Prior to Covid-19, fall was often a time that families toured colleges to help determine which schools seemed like a fit. This is obviously a challenge during a pandemic—not to mention a costly endeavor for families—many of whom have felt a negative impact on their finances in the past six months.
Virtual college tours, however, are a legitimate way to "visit" a campus to learn about individual schools. Here is a handy list of schools offering virtual tours that families can use. The New York Times also recently provided an article with several other virtual campus tour options.