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 3 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 a 75-minute walking tour of campus. Our four daily tour times are given below: 

  • Fall tour hours are Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM. (Central Time)
  • Summer tour hours are Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM. (Central Time)
The tours begin at the Quad Center.

We will not be hosting Saturday tours for the Fall 2020 semester at this time.  Please keep checking back on our visit page website for new updates.

Each tour begins with a 30-minute information session followed by a 75-minute walking tour. Total length of time will be approximately 2 hours.
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.
Registration is required in order to be guaranteed an information session and a walking campus tour with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Due to COVID-19 we have lowered our guest tour numbers to make sure we comply with Auburn’s policies and procedures during this time. If you are not registered for a campus tour you are more than welcome to walk the campus on-your-own at your convenience.
We especially encourage the parents 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 advising sessions are Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM. (Central Time)
  • Summer advising sessions are Monday through Friday at 8:30 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. 

Scheduling Your Tour

You may schedule a tour by completing the Campus Tour Form.
You will immediately receive an automatic confirmation e-mail once you have registered for a campus tour. If you do not receive an email after you register, please contact our office at (334) 844-6425 to make sure the email address has been entered correctly. You may also want to check your spam folder to see if it might have been sent there.
You are easily able to change or cancel your tour online. Please go back into your confirmation email you received from Auburn University Admissions to make these changes or call our office at (334) 844-6425 for immediate assistance.

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 only of the Stadium Parking DeckParking in any other location on campus may result in a parking ticket.

Guest with Disabilities

Guest with disabilities will need a "parking pass" in addition to your handicap parking tag to park on campus. Please go to the South Quad Parking Deck and obtain a parking pass at the drive-thru entrance. There are limited handicap parking spaces located at the Quad Center. For additional handicap parking locations on campus please click here. Please contact Parking Services for more information at (334) 844-4143. 

Other Parking Information

Guest parking is on the top level only of the Stadium Parking Deck, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. No parking pass is required. During weekends and after 5:00 pm on weekdays, parking is unrestricted with the exception of "R Zone" parking. "R Zone" parking is restricted 24/7. If you have further questions about campus parking contact Parking Services at (334) 844-4143, Monday-Friday between 7:15 am - 4:15 pm. 

The tour stops will include:

  1. Quad Center (Undergraduate Admissions Office)
  2. Mell Classroom Building
  3. Mary Martin Hall
  4. Samford Hall
  5. Toomer's Corner
  6. Langdon Hall
  7. Lathe
  8. Centennial Gardens
  9. Carter Hall
  10. Foy Union, which includes one of our major Food Courts
  11. Haley Center
  12. Student Center

All campus tours will begin and end at the Quad Center.

COVID-19 policies will not allow us to meet with you one-on-one at this time, but we will be able to Zoom meet with you at your convenience. Please reach out to your admissions advisor to set up an appointment– they will be happy to talk with you! 
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.
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: 08/12/2020