The Walkabout

The Walkabout is a one-of-a-kind service for high level administrators which provides detailed insight into how to maximize campus assets to influence enrollment. During this one- to two-day session an expert campus planner works directly with the institution’s president and senior-level administrators to


  • Review strategic growth initiatives.
  • Walk the campus, including a windshield survey of remote areas.
  • Review the history of architectural planning and growth, providing an executive reaction to current or projected plans and discuss inherent values and weaknesses.
  • Discuss the most pressing planning issues such as renovation, new architecture or town/gown interaction.
  • Review the condition of competitive elements that assist in recruiting: residence halls, campus center, health and fitness center, food venues, etc.
  • Suggest a strategy for planning and designing the next improvement efforts: review methodology, process and possible outcomes.
  • Conduct an exit interview to review observations, make first recommendations and discuss the future.

After the Walkabout, our clients have a more complete view of how to leverage the existing competitive advantages of their campuses as a cultural landscape and a clearer understanding of best practice process when considering new improvement efforts. All findings summarized in a written report. Below is a list of selected institutions that have benefitted from the Walkabout:

  • Mars Hill College
  • William Peace University
  • Central Methodist University
  • Marywood University
  • Eckerd College
  • McPherson College
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian College
  • Central College
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Augustana College
  • Sandhills Community College
  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College
  • The University of Mary
  • Monmouth College

Click here to read testimonial of R. Thomas Williamson, Ph.D., Past President of Westminster College.

To learn more about the Walkabout, contact Celli-Flynn Brennan today.

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