Special Group Visits

Group Visit

A Special Group Visit includes a 30 minute information session, with video, followed by a one hour student guided walking tour.  Please submit your request at least three weeks prior to your proposed visit (see below) and wait for confirmation as visits are not guaranteed.  Due to the large requests for special groups visiting campus, we are unable to provide transportation or overnight accommodations during your visit. 

Summer Visit Schedule: June 9 – August 14*

During the summer, Special Group Visits may be available Monday through Thursday, starting at 9:30 AM or 1:00 PM with a presentation, followed by a walking tour at 10:00 AM or 1:30 PM.  You may opt for a tour only at the designated times.  Dates and times are subject to change at any time.

NOTE: due to an overwhelming amount of visitors in late July/August, we may not be able to accommodate your request for a particular date or time.

Fall Visit Schedule: September 2 – November 1*

During the fall, Special Group Visits may be available Monday through Friday starting at 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM with a presentation, followed by a walking tour at 11:30 AM or 2:30 PM. You may opt for a tour only at the designated times.  Noted below are days that we are not able to schedule any Special Group Visits.  Dates and times not listed below are subject to change at any time.  Please check back in August 2014 for fall special group registration.

  • Labor Day: September 1
  • Rosh Hashanah: September 25-26
  • Yom Kippur: October 3
  • Villanova Fall Break: October 10-17

NOTE: due to Early Action application review, Special Group Visits will NOT be available after November 1st.

Requirements

To participate in a Special Group Visit, students must be from a high school or organization that caters to this population age group and limited to no more than fifty (50) students. 

Chaperone Policy

The University requires that the following supervisory ratio must be adhered to: minors ranging from 15 – 18 years of age must have one (1) adult chaperone for every ten (10) minors.  In order to have the best possible experience, we limit the groups to a maximum of fifty (50) students. Unruly and/or disrespectful behavior will result in the immediate request to leave campus and the organization will forfeit the opportunity to return in the future.

Participant Waiver and Release Form

The University requires that all Philadelphia School District minors* submit a Participant Waiver and Release Form signed by the parent/guardian of the participant.  Upon confirmation of the request, follow-up information will be provided.

Request a Special Group Visit

Confirmation

The Office of University Admission will respond to your on-line request approximately within a week of submission. Visits will be approved based on availability.

NOTE: Please plan accordingly and allow extra time for your arrival to campus. Groups arriving 15 minutes late will proceed directly to a campus tour and forgo the information session. Unfortunately, if your group arrives more than a half-hour past your designated time, we will not be able to offer a campus tour due to time constraints of our student volunteers.

* In the event that exceptions are made to the Special Group Visit Policy, additional information will be required.

Special Group Visit Request Form

Request a Special Group Visit