Group Visit Programs at Storrs
Group visitation programs are designed for high schools, community colleges, and community-based organizations that work with students in 9th grade and above. Your visit, led by our knowledgeable student tour guides, may include a 30-minute information session and a campus tour that highlights the University's history, traditions, academic excellence, diverse campus, and student life.
Dining on Campus
Once you have requested a tour and have indicated an interest in dining on campus, you will be prompted to complete the Group Tour Dining form to provide your billing information.
UConn has a sweet side! You'll quickly find out why the UConn Dairy Bar-which serves up award-winning ice cream made from our own cows' milk-is a popular stop for visitors.
Arrival & Parking
Most Group Tours Programs will depart from the UConn Bookstore. Buses may use the bus stop located at the UConn Bookstore as a drop-off and pick-up location.
Buses should plan to park in Lot D located on Alumni Drive. Smaller vehicles, such as vans, should park in either the North or South Parking Garages and should review the parking information on our Directions and Parking page.
Group Tour Request
Please use the button below to choose a date and time that is convenient for your program's group visit. If the available dates or times do not meet the needs of your program, please feel free to email your specific date/time request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your registration is tentative until you have received confirmation from a member of our team. Our typical response time to confirm a tour guide for your group is seven days or less.
If you have any questions before you schedule, please email email@example.com.
Chaperones and Group Supervision
UConn's tour guides are not responsible for supervising or monitoring the group during the visit to UConn. Chaperones must be assigned to each tour group and be responsible for monitoring group behavior and ensuring the group stays together during the tour and any activities on UConn's campus. UConn requires a 10:1 student-to-chaperone ratio for all visits involving minors.
Middle School Groups
We welcome your group to visit our UConn Storrs Campus this semester. Currently, we do not offer guided tours for middle school groups, however, we welcome you to come to campus and follow a self-guided tour.
Many of the University of Connecticut's facilities are open to the public at no/low cost during the week.
Recommended visit locations:
- UConn Bookstore
- UConn Dairy Bar
- William Benton Museum of Art
- Homer Babbidge Library
- Student Union
- Cultural Centers (4th Floor of Student Union)
- The Stone Pavilion
- UConn Botanical Conservatory
Dining on Campus
During the academic year, you may fill out the group tour dining form to arrange for lunch in the dining hall. During the summer, groups may eat outdoors and are responsible for their own clean-up.
It is recommended that you contact locations to discuss how to arrange for your group's visit as program services and space may be limited. Educational facilities can accommodate groups of 25 students at a time. For larger groups (up to 100 people), suggest breaking into smaller groups (<25 people) and rotating thru the different facilities and use our self-guided activity brochures.