Planning a College Visit? Check out the Campus Webcam First
Dec13

Planning a College Visit? Check out the Campus Webcam First

College campus webcams are a great way to take a look at life on campus before you ever set foot on campus. Weather cams and traffic cams (links are to Virginia locations) are also helpful as you plan your college visit. Below is the webcam view from Burruss Hall, located on the Virginia Tech campus. This camera looks out on the Drillfield and across campus to where the majority of the residence halls are located. Virginia Tech's webcam page provides other views of campus as well as satellite campus locations in Roanoke, Virginia, and Northern Virginia. Burruss Hall Webcam (please wait, it takes a minute to load)   Related Reading/Viewing Why Choose Virginia Tech? One Student's Story Smart See, Smart Do: Virginia Tech Smart See, Smart Do: Goucher College (webcam view) College Visit Travel Tips  Virginia Tech is a SmartCollegeVisit featured...

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Smart See, Smart Do: Harvard University
Jul06

Smart See, Smart Do: Harvard University

The Harvard Museum of Natural History lives up to the university’s name. Harvard University is a collegiate powerhouse revered for its prestigious academics, its rich history, and its storied location. When you plan your visit to Cambridge, Massachusetts, include one place that embodies all three: The Harvard Museum of Natural History, at 26 Oxford Street. Great Mammal Hall sperm whale, view from balcony at Harvard Museum of Natural History, photo by Adam Blanchette, ©www.hmnh.harvard.edu. Home to 12,000 specimens, including dinosaurs, 500 mammals, the largest freshwater turtle shell, and the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is ranked number one on TripAdvisor for Cambridge and is one of six top CityPass attractions for Boston. The museum is located across the street from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Law, just a 6-8 minute walk through the historic campus from Harvard Square. It is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 361 days a year. While you’re there, be sure to check out the newly renovated Great Mammal Hall, which features three truly mammoth whale skeletons. Another must-see: The Glass Flowers, more than 3,000 models created by glass artisans Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka over a period of five decades beginning in 1886. The models are known for their beauty and botanical accuracy. Learn more about the museum at http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu. To learn more about Harvard’s striking campus, history, and academic rigor, contact an admissions counselor Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (617) 495-1551. To schedule a visit, check out the visitor information page, although no registration is required for groups of 20 or fewer. Harvard Admissions Visitor Center5 James StreetCambridge, MA 02138www.harvard.edu Planning to visit Harvard University? Click to search for a nearby hotel. Be sure to check out Travel Tips to help you plan your college visit. You may also download or print our free smart college visit evaluation form to help keep track of all of your campus visits. *** Valerie McGinnis is a freelance writer and student at Liberty University.  Val will graduate in 2011 with a degree in English. Smart See, Smart Do™ is a regular series appearing on...

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Travel Smart
Jan14

Travel Smart

What’s the best way to travel smart? Whether on the road or in the air, the one place you need you need to be is in the know. Planning is key! Take advantage of the many tools available at your fingertips. Here are some suggestions: Check your flight status or get the 511 from state transportation centers. Find out what your road trip will cost for gas. Use the fuel calculator to linked below. Be as prepared as you can for weather woes. Always check the weather before heading out. Make sure there’s room at the inn. If you need overnight accommodations, advance reservations can save you trouble and money. Travel safe. Travel smart. Smart Fuel Calculator FAA: Flight Delay Information State Transportation Web Sites The Weather Channel If you’re traveling to visit a college, you’ll want to find a hotel near campus. Luckily, our Explore Colleges section does that for...

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