Student Outreach Services

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Group Tours

Reservations are required.

The guided group 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

Guided group tours are conducted during the week (Monday - Thursday) 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 Fall 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  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 for a free Adobe Reader download.)  Additional self guided tour options are available at


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 Fall 2014 semester (September to early December). 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.
Due to a limited budget, we can only accommodate groups at the high school or college level.

After our Group Tours Coordinator receives a complete request and if we can meet your needs, you will receive a confirmation letter by email.
Our coordinator will contact you to discuss other options if your request cannot be accommodated by our office.

Questions? Contact us at


If you would like bring your group of students to visit during...
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 for the available options.
Spring 2015 Details will be available in early February after our tour guides add and finalize their classes for the spring semester. Our schedule is based upon the work availability of our student tour guides.  Check back for updates.
Summer Break
(June, July, August)
If budget allows. Details will be available in early June. Please check back for updates.
Fall 2015 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.



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