The campus visit is comprised of an information session, approximately 35 minutes in length, followed by a student-led campus tour, approximately 1 hour. Visitors should anticipate two hours total for both the information session and campus tour. Sessions and tours are held regularly throughout the year on weekdays and Saturday mornings, with the exception of University/Federal holidays, and are geared toward prospective undergraduate students. Sessions provide ample time for you to learn about the admissions process in detail.
Space for the information session is limited and, thus, we require reservations. Given that each information session is directly followed by a campus tour, tours do NOT require separate reservations. Your reservation will cover both events. Please note that sessions do fill up and become unavailable. In an effort to maintain a quality experience for our visitors, we encourage you to make a reservation for your visit at least two weeks in advance.
Before you arrive on campus, please review the University Operating Status. Occasionally due to weather conditions (e.g. heat advisories, snow, severe thunderstorms), our office may modify or cancel tours of campus. Every effort is made to ensure that information sessions and campus tours are offered as scheduled. In these cases, up-to-date information is available by contacting our office at (202) 687-3600.
Weekday Information Sessions begin at 10:30am and 2:00pm. Saturday Information Sessions begin at 10:00am and 11:15am. The office is closed on Sundays and University holidays. Please note that occasionally, Information Sessions will be held in alternate locations on campus so guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of their reserved Information Session to allow ample time to walk over to the assigned location for check in.
The online reservation system allows you to view and make reservations beyond our 9am-5pm Monday-Friday hours. From time to time, a session will appear "closed" but in fact it may still have occupancy, as some visitors will switch times or cancel. If a particular time or date appears"closed", please call our office at (202) 687-3600 to determine if additional seating may be obtained.
If your desired session is already filled, we advise visitors to join our in-person, day-of “waiting list” by checking in with our front desk about 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the session. While we cannot guarantee that walk-ins will be able to join the information session, we do our best to accommodate all visitors. Should you be unable to join the information session, you are always welcome to join the accompanying student-led campus tour.
If you are no longer able to attend an information session and tour, you may cancel using the link included in your confirmation e-mail. In the event that you cannot locate your confirmation e-mail, please call our office at (202) 687-3600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-Guided Campus Tour
The Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society, in coordination with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, has designed a self-guided walking tour for prospective students, families, and visitors. Self-Guided Tour is also an excellent opportunity for visiting groups to explore campus, particularly for those who are unable to schedule a Group Visit.
Appointments with Admissions Officers
While we do not make any personal appointments with students, there is usually an Admissions Officer "on duty" who will be able to answer specific questions you might have that were not answered in your Information Session. Please note that there is no Officer available from 9:30-11:00 am on Tuesdays as this is weekly staff meeting.
Group infosessions and tours of the campus are available to high schools, community based organizations, and educational non-profits working with current high school students. To acquire more information on how to plan and schedule your visit, please view the Group Visits page.
Walsh School of Foreign Service Information Sessions
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service invites you to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service program by speaking directly to one of their academic deans. Information Sessions are conducted on Mondays and Fridays at 1:00pm (lasting about 30 minutes). The informal information sessions are conducted at the McGhee library, adjacent to the SFS dean's office. For more information, please visit The Walsh School of Foreign Service. You must make a reservation by completing the registration form.
McDonough School of Business Information Sessions
The Admissions Office is pleased to invite you to attend an information session hosted by the McDonough School of Business. An academic dean will join you for a brief presentation and question-and-answer session about the McDonough School's undergraduate business curriculum, international study opportunities, student life, and career management program. Please visit McDonough School of Business Admissions Program to attend the session of your choice. You must make a reservation by completing the registration form.
Graduate School Tours
Information sessions and tours offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are geared toward prospective undergraduate students. Graduate-level programs offer their own information sessions and tours. If you are interested in touring one of Georgetown’s graduate schools, please see the links below: