Group Campus Tour Program

Alert: Thank you, for your interest in our campus tours. Unfortunately, San Francisco State University in-person tours and information sessions have been suspended until further notice. We believe this is the best decision for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. Safety is at the forefront of campus planning we encoruage you to participate in a live virtual guided tour, live chat with a gator, or a virtual information session. 


The guided campus tour is a walking tour on pathways outside of academic buildings that takes approximately one hour. The guided campus tour encompasses the main academic part of the campus. Tours of other facilities are arranged through that specific department/office. (Email addresses and phone numbers of SF State departments and programs are available at Tours are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be made by an adult group leader/chaperone.

Submitting a Request

All in person campus tours have been suspended through fall 2020 semester.

If you have any questions regarding an existing scheduled tour, please email us at or call us at (415) 338-7168.

Bringing Groups of Students

The Group Campus Tour Program is designed for schools, organizations and community groups interested in bringing a group of high school or college level students to learn more about what SF State has to offer. We do offer the opportunity for middle school and elementary schools to visit, but on a limited basis.

Chaperone Responsibility

We require one chaperone for every ten minors on our campus, at minimum (i.e. a group of 50 students requires 5 chaperones. We ask that chaperones be involved with the visit--participating in the group tour and monitoring student behavior). Chaperones must provide ongoing supervision for the group at all times.

Student Responsibility

SF State expects students to be respectful of each other, our student guide, staff, presenters and property. The purpose of this tour is for students to explore options in higher education and learn about some of what SF State has to offer. Though this is a fun experience and our students welcome the opportunity for students to ask questions and engage, it is important that students know that they are guests on our campus.