Georgia Southern University recently launched a virtual campus tour for prospective students interested in learning more about the university and the admissions experience.
The virtual experience includes videos, links and interaction for six main categories: "Big University Opportunities," "Personal Feel of a Small College," "Learn to Lead," "Close-Knit Community," "Making the Transition," and "Campus Map."
"The new virtual campus experience is a much needed addition to our website and will help students throughout the college decision-making process. Perhaps students want to see and hear more before traveling to visit our campus in person," said Amy Smith, the university's director of admissions. "Maybe they've been here before but want to learn more before committing. Maybe they are trying to orient themselves to campus before SOAR or their first day of classes and would like to use the interactive campus map. Or maybe a new faculty or staff candidate wants to get in-depth information before accepting a job offer. No matter what the situation, international or domestic, potential faculty or student, the virtual campus experience is a fantastic overview of our university and it comes directly from current students."
Georgia Southern hopes that the virtual tour will add a novel component to allow more interaction and visual elements for potential future Eagles.
"The videos also work seamlessly in a mobile environment, allowing students to watch from their phones or tablets," said Smith. The videos feature Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff, and cover a wide range of the diverse demographics on campus.
"I loved being part of the virtual tour," said Aubrey Trevathan, a junior public relations major. "I love getting to share the amazing experiences I've had in college, and I really hope I can show potential students how many great opportunities our university has to offer."
To experience the virtual campus tour, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/virtualcampus.