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Visit Stetson - DeLand Campus

It's easy and fun to visit Stetson University! We provide information sessions and campus tours Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on designated Saturdays at 9 a.m. during the academic year.

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Stetson University Open Houses

Come spend a day with us! Our open houses allow you to get an in-depth look at Stetson University and all it has to offer. Talk with current Hatters, engage with faculty members, sit in on a sample class, learn about our academic offerings, discover extracurricular activities, and take a tour with an Ambassador.

  • Saturday, February 18
  • Saturday, March 18

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Stetson University Holiday Visits

The Office of Admissions offers information sessions followed by campus tours throughout the holidays on select days starting at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. In our 30-minute information session, you will about the application process and student financial planning. This is followed by a 90-minute walking campus tour through our academic buildings, first-year residential hall option, student union space, and library. Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on designated Saturdays at 10 a.m. during the year.

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Daily Tours

The Office of Admissions offers information sessions followed by campus tours Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on designated Saturdays at 10 a.m. during the year. In our 30-minute information session, you will about the application process and student financial planning. This is followed by a 90-minute walking campus tour through our academic buildings, first-year residential hall option, student union space, and library. Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on designated Saturdays at 10 a.m. during the year.

Please allot at least two hours for your visit on campus.

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Shadow Stetson Days

Shadow Stetson Days for the Spring semester are offered on select days Monday through Wednesday for accepted students only. You will be able to shadow classes in your intended school or college, have lunch with current students, meet with a professor, take a guided campus tour, and end the day with your admissions recruiter. Students can also sign up for overnight visits Monday or Tuesday evening to stay in the residential halls with a current student, with classes the following day.

Shadow Stetson Visits are for prospective students only. Parents and family are invited to participate in the campus tour and meeting with admissions recruiter. We also encourage you to explore Historic Downtown DeLand.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks before your intended visit date.

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Stetson "Hi-Notes" Visits

"Hi-Notes" visits provide a shadow experience for prospective music students with an in-depth look at Stetson University and the School of Music. You'll be able to follow another student to classes, participate in ensembles, have lunch with current students, and meet with a professor in your talent area if desired. Reservations must be made at least two weeks before your intended visit date.

Monday- voice (preferred), brass, piano, organ, percussion, string, woodwind

Tuesday- voice, brass, woodwind

Wednesday- voice, brass, woodwind, string

Thursday- voice, brass, woodwind, string

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School of Music Auditions

Audition to be a member of the School of Music at Stetson University at one of our audition dates listed. We additionally encourage you to take a closer look into our music program through a “Hi Notes” music visit.

  • Friday, January 27th - Tenor and Baritone/Bass Voice Only, in correlation with the Stetson Men’s Choir Festival
  • Saturday, January 28th
  • Saturday, February 4th - Preferred audition day for piano
  • Saturday, February 11th
  • Saturday, February 18th
  • Saturday, February 25th

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Group Visits

We believe having groups on our campus is a great way to show future students the opportunities college has to offer them though we do limit our group visits to high school students only. All groups must have an adult chaperone for every 10 students and must contact the university a minimum of two weeks prior to their requested appointment.

To schedule your group visit, call Amanda Thomas at 386-822-7062.

Travel Scholarship

Visiting from out-of-state? Out-of-state students who are accepted and attend an official admissions visit on or before Hatter Saturday, April 8, 2017, can receive a one-time $1,000 travel scholarship awarded as a part of their financial aid package at Stetson. Eligible in-state students who are accepted and visit by Hatter Saturday may also qualify if they file a FAFSA and submit an essay of no more than 250 words on the status page by Hatter Saturday. The essay should address why the student requires a travel scholarship.

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Explore Historic Downtown DeLand

Founded in 1976, DeLand has been nicknamed the Athens of Florida, a cultural center with six museums and the historic Athens Theater. Ten minutes away from beautiful natural springs makes DeLand a perfect location for spotting manatees, soaking up Florida rays, or enjoying homemade pancakes at The Old Spanish Sugar Mill and Griddle House. DeLand hosts a variety of events throughout the calendar year. We encourage you to see what’s happening downtown before or after your visit to campus

Not sure where to start? Ask your Ambassador tour guide about their favorite DeLand spot.