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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.

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, feel free to contact us at (405) 325-2151 or tour@ou.edu.

We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

Summer 2021 Group Tours:

  • At this time, we are unable to host group tours for Summer 2021. We tentatively plan to host groups again beginning in September. Please check back this fall for additional udpates!

Virtual Group Tours:

  • Virtual group tours are for students in ninth through 12th grades and transfer students.

  • MANDATORY: Groups must register or make requests one week prior to a virtual visit.

  • One of our OU student tour guides will virtually lead you through a visual map of campus, sharing insider info about many of our must-see spots. During your time exploring OU, you will get to see our state-of-the-art facilities, historic buildings, a residence hall room, and a few student hubs that showcase the OU community and spirit.

  • A Zoom link will be shared with the sponsor prior to the virtual group tour. The group sponsor is responsible for sharing this link with students. 

  • For virtual visits, groups with students under the age of 18 are required to have at least one chaperone over the age of 21 present during the virtual tour. 

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: 30 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.

In response to COVID-19, Campus Dining has made changes to its operations, procedures and policies to ensure all current health and safety guidelines are in place. Campus Dining is only accepting current student meal plans, and Group Tours visiting will not be permitted to eat within Campus Dining.
 We encourage you to check out other places in Norman to eat or bring your own lunches for a picnic on campus!

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 45-minute walking campus tour. In addition to masks, please sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as the tour is outdoors. The tour will include North and South Oval of campus and will not include housing or any of the athletic facilities.
  • During virtual group tours, one of our OU student tour guides will virtually lead you through a visual map of campus, sharing insider info about many of our must-see spots. During your time exploring OU, you will get to see our state-of-the-art facilities, historic buildings, a residence hall room, and a few student hubs. 

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 as well as social distancing guidelines from the CDC, we are unable to provide the adaquate number of tour guides for groups larger than 30. 

For Spring and Summer 2021, the University of Oklahoma will not be offering K-8th experiences. Click here to view our virtual resources. 

K-8th 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
  • 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.