Virtual Tour of Campus Unveiled

Virtual Tour of Campus Unveiled

November 19, 2020 |

East Central College launched its new virtual tour that provides an all-encompassing exploration of campus from the comfort and safety of home.

The tour provides a comprehensive self-guided walk through of the Union campus and Rolla sites, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

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Joel Doepker, vice president of external relations, said the intended audience is prospective students, but anybody is welcome to view the tour.

“COVID-19 changed how we typically would introduce our campus to potential students,” Doepker said.  “We’re excited to have this feature to attract students to the College at a time when in-person visits and tours are limited.”

“Now, future students and their families, can explore campus anytime they want to, from their PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone,” he added.

The tour is powered by Google and works just like a Google map — the user presses arrows to move throughout campus.

All the primary buildings on the Union campus are featured, including Buescher Hall, Hansen Hall, the Health and Science Building, Donald Shook Student Center, the East Central Training Center and the Business and Industry Center.

The two Rolla locations, Rolla Main and Rolla North, are also highlighted.

Inside each building the tour takes visitors to classrooms, labs and amenities, such as the Culinary Arts Kitchen in the East Central Training Center, the Nursing lab in the Health and Science building, the Learning Center in Buescher Hall, the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center in Hansen Hall and the welding lab in the Business and Industry Center.


The virtual tour features an aerial video of the Union campus recorded by a drone camera. The video also provides information about the college and its 50 degree programs and certificates.

“This tour provides us with another opportunity to show students considering ECC and their families the number of pathways, transfer degrees and certificates we offer,” Doepker commented.

Video and photo galleries accompany the virtual tour in areas such as the art gallery, Culinary Arts kitchen, the Nursing Lab and the EMT/Paramedic lab.