Students interested in visiting MCLA can now preview the campus by walking through it online. MCLA’s Office of Admission has released a new virtual tour that lets students explore the campus and tour classrooms, residence areas, and other campus landmarks.
“We know so many of our prospective students are unable to get to campus,” said Kayla Hollins ’12, MCLA’s director of admission. “We want them to be able to get the tour experience in case they can’t visit ahead of applying or enrolling.”
Students can click through a full tour of campus, with views inside residence hall bedrooms and common areas, classrooms, labs, dining areas, and the newly constructed fitness center, which was completed in 2020. These views are accompanied by student-shot videos, photo albums, and audio narration.
In addition to the virtual tour, the Office of Admission is hosting in-person tours and events, including open houses on Oct. 23 and Nov. 13. “It’s exciting that we have prospective students on campus for tours and open houses again,” Hollins said. “And it’s great to see our student ambassadors go back to what they enjoy doing, which is giving tours of our campus.”
Kayla Hollins, MCLA’s director of admission, said it’s important to offer different ways to experience MCLA. “As a student, I came to MCLA from New York City, and was lucky to have my family come with me to visit,” she said. “I understand that sometimes it can be difficult for students to get here if they lack transportation.”
Admission counselors are also hitting the road again this fall, and will visit high schools, college fairs, and community colleges during the fall season. MCLA’s six counselors will collectively visit more than 350 high schools and 30 community colleges in New England and New York, connecting with students there interested in learning more about MCLA and its academic programs. MCLA is also planning live virtual admission events this fall.