Fairfield Launches New Interactive 3D Campus Map and Virtual Tour

Fairfield Launches New Interactive 3D Campus Map and Virtual Tour

The University's new 360-degree online experiences give prospective students the opportunity to tour Fairfield’s modern campus and surrounding community from anywhere in the world.

As Fairfield becomes more national in scope, it's exciting to be able to engage with prospective students from across the country, and the world, in a meaningful way.

— Jim Anderson, director of Undergraduate Admission

Fairfield University has partnered with immersive technology company Concept3D to develop a brand-new interactive campus map and virtual tour experience that gives prospective students the opportunity to explore Fairfield’s 200-acre campus with the click of a button.

"As Fairfield becomes more national in scope, it's exciting to be able to engage with prospective students from across the country, and the world, in a meaningful way,” said Jim Anderson, director of Undergraduate Admission. “Offering students the opportunity to visit our campus from the comfort of their home is an important way to generate interest from prospective students beyond our core market. It is also a useful tool for students who may not have the resources to visit Fairfield, but would like to experience campus prior to applying or enrolling.”

Ideal for students and families visiting campus for the first time, the University’s fully interactive digital map integrates 3D modeling with 360-degree photography, and GPS navigation to effortlessly guide guests from point A to B as they explore campus by car or on foot. In addition to highlighting the University’s main academic and administrative buildings and directing visitors where best to park, the map also features panoramic photos and descriptions of the campus’ multiple athletic fields and facilities, residence halls, and off-the-beaten-path points of interests, including Bellarmine Pond, The Levee restaurant, and the University's hidden Zen Garden, to name a few.

Even though the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s on-campus guided tours are in full swing this fall, the map’s interactive features are especially useful for prospective students and families who want to visit campus but are not completely comfortable gathering in groups due to the pandemic. Utilizing the map’s technology, visitors can customize their experience by selecting points of interests most relevant to their academic path, while still learning important information and fun facts about each location. Once their campus tour is complete, users also have the option to explore the surrounding Fairfield area by using the map for directions to the University’s popular Downtown Bookstore and Fairfield Beach.

In addition to the interactive 3D map, the University has also teamed up with Concept 3D to launch a new, fully immersive virtual tour experience. Designed to simulate a traditional campus visit, the platform offers users 360-degree views of the University’s modern facilities and scenic grounds while providing useful information about Fairfield academics and student life. Users have the option to take a traditional campus tour or an athletics facility tour and explore more than fifteen different point of interest, including academic buildings like the Dolan School of Business, Bannow Science Center and Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, as well as student gathering spots like the RecPlex, Barone Campus Center, and Egan Chapel.

To experience the virtual tour and interactive campus map or to learn more about Fairfield University’s many virtual and in-person visit opportunities, visit www.fairfield.edu/visit.

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Last modified: 10-15-21 11:13 AM

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