Loyola University New Orleans

    Group Tours | Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can we bring to campus for a group tour?
    The Office of Admissions invites high school aged student groups to join us for student-led tours on campus. Middle and elementary school student groups are encouraged to take advantage of our other tour options.   


    What size of group may we bring?
    Group tours are designed for groups larger than 20. Groups smaller than 20 should sign up for individual tours and information sessions. We can only accommodate groups up to 50. If a group tour is available for a group larger than 50, the group may be split in two and will alternate information sessions and tours.

    What if we are not a group of high school students?
    Loyola University New Orleans has many other types of tour resources! Groups of undergraduate students or adults looking for graduate programs should contact the Office of Admissions at (504) 865-3240. Middle and elementary school groups are encouraged to take advantage of our other tour options.   


    What program elements do you offer for group tours?
    High School Students:

    • 30-minute Admissions Information Session
    • Guided Campus Tour (led by student tour guide)
    • Self-Guided Campus Tour

    Middle School Students:

    • Self-Guided Campus Tour
    • Scavenger Hunt (led by chaperones with instructions from the Office of Admissions)

    Elementary School Students:

    • Self-Guided Campus Tour only

    What if we are a group of visiting counselors who would like to schedule a group tour?
    The Office of Admissions is at times able to accommodate tours for visiting counselor groups. If you are interested in scheduling a group tour for visiting counselors, please contact the Office of Admissions at (504) 865-3240 for more information.

    How many chaperones do we need for our group?
    At least one chaperone is necessary for every 15 students, ensuring there is at least one chaperone per tour group.

    What are chaperones expected to do?
    Chaperones are expected to supervise students at all times. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students within their group and make sure students are attentive and do not engage in disrespectful behavior (such as horseplay, talking on cell phones, or leaving the group).

    What days and times are available?
    Group tours are generally available Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There are designated black-out dates reserved for university holidays, special events, and high peak times. Group tours are not offered on weekends. If you require a different time accommodation, please contact the Office of Admissions at (504) 865-3240.

    How far in advance do we need to request a group tour date?
    We advise requesting a group tour at least one month in advance. We will make reservations typically no more than 6 months in advance. Requests must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance to ensure availability of tour guides.


    Do we need to do both the admissions information session and the tour?
    We encourage high school groups to register for both the tour and the information session, but offer the option to choose only one.

    What is not included in the visit?
    We are unable to accommodate special requests such as foreign language interpreters, departmental tours, or faculty speakers. We are not able to arrange housing or meals in the dining halls. For details or specific questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (504) 865-3240.

    How do we get to/around campus?
    You can find these details here.

    Where should we park?

    The Office of Admissions provides recommendations for parking here. We do not provide charter bus parking on campus. If your group is arriving in a bus, we will provide details on drop-off and waiting locations in your reservation.