April 29, 2020
Since students can’t visit campus, Mars Hill University is taking the campus to them. The university launched its new virtual tour, which has a personalized twist. Admissions counselors and student ambassadors are leading group tours of the campus, much like the guided tours prospective students enjoy on in-person visits, only these guided virtual tours take place via the Zoom videoconferencing app.
“We know that the campus tour is a huge part of the college search process,” said Mars Hill University President Tony Floyd. “We don’t want students to miss out on the opportunity to see our incredibly beautiful campus, just because an in-person visit isn’t possible right now. So I invite students to visit the campus through this immersive online experience. They can see Bailey Mountain, which we’ll climb together in the fall; tour the buildings to see classrooms, labs, and gathering spaces; and really picture themselves being part of Mars Hill University.”
Regularly scheduled tours are given three days each week, through the end of May:
“Our student- and staff-guided tours are a great opportunity for prospective students to get the inside scoop on life at Mars Hill,” said Kristie Vance, director of admissions. “Through personal interaction, photos, videos, and 360-degree views, we take students through the best way to experience Mars Hill during these unprecedented times. And unlike just viewing the virtual campus tour on their own, they can ask us questions and get immediate answers.”
For students already admitted for the fall semester, Mars Hill is holding its Lion Life orientation sessions online, as well. The first of those was April 25, with the next session scheduled for May 16. Information about Lion Life is available at www.mhu.edu/lionlife.