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Sac State Campus Tours

Join us for a fun and informative tour at Sacramento State

By touring our beautiful campus, prospective students are given the opportunity to learn more about life at Sac State, experiencing firsthand everything our truly amazing campus has to offer. Please carefully review your options and register for the tour that best represents you and your needs. Signing up for Campus Tours and Housing Tours are separate procedures. To prevent any scheduling conflicts, kindly make sure that you register for both tours separately.

For virtual and self-guided options, please visit Virtual & Self-Guided Tours

Questions? Email us at tours@csus.edu

If you are not feeling well in any way, please take care of yourself and refrain from visiting campus. Information regarding COVID-19 requirements or mask policies may be addressed via the following web pages:

Return to Campus & COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information for Students

Campus Coronavirus/COVID-19 Safety Information

Prospective Student Tours (PSTs)

Thank you for your interest in a Prospective Student Campus Tour! Join one of our student guides as they walk you through a roughly 1-hour tour of our gorgeous, tree-filled campus, and find out why it is so special to become a part of the Hornet Family. A brief admissions presentation immediately precedes all tours. The total tour time is approximately 1.5 hours.

The last day of Spring Tours is Saturday, May 11 - Registration is still available. Summer Tours will resume on Wednesday, May 29.

SUMMER 2024 Campus Tours are held on the following days and times:

May 29 - August 17

Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am & 10 am
Friday: 9:30 am
Saturday: 9 am & 10 am
*Blackout Dates: June 19, July 4, July 5, & July 6

IMPORTANT: If a time appears open but you are unable to register, it is because the number of guests you are trying to register exceeds the maximum for a particular time frame. If this happens, you must choose a different tour time

Location & Parking

Campus Tours begin and end at The Welcome Center. Please reference our interactive Campus Map for more information. Please plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled tour time. We recommend parking in Parking Structure V (5), next to The Welcome Center.

Upon arrival to campus, follow these steps to purchase a daily parking permit (Two-Hour Parking $4 or Daily Parking $8):

  1. Park on the 3rd or 4th floor of Parking Structure V (5)
  2. Take note of your license plate number
  3. Follow the instructions on the parking machine near the elevator. A receipt will be distributed to you if payment was successful.
  4. See the front desk of the Welcome Center for tour check-in.

Register for Your Tour!

Questions? Email us at tours@csus.edu

Engineering Campus & Lab Tour

Join us for an in-person campus tour & lab tour at the College of Computer Science and Engineering (ECS) Labs at the Ernest E. Tschannen Engineering Teaching & Research Building! This tour is designed for individual prospective/applied/admitted students and their guests who are interested in learning more about how ECS students engage in hands-on learning, explore current student-lead projects, witness live demonstrations, and ask questions about our programs! We will start with a general walking tour that is roughly 45 minutes long and escort you to the Ernest E. Tschannen Engineering Teaching & Research Building to learn more about computer science and engineering - please allow at least 1.5 hours for the full tour experience. Current capacity for this tour is 30 total participants, with a max of 3 guests per registrant. This tour is not for schools/organizations/large groups.

Note: Please arrive early to find parking and to use the restroom before the tour as we will leave promptly at 2:00 PM.

April 19 - May 10

Friday: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

IMPORTANT: If a time appears open but you are unable to register, it is because the number of guests you are trying to register exceeds the maximum for a particular time frame. If this happens, you must choose a different tour time

Location & Parking

Campus Tours begin and end at The Welcome Center. Please reference our interactive Campus Map for more information. Please plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled tour time. We recommend parking in Parking Structure V (5), next to The Welcome Center.

Upon arrival to campus, follow these steps to purchase a daily parking permit (Two-Hour Parking $4 or Daily Parking $8):

  1. Park on the 3rd or 4th floor of Parking Structure V (5)
  2. Take note of your license plate number
  3. Follow the instructions on the parking machine near the elevator. A receipt will be distributed to you if payment was successful.
  4. See the front desk of the Welcome Center for tour check-in.

Register for an Engineering Campus & Lab Tour

Large Group Tours (up to 80) - Summer 2024

*At this time, we are unable to provide tours for grades 5 and below. Please refer to our Sac State Fun Facts Presentation section for an alternative accommodation.*

Join us for a campus tour, suitable for groups, schools, and outside organizations of up to 80 guests (including students. and chaperones). The walking campus tour is conducted outdoors and typically lasts an hour. To ensure you are comfortable, please dress approprietly for the weather. It is recommended that you allocate 1.5 hours for the tour to allow time for your group to cheeck in and use the restroom before the tour is scheduled to start.

  • Registration is to be made by a representative/lead chaperone on behalf of the group that will be present on the day of the campus visit.
  • Please note that large group tours are only offered Fridays
  • We are not offering tours after 11AM due to hot weather conditions. If in the event weather hits 100 degrees, it will be canceled.

Every Friday (starting May 29)

9 - 10 AM
11 AM - 12 PM
*Blackout Dates: July 5

If you have any questions or accommodations for your tour, please contact tours@csus.edu.

Inquire for Your Large Group Tour!

Small Group Tours (up to 40) - Summer 2024

*At this time, we are unable to provide tours for grades 5 and below. Please refer to our Sac State Fun Facts Presentation section for an alternative accommodation.*

Join us for a campus tour, suitable for groups, schools, and outside organizations of up to 40 guests (including students and chaperones). The walking campus tour is conducted outdoors and typically lasts an hour. To ensure you are comfortable, please dress appropriately for the weather. It is recommended that you allocate 1.5 hours for the tour to allow time for your group to check in and use the restroom before the tour is scheduled to start.

  • Registration is to be made by a representative/lead chaperone on behalf of the gorup that will be present on the day of the campus visit.
  • We are not offering tours after 11AM due to hot weather conditions. If in the event weather hits 100 degrees, it will be canceled.

May 29 - August 16

Monday - Thursday:
10:30 - 11:30 AM
11 AM - 12 PM
*Blackout Dates: June 19 & July 4

If you have any questions or accommodations for your tour, please contact tours@csus.edu.

Register for Your Small Group Tour!

Sac State Fun Facts Presentation – Grades 5 and below

Join us for a Sac State Fun Facts Presentation! Suitable for students 5th grade and below, students will be quizzed about the hidden gems and tidbits of Sac State. Students can win prizes by guessing the correct answers to the fun fact slides.

If the group needs direction to any other location on campus following the presentation, our student ambassadors will happily escort them (i.e. The University Union, the Planetarium, the Hornet Bookstore, etc.).

*Please note that our campus tours are geared toward college-ready students. As such, we cannot offer tours for grades 5th and below at this time. Thank you for your understanding!

To book a Fun Fact Presentation, please email tours@csus.edu

On-Campus Housing Tours - Summer 2024

During your on-campus housing tour, you will learn about student life when living on campus, the amenities offered in our residence halls, student resources, and so much more! In its entirety, the on-campus housing tour will last approximately 30 minutes.

Summer 2024 North Village On-Campus Housing Tours will begin on June 4, 2024 and will be held on the following days & times (tour times are subject to change when necessary):

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday:

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

LOCATION: North Village On-Campus Housing Tours begin at the University Housing Services Office in Riverview Hall. Guests will meet tour guides at the Herky mascot sign located outside the office’s doors. Please reference our interactive Campus Map for more information.

Large Group Housing Tours

To request a large group housing tour, please email housing@csus.edu directly with your request. Please include contact information and estimated number of attendees with your request.

PARKING

Please plan to arrive 20 - 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time. We recommend parking in Parking Structure V (5), next to The Welcome Center.

Upon arrival to campus, follow these steps to purchase a daily parking permit (Two-Hour Parking $4 or Daily Parking $8):

  1. Park on the 3rd or 4th floor of Parking Structure V (5).
  2. Take note of your license plate number.
  3. Follow the instructions of the parking machine near the elevator. A receipt will be distributed to you if the payment is successful.
  4. Walk to North Village, where the tours begin at Riverview Hall.

Register for Your Housing Tour!

Questions? Email us at housing@csus.edu

HORNET COMMONS TOURS: The above referenced tour will only be showing North Village. If you are interested in taking a tour of Hornet Commons, our other on-campus housing option for transfer students, you can contact them directly at (916)-999-7686 or email hornetcommons@greystar.com.

Experience The WELL

The WELL offers guided tours to large groups, small groups, and individuals. Tours may be provided on a walk-in basis, however, we recommend prescheduling your tour to avoid a long waiting period. Tours typically last between 5 - 15 minutes. Individuals on a tour must stay with the group the entire time, and are not authorized to use equipment or take photos inside the facility.

When registering, please always indicate the size and demographic (children, teenagers, college students, or adults) of your group.

Small Tours

A small tour is classified as anywhere between 1 - 10 individuals. Small tours provide a more intimate experience and allow patrons to ask details questions. Small tours are available to prospective students, alumni, affiliates, current students, and campus visitors. We request small tours to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.

Schedule a Tour

Large Tours

The WELL provides large tours to school groups, clubs, organizations, and campus visitors. A large tour is classified as 11 or more individuals. Each tour guide can accommodate 25 individuals per tour. If your group has more than 25 people we will separate them into groups. We request large tours to be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Schedule a Tour

Specialized Tours

Groups interested in learning about the WELL's LEED certification can schedule a specialized tour. The WELL is a LEED Green Building project. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is governed by the U.S. Green Building Council. We request specialized tours to be scheduled at least one week in advance.

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