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Group Tours

Group Visit Registration Information

Bringing a Group to Campus

Thank you for your interest in scheduling a group tour at Santa Clara University!  We offer group tours for high schools and organizations with groups larger than six. Group tours are available for groups; grades 9th through 12th or college transfer students.  Please note we are unable to accommodate elementary or middle school students due to the heavy demand we receive for high school and college transfer visits.

Group Tour Reservations

Group tours are offered Tuesday through Friday and some select Saturdays (October through May). Our group tour is offered from 10:30am-11:30am and includes a counselor presentation, student panel, and campus tour. Summer group tour availability varies. We encourage you to check back in April for an update on summer group tours.

Requests for group tours are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis and may be restricted during peak visitation times (restricted dates will be listed on our website). Please fill out the Group Reservation Request Form to request a date to visit. For planning purposes, please request tours at least four weeks in advance. Please select your date carefully as we do book very quickly and may be unable to reschedule another date at a later time. Your tour is not confirmed until you receive email confirmation from a Visitor Relations coordinator.

Scheduling Options

Group visit session available:

10:30-11:30 AM
  • September 26 - November 17
  • November 28 - December 1
  • January 16 - February 17
  • February 27 - March 10
  • April 24 - June 1

We will be unable to accommodate special group requests on the dates below due to high visitor traffic:

  • February 19 - 24 (President’s Week)
  • March 11 - April 23

Group visits are available on some select Saturdays throughout the school year starting October 2017 until May 19th 2018.

In order to offer a superior visit experience for your group, please review the following guidelines:

Group Size

We can accommodate groups up to 60. If your group arrives with more than 60 students, we may have to offer you a self-guided tour.

Timely Arrival

Please arrive on time. Bay Area traffic can be heavy especially during the morning commute hours. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we may not be able to accommodate your group, as our Student Ambassador Tour guides are not available outside the scheduled window.

Cancellation Notice

In the event that you need to cancel your visit, please provide appropriate notification of the cancellation of the scheduled visit by calling our office at (408) 554-4700. Additionally, if the number in your group changes from your original count, please notify us at least one week prior to your scheduled visit. This will assist us in making sure to schedule the appropriate number of tour guides.

Chaperones

One chaperone is required for every 15 students and/or guests. Chaperones are expected to monitor the behavior of each student and/or guest during the entire visit. Should the group arrive without adequate chaperones, this may result in some activities (including the campus tour) to be cancelled. 

Conduct

Please ensure students and/or guests show respect to the university, its faculty, staff, and students during your group visit. Failure to do so may result in early conclusion of the visit and may restrict any future visits.

Campus Lunch

If your group would like to dine on campus, please contact our Catering department at catering@scu.edu for more information.

Directions and Campus Map

Undergraduate Admission is located in the Schott Enrollment Services building, right up the main entrance of the campus. For directions to our campus and to obtain a campus map, please visit https://www.scu.edu/aboutscu/our-campus/directions.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit to check in.

Parking

Enter through the main campus entrance of the university and stop at the parking kiosk. Buses will be directed to drop off the group at our main campus entrance and will be directed to off campus parking by the attendant. Buses will pick up the group at the same location when the visit is completed. If you are driving separate cars to our campus, please obtain a free visitor pass from the main kiosk at the entrance to our campus. You will be directed to park in the parking structure or in visitor parking located next to Enrollment Services.