What to wear on a college tour
It can be quite difficult deciding what to wear on a college tour. This guide will take you through different ideas of what to wear so that you look classy and confident on your upcoming college tour.
What to wear on an official guided college tour
If you are taking an official guided college tour, I recommend wearing a classy but casual outfit. Remember that guided college tours aren’t really going to impact your admission decision, so it really doesn’t matter too much what you wear. Since this is a school sponsored tour, I recommend wearing a nice t-shirt and khaki shorts for boys, or a nice t-shirt and jeans for girls. Ultimately, it really isn’t too important what you wear.
You also want to make sure to wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in. Oftentimes guided college tours involve a lot of walking, so you want to make sure to wear shoes that are good for that. You also want to make sure that you dress appropriately for the weather, as there is also a lot of time spent outside. I recommend bringing a sweater that you can easily take off when moving between buildings and outside.
What to wear if your just walking around campus
If you are just walking around the campus independently, you can wear whatever you want. College students walk around campus in pajamas sometimes, so it really doesn’t matter. As long as what you are wearing is appropriate, you can really wear anything that you want.
What to wear if your meeting with a college admission officer
If you are meeting with a college admission officer, you definitely want to dress proper and professional. I recommend nicer attire like nice pants and a polo for boys or nice pants and a nice shirt for girls. Remember that college admission officers are the ones who make the decision if you are admitted to the college, so you want to leave a good impression.
What to wear if you have a college interview
If you have a college interview, you want to dress in professional clothing. If you are a boy, consider corduroy pants, khakis, and a button up shirt. If you are a girl, knee length skirts, pants, blouses, and long dresses are fine. Make sure that you are also wearing professional shoes. If you plan on walking around the campus after the interview, I recommend bringing a change of shoes. You want to dress in a way that is both professional and will make you confident. Remember that the college interview is very important, and you want to leave a good impression. Dress to impress!
What to wear if you have a college audition
Similarly to the college interview, you want to dress in professional and classy clothing. First impressions are everything! Make sure that the clothing is comfortable, especially if you are moving around a lot. Also make sure that your shoes are comfortable and walkable, as you may be standing for large amounts of time.
What to wear on a college admitted student day
If you are attending a college admitted student day, you should wear casual but nice clothes. Remember that admitted student days are one of the first opportunities to meet professors, counselors, and other admitted students, so you want to dress casually but still nice. I would opt for a nice pair of shorts and a nice shirt.
Ultimately, although choosing an outfit may be stressful, for admitted student days and guided college tours, you will be in big groups of people and the outfits ultimately are not too important. As long as you are dressing in a way that makes you confident and is appropriate, then don’t worry too much.