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  • A view from above of the CSUN Campus

Campus Tours

UPDATE: Summer 2016 tours (July 13-June 15) are currently booked to capacity. Please call us at (818) 677-2879 to inquire about wait list and walk-in opportunities. Fall 2016 tours will run Sept. 19-Nov. 19, with Saturday tours scheduled for Sept. 24 and Nov. 9. Check back in August to register for a fall tour. Group tour dates for fall will also be announced soon.

Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) offers 60-minute guided walking tours of the CSUN campus led by the University Ambassadors. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday and some Saturdays (no tours on Sundays), allowing individuals, families and groups to visit major points of interest while learning about life as a CSUN student. The individuals and families program also includes a 15- to 20-minute question-and-answer session. For K-12 and community college students, we offer a 30- to 45-minute presentation, which familiarizes students with admissions requirements and various aspects of the college experience. 

Book your tour anytime using our online reservation system. Walk-in tours are based upon availability and NOT guaranteed.

Upon registering, you will receive an email reservation confirmation with information about complimentary parking. Reservations made less than 72 hours in advance will not receive complimentary parking. Depending on the size of your party, we suggest you make a reservation two to three weeks in advance of the requested tour date. 

Problems registering? Call the SOAR office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at (818) 677-2879. Please note that our tours desk is closed between noon-1 p.m. during regular business hours.

Please note:

  • In the event of inclement weather, we can not permit walking tours for safety reasons. Tours will continue under light rain but if we are unable to go out, we will host a student panel and provide an opportunity to speak with an outreach counselor.
  • We will accommodate requests for an American Sign Language interpreter.
  • CSUN is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. To promote a healthier environment for learning and living, the use, sale and distribution of smoke and tobacco products will no longer be allowed anywhere on campus. Prohibited tobacco products and devices include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, electronic smoking devises such as e-cigarettes, pipes (including hookah), simulated tobacco products that imitate or mimic tobacco products (e.g. herbal, cloves, bidis and kreteks), and smokeless tobacco and nicotine delivery systems (e.g. chewing tobacco, snuff and SNUS). Food and Drug Administration-approved cessation products for treating nicotine or tobacco dependence are allowed. 

Campus tour resources

CSUN mobile app
Clear the Air
Directions to CSUN
Parking map
Student housing video tour
Local hotels 

 Types of tours

 

Individual and family tours

The one-hour individual or family tour of CSUN is intended for parties of nine or fewer people. The tour provides a general overview of academic programs, student support services and campus life. Make reservations at least two weeks in advance of the requested tour date.

School group and organization tours

The one-hour CSUN tour for organizations or middle school, high school and community college groups is intended for parties of 10 or more people. Make your reservation at least three weeks in advance of the requested tour date. Please inquire about the 30- to 45-minute presentation for K-12 and community college students, which familiarizes students with CSUN admissions requirements and various aspects of the college experience. Group tours and presentations availability is limited.

Self-guided tours

If you are unable to join a scheduled tour, you may take a self-guided tour. Simply stop by the Student Outreach and Recruitment office in Bayramian Hall 190 to pick up a self-guided tour brochure and campus map during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you are unable to join us on campus, we encourage you to look through the The Self-Guided Tour Book for specific information about campus buildings and highlights.

Virtual tour

Check out the campus from wherever you are. Download the free CSUN mobile app for instant access to a virtual tour. The app is available for iOS and Android on Apple's App Store and Google Play under CSUN. You can view a mobile web version from a computer or tablet.