Explore UNH: A New Campus Visitor’s Guide for University of New Haven
Feb06

Explore UNH: A New Campus Visitor’s Guide for University of New Haven

February 6, 2013: In response to the growing popularity of mobile devices, University of New Haven today introduced Explore UNH, a complete mobile  guide for prospective students, alumni, and visitors to campus. “Students expect an innovative, progressive campus like University of New Haven to have a strong mobile presence” commented Kevin Phillips, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.  “Explore UNH was designed with our prospective students in mind and showcases our university beautifully.” Explore UNH provides relevant information about attending University of New Haven, including majors, student life, residence halls, dining, and mobile forms to receive additional information.  The app also serves as an on-campus guide by providing directions for parking, building-to-building walking directions, history and information on each building and campus locale.  It also is a tool to help prospective students apply to UNH and explore their future lives on campus. The Explore UNH mobile guide is divided into five categories: Welcome, Visit, Apply, Explore, and Connect.   Each section was carefully crafted to highlight UNH and allow the admissions department to be with a prospective candidate prior to and after their campus visit.  The mobile guide is also ideal for visiting alumni and conference goers to familiarize themselves with the campus.          Explore UNH was published by Smart College Visit, Inc, in partnership with University of New Haven and is available free of charge in the iTunes and Google Play Stores. Click here to read the UNH press...

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Fall Campus Visits: What you need to know
Sep14

Fall Campus Visits: What you need to know

Z. Kelly Queijo Ah, Fall! It's a beautiful time of year to visit a college campus. Scenic drives and crisp morning air lead to brisk walks around campus where anticipation of life as a college student co-mingles with the energy of an already active student body. It's a fine time to visit colleges. And, to get the most from your visit, it only takes a little advance planning. Weekday Visits Most colleges offer campus tours and information sessions on weekdays, when classes are in session. Holidays may be exceptions, so always check with the college to make sure the adissions office will be open and find out if there any changes to the tour schedule that day. Advance registration may or may not be required. Fall Open House/ Fall Preview Days In addition to weekday visits, many colleges will host open houses or preview days on select weekends. The advantage of a weekend program is that students and parents may not have to miss school or work for a campus visit. Another advantage is that the open houses are structured programs with agendas that typically include sessions on academics, college life, and financial aid in addition to the tradtional campus tour. And, you will likely have a chance to meet with current students and ask them questions. Advance registration is usually required.  Visit a Classroom / Meet with a Professor Adding a meeting with a prof or wanting to sit in on a lecture requires advance planning. Two weeks prior to your visit is usually enough time to schedule this. Contact the admissions office to make arrangements. An alternative is to search YouTube for the name of the professor or class at the college/university that interests you. At the very least, you'll have some knowledge about the professor or class before you visit.   Visit Virtually Exploring online campus tours, college tour videos and mobile campus guides are all great ways to learn about a school prior to your on-site visit. They don't cost anything and you don't have to leave home to "visit." A virtual visit a terrific supplement to the in-person visit, and can give a sense of familiarity before you set off to experience the real thing.  Campus Visit Planning Tips Create a special email address that you will use just for your college search. This way, your incoming mailbox only contains information from colleges.  Share the password with your parents so confirmations, updates, and deadlines don't get missed.  Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate shoes. You will tour campus by foot even if it rains, so be prepared for both comfort and weather.  Plan your questions in...

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SCV College Admissions Contact Funnel Infographic
Oct02

SCV College Admissions Contact Funnel Infographic

The Smart College Visit College Admissions Contact Infographic

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