Christendom College recently launched a new virtual visit page on its website to allow prospective students and their families the opportunity to tour Christendom’s campus and learn more about the college’s academic and cultural offerings, all from the comfort and safety of their homes. While Christendom is currently not offering physical visits on campus at this time, the college’s admissions office hopes that this new manner of virtually visiting campus will give prospective students a genuine taste of campus life.
“This is such an important time in the lives of high school students, particularly seniors, as they make their final college decision over the next couple of months,” says director of admissions Sam Phillips. “We are providing the best Catholic education available to allow students to learn the Truth, live the Faith, and thrive as Catholics. It is only through visiting – either physically or virtually – that you can get a real understanding of our mission and goals. Anyone who truly values a Catholic college that, according to the Newman Guide, ‘sets a standard for fidelity and traditional education against which other Catholic liberal arts colleges are measured,’ should make a virtual visit soon.”
Since the college has moved to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester, this new virtual visit page will now serve as a gateway for students to experience a taste of campus life.
When students visit the page, they will be greeted by admissions counselor Clare Tapsak before they embark on a virtual walking tour of campus with her. Students will be able to tour the men’s and women’s residence halls and also listen to a talk from college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell. In addition, students can get a taste of the academic life through presentations from select faculty and take a deeper dive into campus culture via the college’s “Christendom Minute” series, highlights from past performance arts productions, and more.
Students can also watch a summary video recorded by Phillips and then schedule a virtual meeting with him if they wish.
“While nothing beats experiencing our dynamic Catholic campus life in person, we hope this page will effectively present our unique aspects and help students value what we offer. I am looking forward to having many one-on-one virtual meetings with prospective students and their families and to welcoming them to our campus as soon as possible,” says Phillips.
Christendom is still accepting applications for the fall of 2020 and encourages interested students to take a virtual visit and then apply at christendom.edu/apply.
To take a virtual visit, visit christendom.edu/virtual.