Southwestern University can host a group of up to 50 students for an information session with an admission counselor and campus tours.
All visiting students should be in high school and have a serious desire to tour the campus. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate groups of elementary and middle school students. These groups should consider our self-guided tour.
Morning and afternoon visit times are available Monday through Thursday during the academic year. Specific times vary by the day of the week. Group tours are not available during midterms, finals, holidays, and Spring Break. Additionally, we are unable to accommodate any groups on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Summer availability is also limited (May-August).
One adult chaperone is required for every ten students.
Meals must be arranged at least one week in advance at the expense of the visiting group. We can provide the group with contact information for our food service provider.
The campus tour is one hour, and we are happy to have one of our admission counselors address the group. The total visit time is about 1.5 – 2 hours.
Availability of guided campus tours is dependent on the size of the visiting group.
Parking information will be provided at the time your visit is confirmed.
Please note: For groups who fall outside of the guidelines above, please consider our self-guided tour.
Ground Rules for Group Visits
- One chaperone should check in at the front desk of the Admission Office before bringing in the students, as space in our lobby is limited.
- Students should speak in an appropriate tone for a business environment when arriving on campus.
- During the presentation and tour, it is expected that all electronics are turned off. This includes cell phones, tablets, iPads, etc.
- During your campus tour, please give your full respect and attention to your tour guides and/or admission counselors.
- Visitors should stay together as a group. Wandering off without permission is not allowed.
- Chaperones are expected to assist with compliance of ground rules.
- Groups who abuse the ground rules may not be welcomed back for future tours.