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2018 dotCOMM Awards Spotlight: Washington College

We’ll continue to feature some of this year’s most noteworthy dotCOMM Awards entries throughout the competition. 


Organization: Washington College
Location: Chestertown, MD
Title of Entry: “Washington College Campus 360 Interactive Virtual Tour”
Category: 45. Website – Virtual Reality

When choosing a school, many students consider experiencing a college’s campus a key deciding factor. Unfortunately, it may not always be possible for a student to visit a certain school’s campus. Washington College found a way to bring their campus to students nationwide.

Washington College created an interactive experience for prospective students and employees who may not be able to visit Chestertown and experience the campus firsthand. Using Google Maps, the college designed a virtual tour of the campus that captures the Washington College spirit. Through the tour, users can “walk” around and get a feel for the campus. Users can navigate through the tour by using the provided prompts, or by using a small map to navigate to any specific locations.

The tours have not only served as an excellent resource for prospective students, but also as a recruitment tool for potential faculty and student-athletes. The campus tour has received up to 20,000 views in 36 weeks and is only one of 21 virtual tours Washington College offers.

To view the full tour, visit here.

The 2018 dotCOMM Awards deadline is today. Enter now.