Applicant Shadow Visit

Experience Waterford
Up-Close & Personal

A Window into the World of Waterford

Shadow visits are a great way for an applicant to experience Waterford. A half-day visit will give an applicant a window into the world of a Waterford student. Applicants for admission will get an up-close and personal view into the Waterford student community, the nature of the classroom, the student-teacher relationship, and experience first-hand opportunities to jump into a science experiment, draw, sketch, paint, dance, or play in the Orchestra. A shadow visit is one of the best ways to see if Waterford is the right fit.

On Your Shadow Day

You will be assigned your own Student Ambassador who will greet you and off you’ll go! You’ll move through a typical schedule to experience a “day in the life” as a Waterford student. Waterford offers both AM and PM shadow visits. AM Shadow visits begin at 8:15 a.m. and go through lunch ending at 12:40 p.m. PM shadow visits begin at 11:40 a.m., include lunch, and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Both options include two classes.

What to Wear & Bring With You

Waterford is situated on a 41-acre campus with 10 buildings, so be prepared to get outside and enjoy our picturesque campus! On the morning of your shadow visit, remember to dress comfortably and in a manner that shows you’re ready to learn and engage with us. Additionally, if you are visiting during the winter months, it’s a good idea to bring a warm jacket as you’ll navigate the outdoor spaces while moving from building to building throughout the day. Bring a notebook and pen to take notes and make observations of your day, and feel free to bring a water bottle and/or snack.

Please note: Waterford students and visitors are not allowed to use cell phones during class. We recommend that you leave it at home or in your backpack for the day. 

What to Do Next?

  1. Make sure that your application for admission has been submitted.  
  2. Wait for the Admissions Office to contact you to schedule your visit. You will have the option to choose from a specific set of dates in October through February. These visits are on a first come, first serve basis.
  3. Get ready to experience the warm and welcoming student community and transformational faculty in your “day in the life” as a Waterford student!