SOARS

  • A view from above of the CSUN Campus

Campus Tours

Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) offers guided walking tours of the CSUN campus led by the University Ambassadors. Tours last approximately one hour and allow individuals, families, school groups or organizations to visit major points of interest while learning about life as a CSUN student.

Book your tour anytime using our online reservation system.

Upon registering, you will receive an email reservation confirmation that includes information about complimentary parking. Reservations made less than 72 hours in advance will not receive complimentary parking. Depending on the size of your group, 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 in the event of inclement weather, we will 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.

Please note that as of Aug. 19, 2015, 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, the following examples:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes
  • Pipes (including hookah)
  • Simulated tobacco products that imitate or mimic tobacco products (e.g., herbal, cloves, bidis and kreteks)
  • 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. To learn more about the new policy and CSUN smoking cessation services, visit the Clear the Air website.

Spring 2016 tour schedule  -  Feb. 15, 2016 - April 29, 2016

ALL TOUR BOOKINGS FOR SPRING 2016 WILL BEGIN JAN. 19.

Please note that the Guest Relations unit will be closed between noon-1 p.m. during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

School Groups/Parties more than 10 people

  • Monday through Friday 10 a.m. only. 

  • We offer a 30-45 minute presentation for K-12 and community college students, which familiarize students with CSUN admissions requirements and various aspects of the college experience.  These presentations are limited, based upon availability, and available for school groups and parties up to 50 people maximum. 

Family Tours/Parties of less than nine people 

  • Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. only.

  • Tour dates not available for family tours or parties less than nine people – April 28-29.

  • We offer a 15-20 minute group Q&A session after your campus tour.
  • Spring break tour dates – March 21-25 at 10 a.m.

Saturday tour date for family tours or parties of less than 9 people

  • Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.

  • March 26 at 10 a.m.
  • April 30 at 10 a.m.

Saturday tours will not be available for school groups or parties more than 10 people. 

If you wish to visit our campus as a walk-in guest** for Saturday tours, please stop by our Guest Relations unit, located in Bayramian Hall 190. Check in at the front desk beginning at 11 a.m. and place your student’s name on our “walk-in” list.  

We do not offer campus tours on Sundays.

* Check back for additional dates. 

**Walk-ins are based upon availability and not guaranteed. You must be physically present to register as a walk-in guest. No phone or Internet reservations will be accepted.

Campus tour resources

CSUN mobile app
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 30-45 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 SOAR 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 iPhone and Android on Apple's App Store and Google Play under CSUN. You can view a mobile web version from a computer or tablet.