Campus Tours

Campus Tours department staff at Preview Day 2017

Welcome to Cal State LA Campus Tours!

Taking a tour of the campus is a great way to familiarize you with our university – both the physical spaces and the campus resources – and to learn more about what we have to offer. Our student Tour Leaders are highly-motivated and well-trained, and look forward to the opportunity to engage you as guests of the university and to share with you part of what makes Cal State LA such a special place.

Campus Tours Essentials
During the academic year (fall to spring), walking campus tours are offered at 10 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday, and last for approximately one (1) hour. We also offer tours to the public on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays (while classes are in session). We do not provide tours on Sunday. Prospective students, friends, and family members are welcome to schedule a tour during one of our available time slots. We are happy to also provide tours for groups (10-50 participants), and will do our best to accommodate your request. We invite our middle school groups to schedule their tours for Thursday and Friday mornings. At this time, we do not provide tours for elementary school students.

We strongly encourage groups to secure a tour reservation first before booking your bus transportation, so that you can better take advantage of our available dates.

Cal State LA is a growing campus, and we are excited to welcome all the new and returning students joining us each academic year. To help ensure a smooth experience for your tour, we do encourage guests to take advantage of public transportation to visit our campus. Cal State LA is serviced by both the MetroLink line and Silver Line bus (for more information regarding public transportation to campus, please contact our office). For those guests driving to campus, we recommend taking advantage of our off-site parking lot. Guests parking here will be able to take our Campus Shuttle to and from the main campus. Parking is provided at no additional cost for guests arriving in cars who schedule their tour at least one (1) week in advance. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide parking for groups arriving by bus or multi-passenger van, Monday through Thursday. Buses and large-capacity vans will be responsible for securing their own off-campus parking.

Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of rain or other inclement weather, we will not be able to provide guided tours. This policy is in place as a safety precaution for both you, our guests, and our student tour guides. If inclement weather becomes a concern, there are a few options for your tour:
We can postpone the tour for no more than 30 minutes to see if the weather clears;
We can reschedule your tour for another day; or
We can provide you with a verbal tour while staying underneath our Administration Quad.

For more information concerning the weather policy or rescheduling a tour, please contact our office.

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