Campus Visits Go Virtual

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4/1/20

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This is the time of year many high school students start making those final plans for their future. Even people who have been away from the classroom for several years might be thinking about returning this fall to pursue a new career.

With COVID-19 shutting down so many buildings, including college campuses, students might be wondering how they can explore their college options.

That’s why Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) has developed Virtual Visits, providing students the opportunity to get answers to their questions from the comfort of their own homes.

The college’s admissions staff is offering people two different virtual ways of visiting, both group and one-on-one. Visits include EICC’s Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges as well as its downtown Davenport Urban Campus and Blong Technology Center.

The group visit simulates the traditional visit to the college campus previously held once a month. The one-on-one sessions are for those who can’t join in on the group session, or are just more comfortable asking their questions individually.

Both versions use the Zoom online conferencing platform. Zoom does not require any special software to use. Participants will need a microphone to be able to ask questions but the normal microphone on a phone or tablet device works. A camera is a nice addition so the presenter can make “virtual” eye contact with participants but is not required.

Just click on the date you are attending and it will take you to the session. Group sessions will be held:

 

Individual sessions are scheduled at a time convenient for the student.

For more information on how to join in on either session go to eicc.edu/visit or call 1-888-336-3907.