Upcoming College Open Houses Within a Day’s Drive from the Eastern Shore

College tours can be difficult to plan around busy schedules, and sometimes it is just not practical to take a week off touring multiple campuses.  This may not even be advisable, depending on you and your student’s ability to take in so much information at once.

For your convenience, we have provided a list of upcoming college open houses within an easy day trip from the Eastern Shore.  Keep this list handy, as you may find yourself nearby during a weekend travel league tournament, or could work in a scenic fall trip with your family and stop in for a look.  Even if these particular schools are not on your list, visiting a college with a similar size and program as one further away may help you avoid an expensive plane trip or weekend.  For example, if your student has always thought an urban style campus is their fit, before hiking down to Nashville to see Vanderbilt University, why not visit nearby Georgetown, American or George Washington University to simply get a feel for that type of environment?

For more information about how to make the most of your college visit, click here for our campus visit checklist.

Upcoming College Open Houses

Maryland Colleges (click on school name to register)

College Name  Distance Date(s) Event Type
St. Mary’s College of MD  2 1/2 hours October 14; November 11 Open House
St. John’s College  1 hour October 21 Open House
Towson University  1 1/2 hours November 3, 4, 10, & 11 Open House
Salisbury University 1 hour October 21, November 11 Open House
UMBC 1 1/2 hour October 13; November 6 Retriever Days
Washington College 1 hour October 21, November 11 Open House
Goucher College 1 1/2 hours October 9 ; November 10 Explore Goucher Day
Mount St. Mary’s University 1 1/2 hours November 11 Open House
Loyola College of MD 1 1/2 hours October 28 Open House
John’s Hopkins University 1 1/2 hours October 14; November 11 Open House
Stevenson University 1 1/2 hours October 14; November 18 Open House
McDaniel College 1 1/2 hours October 7; October 18; November 25 Fall Visit Days
Frostburg State University 3 hours October 14; November 11 Open House

Washington D.C. Colleges (click on school name to register)

College Name Distance Date Event Type
American University 1 1/2 hours February 19, 2018 Preview Day
Georgetown University 1 1/2 hours  open house not scheduled
Catholic University 1 1/2 hours October 22, 2017 Open House
George Washington University 1 1/2 hours  open house not scheduled

Virginia Colleges (click on school name to register)

College Name Distance Date(s) Event Type
University of Mary Washington 2 hours October 28 Open House
November 11 Open House -Diversity Focus
Randolph Macon College 2 3/4 hours October 28 Open House – Homecoming
November 11 Open House – Football Game vs. Hampden Sydney
University of Richmond 3 hours October 9 Preview Richmond
College of William and Mary 3 hours October 28; November 4; November 11 Fall Focus Days
Christopher Newport University 4 hours November 4; February 17;  March 17 Open House
George Mason University 1 3/4 hours October 15 Fall Premier for High School Seniors
James Madison University 3 3/4 hours November 11 Academic Open House
Virginia Commonwealth University 3 hours October 28 Open House
Marymount University 1 1/2 hours November 5 Marymount Preview Day
Virginia Tech 5 hours November 12 Open House

Pennsylvania Colleges (click on school name to register)

College Name Distance Open House Date(s) Event Type
West Chester University of PA 2 hours October 14; November 18 Fall Preview Day
Swarthmore 2 hours  open house not scheduled
Villanova 2 hours September 10 and October 1 Fall Preview Day
St. Joseph’s University 2 hours October 25 Fall View Open House
Ursinus College 2 1/2 hours October 7 Fall Open House
Philadelphia University 2 1/4 hours October 14; November 11 Open House Program
Gettsyburg College 2 1/2 hours October 14; November 10 Senior/Junior Open House
York College of PA 2 hours October 28;  November 11 Fall Open House
Dickinson College 3 hours October 9;  November 11 Fall Open House
Millersville University 2 1/2 hours October 21; November 11 Fall Open House
Franklin and Marshall 2 1/2 hours October 14; October 21;  November 11 Fall Open House
Franklin and Marshall October 29 Senior Overnight Visit
Albright College 2 3/4 hours November 12 Fall Welcome Days
DeSales University 2 3/4 hours November 20 Open House
Lafayette College 3 hours October 14; November 9 Open House
October 27 Engineering Open House
November 10 Seniors Only Open House
Bucknell University 3 3/4 hours October 30 Fall Open House
Susquehanna University 3 1/2 hours October 12 Fall Open House
Muhlenberg College 3 hours October 21 Fall Open House
Muhlenberg College 3 hours October 22 Senior Open House

West Virginia Colleges (click on school name to register)

 School Name  Distance  Date  Event Type
West Virginia University 4 hours November 11 Discover WVU Days
Shepherd 2 1/2 hours October 28 Open House
Wheeling Jesuit University 5 hours October 21 Open House

*This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge.  Please be sure to verify dates and registration details with the college prior to your visit as sometimes dates do change.

Betsy Greaney
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