Group visits are available for high school teachers, counselors, or community leaders to bring prospective students who are in 9th-12th grade to Colorado State University.
Our group visits provide students with an overview of the college admissions process, promote higher education as an attainable goal, and allow students to experience campus.
Groups may customize their visit by selecting sessions to meet their students’ needs including an information presentation led by an admissions representative, a student-led walking tour of campus, a presentation from one of our campus partners, a student panel presentation, an interactive activity, and lunch on campus.
Visits typically include at least three sessions and last for three hours. Learn more about reservations, group sizes, and visit activities below, and check availability on the reservation calendar to request your visit today.
You are encouraged to build a visit that is unique to your group. When making your reservation, you will have a number of options and activities to choose from. Most visits include:
- Welcome and admissions presentation (30 minutes)
- Walking tour of campus (1.5 hours)
- Lunch (1 hour – optional). Your group can eat in a dining hall at $14 per person or get takeout from restaurants in the Lory Student Center.
Please note that we will make every effort to fulfill each request; however, we cannot guarantee that every request will be met.
Reservations are required for group visits and must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Dates fill up quickly, so please be sure to check the calendar often and register as soon as you know your preferred date(s). We encourage earlier reservations to better ensure that your group is able to come on your desired date and we are able to meet your group’s needs.
If you need to cancel your visit, we ask for 48 hours notice (excluding weather-related or unavoidable issues).
Our office is committed to providing each group a quality experience. To ensure this, we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 50 due to the limited availability of staff and tour guides.
If your group is fewer than 15 people, please contact the group visit coordinator directly before signing up online.
Group visit reservations are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Due to limited availability, we are currently unable to accommodate groups coming from out-of-state. Reservations are not available during university recess.
- Comfortable shoes
- Water bottle
- Mobile phone or camera
- A great attitude!
Because we want to provide the best possible experience, we ask that your group respect the following guidelines:
Timely arrival: Arriving on time is vital. If you are running late, please contact the group visit coordinator immediately so we can attempt to adjust your visit itinerary. Facility and university representative schedules are limited, so in the event of a late arrival, timed activities will likely be adjusted.
Group ratio: Please provide an adequate number of chaperones. Chaperones will be required to accompany the group at all times during the visit. Our required ratio for group visits is 1 adult to 15 students. We train our Admissions Ambassadors so they can provide you with an excellent visit. Admissions Ambassadors are responsible for providing campus tours, not for controlling the behavior of visiting students. If students become too disruptive on a tour, the Ambassadors are authorized to end the tour immediately.
Appropriate dress: The visit will include a substantial amount of walking, and majority of the time will be spent outside. Check the weather report before your visit and encourage all students to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Reciprocal respect: We welcome your organization to our campus! Colorado State University, first and foremost, is an educational institution. Please ensure your organization’s participants show respect to the university and its students, faculty, and staff. Failure to do so can result in early conclusion of the visit and limited availability for future visits by your organization. Please direct your students and chaperones to turn off all cell phones when appropriate so they don’t miss any of the exciting information we have to share with them. Students should understand the professional academic atmosphere of the campus and be prepared to represent their school positively at all times.
Lunch: Groups who are planning to have lunch while on campus are expected to display the same behavior in CSU dining facilities that they would display in their own school cafeterias. This includes refraining from running, yelling, or cutting in line. After getting food, it is appropriate to sit at a table to eat while remaining considerate of staff and current college students carrying out their daily activities. Additionally, individuals need to clear their table by taking dishes and trash to the dish return before departing.
Cancellation notice: If you find it necessary to cancel your visit, we appreciate that you give at least two days’ notice. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the group visit coordinator.