DO WE HAVE TO MAKE A RESERVATION FOR THE TOUR?
Yes. Group tour reservations are mandatory and we request at least 30 days to make arrangements.
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR?
You can register online at http://visitosu.oregonstate.edu/group-tours
If you have any questions, or would like to request accommodations for a larger group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN CAN MY GROUP VISIT CAMPUS?
We can generally accommodate two groups per weekday – morning and afternoon slots. This is subject to ambassador and professional staff availability.
WHAT GRADE LEVELS CAN TAKE A GROUP TOUR?
Our office serves 9th grade and above. For Elementary or Middle School groups, please contact Precollege Programs for a campus visit.
HOW WILL MY TOUR RESERVATIONS BE CONFIRMED?
Once you submit your request, you will receive an automatic email stating it has been submitted. Once the Program Coordinator has worked out the details of your visit, you will receive an additional email with your itinerary, a copy of the Policies and Expectations, a link to access your parking permit, and a parking map within a week of registration.
IS THERE A FEE FOR THE TOUR?
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL VISIT INCLUDE?
A typical group visit includes a 60-minute general campus tour and a 30-minute admissions presentation followed by a 15-minute student panel.
WHAT WILL MY STUDENTS SEE ON A TOUR?
The general campus tour covers our academic colleges, points out many of our Cultural Resource Centers, and visits the Memorial Union, Valley Library, and Dixon Recreation Center.
CAN MY STUDENTS HAVE LUNCH ON CAMPUS?
Your group can eat at any of the three dining halls where you are able to pay with a credit card or cash. You can also request pre-paid dining cards for the students. Mention this in your registration and the Program Coordinator will attach the request form to your confirmation. Generally, groups request $10 per card.
The Memorial Union also has various food options, including TOGO’s, which some groups contact to order ahead or arrange catering for their visit. It is important to note that you cannot use the dining cards in the Memorial Union – just the dining halls.
CAN MY GROUP VISIT A CLASS?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer groups the opportunity to sit in on a class.
CAN MY GROUP SEE A RESIDENCE HALL?
Unfortunately, we cannot take groups into residence halls. This is for safety purposes and to respect the current students living on campus. We do have virtual tours online at: https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/residence-halls/tour-residence-halls
CAN WE TOUR OTHER DEPARTMENTS?
If you are interested in visiting other departments, please note that in your registration. The Program Coordinator will make arrangements with other departments based on their availability.
CAN MY GROUP MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO STAY OVERNIGHT?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate overnight guests.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO ALLOW FOR ARRIVAL AND PARKING ON CAMPUS?
Please plan to arrive on campus at the noted check-in time on your itinerary. This will allow time for you to park, check-in to the Welcome Center, and give your students time to visit the restrooms before beginning their visit.
WHAT IF I AM RUNNING LATE?
If you are running late, please call the Program Coordinator at 541-737-0963 to let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your late arrival, but please keep in mind that our ambassadors are current students and may not be available past their scheduled hours.
WHERE SHOULD WE PARK OUR BUS?
Bus parking is located in front of Reser Stadium along 26th St. and don’t forget the parking permit!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR THE TOUR?
Wear casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Please be prepared for the rain!