Student Outreach Services

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Group Campus Visitation Program

Reservations are required.

The Group Campus Visitation Program is designed for schools, organizations and community groups interested in bringing a group of high school or college level students to learn more about what SF State has to offer. The program consists of an information session, guided campus tour, and/or self guided campus tour.  (Note: Beginning with Fall 2011, we can only accommodate groups at the high school or college level.)


Information sessions with a representative from Student Outreach Services will last approximately 45-60 minutes. The session includes general information concerning admission, majors and programs, financial aid, housing and other matters related to prospective undergraduate applicants.


The guided campus tour is a walking tour on pathways outside of academic buildings that takes approximately one hour and is conducted by one of our trained tour guides who welcomes the opportunity to share their experience as an undergraduate student. The guided campus tour encompasses the main academic part of the campus.  Tours of other facilities are arranged through that specific department/office. (E-mail addresses and phone numbers of SF State departments and programs are available at www.sfsu.edu/atoz.)


Information sessions and guided campus tours are conducted during the week and require a reservation.  Reservations are first come, first served and must be made by an adult group leader/chaperone at least 30 days in advance during the Spring semester.  Reservations from students are not accepted.  We will make every effort to accommodate your group with a reasonable, timely request, but limited funding, scheduling and staffing dictate what we can and cannot offer.  

 

The self guided campus tour publication is available for your group to tour the campus on their own at any time and does not require a reservation.  Print out the publication from  www.sfsu.edu/outreach/Self-guided_tour.pdf  and bring it to campus.  The tour begins at the Student Services building (number 1 on campus map), but feel free to start at any location you choose.  Follow the numbered campus map and read the descriptions to learn about majors, services and special features of the campus.
(Note: You will need Adobe Reader to view the brochure, please visit www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html for a free Adobe Reader download.)  Additional self guided tour options are available at www.sfsu.edu/outreach/self.htm

 

All visiting students and guests must respect SF State property. For students not at the college level, one chaperone is required for every 20 students. Chaperones must accompany and supervise the group during the entire visit, and chaperones must assist with the flow by keeping the group together and quiet. Students are requested to remain with the chaperones throughout the duration of the campus visit and should not interfere or interrupt normal campus activities.

 

Reservation requests are currently being taken for the Spring 2014 semester (February to early-May). Group tours will be offered Monday - Thursday only. Please click on the link below to make a reservation:

HIGH SCHOOL and COMMUNITY COLLEGE GROUPS:  Click here to make a reservation.
NOTE: Beginning with Fall 2011, we can only accommodate groups at the high school or college level.


After our Group Campus Visitation Coordinator receives a complete request and if we can meet your needs, you will receive a confirmation letter by email.

Your confirmation will also contain website links and details to:
- directions to SF State
- parking
- suggested bus drop off locations (State Dr, near the Towers Conference Center)
- campus map
- pre-paid lunch reservations through the Dining Center (Phone: 415-944-7805, Email: chartwellssfsu@gmail.com)

Our coordinator will contact you to discuss other options if your request cannot be accommodated by our office.


Questions? Contact our Group Campus Visitation Coordinator, Jon Fong, at grptours@sfsu.edu (preferred) or at 415-338-7166. Note: Jon is out of the office visiting local high schools on a regular basis and will respond to any inquiries as soon as possible.


 

If you would like bring your group of students to visit during...
Summer Break
(June, July, August)
Details will be available in early June. Please check back for updates.
Fall 2014 Details will be available in early September after our tour guides add and finalize their classes for the fall semester. Our schedule is based upon the work availability of our student tour guides.  Check back for updates.
Winter Break
(end of December and January)
Guided campus tours are not available. The self guided campus tour is available for you to tour the campus on your own at any time.  Reservations are not required to tour the campus with the self guide.  Visit www.sfsu.edu/outreach/self.htm for the available options.
Spring 2015 Details will be available in early February after our tour guides add and finalize their classes for the fall semester. Our schedule is based upon the work availability of our student tour guides.  Check back for updates.

 

 

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