Overnight Visit Request

The Elizabethtown College admission staff and campus community realize the importance of the overnight visit as a part of the college selection process. For this reason, we invite you to stay overnight at our Pennsylvania college with one of our campus host volunteers!

During your overnight stay, you'll have the opportunity to attend classes, participate in various student activities, interact with our current students, and spend the night in a residence hall. This experience will allow you to view campus life at E-town firsthand and enable you to uncover all that Elizabethtown College has to offer.  After staying overnight, you’ll be able to decide if E-town is the right fit for you.

Please note that in order to participate in the overnight program, you must first apply using the Common Application or the Elizabethtown College Application Form. The supporting materials that complete the file, such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores, may be submitted at a later date. 

How to schedule your overnight visit to Elizabethtown College:

    • Applied students must submit an application for admission prior to requesting an overnight visit.
    • Fill out the online overnight request form (below) at least two (2) weeks prior to your anticipated visit (Make sure to have several dates in mind when you fill out the online form.)
    • Let us know if you are interested in taking a campus tour, meeting with an admissions counselor, professor, coach, or financial aid.
    • Overnight visits are offered select Sunday through Wednesday evenings throughout the academic year.
    • Once your request is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email indicating the date of your visit, what to bring and paperwork to turn in on the day of your arrival.
    • When the details of your visit are finalized, you will receive a copy of your schedule, name of host, check-in time and location.
    • Call 717-361-1400 or e-mail the admissions office if you are unable to attend or if the date on the confirmation email is incorrect.
    • Bring a sleeping bag (or blankets), a pillow and towels as you will stay overnight in a residence hall with a current E-town student. Guest beds are not provided.
    • As a guest of the College, you will receive complimentary meal tickets.
    • We recommend that you bring any homework (you may spend some time in the library with your host) or extra money in case you find an E-town sweatshirt or hat you cannot live without!
    • On the day of your scheduled visit, most students check in at Leffler Admissions House located at 348 East College Avenue at 4:00 p.m. If you are unable to do so, special arrangements can be made for an after hours check-in. Your specific arrival time will be noted on your itinerary.

Schedule Your Visit!

Student Information

Your personal admissions counselor will only send texts about deadlines, application progress, and visit opportunities.

Parent Information
Visit Information

Overnight visits are only scheduled Sunday night through Wednesday night.

A two week notice is required to organize your personal itinerary. Your schedule will be emailed to you in a timely manner.   

Note- occupational therapy interviews are conducted through the admissions office.

There are performances on Nov. 11 and Feb. 17.


Elizabethtown College is committed to providing full access to all courses, programs, services, and activities. For questions concerning disability related accommodations of the overnight visit program, please contact Paula Orenstein, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at (717) 361-1400.