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NYCC Innovates the College Visit

November 19, 2020 New York Chiropractic College

Continuing to stay connected during the pandemic while still upholding health and safety best practices, NYCC offers new ways to tour the New York Chiropractic College campus — now 100% through a mobile phone or computer.

Campus Tour Via Popular Video Chat Apps

NYCC students taking a selfie

Prospective students are now being welcomed to campus by admissions counselors and student ambassadors, during live videos, from their phones. The College works with video applications Facetime, Duo and Skype to provide tours to students no matter where they might be.

Admissions Counselor Autumn Pollock and student Katy Kennedy (D.C. '21) recently guided a FaceTime tour with a prospective student from Delaware. Working together to field questions, during the tour, Pollock managed the IPhone camera while Kennedy, serving as tour guide, pointed out campus highlights such as the NYCC Library, residence halls and fitness center.

"We are trying to give future students that peace of mind of seeing campus before they join us," said Pollock, who came up with the idea after a student canceled their in-person tour because of travel restrictions due to the global health pandemic.

"Autumn moved quickly to shift and give the tour live, albeit virtually instead," said Vice President of Enrollment and Planning Dr. Jen Sessler. "We took advantage of the opportunity and she assisted us with formalizing the tour, since restrictions are continuing. This is a great example of our community coming up with solutions to recent challenges as well as our resilience." 

First Campus Visit Goes Online

Recently launched on NYCC.edu, an enhanced interactive online campus tour featuring slideshows and video brings the College to life in a 360-degree experience for prospective students who visit the campus -- from any location, day or night.

The online tour guides students through the underground tunnels and by the campus pond, just as if they were right on campus.They visit the facilities, including the anatomy center and technique labs as well as receive a special video welcome from NYCC President Dr. Michael Mestan.

While most tours during the global health pandemic have been virtual, NYCC also provides limited in-person tours with enhanced protocols to ensure safe visits. Guests can schedule visits online and choose how they prefer to tour NYCC.

True to the #NYCCBlueWay, the implementation of these innovative tours demonstrates the College community's dedication to preventing the spread of COVID-19 while working together in their pursuit of wellness.

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