What is a Large Group Tour?
The Texas State Welcome Center welcomes many groups to campus every year. We provide information and campus tours to various large or sponsored groups interested in visiting campus.
Group visits are held most weekdays year round. To provide you with the best possible service, we ask that you register your group at least three weeks in advance. Once your request is recieved our Welcome Center Coordinator will contact you.
We are only able to accomodate up to 80 students and we require 1 chaperone per every 10 students attending.
9th - 12th Grade Students & Prospective Transfer Students
Large Group visits for High School groups, Transfer Students and Outreach Programs are available Monday - Friday when the University is open. Our Large Group tour typically lasts about 2-3 hours and includes a campus tour and an Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session.
Since availability is limited, in order to bring a Large Group to campus you must REGISTER in advance.
We strive to accommodate as many requests as possible; but due to staffing limitations, facility size constraints, and scheduling conflicts, we regret that some request may be declined.
Large Group Tours are not avaliable during TAKS Testing, Spring Break, University Final Exams or university holidays.
|University closed for Thanksgiving ||November 26-30, 2013 |
|Fall 2013 Finals ||December 6-13, 2013 |
|Limited Tour Guide Coverage (Winter Break) ||December 16-19, 2013 |
|University closed for Winter Break ||December 19, 2013 - January 2, 2014 |
|Limited Tour Guide Coverage (Winter Break) ||Januray 2-17, 2014 |
|University closed for MLK Day ||January 20, 2014 |
|Spring Break ||March 10-14, 2014 |
|Spring 2014 Finals ||May 1-9, 2014 |
Middle School and Junior High Groups
While we strive to accommodate all requests, we regret that the Welcome Center is unable to provide Middle School and Junior High groups with a formal tour, however there are other educational visit options. Please click below for additional information.
Click Here for Large Group Driving Directions. If you will be arriving in a bus, please let your bus driver know they will be required to park at Bobcat Stadium after dropping your group off at the LBJ Student Center.
Due to the high traffic of our LBJ Student Center bus loop, any buses left on the bus loop will be towed at the expense of the large group
Because our office happily invests valuable time and resources to provide large Group Tours, we strongly advise you to email the Welcome Center as soon as possible if you need to reschedule or cancel your Large Group Tour. If you do not call ahead to cancel your Large Group Tour, we are not inclined to reschedule your group in the future.
We appreciate that there are circumstances beyond a group's control that may prevent your group from arriving on time. None the less, late arrivals create a ripple affect in our office thus preventing our Welcome Center from providing the full campus experience because of other commitments and strategic resource availability.
- Chaperones must contact the Welcome Center if they foresee being late for a Large Group Tour.
- Late arriving groups may not be able to participate in all scheduled events.
- If a Large Group is later than 30 minutes, the scheduled campus tour is forfeited. A Self-Guided Tour option will be provided.