Personal Campus Tour

Why schedule a campus visit?

Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two college campuses are exactly alike, either. Each has its own unique personality, its own special atmosphere. That's why, when you're choosing a college, virtual tours on the web just don't cut it. When it comes to getting a sense of how you fit in with the student community, the professors and the college as a whole, you just have to be there.

When is the best time to visit?
Weekday visits are best because they allow you to witness the LaGrange College community in action, allow you to gain a more realistic perspective of campus life during the academic week. The Admission office will be happy to schedule a visit for you, preferably weekdays at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Tours are not conducted on holidays or during semester breaks (fall and spring).

What happens during an official weekday visit to LaGrange College?
Everything begins once you enter Banks Hall (building #1 on the map). An informal information session will be conducted by your admission counselor – a few minutes of give-and-take that will allow us to learn more about your personal goals and aspirations so that we may better personalize the information we share with you during your visit. Next, a comprehensive 60-minute tour gives you an up-close look at our historic hilltop facilities as well as recent additions to our 120-acre campus, including the 45,000 square foot Lewis Library , apartment style residence halls and state-of-the-art athletic facilities .

Will I be able to sit in on a class or speak with a professor?
We encourage you to attend a class at LaGrange while here, and we'll do our best to arrange it. With two weeks' notice prior to your visit, we can arrange an appointment for you to meet with a professor, coach, or financial aid officer, subject to their availability.

What about overnight visits?
Overnight visits are scheduled Monday through Thursday during the regular school year. In the fall, they may be scheduled from mid-September through early December, and in the spring from mid-February through early May. As a consideration to our students, no overnight visits are scheduled during final exams, special campus events, or on nights prior to a holiday or break. If you schedule an overnight visit and your parents are traveling with you, they may elect to stay in one of the City of LaGrange's many fine accommodations .

What if it is more convenient for me to visit on a weekend?
We can schedule special Saturday morning visits, September through April. Keep in mind, however, that with no classes or sports practices on Saturdays, classroom visits or interviews with coaches or faculty are often impossible. Saturday morning campus visits include a small-group information session and a campus tour that concludes by noon.

Will I be able to see and do everything in one visit?
Probably not. But who says you have to? There is so much to see and do at LaGrange College, so many exciting programs to hear about and explore, that many students schedule a day visit then return for an overnight stay at a later date.

What if my school requires a verification letter?
In an effort to avoid unexcused absences, some high schools require that their students obtain an official visit verification letter from the Admission office of the college they are visiting. In support of this effort, LaGrange College policy does not allow the office to issue verification letters to drop-ins, only to prospective students who have scheduled an official campus visit. At LaGrange, an official campus visit is defined as a scheduled appointment with the Admission office that includes an information session with an admission counselor and a campus tour.

Can I drop in without an appointment?
Drop-ins are welcome during weekday office hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), but please note that without advance notice, the office cannot always provide an information session or a campus tour. Due to the need for adequate preparation time, classroom visits, meetings with coaches or professors or requests for overnight accommodations are ordinarily not available to drop-ins.

How do I schedule a visit?
Just call the Admission office at (706) 880-8005 on a weekday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. EST, and ask to schedule a campus visit. Please consider calling two weeks in advance to schedule an overnight stay (high school seniors, juniors or transfer students only, please) or to visit on a Saturday morning. At least one week's notice is preferred for weekday visits. You may also email us at admission@lagrange.edu .

Most prospective students visit in the company of family members, but you are welcome to visit alone or with a friend.

When are LaGrange College open house events?
Each year during the fall and spring semesters we offer Visitation Days for prospective students and their families. With more than 200 guests typically in attendance, these events continue to be a popular way for prospective students to interact with admission and financial aid staff members, representatives of academic departments and current students as they learn more about what LaGrange College has to offer.



Plan a Visit

See for yourself why LaGrange College is right for you. Whether you and your family or friends come for one of our daylong events or just a quick visit, take a tour of campus, meet students and faculty, and sit in on a class. Once you get to know us, you’ll understand why transformations happen here.

At home on campus
Learning at LaGrange College is set against the backdrop of a beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities. The new Frank and Laura Lewis Library is at the top of its class, featuring 45,000 square feet, shelving for 190,000 volumes, “green” attributes, plenty of light and outdoor views, modern computer workspaces, a coffee shop and 24-hour study area. As the oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange also offers plenty of architectural charm and historical significance.