• 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.

To book a tour, please make a reservation by calling the SOAR office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at (818) 677-2879. Depending on the size of your group, we suggest you make a reservation two to three weeks in advance of the requested tour date. After your make a reservation, you will receive an email confirmation that includes information about complimentary parking. Reservations made less than 72 hours in advance will not receive complimentary parking.

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.

Spring 2015 tour schedule - February 16, 2015 - April 25, 2015

School Groups/Parties more than 10 people

We apologize for the inconvenience but due to the volume of group tour requests; we are no longer taking reservations for spring 2015 semester. 

However, we do encourage you to come visit our campus.  We offer a self-guided tour brochure that you're welcome to pick up at our office.  Please stop by Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) in Bayramian Hall 190 to pick one up and a campus map during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5p.m.  You may also download our CSUN Mobile App to your mobile device through Google Play or the App Store and then click on the tour icon to begin your campus tour. 

Family Tours/Parties of less than 9 people -

  • Monday through Friday at 2pm only.
  • We offer a 15-20 minute group Q&A session after your campus tour.  The following dates will not have a Q&A session after their tour: March 9- 13, March 31, April 3-20.
  • Tour dates not available - March 31, April 2, April 3, and April 6-20.

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

  • Tour time available at 11:30am only
  • Only Saturday tour dates available February 21 and April 25.

(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.  Please note "walk-in" reservations are based upon availability and not guaranteed.  You must be physically present to register as a "walk-in" guest.  

No phone or Internet "wait-in" reservations are allowed.  We do not offer campus tours on Sundays.

Campus tour resources

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 people or fewer. 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 people or more. 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.