Enhanced campus tours

These tours are designed for undergraduate offer holders who would like to visit us before making a final decision on where to study this September! The tour is a great opportunity to see our Stag Hill campus and will be delivered by a current student. As part of the tour you will also have the opportunity to view our accommodation. After the tour, staff will be on hand to help with any final questions you may have. After the tour, you are welcome to take a self-guided tour of our nearby Manor Park campus and Guildford town centre is only a short walk away.

Our campus tours are currently taking place outside (except for accommodation) and provide a general tour of the Stag Hill campus. We are unable to show the inside of academic departments or facilities at this time. Please note we have specific measures in place to ensure our tours are safe. Read more about our Covid-secure measures to keep you safe on campus.

Book your place

To book your place on one of our tours, please complete the three steps below. Booking is essential and required for all campus tours.

Step 1 - Please select your preferred date and time below; your booking is for a maximum of two people (one offer holder and a guest).

DateRegistration link
21 May 2021Register now
22 May 2021Register now
28 May 2021Register now
29 May 2021Register now
1 June 2021Register now
2 June 2021Register now
3 June 2021Register now
4 June 2021Register now
5 June 2021Register now

Step 2 – If you are visiting us between Monday and Friday, and will be driving, you will need to register your car to park for free. There is no need to register for a weekend visit. Full details, including where to park, can be found in our FAQs below.

Step 3 – We strongly encourage anyone visiting our campus to undertake a free coronavirus rapid lateral flow test within 48 hours of your visit. If you attend or work at a school or college, you can get rapid tests through your school or college and the advice is to test twice a week. Alternatively, you can order free tests through the government website or collect from a test site or pharmacy. 

Frequently asked questions

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the University of Surrey. To ensure you get the most out of your visit, please read through the following tips and guidance notes.

In a world affected by Covid-19, we have made some major adjustments to ensure these campus tours can be delivered safely. Please be advised we pay close attention to Government advice and protocol and to ensure a safe return to our campus, this event is overseen by the University’s Covid-secure working group.

What to expect

Your campus tour will start on the Piazza and a dedicated queuing area will be set-up. A member of the team will ask for your name on arrival and register your attendance. We will also ask you a few questions relating to Covid-19. This is to ensure the safety of our staff, students, and visitors. We will ask the following questions:

  1. Have you tested positive for COVID-19/coronavirus or experienced any symptoms related to the illness? Symptoms may include: loss of taste or smell, a new persistent dry cough and/or high fever.
  2. If you have experienced symptoms, have you failed to complete the required 10 days of self-isolation?
  3. Have any members of your household tested positive for COVID-19/coronavirus or experienced symptoms related to the illness in the last 2 weeks?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, we’re afraid you won’t be able to attend the campus tour. We will ask you to re-book for a later date when you are able to answer “no” to every question.

Following this, you will be asked to wait at the campus tour start point whilst maintaining social distancing protocol of two metres with other attendees.

A University of Surrey student will deliver the tour and will be with you the whole time. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as you make your way round campus. To ensure social distancing is adhered to, please only stop in the dedicated areas your tour guide points out to you. This is to ensure your safety and those of our staff and students on campus during your visit. Nearly all of the tour will take place outside, but you will have the opportunity to view inside some of our accommodation.

Each tour has a capacity of 14 guests and one tour guide.

Our campus tours have been designed to ensure minimal physical contact and maximise the health and wellbeing of our guests. We have staggered start and end times throughout the day to ensure the volume of those arriving and leaving campus is kept to a minimum. The Piazza area, where the tours will start and finish, is a large open area which can accommodate two tour groups keeping two metres apart. The campus tours are predominantly outside, and the areas you will visit inside, are large reception areas. The tour route will be following one-way routes, to ensure social distancing can always be adhered to. The stopping points on the tour have been chosen because of their physical practicability and to allow for two-metre distance to be kept between each guest.

Hand-sanitising stations will be made available at the start and end of the tour and we will be asking everyone to make use of these prior to the tour starting. There are also many hand-sanitising stations found in locations on the tour, should you need to use them throughout.

Please note that our campus is open, and staff and students have returned to work and studying, however, staff and student levels on campus at one time, are being kept to a minimum. We have also chosen to hold these tours on days when there are less events taking place on campus.

We strongly encourage anyone visiting our campus to undertake a free coronavirus rapid lateral flow test within 48 hours of your visit. If you attend or work at a school or college you can get rapid tests through your school or college and the advice is to test twice a week. Alternatively, you can order free tests through the government website or collect from a test site or pharmacy. For more information on testing, please visit the government website

Yes! We are excited to be able to show you one of our Band C and Band D rooms as part of the tour. You will be asked to look around the room by yourself and accompanied guest. We ask you to not touch anything in the room. If you would like to find out more about the types of rooms we have available on campus and our latest fees, please visit our accommodation website.

Yes! Your ticket is for yourself and one other person. Due to social distancing measures at this time, we cannot accommodate more than one guest per booking. For the safety of our guests, students and staff, we kindly request that only the two people booked on to the tour attend on the day.

If required, we have trained accessibility students who can deliver a safe and accessible tour. Please email us in advance of your visit at study@surrey.ac.uk detailing your accessibility needs. We will be in contact within 48 hours.

Yes! We will have washroom provisions open. Please note that we are unable to allow access to our buildings not on the campus tour, therefore, you will be directed to specific washroom facility which will also be pointed out to you on the tour.

How to get here

The University of Surrey is based in Guildford, in the south east of England.

It is easily accessible by road and rail, and is a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick.

Please look at our travel advice for specific directions depending on your mode of travel.

If you plan to take public transport and walk from Guildford rail station, please follow the walking route to the tour starting point.

We have a car park on site which you are welcome to utilise during your visit. This car park is free. Directional signage will be in place to navigate you to our main car park once you reach our Stag Hill campus.

If you are visiting us on a weekday, please complete the Vehicle Logging Form prior to your visit. This is required to register your car in our system whilst you make use of the onsite car park. Failure to do so, may lead to a parking ticket being issued. You will need to register on the system first before uploading your vehicle details. Please do this prior to attending your campus tour. You do not need to do this if you are visiting on a Saturday or Sunday.

Please note, registering your car will provide free parking in our main car park. Our pay and display and short stay car parks are not included. You do not need a physical permit as our car parks use ANPR cameras.

On the day

The tour will start on the Piazza which is adjacent to the main University car park. Directional signage will be in place to navigate you once you reach our Stag Hill campus.

On arrival, we will ask you a few questions relating to Covid-19. This is to ensure the safety of our staff, students, and visitors. We will ask the following questions:

  1. Have you tested positive for COVID-19/coronavirus or experienced any symptoms related to the illness? Symptoms may include: loss of taste or smell, a new persistent dry cough and/or high fever.
  2. If you have experienced symptoms, have you failed to complete the required 10 days of self-isolation?
  3. Have any members of your household tested positive for COVID-19/coronavirus or experienced symptoms related to the illness in the last 2 weeks?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, we’re afraid you won’t be able to attend the campus tour. We will ask you to re-book for a later date when you are able to answer “no” to every question.

We strongly encourage anyone visiting our campus to undertake a free coronavirus rapid lateral flow test within 48 hours of your visit. If you attend or work at a school or college you can get rapid tests through your school or college and the advice is to test twice a week. Alternatively, you can order free tests through the government website or collect from a test site or pharmacy. For more information on testing, please visit the government website

Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your campus tour start time. This is to ensure footfall on campus remains at a minimum.

If you do arrive on to campus early, please remain in your car or if travelling by public transport, in a suitable open space, away from the Piazza area, until 10 minutes before your campus tour start time.

On arrival, we will register you and ask you some questions relating to Covid-19. More details can be found in the above FAQ (Where does the tour start?).

Our campus tours will still be delivered come rain or shine!

If rain is expected, please bring your umbrella and a rain coat.

We will try our best to move you to a later tour, however, due to social distancing guidelines and capacity restrictions on the tour, this might not always be possible.

The wearing of a face covering is required in all shared indoor University spaces, including while moving through buildings and within teaching, learning and study environments. As the campus tour will visit some of these areas, you are required to wear a face covering whilst you visit the indoor zones. The element of the campus tour which is delivered outside, can be undertaken without a face covering being worn.

We ask if you have a medical condition which means you are unable to wear a mask, to let us know before departing on your tour.

If you develop any of the main coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss of change to your sense of smell or taste – to protect others, we ask that you remain home on the day and do not attend your campus tour. If you develop symptoms, please visit the NHS website for further guidance and what to do next.

You can reschedule your tour by re-booking on a different date. If you have any problems re-booking, please email us study@surrey.ac.uk

If you or anyone in your household tests positive, you must not attend the campus tour. Everyone in the household must self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test to confirm the result (a PCR test is a different type of coronavirus test). For more information please visit the coronavirus government website.

Cancellation information

If you can no longer join us, please email study@surrey.ac.uk to cancel your place. We will then be able to free the space up for another guest.

We are keeping an eye regularly on government guidance concerning events. If our plans need to change, we will notify you by email, as well as putting a notice up on this web page.