, campus programs, athletics, and more.

You and your students are invited to join us on any of the following dates from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM via Zoom for our first ever virtual Bearcat Fairs!
September 24
October 8
October 29
November 12
Following a brief welcome, attendees will be invited to move from session to session at their own pace, targeting the Zoom rooms that pique their interest. We hope to answer everyone’s questions while fostering connections in a new way. This event is open to school staff, students, and their families – you may even bump into each other in one of the rooms!
Carnegie Mellon

This fall, we're hosting Turn Tartan Experience, Carnegie Mellon University's online open house event for prospective students. The program kicks off Sunday, September 20 with programming throughout the following six weeks.
Students can register for Turn Tartan Experience here!

By attending our Turn Tartan Experience, your students will have the opportunity to experience Carnegie Mellon by choosing which sessions they'd like to attend. Sessions include:

  • Academic college & department information sessions
  • Virtual tours of campus & residence halls
  • Student panels 
  • Coffee with the deans
  • Mock classes
You can see more of our Turn Tartan Experience offerings here!

All online events are accessible by Zoom or phone, and students are welcome to invite family, friends or counselors to join them. If they're not able to attend a live session, many of the sessions will be recorded and posted to our website.
If students have questions or need any additional accommodations to attend these events, please contact our office at or 412.268.2082
Case Western Reserve University - Virtual Sessions
Though campus visits have been canceled for the time being, there are still many ways to get to know Case Western Reserve from wherever you are.
Virtual Tours and On-line Sessions
College of Staten Island
SAVE THE DATE: The first in our extensive series of Fall Virtual Open Houses and Infosessions is coming soon, please sign up and encourage your students to do so as well.

   •   Sunday, September 27th at 2:00pm will be a Virtual Open House for our prestigious Macaulay Honors College. This event requires a reservation and you will be provided with a meeting link prior to the date.
County College of Morris

Open House -Oct 17th 10 am - 12 pm

The Virtual Open House is the perfect opportunity for you to take a closer look at County College of Morris and discover why CCM is the place to start right!
 Students who are interested in the Nursing Program are encouraged to learn more by attending a virtual session offered by the Nursing department.
Please visit their page for more information:  Nursing Information Sessions


As we consider the different learning environments your students may be experiencing this fall, we at Fordham want to provide as much support and access as possible for your students to engage with us. In lieu of our regular in-person travel, we're providing a menu of virtual visit options



Georgetown University
Georgetown Information Sessions
Gather with Georgetown Admissions Staff and current Hoyas for a Virtual Information Session. Available Monday-Friday of each week, these sessions provide information about Georgetown's four undergraduate schools, campus life, and the admissions process. Follow this 
link to register for an upcoming presentation and be sure to take a campus tour.

Exploring College Options-Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, & Stanford
We welcome your students to register for an Exploring College Options event. The presentation provides an introduction about four great universities and preparing for the admissions process during this time of challenge and change. Additional Exploring College Options events aimed at students and parents are planned for later in 2020.
Student Panels
Learn more about life on the Hilltop! Throughout the summer, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting virtual student panels designed to connect prospective Hoyas with current undergraduate students. Please follow this 
link to sign up for an upcoming panel and come ready with all of your questions! Student panels are scheduled for Friday afternoons in July and August.

GAAP-Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program

Coffee and Chat-Virtual meet-ups with current undergraduates

Jesuit Values and Traditions

Washington, D.C. 
Haverford College
Have-A-Look, a program designed for students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education, offers opportunity to become acquainted with the academics and social opportunities at Haverford.
 Kean University -
Information sessions and tour - Get all the details on what it means to be a Kean student through a virtual information session and tour hosted by Kean Admissions Counselors and Student Ambassadors! This campus visit lasts approximately thirty minutes, and is highlighted by a virtual tour of our beautiful, cosmopolitan campus. You'll also learn about our extensive student services, clubs and extracurricular opportunities, and options to study abroad.  This event is designed for individual students and their families, and is offered throughout the week.
 Loyola University of Maryland

Is currently offering:

  • Online High School Visits*
  • Weekly Online Information Sessions
  • Virtual Campus Tours
  • 1-on-1 Video Chats with Admission Counselors
*If you'd like to schedule a personal online high school visit between me and a group of your students, please email me at and I'd be happy to set it up!

Please explore our Virtual Experiences page to find and schedule the right opportunity. We hope you will share this resource with students, families, and your counseling colleagues.
Welcome to the Hudson River College Cruise! College admission experts from Bard, The Culinary Institute of America, Marist, RPI, Vassar, and West Point will present on various topics designed to help make your college search and application process less stressful and more productive, despite world events. 

To learn more visit We encourage you to share this exciting event with your students, and welcome you to join any presentations that are of interest to you.

MET - Metropolitan University tour
The Metropolitan Tour will introduce you to five of the top research institutions in the country located in five of America’s best college cities. And we mean college cities—not just college towns. These locations have far more to offer than collegiate football and the attractions on Main Street. Internships, research opportunities, K-12 education, medical, graduate, and law schools, professional sports, festivals, and world-class cuisine all abound in these locations.
Come learn about SMU, The George Washington University, Tulane University, Northeastern University and University of Miami as we team up to introduce prospective students to the academic, interdisciplinary and social experiences possible at each of our five unique institutions. Join admission representatives from each school while we share the unique aspects of our schools and cities as well as tips for the application process.
Middlebury College - Discover Middlebury

Greetings from Middlebury! On both sides of the college counseling desk, we have had to reimagine what traditional “school visits” look like. In an effort to reduce stress on students and Zoom fatigue for us all, our staff at Middlebury has come up with what we hope will be several interesting ways that students and counselors can be in contact with us this fall. Please share this information with any students you feel would benefit from getting to know Middlebury better.

Connect with me: In lieu of in-person school visits and as a way to reduce the number of virtual school visits, we have created opportunities for students to connect with their regional admissions counselor. Please find your regional admissions counselor here and click on their name to see their available meeting times. Your counselor’s link may be useful to post in Naviance, or whatever software you may use to connect your students with colleges and universities. These casual 30-45 minute sessions will feature some basic information about Middlebury (and sometimes a guest appearance from a current student) and provide students with a space to ask questions about Middlebury and the college application process as they would if we were meeting face to face at your schools.

“Join our Journey” and hear directly from Middebury seniors: Several times each week, we are offering opportunities for you to join our Senior Admissions Fellows as they reflect on their own inspiring journeys to and through Middlebury. Most of each session will be devoted to answering student questions. As a complement to these online sessions, we also suggest watching this recorded 30-minute informational presentation about Middlebury College. 

Watch a Wednesday Webinar: Covering a different topic each week, our weekly Wednesday Webinars feature admissions counselors, current students, alumni, staff, and faculty members who are happy to speak about their varied Middlebury experiences and answer questions from prospective students and their families. You can find recordings of past webinars here.

Chat one-on-one: We are always more than happy to connect with students and/or counselors one-on-one via phone or a Zoom call. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can assist you in any way!

Discover Middlebury is typically a “fly-in” program that provides a full travel scholarship to campus for its participants. This year, in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, Discover Middlebury will be a virtual event. Many hours of virtual programming will be available for participants over the week of October 11th. This programming will offer a window into student and academic life at Middlebury. Events will include opportunities to engage with program participants, current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Discover Middlebury is open to seniors from traditionally underrepresented groups: African American, Latinx, Asian American, and American Indian students; students with demonstrated financial hardship; and students who will be first in their families to attend college. The deadline to apply is September 14th, 2020.

Mitchell College

For on-campus and virtual opportunities to get to know us better:
Muhlenburg College - Workshop Wednesdays
Beginning May 6th
For the next 8 weeks, our admissions team will host various workshops to help high school juniors begin their college search process. We hope these sessions will complement your college advising program, offer your students some useful tips, and help demystify the college admissions process.
Montclair State University
A representative from Montclair State is visiting soon virtually
You’re invited to our Morris County Prospective Freshman Information Sessions:
Click on a date to register!
Tuesday, September 22ndat 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 21stat 6:00pm
Virtual Open House

Sunday, October 18th or Sunday, November 8th

Hear from our Deans and current Red Hawks about all the unique opportunities available to you, learn more about your academic interests and join us for a virtual campus tour to see why Montclair State is the right school for you!

Register for the date that works best for you:
October 18th November 8th


Experience campus from the comfort of your home. Our new virtual campus experience brings New York City and NYU to you. See yourself on campus as you explore our residence halls, academic buildings, student life center, and libraries with commentary from current students, staff, & faculty.


Virtual Information Sessions

Want to learn more about NYU's Visiting Student program and how you can apply? Register for one of our upcoming virtual information sessions at the links below.

Wednesday, September 9th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Wednesday, September 23rd, 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

Thurdsay, October 15th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Thursday, October 29th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST


 Penn State
A guide to the Penn State experience for prospective students and families. Schedule a virtual visit, discover videos demonstrating the Penn State experience on our 20 undergraduate campuses and in our academic colleges, find answers to frequently asked questions and connect with the resources you need to join the Penn State community. 
This site contains information to help parents assess whether Penn State is the right fit for their student and connect to resources for parents at Penn State.
Rice University
Whether you visit virtually or in-person, you’ll discover the palpable energy that pervades campus—an unmistakable air of purpose and pride, a hint of mischief, a strong sense of camaraderie—that’s impossible for any future Owl to resist.
  • Virtual Events: We have added more virtual sessions, including an Application Advice Series that may be helpful for seniors considering Rice. Now that it’s easier than ever to learn about Rice, we encourage students to sign up for a session that interests them. 
  • Return to Rice: While campus is still not open to visitors, we have welcomed some students back to campus as we offer classes in-person and virtually this semester. Check out our O-Week video to see what Rice students have done to the transition safe but fun! 
Rhodes College 
Weekday Virtual Visits
  • Virtual Campus Tour led by current student
  • Information Session with admission counselor and current student
  • Interviews with admission counselor and/or current student

Rutgers Virtual events

Join us from the safety and comfort of your own home. Hear from current students and faculty on what it’s like to be a Scarlet Raider.

September 21st
6 PM– 8 PM


October 17th
10 AM–12 PM


November 18th
6 PM–8 PM

St. Joseph's Unversity
If you’d like to get to know Saint Joseph’s University better, our admissions counselors can help answer your questions. Contact Us, and we’d be happy to assist. We also strongly encourage you to schedule a campus visit so you can see for yourself what life is like on Hawk Hill.
Seton Hall University

With world-class academics, a beautiful campus, and a fun and vibrant community, there’s so much to experience at Seton Hall University. This fall, encourage your students to experience what great minds can do during one of Seton Hall’s Virtual Open House events.

We have four dates reserved for these live, online-only events: register today.

  • September 27th
  • October 18th
  • November 1st
  • November 22nd
Open Houses
For more information go to Open Houses
Siena College
Hands down, the best way to know if you belong here is to visit. Sit by the fire pit on the Paddock. Attend a class. Take in the Million Dollar View from the Standish Library, and eat in a dining hall. High school students, families, guidance counselors—consider this an open invitation to take advantage of our many visit options, and then come again. We’d love to have you. Visit
View Virtual Tours, information sessions and contact Admissions all in one place.

Smith College

As an innovative women's college, Smith links the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship, developing leaders for society's changes. Although Smith remains closed to visitors, we are here to help you and your students to learn what makes Smith an exceptional college choice.

Smith, has put together a full slate of virtual offerings including: 

  • Online interviews
  • Virtual Information Sessions
  • Drop-in hours with admission officers
  • Multiple Fall Open House events
  • Virtual Information and Engagement Workshops (VIEWS) designed to offer students the opportunity to learn more about unique aspects of the Smith experience. 

SUNY  - The State University of New York

New York City Information Sessions

Information Sessions Include:

  • Which SUNY are You?
  • Financial Aid
  • The Arts at SUNY
  • Transferring to SUNY
  • Health Sciences at SUNY
 Syracuse University
Texas Tech University- Application Workshop
During these virtual sessions, we will be previewing the ApplyTexas application and Common App. Please note that the ApplyTexas application opens July 1, 2020 and the Common App opens August 3, 2020. Feel free to ask questions during the presentations to get real-time answers!
Tufts University
We are unable to schedule as many individual high school visits as we would like this fall. We are replacing most of those individual visits with regional Meet Your Tufts Admissions Counselor (MYTAC) events — we’re thinking of them as regional high school visits. Register for a MYTAC in your area here. And we are encouraging students to register for any of our Fall For Tufts open house events that catch their eye over during September and October.

Tulane University

For rising seniors, please view this blog by Tulane's Admissions team - this will assist them in answering (or not answering) the new COVID-19 question on the Common App. You can view it here.



Union College
Here is the full list of virtual experiences we offer. All times are EDT. Additional details and registration is available at

Discover Union: Virtual Open Houses
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
This hour-long program provides the opportunity to learn more about Union College from a variety of voices, including faculty and current students. At 8 p.m., participants can stay in the session for a virtual tour of Union's campus with one of our student guides. 

Information Sessions
Weekdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
During these sessions, an admissions dean gives an overview of the College and answers questions.

Virtual Interviews
Weekdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Interviews are recommended at Union, and are available now for current high school juniors.

Virtual Tours
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Student tour guides offer live narrated versions of the virtual tour, while answering questions and sharing their Union stories.
Note: A self-guided version of the virtual tour is accessible 24/7. A short video tour of campus highlighting “must see” stops is also available.



University of Alabama - Virtual Campus Information Sessions
The University of Alabama is hosting virtual information sessions each weekday to provide opportunities for students and families who are unable to visit campus at this time. We’re offering college/interest-specific sessions, broad admissions information programs and virtual chats with our UA Student Ambassadors to offer the same information you would have during an on-campus visit.



University of Arizona - The Eller College of Management - Virtual Sessions
The Eller College of Management is ranked among the top 20 public business schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report and we are looking for great students interested in studying one of our ten majors. Throughout the year, the Eller College offers in person tours for counselors, prospective students, and their guests interested in learning more about the Eller Experience. 

Due to COVID-19 we are currently not able to offer in-person tours. We are offering virtual information sessions every Tuesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. through August 22 (with the exception of July 3).

Please sign up for a Virtual Information Session and select a date to attend. Then click on the Eller Virtual Information Session.
The Tuesday sessions will cover academics (majors, classes, resources, our Professional Admissions, and Advanced Standing processes). The Friday sessions will focus on outside the classroom topics such as how to get involved, career placement resources, and outcomes. All Eller sessions will include:

  • PowerPoint slides with bullet points to follow along
  • An Eller staff member describing the information (live)
  • chat function for asking questions during or following each session

We are excited to offer this year’s Virtual Fall Open House for your prospective freshman or transfer students!   

UCLA Virtual Fall Open House  
Monday - Saturday • October 5 - 10, 2020  
Monday - Friday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Saturday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  PDT

students and their families will have an opportunity to learn more about admission, financial aid, academic programs, resources and student life at UCLA.  Stay tuned for an invitation and registration information!   

Virtual Tours

Explore UCLA's historic campus, tradition of academic excellence, vibrant student body and vast array of resources and opportunities. Whether you are able to visit us in person or virtually, we have several options available to help you create the experience that best suits your needs.

Come see for yourself; there are lots of ways to visit us.


There are many ways to explore life as a future member of our community, whether you’re interested in our prestigious academic programs or curious about the clubs, activities, and volunteer opportunities that will enrich your studies. Explore our virtual experiences and be a part of the next generation of Huskies who join together as a dynamic force for good.
Over the coming months, it will be essential for students to connect with UConn Admissions virtually. Our series of virtual engagement opportunities invites students to explore UConn however they choose.
University of Delaware
Though social distancing and restrictions on large gatherings has caused UD to temporarily suspend our normal tours, students can still get a feel for campus and take a look around using our map for self-guided tours, getting an introduction to what life on our beautiful campus will be like. When they register, they will also receive access to free parking at the University Visitors Center, the first stop on the tour.
Students can register here

U MASS - Lowell

Virtual Tours

We’re excited to invite your students to Junior Preview Day. This event has passed but you can still view on line.

University of Pennsylvania
While we won't be able to participate in virtual high school visits this fall, we are excited to share a variety of opportunities for students, families, counselors, and teachers to engage with Penn. Please check our Visit Penn website and YouTube Channel regularly as additional programs and resources will be posted throughout the fall.
Exploring College Options is a special informational program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University.
The University of Scranton
We invite you to schedule a visit to campus for a small group information sessions and tour, or join us foe a virtual visit from the comfort of your home.

Virtual Programs
Prospective students are encouraged to check out the wide array of virtual programs we have created to introduce them to USC—including first-year information sessions, regional student panels, both live and self-paced online tours of campus, and student ambassador panels in which current USC students share their experiences.

Undergraduate Admission Blog

Follow the Official USC Undergraduate Admission Blog for information, advice, and a behind-the-scenes look at our process.


Students may have an interest in a STEM/STEAM program and we want to make sure they are led in the right direction. To assist with this, we have a number of new virtual events. These events will consist of admission information, faculty roundtables, and student hosted live chats. To register for these events, please go to



University of Vermont

The University of Vermont is thrilled to announce that this year the Discovering UVM program will be hosted virtually. This program is designed for students who are entering their final year in high school or secondary school, especially students who are first-generation and/or are members of underrepresented cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Ursinus College
At Ursinus, our personalized approach starts with your admission experience, and we remain committed to that through COVID 19– we have a variety of opportunities to fit your schedule and preferences so you can get to know all about Ursinus. So go ahead, take a look around and be sure to check back often!
Interact with Ursinus - for more information on events
Virginia Tech -  We are excited to invite students to our Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 10th to learn more about the admissions process, the major they are interested in, and more. Along with our live events, we will have a library of pre-recorded content for students to view, as well as some special information sessions on Sunday, October 11. The schedule for our Open House can be found here. Register Here
the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech is currently offering virtual college visits that include personalized video calls where students can meet one-on-one with both myself and with an academic advisor in the program of their choosing.  
Students can schedule a Virtual Visit here:
And, they can check out our applied STEM majors and college-specific offerings here:

Welcome to Coast to Coast, a joint travel partnership among Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. Because each of our institutions practices holistic admissions within a highly selective environment, we have partnered to offer insight into the seemingly complex admissions process. We hope you will join us for the program most convenient for you.
Please note, the Coast to Coast program is intended to be an introduction to each of our institutions, as well as a discussion on holistic admission, financial aid and admission in the time of COVID. The last portion of the program includes question and answer. For more specific information about our institutions, please visit our websites or arrange a virtual visit.

Questions? Contact us at


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