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

Group Visits

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 45-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 admissions events or university breaks or holidays
  • The week of midterms and finals
  • The months of April and May

Please note: 

  • Group visits consist of a tour of our St. Paul campus and a 45-minute admissions presentation as well as additional appointment options. The admissions presentation will cover information about both our 4-year program and the Dougherty Family College.
  • 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 or (651) 962-5262. 

If you're looking for a Dougherty Family College specific group visit, please click here to learn more. 

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

10:15 a.m. - Campus Tour*

11:15 a.m. - Admissions Presentation*

Noon - Optional appointment with Student Diversity and Inclusion Services

Noon or 12:30 p.m. - Optional Lunch in the Cafeteria

*Required with every group visit

**A discounted rate is offered for group visits


Afternoon Visit

12:30 p.m. - Optional Lunch in the Cafeteria**

1:15 p.m. - Admissions Presentation*

2 p.m. - Campus Tour*

3 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