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Group Visits

Thank you for your interest in scheduling a group visit with Saint Louis University. 

The Office of Admission at Saint Louis University typically accommodates groups of 10 to 100 visitors. We have special options for elementary through high school students, as well as high school counselors, transfer students and community members.

If you are interested in a group visit, submit a group visit interest form. Your interest form is a request for a visit, not official confirmation. A member of our visit staff will contact you within five business days to officially set up your group’s visit.

Please review our group visit policies prior to scheduling a group visit. 

Group Visit Policies

What Is Included in Our Visit?
  • 9th-12th Grade (High School): These visits include a one-hour presentation and 60-minute campus tour.
  • 6th-8th Grade (Middle School/Junior High): These visits include a 30-minute educational activity and 60-minute campus tour.
  • K-5th Grade (Elementary): These visits include a 15-minute introduction to college and 30-minute abbreviated campus tour with a current student. 
How Far in Advance Should I Request a Group Visit?

At least two weeks’ notice is required, however please keep in mind that some dates may be unavailable due to previously scheduled visit programs. For the greatest chance of scheduling on your desired visit date, we recommend submitting the request form as early as you are able.

When Can My Group Visit Saint Louis University?

Groups may request to visit campus between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday, however Mondays and Fridays are very limited due to high volume in the New Student Visit Center. Please note that we do not accommodate groups in December, January, and May, nor during midterms, finals or holiday breaks. Saturday visits may be available on a case-by-case basis, according to visit staff and student availability.

Can My Group Eat Lunch on SLU's Campus?

At this time, we cannot provide meals or facilities for meals on campus for visiting groups. Our main dining facilities are not open for public use, and food inventory is ordered for current students only and cannot accommodate outside groups. Saint Louis University’s contract with Sodexo Dining and Catering Services, the sole dining vendor for the University, does not allow for outside food and catering on campus. Since only a select few conference or classroom spaces allow food, outside sack lunches are not permitted. We are excited to have your group visit SLU and hope you can understand our policy, as it protects the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and campus. As an alternative, we recommend City Foundry STL, located adjacent to our campus.

Will We View a Residence Hall?

High school aged groups will be able to view a residence hall room based on availability. Students 8th grade and younger cannot have access to residence halls.

You can also view floor plans for all residential living options. To view the particular layout for each residence hall, you will need to select that specific hall’s page.

How Many Chaperones Do We Need to Bring With Our Group?

Chaperones will be required to accompany groups at all times during the visit. Our required ratio is as follows:

  • High School: One adult for every 15 students
  • Elementary and Middle School: One adult for every 10 students
What If We Are Running Behind Schedule on Our Way to Saint Louis University?

Arriving on time is important. Please realize that tour guides’ schedules are set to accommodate their classes. In the event of a late arrival, we will offer an abbreviated presentation, but we will be unable to alter the tour time. Our tour guides are student volunteers with limited availability surrounding their class schedules. Please contact the Office of Admission as soon as possible to inform us of your late arrival, 314-977-2500.

What If We Need to Cancel Our Visit?

If you find it necessary to cancel your visit, it is essential that you give at least three days notice. Failure to do so may limit future schedule availability for your group. To cancel, please email the Office of Admission at


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