Wooster is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following local, state, and national health organization guidance. We have implemented visitor practices in line with this guidance. We encourage you to view our Fall 2021 Campus Guide and associated Fall 2021 FAQs. All visit activities are subject to change due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 virus.  We will do our best to provide advanced notice of any changes to your visit experience.

Inclusivity Statement
At Wooster, creating a diverse, equitable, welcoming and inclusive campus community is a top priority. Our students, faculty, staff, and visitors of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, faiths, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic circumstances are welcome. We respect and value the commonalities and differences among us. By celebrating the uniqueness of each individual and recognizing it takes all people to make a college community, we pledge to stand united against hate by creating and contributing to safe campus environments in our community.

How do I prepare for a safe and enjoyable visit to Wooster?

We look forward to welcoming you to campus.  Be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  We require any visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while indoors.  Masks are optional while outdoors.

When should I arrive to the Office of Admissions for my visit?

Please arrive for your visit as close as you can to your scheduled time.  We welcome guests to check-in at our front desk in the admissions lobby. You also have the option to check-in by phone (330-263-2322) if you prefer to have your tour guide meet you at your car. Lobby restrooms and refreshments are available for all guests.

Can I schedule a campus tour? Will multiple families tour together?

All high school students and their family members can enjoy a student-led campus tour.  Our campus tours are individualized whenever possible. If you attend a larger visit program, you will be grouped with other families.

How many guests will I be able to bring with me?

We currently do not have a guest limit although we recommend keeping the total number of guests small.

Handshakes?

We understand that not everyone is comfortable with a handshake, so our staff will offer a friendly head nod, air-high five or elbow bump as an alternative.

Can I schedule a conversation with an admissions staff representative?

All high school students may request an on-campus interview/conversation with a member of our admissions staff.  We believe current high school seniors find these conversations most beneficial.

I’ve requested to talk with a coach. Where will we meet?

If the coach or program representative is available during the day of your visit, we will indicate the time and location of the meeting upon check-in.

Will there be dining options on-campus? In the surrounding community?

Beginning September 20, fully vaccinated students* (both doses of Moderna or Pfizer or the single Johnson & Johnson dose) may request to dine on campus during most individual visits and selected visit programs.  At this time, we are unable to provide on-campus dining options for accompanying family members or unvaccinated students but will work to find other student connections. We highly recommend families explore our local Wooster restaurants.   Some of our favorite downtown spots include Broken Rocks, Basil, Spoon, Local Roots (local co-op) and Salsaroja Bar & Grill.

*Students interested in attending a class, meeting with a professor, dining on-campus or staying overnight in a residence hall are required to upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccination card at least 3 days prior to their scheduled activities/visit; failure to do so will result in canceling these selected activities.

Am I able to meet with a professor or attend a class?

Beginning September 20, fully vaccinated students* (both doses of Moderna or Pfizer or the single Johnson & Johnson dose) can request to meet with a professor and/or attend an in-person class as available.  Most individual visit dates and selected weekday visit programs offer these activities.

*Students interested in attending a class, meeting with a professor, dining on-campus or staying overnight in a residence hall are required to upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccination card at least 3 days prior to their scheduled activities/visit; failure to do so will result in canceling these selected activities.

May I stay overnight on campus? Are airport shuttles available for students traveling alone?

Beginning October 24, fully vaccinated students* (both doses of Moderna or Pfizer or the single Johnson & Johnson dose) may request to stay overnight on campus based on availability and date.  If a fully vaccinated student is flying alone (into the CLE, CAK or CMH airport), Wooster can provide a complimentary shuttle with at least a two-week notice.  Before purchasing airfare, we ask students who must travel alone to connect with our Campus Visit Coordinator to further discuss their expectations and determine how best to proceed with current COVID guidelines.

*Students interested in attending a class, meeting with a professor, dining on-campus or staying overnight in a residence hall are required to upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccination card at least 3 days prior to their scheduled activities/visit; failure to do so will result in canceling these selected activities.

Do you accommodate walk-in visitors?

Due to our limited tour schedule and safety protocols, we cannot guarantee a tour or interview if you have not registered in advance.  You are welcome to enjoy a self-guided tour (all outdoors) should you find yourself traveling near Wooster.

What visit opportunities do we offer for college counselors?

We welcome college counselors to visit Wooster and connect with admissions staff and students.  Please contact April Gamble, Coordinator of Counselor Relations, to plan your visit experience (330-263-2201).