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CAM College Tours

As part of College Awareness Month, DC public and public charter schools have a unique opportunity to arrange visits to college campuses for their 9th graders. We are thrilled to offer these college tours to our public and public charter schools and other partners who want to prepare students to live their best life and make a college education part of their future.

This year’s tours are an extension of the Consortium Ambassadors Program, which was founded during College Awareness Month 2009 to assist local college students and local schools in developing a college-going culture in the District and to champion the importance of higher education.

College Tour Information

Schedule of Tours

Download a copy of the current schedule.

Tour Tips for High Schools

  • Submit your completed reservation by October 8. This is totally on a first-come basis.
  • Reserve for only the dates you are confident you will be able to do the tour.
  • If there is a problem on the day of the tour or plans suddenly change, contact Yvonne Green immediately at ygreen@collegesuccessfoundation.org and advise the tour liaison.
  • You are responsible for transportation to and from the college/university.
  • Ensure you have adequate adult supervision for your students.
  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin.
  • Respect the special requests made by the college/university.
  • Bring a mix of students — those who are highly motivated, those who have great potential but are not aware of their talents, and unmotivated students. This could be the life-changing experience!
  • Prepare students for the tour by reviewing materials on the institution’s Web site, and have students prepare questions for their guides, who will be college students.
  • Please bring only 9th graders on the tour.

Tour Tips for Colleges/Universities

  • Design your tour for a mix 9th graders — most of whom who are just beginning to think about their college options (or not!).
  • Engage the school staff as part of your team.
  • Include many opportunities during the tour for the 9th graders to interact with, ask questions of, and receive advice from the college students who are near-age peers.
  • Offer experiential opportunities to make students excited and motivated to attend college!
  • Provide students with an information or application packet to take home.
  • Offer ideas on how schools can continue or build on the experience after the visit.
  • If there is a change of plans or meeting place, contact the school liaison immediately.

After the Tour

Please submit feedback about your tour so we can improve the tours next year and ensure that students are getting the best experience possible — one that motivates them to go to college. Download the feedback form (high school | college).





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