Please see our Visitor Services COVID-19 information page to get updates about tours on campus.
WE WANT EVERYONE TO WANT TO BE A BEARKAT!
Choosing a university is not just an academic decision, it's personal; it is important to find the university that fits you. Sam Houston State University is a great institution and while there are many ways to learn why, the best way is to come visit campus and SeeSAM for yourself!
- Live, Virtual Campus Tour
Sign up for a live virtual tour hosted via Zoom. You’ll meet with a full-time staff member and have a Sambassador show you around campus and answer all of your questions.
- In-Person Tour
We are offering small, open tours (Student + One Guest). Due to capacity limits, these will be offered for:
- High school juniors and seniors: 2021 and 2022 graduates
- Transfer students: entering SHSU during 2021
We are offering Self-Guided walking tours for students and guests from 9:00am - 4:00pm during weekdays. You can show up at the Visitor Center anytime within the hours previously listed to start your tour. The full tour is 1.74 miles and takes about 65 minutes, however your map will also indicate shorter routes if needed.
- Please note you WILL have to PAY for parking during your visit.
- You will be required to follow all Covid protocols while on campus, including wearing a mask.
- Spanish Tours (Giras de Espanol)
Las giras son virtuales y en persona del campus para los futuros estudiantes, sus amigos, y sus familias es provisto por nuestros “SAMbassadors" amigables. Ven a ver porque nuestros SAMbassadors escogieron SHSU!
- Transfer Tours
A transfer student is an applicant pursing a bachelor's degree with more than 12 hours of college-level credit from a community college or other institution. Explore the process of transferring to Sam Houston State University, find out about the resources available to you and get connected.
- Saturday@SAM - September 25, 2021 (REGISTRATION COMING SOON)
Out of precaution in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are modifying our preview day event. To decrease density on campus, we will be hosting two different events, divided by academic colleges. You will register for one of the following events based on which academic major you are interested in:
- 8:00am - 11:00am - Business, Criminal Justice, Sciences & Engineering Tech.
- 11:00am - 2:00pm - Arts & Media, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences
Please note that we are mandated to impose these
- Each student is allowed to bring one guest, with no exceptions.
- Limiting event registration to high school seniors, juniors (c/o 2021 or 2022,) and transfer students entering SHSU in 2021
- Requiring face coverings in line with SHSU university policy
- Inability to tour Residence Halls
- ExCEL@SAM Events
ExCEL events are preview visits highlighting specific academic areas or programs.
- These can be in-person or virtual events (specific info for each on webpage below)
- Great opportunity for students to meet faculty and staff from your academic area and take a campus tour
- Group Tours & Experiences
We are offering limited in-person groups and virtual group tours and experiences.
In-person tours can be requested for groups that are no larger than 30 students.
- Your visit will include an enrollment presentation and campus tour.
- Available Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00am, 11:00am, or 1:00pm (based on availability)
Virtual group tours are great for schools or organizations and will allow your group/class/students to log in remotely and attend our virtual campus tour and information session.
- These are live, hosted events that will take place on Zoom
- Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm (will be based on your schedule and our staff availability)
- Will include an admissions presentation, campus tour, and Sambassador Q&A
- Can be tailored to suit your group's needs
We also have designed SAM@School, a curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school teachers to use with students that includes Sam Houston's life, SHSU, and career exploration. Submit the form below to receive the resources. You will also be offered the chance to schedule a live Zoom Q&A with a Sambassador.
For questions or to discuss possible in-person group options, please call 936-294-4482 or email@example.com
- Plan Your Visit to Huntsville
Come hear from our SAMbassadors about why they love SHSU! We have tours most weekdays, and even have Spanish Tours each month.
SHSU welcomes many high school and sponsored groups to campus every year. Bringing your student group is a great way to explore our beautiful campus!
Discover the amazing life of a college student (and your future!) through exciting activities that occur on a typical day in classrooms and laboratories.
Register for our campus preview day so you can experience more of campus. Take a tour, meet faculty, and visit with campus offices, all in one trip!
Meet the students behind all of your wonderful campus experiences! They love to tell you why they love SHSU!
Kids can be Bearkats too! Join Jr. Bearkats or our summer camps programs to have fun at SHSU at any age!