Campus Visits

If you are interested in Rhodes College, pick a date, schedule a visit and come see us! Expressed interest while looking at our college is important to us and there is no better way to show that than coming to campus. Our year long schedule of events provides prospective students and parents with a variety of convenient opportunities to visit our campus. We cannot wait to meet you! Feel free to contact us at visit@rhodes.edu. If you require further assistance with registration, call (800) 844-5969.



Daily Visits – Monday through Friday
Prospective students and their families can schedule a visit to Rhodes campus Monday through Friday, any month of the year. You will meet our students, faculty and staff, attend classes, learn more about the unique relationship between Rhodes and Memphis, and gain practical insight into the application process, scholarships and financial aid.

We also offer special departmental tours for the sciences, fine arts and mock trial. If you let us know what your personal interests are, we can tailor a visit specifically for you.

Senior Overnight Experience
The Senior Overnight is for high school seniors who would like to experience Rhodes outside the normal campus visit. During your stay, you will be hosted by one of our current students in the residence halls. The Senior Overnight Experience will provide the opportunity to explore Rhodes outside the classroom, including eating in the dining hall, spending time with students, and participating in campus life. 

Most students like to stay with us the evening before the day they do a campus tour. Overnight visits are available most Sunday through Thursday evenings. You may schedule a Senior Overnight Experience by viewing our campus visit calendar and selecting an overnight visit during your registration. You may also call our campus visit coordinators at 901-843-3700 or email at visit@rhodes.edu for additional assistance. 

You will hear from the Rhodes student who will be hosting you about 24 hours in advance of your stay. The host will provide an air mattress, but we recommend that you bring a pillow, sleeping bag and towel. Do not forget to complete the health forms and waiver before you arrive to campus. 

Saturday Campus Visits
When you visit on a Saturday, you can enjoy a campus tour and an information session led by a member of our faculty. An admission counselor will also present admission, scholarships, and financial aid at Rhodes. Spend the afternoon at Rhodes but stay in Memphis for the weekend!

Check out the I Love Memphis Blog for exciting ways to explore Memphis.

January 21, 2017
February 18, 2017
March 18, 2017

Special Programs
Throughout the academic year, we offer several visit programs that provide prospective students and parents with a thorough introduction to Rhodes and Memphis.

Discover Rhodes
The Discover Rhodes program is designed to give you a glimpse of  how students live and learn at Rhodes by providing a student led campus tour, information sessions where you will hear about academics and how to apply to Rhodes, and the chance to hear directly from Rhodes students.

Open Houses
This is a unique opportunity for prospective students to tour campus, meet current students, hear a panel discussion about our students’ experiences and attend sample classes. 

Dates:
October 10, 2016
October 22, 2016
November 5, 2016

Multicultural Visit Program (M.V.P.)
MVP is an overnight program that gives students an opportunity to stay overnight with current students and attend a social activity sponsored by our multicultural student organizations. Attendance at MVP is by invitation only.

November 4, 2016
April 7, 2017

Live Close, Feel Far!
A program designed by and for high school students who are from the greater Memphis area. Learn about the Rhodes experience from the perspective of our students who once attended local high schools. This event features faculty, staff, and parent panels for parents while students are challenged to team trivia. Even if you have visited campus before, this will be an informational and fun evening for the whole family.

January 23, 2017

Junior and Sophomore Journey
This is designed for Juniors and Sophomores and offers students the chance to get a feel for the college experience. Students will learn about academics by attending a class while parents hear faculty talk about the opportunities inside and outside the classroom. Students and parents will learn specifics about Rhodes admission and take a campus tour led by a student diplomat. 

February 20, 2017
March 13, 2017

College Preview Day
Preview Day is designed for students who have been accepted to Rhodes for the Fall of 2017 and their parents. The event provides the opportunity to meet future classmates and spend a beautiful and exciting day in Memphis and on Rhodes campus meeting faculty, staff and students who are eager to share their expertise and stories. The day includes attending a mock class, residence hall tours, student and faculty interaction, hearing from Memphians about important Memphis and Rhodes connections and lunch.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

High School Group Visits
Group visits are offered for high school students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, and may include a 30-minute information session and/or an hour-long walking tour of campus. High School Group visits are for up to 60 students with one adult to accompany every 10 students. Please start early in your visit planning process by calling our campus visit service coordinator at 901-843-3700 to check availability.

Campus Calendar
Homecoming – October 29, 2016
Winter Break- December 14 – Jan. 10, 2017 (College closed Dec. 23 - Jan. 3, 2017)
Spring Classes Resume – January 11, 2017
MLK, Jr. Holiday – January 16, 2017 (College closed)