A Look at How Prospective Terriers Are Touring Campus during the Pandemic
In this video, admissions ambassador Hikima Lukomwa (Sargent’22) takes BU Today along on a virtual tour
In the video above, BU Today goes along with admissions ambassador Hikima Lukomwa (Sargent’22) as she gives a live virtual tour of the Charles River Campus to a group of prospective students tuning in remotely via Zoom.
This year, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, campus admissions tours have had to go virtual. Instead of walking across campus trailed by a group of high schoolers and their families, BU admissions ambassadors like Hikima Lukomwa (Sargent’22) are conducting tours via iPhone, with prospective students logging on from all over the world to catch a glimpse of the Charles River Campus.
Lukomwa, who is also the Admissions Student Diversity Board community-linked coordinator, began giving campus tours as a freshman. During a normal year, she does this in person, walking backward (a necessary skill for these ambassadors) as she takes students up Bay State Road and across campus, her voice amplified so prospective students and their families can hear her answers to their questions. Now, those students and families are viewing the campus and asking those questions via Zoom. And because Lukomwa and fellow tour guides are no longer able to lead a group of approximately 20 walkers, they’ve decided to change it up, with adjustments that allow them to show off more of the campus. (For starters, they now begin their virtual tours at West Campus.) See for yourself what these virtual admissions tours are like in the video above, as Lukomwa heads a campus tour, pandemic-style.