Universities, colleges relying on virtual campus tours for prospective students

Posted at 6:36 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 19:49:53-04

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Prospective students are now exploring their new college campuses without leaving their homes. Many universities and colleges are relying on virtual tours.

18-year-old Katelyn Allen has been finishing her senior year of Lebanon High School online. Allen hasn’t had the usual senior send-off, because of covid19. The pandemic has canceled big events like prom and her senior banquet. Her soon-to-be college experience is already off to a unique start too.

Allen, like thousands of other prospective students, has had to visit her campus through a virtual tour because on-campus tours have been banned. Allen says it hasn’t been the ideal situation but she's trying to make the most of it.

"MTSU has an app that you can enter classes and it leads you to your classes and shows your the campus," Allen said.

Allen is just crossing her fingers that come fall semester, classes will be able to resume in person.