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When are campus tours offered and how do I arrange a campus tour? Should I visit?

CSU Bakersfield

Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call for an appointment 24 hours in advance. For group tours call one week in advance. Campus tour usually last between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

University Outreach Services
(661) 654-3138

CSU Channel Islands

Guided campus tours are offered Monday — Friday at 11:30 am. Campus Preview Days are also offered on select dates. Please visit for more information.

CSU Chico

Campus tours are available Monday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Tours depart from the Office of Admissions located in room 130 of the Student Services Center (located on the corner of W. 2nd and Ivy Streets). If you plan to come on a Saturday, please call seven days in advance. Guided tours are not available on legal holidays or holiday weekends. Tour reservations may be made online or by phone and are strongly recommended.

Office of Admissions
(530) 898-4428 or (800) 542-4426

Cal Maritime

We offer campus tours Monday through Friday. Contact us at (800) 561-1945 or at our web-site to schedule your tour.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Guided Tour

Cal Poly offers one campus tour and an admissions presentation every weekday (Monday - Friday), except for holidays when the campus is closed. There are no tours offered on Saturdays or Sundays. Tours are led by current Cal Poly students and provide a general overview of the campus and a first-hand student perspective on campus and residential life. Registration is required. Please meet at the information desk in the University Union at the appropriate time.

Cal Poly does not make arrangements for individual or customized campus tours. If you are bringing a group of 15 or more (including school groups), advance arrangements are required.

Please visit the Cal Poly Admissions Guided Tour website for tour times and online tour registration. A Campus Tour Information Line is available at 805/756-5734.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are an alternative for visitors unable to visit our campus at the regularly scheduled tour time. Please visit the Cal Poly Admissions Self-Guided Tour website for more information.

Admissions Presentations

Admissions presentations, given by Cal Poly Admissions Counselors, are offered every weekday (Monday - Friday) except for major holidays when the campus is closed. Find out about the admission requirements (both freshmen and transfers applicants), Cal Poly's selection criteria, application deadlines and some of the factors that make Cal Poly unique from other universities. Please visit the Cal Poly Admissions Information Session website for presentation times and additional information.

CSU Dominguez Hills

Come for a friendly visit. Stay for a stellar education.

We offer potential and new students, as well as their families, a number of options for visiting and touring our campus. Visit our website at www.CSUDH.EDU/tours for more information about tours, visits and open house, and to schedule your visit.

CSU East Bay

Walking tours of the campus are available. Reservations are suggested. Self-guided tour maps are also available. Learn more at

CSU Fresno

Campus tours are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please call at least two weeks in advance. Weekend tours are also available by appointment.

Mary Hernandez
(209) 278-2048

CSU Fullerton

Campus tours are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 am, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m. If you wish to visit all other times, please call to make an appointment.

New Student Information Center
(657) 278-3120

Humboldt State University

Guided tours of the campus are available Monday through Friday. The tours begin from the Visitors Lobby, located in the Student and Business Services (SBS) building, first floor, southwest corner. Tours are also available on most Saturdays. The Housing Office offers tours of the residence halls immediately following the campus tours. Please contact the Admissions Office for tour dates and times and to schedule your visit.

Office of Admissions
(707) 826-6270 or toll free (866) 850-9556 E-mail:

CSU Los Angeles

Campus tours are available Monday through Friday. Please call for an appointment.

Office of Admissions & University Outreach
(323) 343-3175

CSU Long Beach

Campus tours are available Monday through Friday, times vary each semester. Please call to make an appointment, or call ahead of time for tour schedule. Group tours are by appointment only.

University Outreach & School Relations
(562) 985-5358

CSU Monterey Bay

CSUMB offers both student-led tours and self-guided tours. You can find more information, check tour schedules, and make a reservation for a guided campus tour by visiting the CSUMB.EDU/tour website.

Though there's nothing like the real thing where you can hear from current students, feel the cool coastal breeze, sense the spirit of the campus, and see everything, you may also be interested in taking a self guided tour of CSUMB.

CSU Northridge

Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) offers guided walking tours of the CSUN campus led by the University Ambassadors. Tours last approximately one hour and allow individuals, families, school groups or organizations to visit major points of interest while learning about life as a CSUN student.

To book a guided campus tour, please make a reservation by calling the SOAR office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at (818) 677-2879.

Guest Relations and Campus Tours
(818) 677-2879

Cal Poly Pomona

The Visitor Center provides many different services to help guests become acquainted with Cal Poly Pomona. Ninety-minute walking tours provided by experienced undergraduate students offer the most in-depth look at the university. The Visitor Center also provides information through campus displays, the university's CD-Rom, videos, and Cal Poly Pomona's web pages. Campus tours are available year-round at various times. To make the necessary tour appointment, contact the Visitor Center at (909) 869-3529, through e-mail at or fill out an online request card on their website at

(909) 869-3529

CSU Sacramento

Campus tours are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please call for an appointment. If you wish to arrange a group tour, please call two weeks in advance.

University Outreach
(916) 278-7362 or 1-800-SAC-IS-IT

CSU San Bernardino

Campus tours are available Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admissions & Student Recruitment
(909) 537-5188

San Diego State University

SDSU Campus Tours

SDSU campus tours are a two-hour program that includes a walking tour encompassing the main part of campus including narration on the history and traditions of the University, and a 60-minute interactive presentation provided by an SDSU admissions representative. SDSU campus tours are conducted daily during the academic year at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and on a reduced schedule during winter break and summer. Reservations need to be made at least one day in advance.

SDSU campus tours may be scheduled online at All SDSU campus tours depart from the Prospective Student Center in the Student Services building, located at the base of the clock tower (see the Campus Map). Contact the Prospective Student Center at (619) 594-6336 if you have any questions regarding availability.

SDSU At a Glance Tours

These special Saturday tours are offered selected weekends during the fall semester (see schedule below). The SDSU At a Glance tour includes the following:

  • Information session for prospective students that includes the following topics: Why SDSU?, admissions and housing information.
  • SDSU student panel
  • Walking tour of the SDSU campus.

Reservations are required and can be made at These tours fill up quickly; no walk-in spaces are available.

San Francisco State

Campus tours are available to individuals (no appointment) and to groups (by appointment). Tours are available Monday through Friday. A self-guided campus tour publication is available for those who can not make the student-led campus tour. The latest tour schedule is available at the Student Outreach website indicated below:

(415) 338-2355

San Jose State University

Campus tours are highly recommended for prospective students, parents, and families. They are available Monday through Friday 11:00am and 1:30pm and select Saturdays, by reservation only at

Welcome Center
Student Outreach and Recruitment
(408) 924-2786

CSU San Marcos

Campus Tours are available weekdays at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, excluding holidays. Tours leave promptly from Cougar Central which is located on the 3rd floor of Craven Hall. Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to tour. Tours consist of a 20 minute informational session followed by a 45 to 60 minute student-led tour of campus. Individual walk-ins are welcome. For group tours of 10 visitors or more please call in advance at (760) 750-4830.

Campus Tours
Admissions & Student Outreach

(760) 750-4830

Sonoma State University

Campus tours are available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call for an appointment.

Student Outreach at Sonoma (SOS)
(707) 664-3029

CSU Stanislaus

Campus tours are available and are scheduled as they are requested.

Admissions & Outreach
(209) 667-3811

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