Daily Tours at the Hayward Campus Welcome Center
Join other prospective students on our individual campus tour! Walking tours of the campus depart from the Welcome Center Monday - Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Individual tours are for groups of individuals and/or families interested in attending the university. Individual tours are led by a Student Ambassador, and visit academic facilities, campus landmarks, and residence halls. Tours typically take 45 - 60 minutes. Please wear comfortable shoes. Reservations are requested; however, walk-ins are welcome. Make a reservation today!
(Please note that the online reservation form is not for large groups from schools or other organizations. Group tours are scheduled several times per week at 10:00 am. Please plan ahead, as group tours book up 2-3 months in advance. Reservations are made by calling 510-885-2556 or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.)
Tours during summer quarter last about 30 minutes. Please contact Housing at (510) 885-7444 for specific tour times. Please check in at the front desk of the Pioneer Heights main office located in Lassen Hall upon arrival to complete a short registration form.
*Tours are subject to cancellation as this is currently on occupied space availability.
Saturday tour programs at the Hayward Campus are available on select Saturdays. Spend a Saturday morning from 9:00 - 11:30am enjoying a specially designed program. Join in for a tour of our beautiful campus, including on-campus housing, and an opportunity to talk with current East Bay students about what it means to be a Pioneer! The next Saturday tour is scheduled for November 8, 2014. Register now!
We will also have campus tours during Preview Day for prospective students and their families on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
Please call (510) 885-2556 with any questions.
If are not able to attend one of our scheduled tours of the Hayward Campus, please come to campus anytime to take a self-guided tour. Print a tour guide with map to make the most of your self-guided tour, or pick up a copy in front of the Welcome Center. Tour guest parking passes are only available from the Welcome Center Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guests must purchase a parking permit for all other weekday time periods and holidays when the University is closed. Parking is free on weekends.
Daily Tours at Concord Campus
Walking tours of the campus depart from the Transfer Center located in the Academic Services Building every fourth Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. Tours are led by a student ambassador, and visit academic facilities and campus landmarks. Tours typically take 45-60 minutes. Please wear comfortable shoes. Reservations are requested; however, walk-ins are welcome.
To reserve your tour, make a reservation by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student groups are welcome to visit and tour our campuses. Advance reservations are required so that we may accommodate your tour group.
Hayward Campus Group Tours
If you are a high school, community college or early outreach counselor interested in scheduling a group tour, you may contact (510) 885-2556 or send an e-mail to email@example.com to learn more about the tour program and to make a reservation. Group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations are required. Please provide several date options in your request, as group tour dates often book up 2-3 months in advance.
Meet Your Tour Guides
Learn about our student tour guides who will welcome you to campus.
Transportation and Parking
Parking Near the Welcome Center
To park near the Welcome Center it is recommended that you make an online appointment for a guided tour for individuals. Schedule a group tour by calling 510-885-2556 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. After a tour reservation has been confirmed, an e-mail notice will be sent including a map with directions to the University, parking information, and bus driver guidelines if applicable. Cal State East Bay is also accessible by public transportation, with area buses serving the Hayward and Castro Valley BART stations. The CSUEB courtesy shuttle is only for current CSU East Bay students who have an ID card. All guests must use AC Transit to come to campus from BART. Please note that parking is strictly enforced on the Hayward Campus. All Welcome Center visitors must pick up a parking pass inside the Welcome Center to display on their car.
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