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