Visit Campus


Curious about Goshen College? Visiting our campus is one of the best ways to get a feel for Goshen – from classes and dorms to the dining hall menu – and decide if it’s a good fit for you. We are a friendly community where people are happy to answer your questions and show you around. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Upcoming events

Goshen College offers partial reimbursement of your travel costs when you schedule a visit. Conditions apply though, so be sure to check the details.

Academic Spotlight Weekend: biology open houses

Who: Students interested in environmental science/sustainability or pre-medicine
When: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 18-19, 2015. Check-in at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Know what you plan to study and want to learn as much as possible about the program? This weekend is for you. On Friday, we will offer open houses for the environmental science/sustainability and pre-medicine programs, and on Saturday, you will get a campus tour and learn about admission and financial aid at Goshen.

Environmental Science & Sustainability Open House: Come spend a day exploring Goshen College’s 1,189-acre field station, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. This is your invitation to explore tallgrass prairies, collect water quality data, and learn about our field programs in Florida and Kenya.

Friday Schedule:
9 a.m. – Check in (Science Building lobby) and welcome, tour of biology labs
9:45 a.m. – Leave for Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College
10:30 a.m. – Lunch & programming at Rieth Village Ecological Field Station: tours of Rieth Village and agroecology greenhouse and gardens, discussion about Sustainability Leadership Semester
12:30 p.m. – Various field activities: beekeeping, limnology on High Lake, tallgrass prairie research
3:30 p.m. – Arrive back on campus

Pre-medicine Open House: You are invited to spend a day to get answers to your questions from current students studying in these fields, from their professors and from medical doctors.

Friday Schedule:
9 a.m. – Check in (Science Building lobby) and program overview
9:45 a.m. – Tour of biology labs
10 a.m. – Admission criteria for medical schools
10:20 a.m. – What you need to study in college
10:50 a.m. – Tour of chemistry labs
11:15 p.m. – Med school  and after with Dr. Mandy Schmidt
12:05 p.m. Student Panel
1 p.m. Lunch with current students
2 p.m. Optional activities

For more information about the planned activities on Friday, contact Assistant Professor of Biology Kris Schmidt (pre-med) or Associate Professor of Biological & Environmental Science Ryan Sensenig (environmental science/sustainability). Overnight is encouraged, but not required.

Homecoming Visit Day

Who: High school-age children of Goshen College alumni
When: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Start times are 8:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Where: Check in at the Welcome Center

Do your parents speak fondly of their days at Goshen College? Here’s your chance to see for yourself what Goshen College is all about! Join us during Homecoming Weekend for a campus tour, student panel and admission/financial aid session. You will also have the opportunity to visit a class, meet with faculty members and stay on campus overnight.

Explore Goshen Days


Talk to professors and learn about our different programs at the academic fair, available at every Explore Goshen Day.

Who: Anyone and everyone interested in learning more about Goshen College
When: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015; Friday, Nov. 13, 2015; Friday, April 1, 2016

Nothing is going to tell you more about the right college fit than stepping on campus to check out the housing options, tasting the food, taking a campus tour and talking to current students and professors. Join us and other like-minded students considering making Goshen their home at our Explore Goshen Days. Check out our example schedule to help plan your day.

If your preferred visit date is less than a week away, please contact the Admissions Office at, (800) 348-7422 or (574) 535-7535.

Open Houses (MLK Day and Presidents’ Day)

Who: Anyone and everyone interested in learning more about Goshen College
When: Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King Day); Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 (Presidents’ Day). Start times are 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Why not use your day off from school to visit Goshen College? Join us for a campus tour and an admission/financial aid session to get a quick taste of campus. 

Individual Visits

Who: Anyone and everyone interested in learning more about Goshen College
When: 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. on Saturdays (by appointment only)
Where: Check in at the Welcome Center

Join us for a campus visit that is customized just for you and your needs. If you’d like to meet with specific faculty members, a Monday through Friday individual visit is the best option for you. During the fall and spring semesters, Saturday visits are also available to meet with an admission counselor and tour campus (by appointment only).

Discover Nursing Days

Who: Those interested in learning more about GC’s exceptional Department of Nursing
An optional track available during Explore Goshen Days: Oct. 9, Nov. 13, April 1

Are you wondering what types of courses you should take or how to determine if a career in the nursing field is for you? You are invited to spend a day at GC to get answers to your questions from current nursing students and their professors. You can also tour campus, attend classes and check out a post-clinical conference where students discuss patient situations and learning experiences.

Making your way to Goshen College

Need directions, hotel or parking information? Here’s all you need for your visit!

Goshen College
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526 USA