Visit Event FAQs
Visit Event FAQ's:
A Visit Event is an opportunity for you and your family to visit Sterling College along with other prospective students and their families. All Visit Events offer an opportunity for you to tour the campus, eat in the cafeteria, as well as meet with professors, coaches, & artistic directors. Preview Weekends offer a chance to stay with a student host in the dorms overnight.
Single-Day Events (Preview Days, Sophomore Day) are generally held on a weekday, begin in the morning, and last through early afternoon. Check-in is located in Cooper Hall. You will receive an email with a campus map and more detailed information a week before your event. You can view a sample schedule here: Preview Day Sample Schedule.
Overnight Events (Preview Weekends) generally start Sunday at 3:30pm and last through Monday afternoon. Check-in is located in Cooper Hall. You will receive an email with a campus map and more detailed information a week before your event. You can view a sample schedule here: Preview Weekend Sample Schedule.
Who should I contact if I need to cancel or reschedule my visit?
Please contact the Admissions Event Coordinator to cancel or reschedule your visit:
Is there a cost to attend a Visit Event?
There is no cost to attend. All meals will be provided.
If you would like to purchase any Sterling College merchandise when you visit, bring along cash, check, or a credit card to shop in the Sterling College Bookstore.
Can I schedule a scholarship audition during a Visit Event?
Yes! Advance registration is required. Please contact our Arts Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your audition. We schedule auditions for the following areas:
Auditions: Choir, Instrumental Music, Ministry Teams, Theatre
Portfolio Review: Art & Design, Cinema/Multimedia Production, Debate & Forensics, Journalism, Technical Theatre
I’d like to make alterations to the Visit Event schedule, can this be accommodated?
Due to the size of these events, there is limited opportunity to make changes to the schedule. Contact the Admissions Event Coordinator with your specific questions.
We want your Sterling College visit to be a great experience for you and your family so if you need something different than what is offered during a Visit Event, please consider scheduling a Personal Visit on a separate date.
What events are there for parents?
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend any or all portions of our Visit Events. During Preview Weekends, we even offer some special parent-only sessions.
I’m flying in: is transportation to and from the airport available?
Sterling can provide airport shuttling service to & from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT), but only with advance notice. Preferred arrival and departure times are between 8am and 8pm.
Contact our Admissions Event Coordinator with questions or to make your reservations. Please have the following information ready:
- Name(s) of your airline and your flight number(s)
- Your flight dates and times
What if I want to visit campus but cannot come to a Visit Event?
If you cannot attend one of our Visit Events, please register for a personal visit.
I have a question that hasn’t been answered above: who should I contact?
All questions concerning Visit Events should be addressed to our Admissions Event Coordinator. The Admissions Event Coordinator is generally available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Central Time.
For Overnight Events:
Where will I stay?
Students: Students will stay in the Residence Halls with a Sterling College Student Host. Any student staying overnight must submit a signed Overnight Waiver.
Waivers will be emailed a week or two prior to the event or can be downloaded, signed, scanned, and submitted to email@example.com now: Sterling College Overnight Waiver.
Parents: Parents and any other guests will need to make their own arrangements off campus. Our recommended lodging can be found online. (Be sure to ask about any Sterling College discounts!): Lodging near Sterling College.
What should I bring with me?
- Sleeping Bag & Pillow
- Toiletries & a Towel
- Clothing for Both Days
- A Notebook & Pen to Take Notes