FAQ - Visit Berry

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PLANNING A VISIT

How do I arrange a campus visit?

You can plan your campus visit online from the "Visit Berry" page, which includes information about upcoming events as well as our other visit opportunities. Look for the Daily Visits section to schedule your visit on a weekday or an open Saturday. You'll be directed to a calendar portal where you can select the date you'd like to visit, register for an open visit appointment and receive an immediate confirmation. When you complete the online registration, you'll also have the opportunity to personalize your visit by requesting a class observation, meeting with a professor or an overnight stay.

You can also schedule a visit by calling our office at 800.237.7942 and asking to arrange a campus visit.

We look forward to making arrangements for you to visit campus!


PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT

How do I get into campus? Do I need to put my name on a list at the front gate?

Campus visitors have their Drivers License scanned at the front gate, but you do not need to have your name on a list. 

Where do I park when I arrive to campus?

There is designated visitor's parking just outside of the Office of Admission at the Ford Complex. 

How long does the campus visit last?

Our campus visit experience lasts about two and a half hours. 

What happens during a campus visit?

Our campus visit includes an information session with an admission representative and a tour of our main campus, typically with current students.

What is covered during the information session?

Our information session introduces you to Berry’s educational philosophy, our academic offerings and student life. Our admission representative will offer information on admission requirements and procedures, tuition and fees, scholarship opportunities, an overview of the financial aid application process and answer your questions. The session typically lasts 30 minutes to an hour. You will receive information to take home.

What will I see on the campus tour?

Our campus tour is tailored to give you information on current academic and student life. Our tour guides will introduce you to some of Berry’s history and show you around our main campus. If you would like to see other areas of our campus, such as Mountain Campus, we will be happy to offer you a campus map and directions. Visiting select sites on our campus may require advanced arrangements. 

What should I wear on the campus tour?

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

What should I bring for my campus visit?

You should bring some paper for note taking, a camera for photos and a good list of questions. We do not require students to dress formally for campus visits or to bring portfolios of their work. 

What else can I do during a campus visit?

High school seniors and juniors or transfer students are invited to attend a class (Monday-Friday). Seniors and transfer students are invited to stay overnight in our dorms (Monday-Thursday evenings) when classes are in session.

If you would like to arrange a class visit or an overnight stay, please let us know when planning your campus visit.

Note: Class visitation and overnight stays may not be available at all times during the semesters. A two to three week notice is encouraged so we can do our best to accommodate you on your visit. We do not arrange class visits or overnight stays during our summer break.   

What if I have a special request?

When planning your campus visit, please let us know of any special requests you may have so we can either make arrangements or direct you to the appropriate individuals.

Special Circumstances  

Please notify us if you or another guest with you has a disability or other special circumstance that will require our assistance during the visit. We prefer advanced notice so we can prepare for your visit!

Meeting a professor  

We welcome high school seniors or transfer students to meet with a professor in the major field they’re considering. Please let us know if you’re interested in this option so we can make arrangements with the professor for the day you’re visiting.

If you are not a high school senior or transfer (or if you just prefer to call or email a professor) our representative in the Admission Office will be happy to provide you with contact information during your campus visit.

Schedule an Interview 

Seniors and transfer students have the option to schedule an interview with an admission counselor should they desire.  Interviews are not a required piece of the application to Berry College, but give students the opportunity to meet with a counselor one-on-one and give a more personal touch to their application profile.  If seniors or transfer students would like to request an interview, they can do so while registering for their campus visit or by calling the Office of Admission directly.

Meeting with a Financial Aid representative

The information session during the Admission visit offers an overview of financial aid, but specific or personal questions can also be addressed one-on-one with one of our admission counselors. If you would like to meet individually with an admission counselor during your visit, please let us know while registering for your visit. If you have more in-depth questions that our counselors are not able to address, they will be able to help connect you with someone in our Office of Financial Aid to make sure that all of your questions are answered.


WHEN IN ROME

I want to eat lunch, but not in the dining hall. Do you have any recommendations?

There are many great restaurants and shops in Rome, and we have compiled a list of recommended spots.

My visit is early in the morning, and I am planning to stay in Rome over night. Where in Rome should I stay?

We recommend the Cottages at Berry for reservations. If the Cottages are full, any number of hotels in the Rome community would be happy to accommodate you. 

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