It's All in the Visit

Inspiration for optimizing college visits.

Justin Bayer

Founder & CEO, Welcome to College
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5 Skills to Train Your Campus Tour Guides This Fall

August 01, 2017 Inspire

Over the past few months, I’ve spent time interviewing fascinating people I’ve recently met in New Orleans on the topic of human connection. We called the series The Magic Hour to represent the dual purposes of these conversations. The Magic...

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Introducing The Magic Hour

April 13, 2017 Inspire

Today marks an exciting day in the journey of Welcome To College. We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new web series we are developing to inspire campus tour guides called The Magic Hour.

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10 College Tour Guides Poised To Change The World

January 03, 2017 Inspire

Over the past few months, we have been thrilled to welcome over 2,000 college tour guides into the Welcome To College ambassador community. These students, from all over the world, are making a positive difference each day as they lead campus...

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Campus Visitor Hierarchy of Needs

September 15, 2016 Reimagining College Visits

I just completed the first month of staff and ambassador workshops for the 2016-2017 academic year, and I owe a huge thank you to the schools that helped me kick it off: Albion College, St. John’s University, University of Dayton, University...

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Parting Words of Advice: 6 Tips from Graduating Campus Tour Guides

May 23, 2016 Student Stories, Reimagining College Visits, Inspire

It’s graduation time, and a bittersweet moment for most graduating seniors. In the two years we’ve been running tour guide workshops, we’ve had the great fortune of getting to know hundreds of incredible guides at institutions across the...

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Where Are They Now: College Tour Guide Edition

March 17, 2016 Where Are They Now

With March Madness in the air, I can't help but recall one of my favorite NCAA Tournament memories that occurred while I was running the campus visit program at the University of Vermont. It was March 18, 2005 and the #13 seeded Vermont...

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Where Are They Now: College Tour Guide Edition

August 21, 2015 Where Are They Now

A few weeks ago, I travelled to New York City for meetings. While there, I reconnected with a good friend and former tour guide from the University of Vermont, Jessica Kowalewski Dietrich.

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5 Things to See and Do When Visiting Elmira College

July 21, 2015 5 Things to See and Do on Your College Visits

Gothic Architecture

Nestled in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region, Elmira College has a historic campus footprint unlike any other.

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5 Things to See and Do on a Millsaps College Visit

June 30, 2015 5 Things to See and Do on Your College Visits


A most coveted item on any college campus is a close parking spot. I had one waiting for me upon arrival at Millsaps College – a small gesture with a big impact.

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