College Visit Itinerary Example

College visits are an integral part of the college search process.

Custom College Visits provides customized itineraries for parent teen college road trips. Each family’s trip is different and depending on the length of the trip and the depth of each campus visit, our customized itineraries average six to eight pages. For each trip a detailed itinerary is created that can be printed, viewed online or accessed on a Smartphone APP.

Before we begin planning each visit, we learn as much as we can about your teen, so that the arrangements we make ensure that s/he comes away with a good feel for the culture and atmosphere of each college or university.

We pay special attention to logistics and make every effort to set up meaningful introductions for your teen when visiting each campus.

By the time you’re ready to leave for your college road trip you will have a complete itinerary in hand. The result will be a trip that runs smoothly, allowing you to spend quality time with your teen, helping them to make knowledgeable evaluations about each campus that you visit.

Below you will find an itinerary exactly as it was presented to a family that flew from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. to visit Georgetown, American, and George Washington University then headed to New York to visit Hofstra, New York University and Columbia:

CLIENT FAMILY EAST COAST COLLEGE VISIT ITINERARY 
MARCH 30-APRIL 7

  • Day 1 – Saturday, March 30

    Travel from San Francisco to Washington, DC

    Overnight with family in Baltimore

  • Day 2 – Sunday, March 31

    Day at leisure

    Overnight at the Westin Georgetown Hotel
    • 2350 M Street NW
    • 202-429-0100

  • Day 3 – Monday April 1

    Visit to George Washington University

    Tours and information sessions begin at the Admissions Welcome Center at the Foggy Bottom Campus, located on the first floor of the Marvin Center at 800 21st Street, NW

    • Plan to arrive @10 minutes early
    • Check in upon arrival
    • The Welcome Center is a half mile/@10 minute walk from the Westin Georgetown Hotel
    • Admissions Welcome Center contact info: 202-994-6602

    Information Session: 10:00 am
    Foggy Bottom Campus Tour: 11:00 am

    Lunch with Student 1: 12:30 pm

    • Tonic Restaurant at Quigley’s Pharmacy is located at 2036 G Street NW (21st and G Streets)
    • There is a reservation under “Client” (through Open Table) Confirmation #: 670691740. Restaurant contact info: 202-296-0211
    • Student 1 cell phone: 239-XXX-XXXX
    • Student 1 is a sophomore majoring in International Affairs. She is an Archives Aid at the National Archives, she writes for GW’s campus newspaper and she is Director for GW’s Program for International Education

    Drop-in visit – Sustainability Program 2:00 – 4:00 pm (anytime)

    • Meet with either Professor Lisa Benton-Short, Interim Director, GW Institute for Sustainability or Ridhima Kapur, Program Assistant
    • 1922 F Street, Office 212

    Visit with family

    Overnight at the Westin Georgetown Hotel
    • 2350 M Street NW
    • 202-429-0100

  • Day 4 – Tuesday, April 2

    Visit to American University

    Tours and information sessions begin on the 2nd floor of the American University Katzen Arts Center at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW (across from the main campus)

    • Plan to arrive @10 minutes early
    • Check in upon arrival
    • Trip duration is @20 minutes by taxi from the Westin Georgetown Hotel to the American University campus. Leave plenty of time for traffic at rush hour
    • Undergraduate Admissions contact info: 202-885-6000

    Information Session followed by Campus Tour: 9:15 am – 11:15 am

    Meeting with Student 2: 11:40 am

    • Meet Student 2 in the atrium of the School of International Service
    • Student 2 cell phone: 202-XXX-XXXX
    • Student 2 is the Social Outreach Coordinator for American University’s Model UN. She is a sophomore majoring in print journalism. She writes for American University’s Student newspapers and is Associate Producer for a talk radio show

    Drop-in visit – Economics Department 2:15 pm

    • Meet with Professor John Willoughby, Kreeger 113

    Overnight at the Westin Georgetown Hotel
    • 2350 M Street NW
    • 202-429-0100

  • Day 5 – Wednesday, April 3

    Visit to Georgetown University

    Information Sessions and tours begin at White Gravenor, RM 103 – 37th and O St, NW

    • Plan to arrive @10 minutes early
    • Check in upon arrival
    • Information session confirmation number: 36491
    • Trip duration is @15 minutes by taxi from the Westin Georgetown Hotel to the White Gravenor. Leave plenty of time for traffic at rush hour
    • Undergraduate Admissions contact info: 202-687-3600

    Information Session followed by Campus Tour: 9:15 am – 11:15 am

    Meeting with Student 3: 1:00 pm

    • Meet Student 3 in the Sellinger Lounge at the Leavey Center (Student center) at 3800 Reservoir Road NW
    • Student 3 cell phone: 480-XXX-XXXX
    • Student 3 is the Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown International Relations Association. Student 3 is a member of the School of Foreign Service class of 2013, majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with concentrations in Security Studies and Computer Science.

    Return to Westin Georgetown Hotel 1:30 pm
    Flight from BWI to MacArthur Airport (Islip, NY) 4:30 pm

    Overnight with family on Long Island

  • Day 6– Thursday, April 4

    Visit to Hofstra University

    Your Hofstra Up Close program begins at Bernon Hall, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    • Directions to Hofstra from eastern Long Island
    Take the Northern State Parkway West, to the Meadowbrook Parkway South (Exit 31A) or take the Southern State Parkway West   to the Meadowbrook Parkway North (Exit 22N) … Stay on the Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”). From Exit M4 of the Meadowbrook Parkway you will be on Route 24 West (Hempstead Turnpike) … Stay on 24W for about one mile … Pass Nassau Coliseum … Hofstra University is on both sides of Hempstead Turnpike … You will see three overhead walkways … For the Admissions Center, make a left at the light just after the second walkway … Bernon Hall is the first building on your left as you enter the parking lot.
    • Undergraduate Admissions contact info: 516-463-4032

    Meet “Up Close” Coordinator Johanna Andrews 9:15 am

    Attend class with Student 4: 9:35 am – 11:00 am

    • Attend Latin American History
    • Student 4 is Junior and an Elementary & Early Childhood Education major

    Campus Tour with Office of Undergraduate Admission: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm

    Lunch with Student 5: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    • Student 5 is a Junior and a Marketing major

    Group Information Session – Office of Undergraduate Admissions: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Dessert with Student 6: 3:30 pm – 4:40 pm

    • Student 6 is a Junior and an Information Technology major, Engineering & Sustainability minor
    Attend Microeconomics class with Student 6: 4:30 pm – 5:55 pm

    Overnight with friends in Manhattan

  • Day 7– Friday, April 5

    Visit to Columbia University

    Information sessions and tours begin at the Low Memorial Library, Room 213

    • Main entrance to Columbia is at Broadway and 116th Street – have taxi driver drop you off at this address
    • Low Memorial Library is at 535 W. 116th Street
    • From the main entrance, head east on College Walk until you reach the entrance of the library
    • Plan to arrive @10 minutes early
    • Check in upon arrival
    • Undergraduate Admissions contact info: 212-854-2522

    Note: If you would like to sit in on a class, you may want to arrive at the Visitors Center a bit earlier (the center opens at 9:00 am). Friday classes are limited to mainly Foreign Languages and Lecture Recitations. You can review the classes that are available and after you have received approval to sit in on a class, you will receive a class visitation ticket. You must report to the class at least five minutes prior to the start time and you are expected to stay for the entire duration of the class. The visit would be for prospective student only. You may wish to choose a class that starts at 2:00 pm or later, as you will be meeting with a current Barnard Student at 12:15 (see below).

    Information Session: 10:00 am
    Campus Tour: 11:00 am

    Meet with Student 7: 12:15 pm

    • Student 7 cell phone: 203-XXX-XXXX
    • Student 7 will meet you outside the Low Memorial Library
    • Student 7 is a Junior theatre major at Barnard

    Overnight with friends in Manhattan

  • Day 8 – Saturday, April 6

    Visit to New York University

    NYU Experience Day begins at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South

    • Confirmation Code: NYU0111019
    • Plan to arrive @10 minutes early
    • Check in upon arrival
    • Undergraduate Admissions contact info: 212-998-4524

    Overnight at the Newark Liberty Marriott Hotel

  • Day 9 – Sunday, April 7

    Travel from Newark to San Francisco

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