That being said, here are a few tips for navigating your campus visit at St. Mike's.
1) Make an appointment - sometimes people just show up because they are "passing through" and want to talk to a counselor or take a tour. This is OK, but we really encourage you to call and make an appointment to create an itinerary for your day on campus - that way you will know that the right person will be available to answer your questions, a tour guide will be on hand to show you campus and everything will fall into place for a successful visit. There is nothing more frustrating than making the journey from your home only to find out that the counselor who has the answers to your specific questions is out of the office.
2) Ask questions - I know it can be intimidating to ask a question in front of your tour group filled with strangers, but that's the only way you will get the answers to the questions that you and probably everyone else are wondering about. Also, if you are planning to do an interview while you are on campus, your interviewer will expect that you come prepared with a lot of questions. Writing them down is the best!
3) Don't stress - visiting campus shouldn't be stressful. Instead, it should be a time for you to try us on for size and see how being on campus feels - and there's no way that you will be able to get a true feeling if you are nervous. I see so many prospective students come on campus absolutely beside themselves with nerves because they are away from home, they're afraid that their parents are going to embarrass them or that they'll make a fool of themselves in from of their future classmates. It is highly unlikely that any of those things will happen, and if they do, it's certain that no one will remember them the next day. We're all nice people, so relax and take it all in.
Hopefully you are planning some college visits for this spring, and that we will see you on our campus soon!