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Large-Group Tour

Pioneering. Caring. Creative. Real. That’s the Mountaineer spirit, and we can’t wait to show your group how it guides everything we do at West Virginia University.


We offer tours on weekdays throughout the year to group sizes of 10+. Group visits must be requested at least one month in advance. It is not always possible to accommodate your group on your preferred date, so the earlier you schedule, the better. Fall 2024 requests will be accepted starting in July. Spring 2025 requests will be accepted starting in November.

**Throughout the Spring/Summer 2024 semester our operational availability for K-8 group tours are extremely limited. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to host your group in the future.**

  • Requests must be made by someone from the school or visiting organization, not a third-party, such as a grant sponsor, travel agency or tour planning organization.
  • The person scheduling the visit must accompany the group to campus.

To schedule your trip, please complete the following.

  1. Review Group Tour Guidelines and available activities.
  2. Complete the Group Tour Request Form

Expect a follow-up email to confirm your visit date within 10 days of completing the form. 

If you have questions, please email or call 304-293-3489.


  • We are encouraging at least a 15:1 student to chaperone ratio to assist with safety precaution enforcement.

  • We will work with you to schedule activities aligned with your group's interest, but please be advised that availability of requested programming is not guaranteed. In the event that any activities are not available during your visit, the Visitors Center will work with your group to provide alternative programming. We strive to send groups a finalized itinerary one week prior to your scheduled visit. 
  • If dining on campus, please provide correct billing information on the group tour request form. Dining on campus requires advance coordination between the Visitors Center and WVU Dining Services, so prompt receipt of billing information is required in order to make dining reservations on campus.
  • Your tour will be part walking and part riding the bus you bring to campus.  You must provide your own transportation to and during your visit.