By Katie Branca
November 7, 2012
At the start of last semester, the Office of Admissions informed tour guides that they would begin taking prospective students and families on a different route through campus to make tours shorter and more efficient, said senior tour guide Austin Carter.
The new route begins at the admissions office, travels through the academic buildings on the Richmond side of campus, crosses the Tyler Hanes Commons, covers the Forum and essentially ends at the Heilman Dining Center, Carter said, where tours cross the lower commons and wind their way through the dorms back to admissions.
Prospective students now do not see the Modlin Center for the Arts, the Westhampton Deanery, North Court, the Greek Theatre or the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness.
Carter said when she had first heard the news in a tour guide meeting, she had been upset, asking immediately how they were going to cover the arts on campus.
"Ultimately, I think it's probably a better tour because it's more concise and easier for guests and prospectives," Carter said.