Individual Tours

We look forward to welcoming prospective students and families to campus for a visit! Check out the many tour options available and click the button below for information on which dates we have open for campus visits. 

For prospective students transferring to Oregon State University from another community college/university, we encourage you to schedule your campus visit on a Tuesday or Friday, when we have a transfer general admissions presentation and a transfer tour! However, no matter what day you visit, we’ll provide an excellent visit experience for you.


Register for an Individual Campus Tour

Campus Visit FAQs and Guidelines

What you can experience during your Oregon State University campus visit day:

Campus Tour (90 minutes long)

Join us for a prospective student tour of the Oregon State University campus led by our student TOUR Ambassadors!


Campus Tour en español (90 minutes long)

Join us for a prospective student tour of the Oregon State University campus led by our student TOUR Ambassadors! // Te invitamos a que nos acompañen en un tour para estudiantes interesados en la Universidad estatal de Oregon. Ofrecida en español por nuestros embajadores de TOUR estudiantiles.


Admissions Information Presentation (30 minutes long)

This presentation will contain both prospective freshman student information (how to apply to OSU, dates and deadlines, scholarship and financial aid info) as well as admitted student information (next steps in your admissions process).


Campus Tour for Transfer Students (60 minutes long)

This tour route is created especially for prospective transfer students who plan to transfer to OSU from other 2- or 4-year colleges/universities.


Transfer Admissions Information Presentation (30 minutes long)

This presentation will contain both prospective transfer student information (how to apply to OSU, dates and deadlines, scholarship and financial aid info) as well as admitted transfer student information (next steps in your admissions process). Students wishing to have individualized conversations about their desired program or transfer coursework should make an appointment to speak to a transfer counselor.


College of Business Tour (1 hour long)

If you are interested in learning more about the College of Business, sign up to join this 1 hour tour of the business facilities on campus. Learn from current students about Innovation Nation, our first-year experience, and the majors we offer.


College of Engineering Tour (75 minutes long)

If you are interested in learning more about the College of Engineering, join engineering student ambassadors for this 75 minute tour of the engineering facilities on campus. This will be a great opportunity for you to see our facilities, learn about the resources and programs available to engineering students, and get answers to all of your questions.


College of Education Presentation (30 minutes long)

Meet with a College of Education representative to discover the pathways to become a teacher in the College of Education. During the conversation, you will learn details about our programs in the college, scholarship opportunities, students resources, and more! If a session is not available on the date of your campus visit, you can learn about the College of Education by scheduling a Zoom appointment with one of our Ambassadors here (link will open a separate window).


College of Health Tour (50 minutes long) 

If you are interested in a career that supports the lifelong health and well-being of all people, join this 50 minute session to learn more about the College of Healthits majors and student success.


College of Liberal Arts Student Ambassador Presentation (45 minutes long)

Join the College of Liberal Arts for a 45 minute presentation led by our Student Ambassadors! We will be giving an overview of all the majors, minors, programs, research opportunities and other ways students can be involved in CLA.


College of Science Tour (60 minutes long)

Experience the College of Science firsthand by scheduling a science-focused tour led by our Peer Advisors, students who work for the college to help create an unforgettable college experience for their peers. From the life sciences of biology, zoology, microbiology, biohealth sciences, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology to the physical sciences of chemistry, physics and math, there's something for everyone interested in a career in science. Fridays only: College of Science advisors are available to meet with interested individuals after the tour ends at 2 p.m.


Natural Sciences Tour (1 hour long)

If you are interested in learning more about majors and research opportunities within the College of Agricultural Sciences, the College of Forestry, or the College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, sign up to join this 1 hour tour of the natural sciences facilities on campus.


Honors College Information Session (1 hour long)

This informational session is about the Oregon State University Honors College and features current Honors College student ambassadors. Learn about the Honors College, the requirements, the opportunities & benefits, and how to apply!


Individual Conversation with a University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) Advisor (virtual appointments only)

Are you undecided on a college major? Do you have a few majors in mind and want details on how to get more information about your interests? Do you simply want to learn more about the academic majors and options available at Oregon State? Schedule a 30-minute conversation for you and your guests with a generalist advisor from UESP to get perspective on how OSU's diverse academic options might fit with your interests.


Work out in the OSU campus recreation/gym facilities (beginning 9/27, limited to 20 visitors daily; please only register if your travel plans will allow you to stay and work out)

Interested in working out at OSU's student recreation center on your own time outside of your visit? You and your guests may have complimentary access to Dixon Recreation Center the day before, of, or after your visit as a special perk for being a campus visitor! All Dixon users must be 16 years or older. You may use Dixon prior to checking in for your visit day. Please be prepared to present a photo ID at Dixon in order to enter. Pre-registration is required and only available for a limited number of visitors per day. Day-of walk-in use without pre-registration is not allowed. To check the current operational hours for Dixon, please click here.

Why should your students get to have all the fun? If you are a high school counselor or independent counselor, come and experience Beaver Nation for yourself! We will customize a campus visit for your needs. Interested counselors may may submit this form to request a campus visit. 

If your OSU department has visiting scholars, distinguished alumni, candidates interviewing for jobs or any other visitors who may be interested in a campus tour, or if you are a new staff or faculty member, please submit this form to request a campus partner tour.

While we appreciate "furry" family members, we ask that you please leave your pets at home. Animals, including emotional support animals, are not permitted inside OSU buildings which we walk through on tours. If you are bringing a trained service animal with you, please denote that in your visit registration in the "Disability Accommodations" section. Thank you!

If you are feeling sick on the day of your visit, we kindly ask you to stay home and reschedule your visit.

Please be mindful that Oregon State is a 100% tobacco-free campus, so refrain from smoking or using tobacco on campus property. Firearms and weapons are also prohibited on campus.

For campus visits occurring through September 2023: Please note that some campus partners operate at reduced hours during the summer term, so certain colleges are only able to offer tours on specific days of the week.

  • The Welcome Center will be closed the following dates:
    • Monday, September 4th (holiday)
    • Tuesday, September 5th through Friday, September 8th (relocation to Reser Stadium!)
    • Monday, September 18th through Tuesday, September 26th (annual staff training) 
    • October 6th, October 27th, November 17th (Beaver Open House prospective student visit program)
    • November 10th, November 23rd-24th (holidays) 

Complimentary parking will be provided to all visitors who register for a campus visit! Oregon State University uses a virtual parking permit system, meaning that you don't need to print anything out ahead of time. All you need is your car's make, model, color and license plate information for the car you drive to campus!

Registered visitors will receive emails with further instructions on how to obtain your virtual parking permit and directions to campus. Please register for a campus visit in order to receive these emails.

Visitors can park in floors 1-3 of the parking garage, or in any B or C zones using the virtual permit. Here is a campus parking map displaying the location of the parking garage and the zoned parking areas. The best GPS address to the parking garage is 661 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331.

ADA Parking: While our virtual permits are for B and C zones, our virtual permit is also valid for vehicles with a DMV-isssued ADA parking placard to park in ADA parking spaces in any zone. When entering the parking garage, there are ADA parking spots to the left of the entrance.

drone view of Corvallis campus


Self-Guided Tours

View the virtual video tour below or download our free self-guided tour app to explore campus on your own! It can be used on-campus for a guided tour experience, or from the comfort of your own home! It features our very own student TOUR Ambassadors who have recorded audio for each tour stop.

OSU Self-Guided Tour | Campus Visitors' Guide

Virtual Video Tour

Live Virtual Visit Events

group of people on campus tour in Corvallis


Group Tours

The Welcome Center provides a 60-minute guided walking tour of campus and/or a 45-minute general information session with a student panel to prospective student groups about Oregon State University. Group tours are for high school or community college groups that are coordinated/chaperoned by an official staff member from that school. 


Request a Group Campus Tour

Hatfield Marine Science Center located in Newport, OR


Other Visit Opportunities

Although these visit opportunities are not centrally coordinated by the OSU Welcome Center, prospective students can use the links below to set up visits with these departments: