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Group Tour

The Office of Admissions & Recruitment is excited to offer campus tours for groups of prospective high school and college transfer students. These tours are available to accommodate specialized groups like high school classes or clubs (among others) that may be too large for our regularly scheduled tours.

Group tours are offered in September, October, November, February, March, April on Tuesdays and Thursdays at either 9:30AM or 2:30PM. Fall 2022 dates will be live by August 2022.

In order to ensure a pleasant and informative visit, please review the FAQs and guidelines below before requesting your tour. If you have any additional questions or requests, feel free to contact us at (405) 325-2151 or tour@ou.edu.

We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

On-Campus Group Tours:

  • MANDATORY: Groups must register or make requests two weeks prior to an on-campus visit.

  • PARKING/DROP-OFF: Only groups scheduled through our office will receive parking passes. All others will need to contact OU Parking Services. Our office can only provide parking passes to groups who have registered their visit through our office. For all other groups, please contact OU Parking Services to purchase a visitor permit at (405) 325-3311.
  • MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 40 students plus chaperones (1 chaperone over 21 for every 12 students). Please check our Minors of Campus Policy.

These guidelines apply to group tours for high school and transfer students. If you are a high school or transfer student interested in taking a general campus tour, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students should be dropped off at the Asp Ave Cul-de-sac (PDF map); busses should not drive on the Parrington Oval. Once students are dropped off busses should proceed on Jenkins and park at the Lloyd Noble Center. No parking pass is required to park at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Yes! We have multiple dining options for your day at OU: 

  1. Your group can bring your own lunches and eat in the Union Food Court or Union Courtyard
  2. Your group can buy individual lunches from the Union Food Court
  3. Your group can purchase passes to dine in Couch Restaurants, OU’s all-you-care-to-eat dining facility. If you would like to purchase passes to dine in Couch Restaurants, the cost is $9 per individual. Please contact Sharrie Sanders with OU Housing & Food at Sharrie.D.Sanders-1@ou.edu to pay and reserve your passes.

Yes, groups will need to provide one chaperone over 21 years of age for every 12 minors on campus (under the age of 18). For virtual visits, there will need to be at least one chaperone over 21 years of age present for the entirety of the Virtual Group Tour. 

Learn more at: ou.edu/web/landing/policy

OU Minors on Campus Policy

The University of Oklahoma has numerous campus locations and a variety of events that attract minors, which may be sponsored by the University or by third parties. These guidelines are meant to serve as guidance for these valuable experiences. Please note, these guidelines may not encompass each and every encounter with a minor and should be flexible depending on the circumstances and with the approval of either a supervisor in charge of the area or facility or the Office of Risk Management, in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel. The safety of minors on campus is of utmost importance to the University and these guidelines have been approved in order to provide a safe, fun and productive educational environment.

To review the full policy, guidelines and forms: ou.edu/web/landing/policy

Visitor Guidelines for Bringing Minors to the University

The parent or guardian should provide line of sight supervision of minors at all times. A parent or guardian must assure that minors are not disruptive to others.

Parent or guardian must not leave minors unattended, including at athletic events or other University activities.

Minors are not allowed in High Risk Areas.

Additional Guidelines to Follow:

  1. You must ensure that you follow appropriate drop-off and pick-up schedules and locations.
  2. At no time may you leave a minor unattended or in the care of a person that is not a supervisor.
  3. Generally, there should be a supervision ratio of at least one adult supervisor for every 12 minors. Please ask your Head Supervisor for proper ratios depending on the age of the minors and the nature of the activities. 
  4. Minor should use the buddy system for restroom breaks and should check in and out with the supervisor for restroom breaks.

On-campus group tours will take a 60-minute walking campus tour. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as the tour is outdoors. The tour will include North and South Oval of campus and can include housing and the OU stadium if time allows.

The information provided allows us to start communicating with students about the college admissions process.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide additional accommodations beyond what has been scheduled. We hope your group will consider the Self-Guided Campus group tour, or a Virtual Self-Guided Tour. If your group would like to register individually for in-person or virtual tours, click here.

In order to provide the best campus experience for visitors, we limit the size of each tour group. Due to student tour guide schedules and daily individual tours, we are unable to provide the adaquate number of tour guides for groups larger than 40. 

K-12th Experiences include: 

  • Greenhouse Experience: Available for groups of 0-20
  • Geology Experience: Available for groups of 0-40
  • Engineering Experience: Available for groups of 0-50
  • Microscopy Experience: Available for groups of 
  • We cannot accommodate groups larger than 50
  • Our office can only provide parking passes to groups who have registered their visits through our office. For all other groups, please contact OU Parking Services to purchase a visitors permit at (405) 325-3311.

If you would still like to bring your group to campus, please consider downloading a campus map and taking a self-guided tourClick here to explore other activities at OU.