Campus Tours

Important Tour Information and FAQs

Tours are led by one of our amazing Student Ambassadors.

Tours typically run between 60 - 90 minutes.
During the fall we can take up to 90 students, but during the summer we can only take up to 60 students. If you would like to bring more students please email us at and we will try to accommodate your request.  

Please email  to request an alternative date and/or time.  We will try our best to accommodate your request. 

Currently, we do not offer tours on the weekends.

Image of the SF Building, where the Welcome Center is located

Please report to the Welcome Center to check in for your tour.  The Welcome Center is located on the first floor of the Student and Faculty Support Building suite #122 (pictured above).  You can use the following address to navigate to the Welcome Center:

You can also find us on Google Maps by searching "CSUEB Welcome Center."  

Lot H is the closest parking lot and is directly across from the Welcome Center. Click here for a campus map.  The Welcome Center is marked as "WCFS Welcome Center for Future Students" on the map.  There is reserved parking for our tour guests available directly in front of the Student and Faculty Support Building, across from the yellow crosswalk in Lot H.  You can also park in any parking lot except Staff and Faculty lots and meters.    

Traveling by bus, you do not need a parking permit. Buses may park along East Loop Rd (outside of Lots G & H). If East Loop Rd is full, buses may park at the very back of Lots G or H.  Click here for a bus parking map. 

If driving by car, all drivers please check-in at the Welcome Center to pick up a parking permit. 



Prospective Student and Family Tour and Group Tours (if needed) will receive a complimentary parking permit for your visit.  Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your tour so you have enough time to check in, get your parking permit, and place it on your dashboard. 

Self-guided tour visitors may purchase a daily or hourly permit at a dispenser for $2.00/hour or $10.00/day. All dispensers take credit cards, coins, and bills (exact change only.) The dispensers are located in parking lots A, G, K, N and at the kiosk on the right side at the top of Harder Rd. Daily permits are only valid in General (Student) Lots. After 5:00 PM Mondays-Thursdays, these permits are also valid in Faculty/Staff lots. Click here for a campus map and pay station locations. 

Valid parking permits are required on campus: Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.  A permit is not required after 5:00 PM on Fridays, all day on the weekends, and any holiday the University is closed.  

Busses: No permit is needed. Click here for a bus parking map. 

Group Dining

Click here for our Pioneer Kitchen (Dining Commons) Group Dining request form and other important information. Requests must be submitted at least one week before your tour.

Click here for all food locations on campus.


If you and/or your group are more than 15 minutes late, you may have to be given a shortened tour or a self-guided brochure. Please be mindful of Bay Area traffic when planning your trip.

  • High School or Transfer Student groups are required to have 1 chaperone for every 12 students.
  • Middle or Elementary School groups are required to have 1 chaperone for every 10 students
  • Chaperones are to be actively involved in the visit and must provide ongoing supervision for the group at all times.
  • Chaperones should assist in keeping the group visit on schedule, particularly during the tour it is extremely helpful to have chaperones assist tour ambassadors to keep the group moving.
  • Chaperones are responsible for making sure that their students are aware of and understand expectations for behavior as listed below.
  • Any unwanted behavior by unruly students will be addressed by Chaperone.
  • Ambassadors have the right to stop tour or request that unruly behavior cease.
  • Visitors are to comply with chaperone or ambassadors directives as requested.
  • CSUEB expects our visiting students to be respectful of each other, our staff, all presenters, and all facilities and property of CSUEB at all times.
  • Noise levels should be kept to a minimum while inside buildings, as regular business will be occurring during your visit.

Campus tours run rain or shine! Remember this is a walking tour so please wear appropriate gear and get ready to explore all 3 levels of our beautiful campus.  

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Welcome Center at or 510-885-2556.