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Virtual Open Houses

Informational Events for Prospective Families

Virtual Open Houses let families meet with our MHS admissions counselors from the safety of their own homes. Join us at an upcoming webinar and learn more about Milton Hershey School. These guided events provide the perfect chance to ask questions and see if MHS is the right fit for your child.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 6-7 p.m.

Saturday, March 20, 2021 | 10-11 a.m.—Grandparents Event

*A special info session for grandparents raising grandchildren*

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Uncertain about Zoom, the online tool we use for info sessions? Get answers to common questions here.

What is a webinar and what is Zoom?

A  webinar is an interactive info session hosted online. Zoom is the product we use to run our virtual events. It’s like Facetime or video chats, but is made for larger groups.

Who can see me?

For MHS Virtual Open Houses, you can see/hear the presenter but they cannot see/hear you.

Is it safe?

Yes. These are private events with MHS and prospective families only. Your contact information will not be shared. Zoom will not save your contact information unless you create an account.

Do I need to sign up for a Zoom account?

For purposes of watching our Virtual Open House, no.

Do I have to pay to download Zoom?

There are no costs to using Zoom as a webinar or meeting.

Can I access on my cell phone or tablet?

Yes, you can use your cell phone, tablet, or computer. On your cell phone, you will need to download the free app and create an account to use this option.

How do I sign onto Zoom?

To watch the Milton Hershey School webinar, simply touch or click on the link provided (underlined and in blue) at the start time. Then, click the box that says “Open Zoom” to connect.

Can you talk me through the process?

Yes! Call your Admissions Counselor for step-by-step instructions. They will be happy to walk you through the process of joining a webinar. Or, click here for more directions from Zoom.

How do I type questions into the chat?

  1. On the bottom of the Zoom screen, click the box that says “Chat.”
  2. A box will appear; type your question in the box.
  3. Press enter and your comment will appear for all to see.
  4. The presenter will answer or address your questions out loud for the group.

Our Mission to Empower Students

Spartan Sponsor Blog

Many of our parents and sponsors have shared their stories of applying and sending a child to MHS. They’ve been where you are today and know just how you feel.

Read Their Stories Take a Virtual Tour

Contact Us

For questions or assistance attending a Virtual Open House, please contact the Admissions team via email or by phone at 800-322-3248.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.