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Undergraduate: Shadow Days

Experience a day in the life of a Red Fox. Sign up today!

Due to the rapidly escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Marist has moved its classes online for the remainder of the semester. As such, our Shadow Day Program is postponed until further notice.

In the meantime, we are offering daily virtual information sessions and ways for you to connect with our staff and students online. Please visit or contact our office at (845) 575-3226 or so we can best assist you. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you in person soon.


What is a Shadow Day?

A Shadow Day is a way for you to experience a day in the life of a Red Fox. Shadow Days can consist of: 

  • Sitting in on a liberal arts/core class
  • Lunch in the dining hall
  • Free time with an Ambassador to experience campus life.

We will pair you with one of our student Ambassador volunteers, who will show you what life at Marist is all about. Please note that the availability of courses within certain disciplines is limited due to student volunteer availability, so in order to preserve the learning environment for our current students and the faculty members teaching our courses, we are unable to accommodate specific class visit requests. If you are interested in learning more about specific academic programs, we encourage you to reach out to the faculty in that discipline for your questions. We thank you for your understanding.

Who can participate in a Shadow Day?

The Shadow Day program is designed to be a second visit program. The fall program is limited to high school seniors and transfer students, and the spring is limited to accepted students only.

I’m excited - how can I sign up?

To participate, fill out the following request form. Please note, we require 2 weeks advance notice of your requested visit.

Our spring 2020 Shadow Day Program will begin on February 5 and will run Monday-Friday until May 1.

The following dates are not available for a Shadow Day:

  • Friday, March 13 
  • Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20
  • Friday, April 10
  • Monday, April 13
  • Tuesday, April 21

We will be closing the Shadow Day request form on April 17, 2020, so be sure to get in any requests before then!

Please Note: The process of finding an Ambassador and getting approval from the professor to have a visitor observe the class can take some time. If you do not hear back from us right away, please be patient!

As soon as we have a confirmed schedule available for you we will let you know using the email address provided on your request form – so make sure you use an email that you check often!

If you have any questions, please call the Undergraduate Admission office at 845-575-3226. 

Request a Shadow Day!