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Group Tours



Thank you for your interest in scheduling a group tour at Ohio State! 
Ohio State welcomes groups of 10 or more to experience campus through our group tour program. Your group’s visit will consist of an admissions or access overview and campus tour. To get started please review the following information carefully.

  • Group tours are available on specific dates and times throughout the year and are limited to groups of 100 people or less.
  • Requests for group tours are accepted three weeks to three months in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Your tour is not confirmed until you receive an email notification that includes tour date, time, and location.
  • Any requests less than three weeks out will not be accommodated.
  • No group tours will be offered in April or the first two weeks of May because of limited tour guide availability.
  • No weekend dates are available for group tours.
  • Groups wishing to cancel a tour must do so at least 48 hours prior to their scheduled visit.
  • A group that cancels within 48 hours of their scheduled tour will have future requests reviewed. If more than two of these cancellations are recorded, we reserve the right to deny the group's tour requests for up to one year.
  • Groups that do not show for a scheduled tour may be charged $25 for each tour guide scheduled.

Read below to learn more about our different group tour options. To view the group tour calendar and submit a request, please select the tour type that is most appropriate for your group.

Types of tours:
Admissions Overview and Tour (Grades 9-12)
We are excited to host your group of 10 or more for the Admissions Overview and Tour at Ohio State! While here, you'll learn a lot about what the university has to offer, but more importantly, you'll experience Ohio State for yourself by talking with staff and current students, and touring the campus.

The admissions overview features (60 minutes):
  • a multimedia presentation highlighting our academic and extracurricular opportunities
  • baseline information about our Honors and Scholars programs -- information about the application process, including dates, deadlines, and next steps  
The walking tour (90 minutes):
Following the overview, University Ambassadors share their student experiences while leading your group on a walking tour of campus. The tour showcases living and eating options, academic resources, and involvement opportunities.

Please note: All high school access groups consisting of underserved and/or first-generation students will be scheduled for the Admissions Overview and Tour.

Early College Access (Grades 6-8)

Early College Access Tours will not be offered July through early October.  Groups interested in visiting campus during this time may download a self-guided walking tour at www.campusvisit.osu.edu.

This session is only available to underserved and/or first-generation students who may not otherwise have much exposure to college. The goals of this session are to inform students about the opportunities available to them after high school and to explain what college is like and what it takes to be a college student. The Early College Access Overview and Tour is only available to groups serving students in grades 6-8.

If your group is located in closer proximity to one of Ohio State’s regional campuses, we recommend that you contact them directly to make arrangements for a tour on their campus.  The contacts for our regional campuses are listed below:

Mansfield: mansfield.osu.edu/visit 419-755-4317  

Lima: Sara Ambroza  Ambroza.2@osu.edu 419-995-8225  

Newark: Jen Anthony Anthony.212@osu.edu 740-366-9381  

Marion: Matt Moreau Moreau.1@osu.edu 740-725-6337  

OSU Campus Department
While we welcome tour requests from Ohio State departments, priority is given to groups that consist primarily of prospective undergraduate students. 

Campus departments may request a group tour by emailing grouptours@osu.edu. Please include the preferred date and time of the tour and group size. Accommodations are subject to the availability of tour guides.
Group tours for non-undergraduate populations will be charged $25.00 per tour guide scheduled. One tour guide will be scheduled for every 15 people in the group.




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