Individual Tours

Join us for a guided campus tour and bring the family or some friends. These tours are for intended for individual prospective or admitted students.

Campus tours include a tour of the Wildcat Recreation Center (the WREC) and brief residence hall visit, unless otherwise noted. 

Physical requirements

Your visit includes 30-minute sitting presentation followed by about 90 minutes walking around campus. The walking portion of the tour is on flat, paved ground with no stairs.

Contact our office at 1-800-542-4426 in advance of your visit to request the use of a wheelchair or other accommodations. 

Where do tours begin?

Check in for your tour at the Office of Admissions in the Student Services Center (SSC) first floor lobby. The SSC is on the corner of West Second and Ivy Streets. Our campus map shows detailed locations. Also, see our parking map (PDF)(pdf) for recommended parking options.

Fall 2017 campus tours

Guided campus tours are offered Monday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with the exception of campus closure days, holidays, or holiday weekends.

Campus tours offered without visits to University Housing:

August 14-18

August 21-25

November 20-22 (tentative)

December 11-15

December 18-22

Humanities and Fine Arts Majors

Call the Office of Admissions at 530-898-6321, or email, if you are interested in any of the following majors. The Office of Admissions and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts are partnering to provide an additional 30-minute facilities and learning space tour or department visit for select majors on Thursdays at 1:00 PM immediately following your regular campus tour. This is a unique opportunity to see inside the brand new Arts and Humanities building that opened fall 2016. 

College of Humanities and Fine Arts Majors
Art & Art HistoryArt Education (BA)Art History (BA)Art Studio (BA)Art Studio (BFA)Interior Architecture (BFA)
EnglishEnglish Education (BA)English Studies (BA)Literature (BA)
HistoryHistory (Social Sciences, Pre-Credential) (BA)History (General Studies) (BA)
International Languages, Literatures, and CulturesAsian Studies (BA)French (BA)German (BA)Latin American Studies (BA)Spanish (BA)
Music & Theatre ArtsMusic (General Music) (BA)Music (Music Education) (BA)Music (Recording Arts) (BA)Music (Music Industry) (BA)Musical Theatre (BA)Theatre (BA)
Religion & HumanitiesReligious Studies (BA)Humanities (BA)
PhilosophyPhilosophy (BA)

Schedule your visit

Reservations are required. We strongly recommend you make your tour reservation as far in advance as possible. 

You will receive a confirmation for your visit within 24 hours of making your reservation. If you have previously opted out of receiving e-mails from our office, you will not receive your tour confirmation. You may re-subscribe by editing your FastPass interest page profile.

Rescheduling or canceling?

E-mail or call