Student Outreach Services

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Group Tours

Reservations are Required

The group tours program is designed for schools, organizations and community groups interested in bringing a group of high school or community college transfer students (with chaperones) to SF State. The group tour is a guided walking tour on pathways outside of the main 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. (Tours of other facilities are arranged through that specific department/office. SF State department contact information is available at

Adult Chaperones

All visiting students and guests must respect SF State property. For students not at the college level, one adult 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.

Scheduling a Group Tour

Reservation requests are currently being taken for the Fall 2014 semester (September to early December). Group tours will be offered Monday - Thursday only. 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 and phone reservations will not be 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.  


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 designated outreach representative receives a complete online request and if we can meet your needs, you will receive a confirmation letter by email.


Questions about a request that you submitted online? Contact us at

Your email inquiry will be forwarded to the designated outreach representative for assistance. Our outreach representatives are visiting local schools on a regular basis and will respond to email inquiries when they are in the office on select days. Please be sure to get your online reservation request in early!

Self-Guided Campus Tour Publication

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



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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