Yale resumes campus tours for prospective students

A tour group on Cross Campus.
(Photos by Dan Renzetti)

The Yale Visitor Center and the Yale Undergraduate Admissions Office this month resumed campus tours for prospective students nearly 19 months after they were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the fall semester, the one-hour tours led by Yale undergraduates will focus on exterior campus spaces, including outside areas of Sterling Memorial Library and the Schwarzman Center, as well as Beinecke Plaza and Yale’s Old Campus.

And to ensure visitor safety, the visitor center has implemented protocols that adhere to public health guidelines. For instance, all visitors must register in advance and submit proof of vaccination, and participants must be masked. Prospective students are allowed to bring two vaccinated guests with them, and tours are capped at 20 visitors.

More than 800 visitors have participated in tours since they resumed on Oct. 4, said Nancy Franco, director of the Yale Visitor Center.

We are so happy to join the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in welcoming prospective students back to campus,” Franco said. “The small size of these outdoor tours means we can offer a curated, COVID-safe glimpse of campus life.”

While many have chosen to join the in-person campus tours, the visitor center and undergraduate admissions office will also continue to offer extensive virtual tours and remote programming for prospective students and guests.

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