Starting March 8, we are pleased to offer one-hour campus tours for both admitted and confirmed fall 2021 freshmen by our student tour guides.
While we are excited to show students our campus again, it is important to understand what we will be offering and what is expected during a tour to ensure the most enjoyable experience for each admitted student and their two guests.
To protect the safety of everyone, please review the information below.
|Campus tours are for admitted/confirmed incoming freshmen and their guests only. Each tour will allow for three admitted and confirmed freshmen (fall 2021). Each student can bring up to two guests. You can expect a total of nine tour attendees and one tour guide on each one-hour tour.|
|Facial coverings that cover your mouth and nose are required to be worn when you check in and during the entire tour, with no exceptions.|
|We have many options to explore campus. We offer various virtual and self-guided in-person tour options for those that can not wear masks, for those that arrive without an appointment, or if you are unable to travel to campus for a visit.|
|We will only provide a student-guided tour to admitted or confirmed freshmen (with a maximum of two guests per student) with each scheduled appointment. If you do not have a scheduled tour, you can opt to download our self-guided tour to enhance your walk through campus. Additionally, any pre-registered students who bring more than two guests will also be directed to a self-guided tour option.|
|Highlights of our beautiful campus: During the one-hour tour, you will walk throughout our East Bank section of campus, led by a current student.|
|Student perspective and experience: Your tour guide will share information about campus along with their student perspective and experiences to help you determine if the U of M is the right fit for you!|
|Safety and fresh air: Due to COVID safety precautions, the tour will be mostly outside, with short stops in a couple of buildings.|
|Everyone on the tour must wear a mask, covering your mouth and nose. We will also provide hand sanitizer.|
|Low-contact, safely distanced experience: Your tour check-in, the actual tour, and closing remarks will all be conducted mostly outside, with a minimum of six feet of distance between each of the three groups in your tour and your guide. After your tour, we follow up with helpful information to reduce contact and retain safe distances while you are on campus.|
|Inside all buildings on the tour: While we can’t go into every building, we will have a brief stop at the following:|
|Crowds of people: We want you and our campus community to remain safe. We will keep our tour groups small with three groups per tour. Each group is asked to remain at least six feet away from other tour members and other groups on campus.|
|Residence Hall (Dorm): We will not be able to bring campus tour guests into a residence hall as part of the COVID safety precautions.|
|Follow the safety guidelines: The following requirements are set to protect you, as well as our student tour guides and staff.|
Everyone on the tour must...
Reschedule your tour. If you or any member of your party have recently tested positive for COVID-19, have come in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever of 99.5, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea in the past 48 hours), we will work with you to find a new tour time. (Source: https://staysafe.mn.gov/individuals-families/index.jsp)
Please do not keep your appointment if you or members of your group have symptoms.
|Great information: Nothing beats learning about campus directly from current students! They are well-versed on campus highlights and happy to share their experiences.|
|Excitement: Our student tour guides are ecstatic to show you around campus. They love this role and have been missing showing admitted students and their guests around while sharing their collegiate highlights.|
|Warm Minnesota welcome: We have missed having visitors on campus and cannot wait to greet you! Even from six feet away, smiling behind our masks.|
|Safety: We take this reintroduction of on-campus tours very seriously. We will stick to the outlined expectations above and enforce them with each tour group, so you, our students, and our staff stay safe.|