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Let the Gold Keys Be Your Guide

Visiting campus is the best way to explore all that Elmira College offers you. Led by current Elmira students known as Gold Keys, you'll tour the facilities — including our state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab — hear a lecture by one of our expert faculty on environmental science and sustainability, catch a Soaring Eagles athletics event, and talk with current students about their experience.

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What to Expect When You Visit Elmira

Get ready to spend the day here because you will want to experience every corner of Elmira’s beautiful, green campus and the charming town we call home. Gold Keys will guide you around campus, stopping at all the important spots, including residence halls, dining facilities, and classrooms. You’ll tour where students study, recharge, and connect. During your visit, you’ll learn about life on campus and a little bit of the college’s rich history. And if you’re interested in learning about something specific, such as the augmented reality sandbox in the environmental science center or our state-of-the-art nursing facility, just ask!

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Places to Stay During Your Campus Visit

Ready to explore Elmira and looking for a place to stay? We’re here to help you do that. From national chains to independent B&Bs, check out the local accommodations within 25 miles of the Elmira College campus. Many local accommodations provide a discount for families visiting Elmira College. Be sure to ask when making your reservation.


Talk to an Admissions Counselor

Now is your time to get to know us — a college unlike any other. We’re ready to share advice about college admission and updates about all things Elmira!

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Take a Virtual Tour

Visit campus anytime, from anywhere! Want a quick look around? Take a few minutes and treat yourself to a virtual tour of Elmira College. Schedule a virtual presentation hosted by admissions counselors and financial aid staff and get your questions answered. 

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Everything You Want. All in Upstate New York.

The City of Elmira is a small, quaint town with big-city connections. Located in the stunning Finger Lakes, a short drive from Buffalo, Rochester, Philadelphia, and New York City, it's a jumping-off point for skiing, golf, hiking, water sports, bike touring, museums, and restaurants. Throughout the year, Elmira Downtown Development hosts events in the district, such as outdoor concerts, a weekly farmers market, a street painting festival, outdoor movie nights, and more. Also, remember to visit the Mark Twain Study, located on EC's campus, where the famous author penned some of his most iconic novels, like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Explore the Region

Three cyclists take a break in a a grassy area and look over Keuka Lake

Photo credit: Finger Lakes Wine Country

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