Lately, I have been seeing a lot of tours on campus. I feel pretty pathetic since that was me just a few years ago, but I still aww every time I see perspective students. I can only hope that they consider Butler as their next home!
I toured Butler only one time. I live so close to Butler that the high school I went to would play basketball games at Hinkle, and also I went to a lot of Butler basketball games with my friend Nicole, so I did not really feel like I needed to tour as much as others. The first time and last time I toured Butler I went with my best friend Nicole! We were juniors and everyone else in our group were seniors. It was pretty cool to see where I could possibly be in a few years. There are a couple tips that I have for those of you who plan to tour Butler!
1. Come when students are in session!
Try and come when school is still in session at Butler. Try avoiding breaks, such as Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, or Christmas Break, which by the way our Thanksgiving Break is a week long and Christmas Break is a month long! Coming to campus when classes are in session is such a good time because you really get to see what campus is like. You will see people playing frisbee, students walking to classes, or just random fun that happens on campus all the time!
2. Do not come with a friend!
For me coming with my best friend Nicole was awesome because we both had an interest in coming to Butler. I do know other people that went on campus tours with their friends and it was not as great of an experience. Sometimes people let others influence them more than expected , so I would say to come to Butler with an open mind and maybe do not bring your closest friend.
3. Sit in on a class or come on one of the days towards your specific major!
Sitting on a class is great because most college classes are not like high school at all. There is a lot more discussion involved and a deeper level of thinking that goes on. Many professors that I have do not talk much, but instead want to hear what you have to say. Also, there are specific days towards certain majors that allow new students to come see what it may be like!
I did not follow any of these tips when I was looking at schools. I only toured Butler once during the summer, and I definitely did not sit in on classes or anything like that. One could say that I went into Butler blind, but in my opinion I picked the best school for me. I love Butler, and so I hope that when people are touring they feel the same way!
Oh and I’m not really into country music, but I cannot get this song out of my head!