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Group Tours

Group Visit Request Information


Group Visit Availability

Thank you for your interest in requesting a group visit at Santa Clara University! Group visits are offered Monday through Friday during the academic year (October through May). Summer group visit availability varies depending on sutdent availability. We encourage you to check back in late spring for an update on summer group tours.

Please note that during the academic year we may be unable to provide group visits on certain days (i.e. admission event days, university holidays, Thanksgiving and spring breaks, President's week, finals week etc.). Also due to high visitor volume, we are not able to offer group visits from mid-March through the end of April.

Group Visit Times:

  • Monday-Friday at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
  • Select Saturdays at 11:45 am (October-mid-May only)

Group Requirements:

  • Group visits are limited to high school (grades 9-12) and college bound groups (grades 9-12) from 10 to 100 people. Local community organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • We are unable to accommodate elementary or middle school students due to the heavy demand we receive for high school and college transfer visits. No exceptions. You may visit on your own by participating in a self-guided walking tour. If interested, download it here! You may pick up admission brochures in the Undergraduate Admission office on the date of your visit.
  • For groups of 60 or less, your visit will include a 20 minute counselor information session and a 40 minute tour or you can opt for a 60 minute tour instead. Groups over 60 (up to 100) will be offered a 60 minute campus tour and do not include a counselor information session.
  • Due to staffing limitations, we are unable to accept every request we receive.

Availability at a Glance

Dates Academic Holiday & Blackout Dates Tour Availability
June 8-September 30, 2019 Summer Availability Varies Call Office
November 25-29, 2019 Thanksgiving Break Self-Guided Tours
December 2, 2019-January 11, 2020 Finals and Winter Break Self-Guided Tours
January 20, 2020 MLK Academic Holiday Office Closed
February 17, 2020 President Academic Holiday Office Closed
February 18-21, 2020 Blackout Dates (President Week) Self-Guided Tours
March 16-April 25, 2020 Blackout Dates Self-Guided Tours
April 10, 2020 Good Friday Academic Holiday Office Closed
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day Office Closed
June 6-September 30, 2020 Summer Availability Varies Call Office
July 4, 2020 Independence Day Office Closed
September 7, 2020 Labor Day Office Closed


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


Group Size

We can accommodate groups from 10 to 100. If your group arrives with more than 100 students, we may have to offer you a self-guided tour. If you group is less than 10, each student can register individually here for one of our traditional two hour visits.

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, this could result in the change or cancellation of scheduled activities. 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 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.

Electronic Devices

The use of electronic devices by students are not permitted during the presentation or campus tour.

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.