Special Group Tours

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Special Group Tours are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and considered within the context of our ongoing event schedule. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we review requests.

At this time, we no longer have availability for group tours for the Spring semester.

General guidelines

  • Group size should be anywhere from 15-45 people, which includes students and chaperones.
  • There should be at least 1 chaperone for every 10 students.
  • Special Group Tours are not offered when the University is closed. Please refer to our Academic Calendar.
  • We ask that you send in Special Group Tour requests at least two weeks in advance of the date that you would like to schedule your visit.
  • Special Group Tours are geared toward students who are preparing to apply for and attend college. Due to high demand, we are unable to accommodate Special Group Tours for elementary and middle school students. Please feel free to download our Self-Guided Walking Tour, which you may use to navigate the campus at your convenience.

Preparing for your tour

  • Special Group Tours are typically 1 hour 15 minutes long and will include a substantial amount of walking, so please plan accordingly.
    • “Hurricane Season” lasts from June – October and sporadic rainstorms are common.
    • Admission staff may exercise discretion and cancel the walking portion of the Special Group Tour due to inclement weather. Should this occur, we will provide you with a Self-Guided Walking Tour to navigate at your convenience.
    • We are located in a sub-tropical climate, the sun tends to be very strong, even on cloudy days. We recommend all visitors wear sunscreen.

Arriving for your tour

  • We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Please note that if you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled tour time, your Special Group Tour will be canceled due to limited student and/or staff availability.
  • Please check-in at the front desk of the Office of Undergraduate Admission, which is located in the Whitten University Center.
  • If, on the day of your Special Group Tour, you find that you are running late or are in need of directions, please call us at 305-284-6000 or email grouptours@miami.edu.

Directions and parking

  • Our campus is located right off of U.S. Highway 1 in Coral Gables, Florida. For directions, please click here.
  • Please plan on parking in the Pavia Garage if you are arriving by car.
  • If arriving by bus, please contact Parking Events with your group name, charter name and visit date no later than 48 hours prior to your arrival at parking.events@miami.edu.

If you would like to reschedule or cancel your Special Group Tour, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact grouptours@miami.edu

Note: Cancellations must be communicated to us at least one week before the confirmed date.