Group Visits

The Office of Admissions is excited to host your group on campus, and we look forward to acquainting you with Barton College! Because of the large number of group-visit requests we receive, appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please use the Group Visit Registration Form to request a visit at least two weeks in advance of your proposed date. Our Campus Guest Coordinator will confirm your reservation via telephone.

Once your group visit has been confirmed, we will provide you with the arrival/departure times and parking/arrival locations for your visit. Convenient driving directions and a downloadable campus map are available here. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive your visit confirmation from the Office of Admissions.

Register for Group Visit

Group Visit Options

Before requesting a group visit, please review these options to see what Barton can offer your group:

For Grades 9-12
  • An overview of Barton College and our admission process with an admissions counselor (20 minutes)
  • Student panel with current Barton students (30 minutes)
  • Campus tour with our student ambassadors (60 minutes)
  • Lunch in the Dining Hall (45 minutes; must be approved in advance by the Campus Guest Coordinator)
For Grades 8 and Under
  • An overview of Barton College and our admission process with an admissions counselor (20 minutes)
  • Self-guided scavenger hunt (45 minutes)
  • Bag lunches on the Campus Green or buffet lunch in the Dining Hall (45 minutes; must be approved in advance by the Campus Guest Coordinator)


If these visit options do not meet your needs or if your preferred visit date is not available, your group is welcome to explore Barton on your own through a self-guided visit. Contact the Campus Guest Coordinator for more information.

Group Visit Preparation

Your group will be doing a lot of walking on campus. Group visits are approximately one- to four-hours long depending on the size and requests of the group. Please encourage everyone in your group to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and remember to check our local weather a few days prior to your visit to see if you’ll need an umbrella or jacket.

The Office of Admissions has developed a short list of questions that you may use to get your group in the right mindset for its visit to Barton.  We encourage you to review the questions with your group prior to your arrival and to discuss the follow-up questions after your visit.


For groups partaking of the buffet lunch in the Dining Hall, the reduced rate is $6.70 per person (tax included). Please confirm your lunch plans with our Campus Guest Coordinator. ARAMARK Food Services, our dining service provider, recommends that groups pay with a single check or credit card or with cash. Please make checks payable to “ARAMARK.”

If your group prefers a picnic lunch, our Campus Green makes a wonderful picnic area. ARAMARK can provide bag lunches (sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, and drink) for a cost of $5 per person (tax included). You are also welcome to bring your own bag lunches or visit one of Wilson’s many restaurants.


We ask your group to respect Barton College’s students, faculty, staff, and grounds. Failure to do so may result in an early conclusion to the visit and may necessitate a review of your group’s future visit requests. Listed here are our expectations of conduct for visiting groups:

  • Students should speak in an appropriate tone for a business environment while on campus.
  • For presentations and tours, electronic devices should be silenced or deactivated.
  • During campus tours, please give your full attention and respect to our student ambassadors and admissions counselors.
  • Groups should stay together. Wandering off is not permitted.
  • Each group should provide at least one chaperone for every 10-15 students.
  • Chaperones are expected to assist with compliance to these rules.



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