Campus Tours

Campus Tours department staff at Preview Day 2017

Taking a tour of the campus is a great way to familiarize yourself with our University – both the physical spaces and the campus resources. Our student Tour Leaders are highly-motivated, well-trained and look forward to engaging you as guests and sharing with you part of what makes Cal State LA such a special place.

Campus Tour Essentials

When are tours given?

Fall, spring and winter hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.

Summer hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Who can go on tour?

Prospective students and their family and friends are welcome to reserve an "individual" tour. Guests are welcome.

Groups tours are available to middle schools and high schools.

We do not provide tours for elementary school groups at this time.

Are there restrictions?

Yes. We accommodate groups of up to 50 students/guests. We will do our best to accommodate larger groups, but cannot guarantee availability.

Middle school groups are invited to schedule tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

We strongly encourage groups to secure a tour reservation first before booking bus transportation, so that you can better take advantage of our available dates.


Individual tours - guests arriving by car or minivan for an individual tour may park on our off-campus lot while spaces are available. Parking in this lot is free for guests who schedule a tour at least one week in advance.

Group tours - groups arriving in 15-passenger vans or buses ARE NOT permitted to park on campus Monday through Friday. This means you will need to arrange your own off-campus parking.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of rain or other inclement weather, we will not be able to provide guided tours. This policy is in place as a safety precaution for both you, our guests, and our student tour guides. If inclement weather becomes a concern, there are a few options for your tour:

  • We can postpone the tour for no more than 30 minutes to see if the weather clears;
  • We can reschedule your tour for another day; or
  • We can provide you with a verbal tour while staying underneath our Administration Quad.

For more information concerning the weather policy or rescheduling a tour, please contact our office.

Please tell us about your recent campus tour experience by emailing us.