School group tours are available by appointment only. It is recommended tours are booked three weeks in advance to ensure room and tour guide availability. When scheduling a group tour please provide the following: several potential tour dates, the number of students you anticipate attending, and if you wish to eat lunch on campus. A group is classified as a minimum of 10 guests and maximum of 80.
Generally, group tours are offered at 10am. Each begins with a 30-minute information session followed by a 60-minute walking tour of campus. Because rooms must be reserved for the information sessions, they only take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Walking tours have more time flexibility. However, they must stay within the 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. time slot.
After booking your tour, you will receive a confirmation packet containing driving directions, a campus map, where to park, and where the room for your information session is located.
Lunch Options (Optional)
Central offers groups the opportunity to eat in one of our dining halls which should be requested when you schedule your tour. The two lunch options are as follows
- Going through the line: Students can go through the line in our dining hall for $10.50 per person. Please tell us the exact number of students attending the week prior to the event. No changes can be made less than one week before your visit. You can pay the day of your visit with a credit card or billed after your visit.
- Bring Your Own: School groups often wish to bring their own lunches to campus. We are happy to work with our reservations office to find a room to accommodate your group. This option must be included in your campus tour request for us to be able to guarantee a space.
If you need to cancel or modify your tour days or weeks in advance, please contact us so the cancellation can be documented and potentially rescheduled. If you anticipate being late for your appointment or need to cancel it on the day it was scheduled, please contact the Admissions Office immediately.
In the event of inclement weather, please check our website or call our storm phone at 860.832.3333 to determine if your tour has been cancelled. Generally, tours will go on in light snow or rain