Campus Visit Information

During the fall and spring semesters (August 24 - December 4 and January 25 - May 13), campus visits are available Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when visits are only available at 9:30 and 11 a.m. On Saturdays during fall and spring semesters, official campus visits are offered at 10:30 a.m. only. Please note that individual meetings with admission counselors, class visits, professor meetings and lunch buddies are not available on Saturdays. Campus visits are not offered on Sundays.

  • Saturday visits will be available September 5 - December 5, with the exception of September 19 (fall open house), October 10 and October 17 (fall break dates) and November 28 (Thanksgiving break). Saturday visits will also be available January 30 - May 7, with the exception of March 12 and March 19 (spring break dates), April 9 and April 23.
  • Class visits and professor meetings will be available August 31 - November 30, as well as February 1 - April 29.
  • Guilford will be closed November 26 - 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, December 24 - January 2 in observance of the winter holiday and January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and campus visits will not be available.
  • The Office of Admission will offer a limited weekday visit schedule October 12 - 16 (fall break), December 7 - 23 and January 4 - 22 with visits at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. only.
  • Guilford does not provide complimentary shuttle service from Greensboro Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to campus. Students and families are responsible for arranging and paying for their own shuttle service to campus from these airports. For more information, visit  GFW Shuttle Services.

Visit Guilford

Campus Visits (for students under the age of 23)

Guilford College is located in northwest Greensboro, which is the third largest city in North Carolina. The city’s population is approximately 258,000, with approximately 1.5 million people living in the metropolitan area. Greensboro is easily accessible by car via Interstates 40 and 85, by air via the Piedmont Triad International Airport and by rail via the Amtrak station located in the heart of downtown. The area is less than a three hour drive from both the beach and the mountains.

For more information about the Greensboro area, visit the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

We welcome your visit throughout the year and will strive to personalize your visit so you may learn about the factors most important to your college search!

Individual visits can be scheduled via the web. If you have special circumstances, please call our office at 800.992.7759. Campus visits are available by appointment. A typical visit includes an information session led by an admission counselor followed by a student-led tour. Please plan to arrive on campus at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visit time, as sessions will promptly start on time.

Meet with an Admission Counselor

Approximately 45 minutes

We offer individual meetings with admission counselors to high school seniors, transfer students (under the age of 23) and high school juniors (on a space available basis). Individual meetings with admission counselors may be available upon request, but are not required. Students must indicate their request for an individual meeting with an admission counselor when scheduling their visit by either clicking the appropriate box on the online Schedule Your Visit form. We may also offer regional meetings with admission counselors or alumni. Find your counselor to see if they will be offering individual meetings in a city near you. Schedule is subject to change during holidays and College breaks. Individual meetings with admission counselors are not available on Saturdays.

Class Visits

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Please allow two weeks notice to schedule a class visit or professor meeting. During the fall and spring semesters, you may request a class visit or professor meeting to attend during your campus visit. Class visits are not available on Saturdays. Class visits and professor meetings will be available August 31 - November 30.

Overnight Visits

The Office of Admission hosts overnight visits for admitted students during the spring semester only (January 31 - April 28) with at least 10 days notice. Overnight visits are conducted Sunday-Thursday evenings for a one-night stay only. Prospective students will arrive to campus at 5 p.m. meet their host and then attend classes and appointments the following day. In order to set up the best possible visit, these appointments must be made by calling our office at 800.992.7759.

Athletic Information

If you wish to meet with an athletic coach during your campus visit, please inform the Office of Admission when scheduling your visit. Athletic coaches’ contact information can be found in the Guilford Athletics Staff Directory. Please note that some coaches may not be available during the summer months.

Open House Programs

Open houses provide an introduction to Guilford College for high school juniors and seniors, as well as prospective traditional transfer students. During the programs, you will hear from admission and financial aid representatives, tour our beautiful campus and interact with some of our current students.

  • October 23 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) - Fall Open House (prospective students)
  • November 8-9 - Fall Open House (prospective students); We will offer a campus overnight stay for seniors on November 8 (campus arrival by 5 p.m.) with an open house on November 9 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Visitor Parking Information

The row closest to the New Garden Hall entrance is reserved for guests of the Office of Admission, and may only be issued a permit by the Office of Admission.

Faculty/staff visitors may park in any faculty/staff or visitor lot and student visitors may park in residential lots.

Frequent or overnight visitors are required to have a temporary parking permit. Students, faculty and staff can obtain these permits in the Office of Public Safety and are responsible for their guests. Departments may pick up a supply of visitor permits in the Office of Public Safety.

Visitors are required to have a temporary parking permit. Students, faculty and staff can obtain these permits in the Office of Public Safety, Hege Library or the Information Desk and are responsible for notifying their guests of this policy. Departments may pick up a supply of visitor permits in the Office of Public Safety.