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What Will Virtual Admissions Tours Look Like for Law Schools?

Published June 11, 2020

A year ago, the end of the academic year would mean the time for prospective students to be visiting campuses and for accepted students to be attending university events to gain more information and experience with the campus they’ll soon call home.

But - things are different now.

As we all collectively try to navigate what life will look like following the COVID-19 pandemic, universities are in the same boat. Many students, as well as their parents or guardians, hold a lot of value in getting to spend time on the campus of a school they’ll be attending for several years, and with the current state of the world, that just isn’t possible in the same way.

Here’s what many schools - including UB School of Law - are doing to adapt the admission tour process to the current climate.

Virtual Admissions Tours

Universities across the country are starting to develop virtual tours of their campuses, often narrated by admissions officers or faculty of specific buildings who can provide more insight into each location.

Here’s UB School of Law’s Virtual Admissions Tour.

UB School of Law has developed their virtual admissions tour so that students can obtain a 360° view of prominent locations in O'Brian Hall, with the help of informational hotspots they can click on to gain extra insight.

How Can I Ask Questions?

In the UB Law Virtual Admissions Tour, we have provided the contact information of those narrating the tour, that way prospective students have a source to reach out and ask any questions regarding the information gathered from the tour.

Since many schools are maintaining a remote-work setup, many staff, students, and faculty members are finding themselves with more availability than they might normally have, so now is a great time to approach them with questions or concerns, or even schedule a call to discuss your situation.

For more information on how to navigate the transition to virtual admissions experiences, check out our blog on How to Make the Most of Virtual Admitted Student Events.

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Guest blogger Allie Wilton is an SEO & PPC Specialist at protocol 80, Inc.


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