Visit Central

Visiting our campus will allow you to experience the uniqueness of Seattle Central. We want you to do more than look at our website and read our brochures. We want to you to meet our students, experience our campus culture, and visualize what you could accomplish by studying at Seattle Central.

Visiting us is easy! Our urban location means you have access to many transportation options, whether you drive, walk, ride a bike, or take the bus, light rail or ferry.

Campus Tours

Campus tours, led by current students, offer the best possible exposure to the people and facilities unique to Seattle Central.

For your convenience, we offer two types of tours:

  • Drop–in tours
  • Group tours by reservation

Drop–in campus tours last 50 minutes and begin at the North Plaza (NP) building. Use the NP's Broadway entrance, and take a seat on the chairs and couches by the window. At the scheduled tour time, our tour guide(s) will meet you there.

Group tours for 6 or more people require a reservation. We prefer that you contact us at least two weeks in advance in order to ensure appropriate staffing of your group tour. We may also be able to provide other Outreach department services before or after the tour, upon request. To schedule your group tour, contact us by phone (206.934.3816) or email

Prior to your visit, we invite you to take the opportunity to see our campus and neighborhood by watching our virtual tour!

Information Sessions

Information Sessions help provide an overview of Seattle Central College. Information Sessions are held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., and last 50 minutes, including a question and answer period. Outreach staff conduct the Information Sessions, and an optional student–led campus tour follows each one.

Reservations are required. You may make a reservation by contacting Outreach by phone or email at 206.934.3816 or The location of the Information Session will be provided when your reservation is confirmed. We encourage you to reserve your spot(s) as early as possible, as space is limited.

Topics covered include:

  • Admission process
  • Financial aid and tuition (FAFSA, grants, scholarships, student loans)
  • Programs, degrees, and certifications offered at Seattle Central
  • Student Leadership, clubs, and activities
  • Student services
  • Our diverse campus community and neighborhood

Please note: All Outreach Information Sessions provide general information on the different academic programs and degrees offered at Seattle Central (e.g., College Transfer (AA/AS), Bachelor's (BAS), Professional/Technical (AAS), and Certificates). Some Professional Technical departments offer their own information sessions which provide detailed information on their programs. If you are interested in a specific Professional Technical program or programs, you may want to consider attending one or more Professional/Technical Information Sessions in addition to the general Information Session offered by Outreach Services.

Classroom visits

Sit in on a class! Experience life as a Seattle Central student!

Our faculty welcome you to visit some of their regularly scheduled classes. Specific subject offerings are shown below. Simply contact the faculty member whose class you would like to observe. S/he will email you a confirmation, complete with location and other details. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Please note that your preferred day for class visitation may not always be possible, due to holidays, mid–terms, finals or other reasons.

We encourage you to get the most out of your time at Seattle Central by pairing your classroom visit with a guided campus tour or information session! Schedules are noted on the left.

Name Subject Phone Email
Kayleen Oka Sociology 206.934.2913
James Cauter Music 206.934.2010
Krystle Balhan Psychology 206.934.0955
Greg Hinckley Sociology 206.934.5403

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