Campus Visit

Undergraduate Admissions and the Visitors Center are excited to welcome prospective students and families to campus for in-person campus tours. 

To comply with University policy and social-distancing measures, these tours will be outside only; visitors will not be permitted to enter any buildings during the tour. We are limiting each prospective student to one guest, who must be indicated at the time of registration. Both the student and the guest will need to complete the Undergraduate Admissions Visitor Compact upon registration. Tours will occur rain or shine, but may need to be cancelled in the event of severe inclement weather. 

You must register online in advance in order to attend a tour; unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please note that tour registration is non-transferable. If you are no longer able to attend the tour time that you have registered for, please cancel your registration and register for a new date.

Register for an In-Person Campus Tour

We will also continue to offer several virtual programming options, include information sessions, live virtual tours, student panels and chats, and other special events.

Explore our Virtual Programs

What to Expect For Your Campus Visit

Tours will begin on the steps of Low Memorial Library near the Alma Mater statue. Please review the map of campus to help you navigate your visit. Tours will be occur rain or shine, so please plan your attire accordingly. As this is an outdoor-only tour, there are no public restrooms available. 

Tours will cover information about the Columbia academic experience, the residential community, and campus life, led by a current Columbia student. We are unable to offer in-person information sessions at this time, and admissions officers will be unable to meet with any prospective students or families during a campus tour. Questions for admissions officers can be emailed to us.

University policy prohibits the filming of our Campus Tours. Guests who do not comply with this policy will be asked to delete any unauthorized recordings.