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Tour Frequently Asked Questions

About Weekday and Saturday Tours

Almost all visitors will fall into this category. This is a tour for families or individuals who are bringing 8 or fewer prospective students and guests. A separate tour reservation should be filled out for each prospective student. 

Schedule a "Family" tour by completing the Campus Tour Form.
You will have a 30 minute information session followed by an hour and 15 minute walking tour of campus. Our tour times are given below: 

  • Fall tour hours are Monday - Friday at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 2:30 pm. (Central Time)
  • Summer tour hours are Monday - Friday at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, and 10:30 am. (Central Time)

The tours begin at the Quad Center.
We have tours on select Saturdays in the Fall and Spring. 

For additional information, please see "Saturday Tours" on the Visit Auburn page.
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Each tour begins with a 30 minute information session followed by a 1 hour and 15 minute walking tour. 

For more information, see our Sample Tour Itinerary.
Yes, all campus tours are walking tours.
The tour is given by trained current students (called Student Recruiters ) who are able to give the history and current uses of university buildings, inform visitors of university traditions, and provide their own views and perspectives of the Auburn student experience.
No, there is not a fee for a campus tour.
We request that you make a reservation for a campus tour online at www.auburn.edu/visit. This will help the Office of Admissions & Recruitment estimate how many people will be on each tour. We try to limit the number of people so we can offer you the best campus tour experience possible. This also gives the student and their family more time to spend on campus and more opportunities to ask their student recruiter questions.
Absolutely! We especially encourage the parents and siblings to come along on the tour with the prospective student.
  • The fall semester (August - December) is always the busiest season for tours.
  • In the spring, March and April are usually the busiest months.
  • In the summer, we offer morning tours Monday-Friday. July is usually the busiest month in the summer.
  • Monday and Friday are generally the busiest days of the week because of their proximity to the weekend.
  • Please remember, many high schools all over the country often take the same holidays. These days are a great time to visit our campus; however, they can fill up quickly. To ensure your spot on a tour, make a reservation today!
  • Fall information sessions are Monday - Friday at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 2:30 pm. (Central Time)
  • Summer information sessions are Monday - Friday at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, and 10:30 am. (Central Time)

These information sessions are given during the first 30 minutes of your tour and are included as a part of your reserved tour time. In addition, we offer the opportunity for you to visit one-on-one with an admissions advisor.

Scheduling Your Tour

You may schedule a tour by completing the Campus Tour Form.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail if you provide a valid e-mail address to us when scheduling your tour. This e-mail contains very important information about your visit. Please print this e-mail for your records. It contains your tour identification number and parking instructions.
Since this action cannot be performed online, you should call our office at (334) 844-6425 to see if your reservation can be moved to another day or time that is not already full. We can also cancel your tour reservation if you are not able to come. Cancelling your tour allows your space(s) to open up to other visitors. Please DO NOT submit another tour request to cancel a tour; doing so makes a duplicate tour reservation.

Before you arrive

If the rain is light to moderate, you tour will most likely still go out. If severe weather conditions occur, we cannot permit a walking tour to go outside due to safety reasons. In this case, your student recruiter will offer a "virtual tour of campus" in our media room. If your tour is unable to go out, you may still speak with an admissions advisor in our office. You can view the weather for Auburn University here.
Dress for the tour is casual. Remember, the tour is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes! For tours during the summer months, you may want to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen or a combination of all three. If rain is in the forecast, don't forget an umbrella or poncho! You can view the weather for Auburn University here.
Guest parking is on the top level of the Stadium Parking Deck. For more information about parking and getting to the Quad Center for your tour, please click here.

The tour basically hits the "hotspots" of campus:

  1. The Upper Quad, where several residence halls are located
  2. Ralph Brown Draughon Library
  3. Mary Martin Hall
  4. Samford Hall
  5. Langdon Hall
  6. Centennial Gardens
  7. Foy Union, which includes one of our major Food Courts
  8. The Concourse / Thach Pedestrian Corridor
  9. Haley Center, the tallest building on campus as well as the location of most freshman classes
  10. Student Center, our new center of student life on campus

The tour begins and ends at the Quad Center.

Yes. When you arrive at our office for your tour, you may request a meeting with an admissions advisor while you are checking in at our front desk. You may decide to meet before or after the information session/campus tour. This is a one-on-one session between the advisor and the prospective student's family. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have about the university.
If you know that you would like to meet with someone in an academic area, we strongly recommend that you make an appointment with that specific college BEFORE you arrive to campus. 

To obtain more information for a specific college, please see the "Academic Department Tours" section of the Visit Auburn page.

Group Tours

This tour is for large groups of senior high school (10th-12th grade) or college transfer students who are visiting campus together. Large groups range from 9 to 50 prospective students, although groups of 30 or less will have a better campus tour experience. Group tours can also be arranged to include an information session with an admissions advisor.
Group tours are offered in the Fall/Spring and Summer semesters. They are held on Tuesday - Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (Central Time) only.
No. A tour during the week when classes are in session will provide prospective students with a much better perspective of life as an Auburn student.
Because Mondays and Fridays are our busiest individual days, group tours cannot be accommodated on these days.
High school grades 10th - 12th or college transfer students can be accommodated. We would also encourage you to visit www.aotourism.com for suggestions of things to do while in Auburn.
You should email grouptours@auburn.edu or call 334-844-6382 to see if your group can be accommodated. There are many suggestions and options for your group other than a walking tour of the campus. If you are unable to schedule a guided tour for your group, you're welcome to visit campus at your convenience and use our self-guided tour.
Our group walking tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The tour is given by trained current students (called Student Recruiters ) who are able to give the history and current uses of university buildings, inform visitors of university traditions, and provide their own views and perspectives of the Auburn student experience.
No, there is no fee for the tour.
Yes, you must make a reservation for a group tour. Please email us at grouptours@auburn.edu and provide us with the following information:

  • Contact information (name, address, phone number)
  • School or organization name
  • Grade level and number of students attending
  • Date(s) you would like to visit Auburn
The best months for group tours are: February, June, and September.
Group tours are not offered the last two weeks of March or the first two weeks of April. We are unable to accommodate groups due to the high volume of prospective students scheduling individual tours (Spring Break for prospective students). Also, we do not offer group tours during the month of July due to the high volume of students scheduling during the vacation months.
Yes, we offer groups an advising session for students in the 11th grade and above to learn more about the process of applying to Auburn. The advising session lasts approximately 30 minutes; it is normally presented after the walking tour of campus. You must request the session when you are booking your groups tour.

Scheduling your tour

You may email our office at grouptours@auburn.edu and provide us with the following information:

  • Contact information (name, address, phone number)
  • School or organization name
  • Grade level and number of students attending
  • Date(s) you would like to visit Auburn
Group tours tend to fill up quickly, we recommend your group representative contact us a couple of months before the time you want to come visit. You will receive a confirmation email when we have confirmed the tour date and time you want to come is available. The confirmation email contains very important information about your visit, please print out the required Parking Pass, along with any other pertinent information you need for your visit.

Changing your tour

We will try to accommodate your request depending on availability. Please email grouptours@auburn.edu to see if your request can be honored.
Last updated: 09/19/2016