Visiting Kalamazoo College


Virtual Visit Experience

Registration is now open for virtual visits! We’re thrilled to bring the campus to you…Virtually!  Please feel free to customize your visit experience and take advantage of the many opportunities to engage with our students, faculty and admission counselors!

  • Take a virtual campus tour! Follow along a guided exploration of our beautiful campus with one of our talented tour guides.
  • Attend an information session! These Zoom presentations are typically given by one of our awesome admission interns or counselors.
  • Meet virtually with your admission counselor! Learn more about the K-Plan, the application process, financial aid and more.
  • Request a virtual visit with faculty! Get more insight regarding mentorships, majors and coursework at K.

In-person Tours

Registration is now open for in-person campus tours! We are excited to welcome visitors back to campus! Please review the registration form carefully for details on how our modified visit experience will work and, as always, you are welcome to reach out to us directly with any questions via our number (listed below) or by email: Note: If you are registering for an in-person campus tour, we recommend that you attend a virtual information session prior to the tour, but it is not a requirement.

For those that may be in the Kalamazoo area and do not need an official tour, you are welcome to stop by the Admission Welcome Center at 106 Thompson St for a self-guided walking tour brochure, found in the vintage mailbox next to our entrance. And if you see faculty and staff on campus, please don’t hesitate to ask questions. (Please wear a mask at all times and maintain a safe distance, per K’s health and safety protocols)

Do you have time to explore Kalamazoo on your visit? Check out for dining, lodging and activities!

Explore other ways to connect with us:

  • Check out our self-guided virtual tour. Explore campus from the comfort of your home!
  • Ask a student to hear about life at K straight from the source! Current students are available for phone calls, texts, video chat and email.
  • Chat with our alumni and learn about the K experience from the perspective of a graduate.
  • Meet an admission counselor one-on-one. We’re happy to meet you through FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or just chat over the phone, text or email to discuss your place at K.

Scheduled Events

Virtual Visit the Zoo

Are you an admitted student? CONGRATS!!! Join us for our Virtual Visit the Zoo Program and dig into life as a Hornet.
*All Visit the Zoo programs have concluded for 2021. Thanks for joining us!

Virtual Open Houses

One of the most important aspects of your college search is finding a college that is a great fit with your personal and academic interests. Attending a K Open House is an excellent way to be introduced to the College and will offer you the opportunity to visit campus and to meet with some of the admission staff along with other members of the K community.

Spring Open House dates:

Wednesday, April 21st

Saturday, May 15th

High School Virtual Group Visits

Virtual Group visits are meant for academically-prepared high school students who are interested in learning more about Kalamazoo College. These visits include a student-led campus tour and an information session. Group visit requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis, and as scheduling limitations allow. If you are interested in bringing a group to visit campus in person, please call or email Sarah 269-384-9033,

Group visits are available Tuesday – Thursday at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. EST

The Weekly Buzz

In this weekly series, you’ll get the scoop on the application & admission process, chat with current students and counselors, learn how to write an awesome essay and so much more. Recent recordings are below and all recorded sessions can be found on our Vimeo channel.

Oct. 6 (Recorded Session): Why Liberal Arts?

Critical thinking, communication, and creative problem solving are just a few of the skills you will gain with a Liberal Arts education. Hear from two of our Admission Counselors discuss how a Liberal Arts education might be just what you are looking for you!

Oct 13 (Recorded Session): Families: How to navigate the college search process PARENTS, this one is for you!

We know it can be tricky helping your student choose a college. How much advice should you give them? How involved should you be? There are so many questions. This should be an exciting time for you & your student! Let us share some ways to make it fun and stress-free.

Oct 20 (Recorded Session): The Application process: How to be your own best advocate (What are counselors looking for? Get the inside scoop!)

Filling out a Common App seems daunting, right? It doesn’t have to be! Let us walk you through the process and share what makes YOU stand out to the folks reading those apps!

Oct 27 (Recorded Session): Navigating college as a first generation student

Will you be the first person in your family to go to college? YAY, you! You are not alone and there are resources available. While being the first to do anything can be a bit scary, there are many useful resources here at K that can help you connect and thrive! We’ll share tips and advice on how to successfully make the transition from high school to college.

Nov 3: (Recorded Session): Essay writing workshop: How to tell your story

How will you let your true self shine in your college essay? What will you write about? Are there certain things to focus on or things to avoid? Two of our Assistant Directors will share tips and tricks for making your essay stand out!