"Working for npp isn't just a job but more of an experience. The amount of work that I put in with each student is worth it when I see the joy in the students face when they are able to say that they understand the material and can do the work on their own."-Kevin Rodriguez '14
Campus Tour Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in visiting Occidental College. NPP welcome your group! Please read the following list of conditions and expectations before you submit the Campus Tour Request Form.
NPP works with all K-8 schools, educational partnerships organizations and youth groups with chaperoned students. The program hosts students ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. Due to the volume of requests we receive, we can only accommodate tours of fewer than 60 people. Groups must include a minimum ratio of 1 chaperone per 20 students.
NPP cannot provide tours to high school students. To set up a tour for your high school group or to find more information, please call the Occidental College Office of Admissions at 323-259-2700.
All groups must be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone per twenty visitors. All chaperones must remain with the group at all times including the entire campus tour. Group chaperones are responsible for the behavior of their students while they are guests on our campus. All chaperones are required to fill out a Chaperone Responsibility Form. Tour guides have the authority to end a campus tour if any student behaves inappropriately.
How to sign up for a tour
Student-led campus tours are available whenever the NPP office is open. Tours generally last one hour and tour times may vary by the time of year. Due to staff commitments, on-campus events, or times of high visitor volume, there are certain time periods when tours are not available. Currently the following dates are unavailable for group visits this spring: May 2, 2016 - May 16, 2016, May 30, 2016.
Group visits are contingent upon the availability of room space and tour guides. In order to be considered for a visit, please complete and return the Campus Tour Request Form at least 3 weeks in advance of your desired date. No group visit request is considered unless a completed Campus Tour Request Form is received. No visit request is ever guaranteed in advance and is only officially confirmed upon receipt of a written confirmation email from the NPP staff. When choosing your arrival time, we ask that you plan accordingly so that you may arrive on time. Arriving late may cause your group to miss all or part of the presentation and/or your campus tour. If you wish to cancel your visit, after receiving a confirmation, you must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the day of your visit, please provide a cell phone number of the accompanying group leader so that we may contact him/her if necessary.
To request a visit for your group, complete the group visit reservation. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All requests will be confirmed within 5 business days of your request. We can only accommodate K-8 grade students.
Lunch is not covered by the Program. Your group is able to purchase food from the Marketplace (the campus dining hall) with cash. Your group may also pack bagged lunches if desired. We do not have a place to refrigerate or store students’ food.