Our Welcome Desk staff conducts tours for non-prospective undergraduate groups, alumni, business groups and community groups during each semester.
The Welcome Desk provides tours on three standard tour routes:
- Welcome Desk to Welcome Desk
- Welcome Desk to Hornbake Plaza
- Welcome Desk to South Campus Dining Hall
If your group is interested in attending an event, exploring campus, or exploring other campus buildings not visited during the tour, please note that when you request your tour. The tour routes can also be reversed for your convenience or changed due to time restrictions.
Visiting a campus academic building is a common request we receive from many groups. While we do not anticipate that groups will be unable to visit one of our academic buildings, we cannot guarantee that all groups will visit an academic building. In order to ensure that we do not disrupt ongoing classes, tour guides will make a case-by-case decision about whether or not tour groups are able to visit an academic building.
To find more information about booking tours view the items below:
Tours for groups of elementary and/or middle school students are provided by the Welcome Desk student staff. The 60-minute tour highlights key campus locations and includes stops at iconic campus landmarks. To learn more or to schedule a tour for this age group, please contact email@example.com.
Tours for alumni and business groups are provided by the Welcome Desk student staff. Please note that this classification does not include groups in high school or college. For $25 per tour guide, our staff will provide your group a 60-minute tour highlighting key campus locations and includes stops at iconic campus landmarks. To schedule your tour, please contact the student tour manager by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited by your enthusiasm to tour our campus! We kindly will refer individuals in this category to arrange tours through the UMD Admissions Office.
Self-Guided tours are a fun and interactive way for your group to tour our campus. Although self-guided tours do not involve a tour guide, they present all of the same information as a guided tour through a scavenger hunt and is a fun way to learn about the University.
All groups interested in a self-guided tour should stop by the Welcome Desk when they arrive to campus. A Welcome Desk Associate will provide you with a map and Visitor Guide that includes information about campus. This option does not require a reservation.
Please consider viewing the Visitor Guide prior to your arrival.
To see more of the campus virtually, we encourage you to explore our Campus Web Map.
Make your visit memorable with our downloadable activities. We have activities for all ages that can be completed before or after your tour.