Admissions tour guide gives a campus tour to high school students and parents.

Group Visits

In response to the recommendations of the CDC regarding COVID-19, there will be no in-person campus visits or events for the foreseeable future. We'd still love to talk with you about St. Thomas though, so please contact your admissions counselor to schedule a virtual appointment or ask any questions.

Each year, St. Thomas welcomes groups from a diverse range of high schools, charter schools and community-based organizations to our St. Paul campus. These group visits consist of a 30-minute admissions presentation and an hour-long campus tour.

Our Policy

We do our best to accommodate as many groups of high school students as possible, but group visits will not be accommodated:

  • Mondays, Fridays and weekends
  • During admission events or university breaks or holidays
  • The week of midterms and finals
  • The months of April and May
  • At our Minneapolis campus

Please note:

  • Group visit requests will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. We do reach capacity quickly.
  • We can accommodate one group visit per week.
  • One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students. It is the responsibility of each chaperone to monitor the behavior of their students. Improper student conduct can result in a group losing future visit privileges.
  • The university does not pay for group transportation or meals. For those groups willing to pay for meals, we can assist you in making on-campus meal arrangements.

Requests for student groups younger than ninth grade should be directed to the St. Thomas Volunteer Center. They can be reached at community@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-5262.

Sample Itinerary

You will have the opportunity to select your requested appointments and choose between a morning or afternoon visit when you complete the registration form. Please note that tour and presentation times are fixed and cannot be adjusted.

Morning Visit
10:00 a.m. Campus Tour*
11:00 a.m. Admissions Presentation*
11:30 a.m. Optional appointment with Student Diversity and Inclusion Services
11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Optional Lunch in the Cafeteria**
*Required with every group visit
**A discounted rate is offered for group visits

Afternoon Visit
1:00 p.m. Optional Lunch in the Cafeteria**
2:00 p.m. Campus Tour*
3:00 p.m. Admissions Presentation*
3:30 p.m. Optional appointment with Student Diversity and Inclusion Services
*Required with every group visit
**A discounted rate is offered for group visits

Request a Group Visit

Our group visits have reached capacity for the spring semester. Dates for summer group visits will open in mid-April.