QR codes at popular tour stops provide prospective students and families a self-guided experience
Curbside pickup in the age of COVID-19 is nothing out of the ordinary. From groceries to restaurant takeout, finding service at the curb is the new norm. Now curbside pickup has come to college campus recruiting.
UW-La Crosse Admissions recently rolled out a curbside pickup option, allowing prospective students and families to arrive at the curb to begin their own, self-guided campus tour by tapping into audio recordings at popular tour stops.
An Admissions counselor greets visitors at their car, providing a folder of information about UWL and a map featuring QR codes. Using a smartphone, the codes connect visitors to audio recordings describing various campus spots, such as Hoeschler Tower and Prairie Springs Science Center.
“Our Admissions Office is working hard to provide new options so prospective students and their families can still learn about UWL and hear about the many opportunities on campus,” says Corey Sjoquist, UWL director of Admissions. “We know a lot of students who choose UWL say they just felt at home when they toured campus, so I’m glad we can provide different options.”
The Admissions Office is also providing in-person information sessions with tours of campus, a virtual “facts and furious” session for 30 minutes every Friday, as well as individual virtual appointments with Admissions staff.
The curbside tour is offered from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and is outdoors only. Curbside and other Admissions visits require registration. Learn more at https://www.uwlax.edu/admissions/explore/visit-us/ or by calling Admissions at 608.785.8939.