Never before have virtual campus tours been so accessible — or so crucial. The pandemic has driven high schoolers online for their college search, and admissions offices are quickly adapting to create that fall-in-love-with-your-campus moment through photo tours, video tours, and the new gold standard — 360-degree virtual tours.
For universities without a 360-degree campus tour (or with one that’s out-of-date), making a new virtual tour may feel daunting, but the process is surprisingly simple, and Campus 360 is here to help! We’ve just released an updated do-it-yourself guide for schools that want to make their own virtual campus tour, DIY-style.
The guide begins with a quick primer for anyone new to the virtual media world. We explain major trends in VR, AR, and other immersive media in simple terms for admissions offices, university leadership, and even savvy college students who want to pitch in and help. The DIY guide also offers insight into how to use VR to attract high school students most effectively, from live guided virtual campus visits, to college fairs, to enhanced email campaigns, to interactive social media.
Finally, we dive into the tour creation itself! We encourage you to read the guide in full, but for those still wary of the time and financial investment, don’t worry — all you’ll need is:
- A 360 camera.
- A tripod.
- A portable power bank, extra SD cards, and labels.
- A college map and pen.
- Sunshine and access to the coolest spots on campus!
Our step-by-step instructions for recording and creating a 360 virtual reality campus tour are simple and guaranteed to help your school keep up with the changing landscape. For schools on a tight budget (or none at all!), Campus 360 offers free hosting for simple virtual tours and is also a free resource for students who want a centralized place to browse different virtual college tours.
For schools that want to further invest in immersive digital recruitment (a necessity as VR weaves more and more finely into daily life), we highly encourage you to take advantage of Campus 360’s advanced features. Gone are the days of crazy-expensive virtual reality campaigning — today, whether you want more locations, higher resolution, pop-up stories, customized headsets, or guided live virtual tours, Campus 360 offers high-quality and fully-customized services at affordable prices.
Campus 360’s guide is the perfect starter pack to position your school at the top, and Campus 360 is the best partner for any school trying to bring your college tour to life. We provide the only college touring platform available everywhere in the world, including behind China’s Great Firewall — among a host of other customized services that no other virtual campus touring platform provides.
Read the guide today — invest in VR for tomorrow!
Questions, or just want to get in touch? Reach out to our Campus 360 team at firstname.lastname@example.org!