USCB to Offer Virtual Walking Tours of its Campuses

 
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USCB to Offer Virtual Walking Tours of its Campuses
 
July 30, 2014
Bluffton, SC – Taking a virtual guided walking tour of the Hilton Head Gateway and Historic Beaufort campuses at the University of South Carolina Beaufort is now just a mouse click away.

Prospective students and their families can access virtual tours, 360-degree panoramas and videos of the two campuses on three key platforms: Facebook, Mobile (Android, iPhone, iPad) and the YouVisit website.

The virtual walking tour of the Hilton Head Gateway campus includes visits to the Hargray Building, the Science & Technology Building, the Library and a typical apartment for students in Palmetto Village Housing, among other campus highlights. The tour of the Historic Beaufort campus includes a visit to historic Beaufort itself, plus the university’s Beaufort College Building, the Center for the Arts, and more.

“One of the primary ways students choose a college is by visiting a campus, and we definitely want them to do so,” says Mack Palmour, USCB’s vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. “Our virtual campus tour gives them the opportunity to see our campuses, become excited about the possibility of attending USCB, and then come visit us in person. The virtual tour allows our visitors to request additional information, schedule a campus visit or apply for admission as well.”

For more information or to take a virtual walking tour of USCB’s campuses, see uscb.edu/virtualtour or contact Candace Brasseur, USCB public information director, at brasse@uscb.edu.
                                                
ABOUT USCB: Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a baccalaureate member of the USC system, serving the southeast coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Since 2002, USCB has tripled its academic degree programs, doubled its FTE enrollment, opened its first on-campus housing (now serving 565), joined the NAIA Sun Conference, and fielded conference and national award-winning Sand Shark athletes in nine sports. The university’s two campuses serve a diverse student body of 1,822 students. The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton offers cutting-edge Computational Science and Nursing laboratories. The Historic Beaufort campus, located on Beaufort’s downtown waterfront, houses an innovative baccalaureate Studio Art program in close proximity to Beaufort’s many art galleries. Students enjoy opportunities on Hilton Head Island, including the USCB Center for Event Management and a Coastal Ecology research partnership with Vagabond Cruise. USCB serves 1,500 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members, who participate in more than 1 million course hours annually, placing OLLI at USCB in the top 10 in the country. The University of South Carolina Beaufort offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity.

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