A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Visiting Houghton

A place like Houghton College is best experienced in person. Visiting is a great way to discern if Houghton will be a good fit for you. Call our visit office toll-free at 800-777-2556, or consult our visit office web site for more details.

Approximate Driving Times to Houghton from Cities in Ontario

CityApprox. Driving Time
Niagara Falls 2 hours
St. Catharines 2 1/4 hours
Toronto 3 1/2 hours
London 4 hours
Brockville 4 1/2 hours
Ottawa 6 hours

Airports & Shuttles

Canadian students visiting Houghton by plane usually fly into Rochester (ROC) or Buffalo (BUF). With advanced notice, the visit office can arrange a shuttle driver to pick you up from the airport and take you back. We do have an airfare reimbursement policy for first-time Houghton visitors. The amount of reimbursement depends on your application status, and details can be found here.

Scheduling a Visit

Our visit page will provide you with the most up-to-date information on upcoming Encounter Days. We also schedule individual appointments upon request.  We strongly encourage students to visit during the fall or spring semesters when courses are in session in order to experience what life as a Houghton student is like.  Common visit schedules include a campus tour, meals in our dining facilities, sitting in on a class or two, visiting with a professor, meeting with an admission representative, and perhaps meeting with a coach or athletic team for potential athletes.