Frequently Asked Tour Questions
*Scroll down for Group Tour FAQs*
Where do I check in for my tour?
You will check in at the front desk in the Ellington building lobby at 331 Drane St. You will find visitor parking directly in front of the building. Please obtain parking pass at check-in and make sure that the it is visible on your dashboard. If all of the visitor parking is full, please park in the overflow lots (coded black). Please refer to this parking map for further question: www.apsu.edu/map
*Saturday tours will depart from a different location on campus. Because this location varies, please refer to your confirmation email or call the Office of Admissions in reference to Saturday tour check-in.*
How long will my tour last?
We will begin your visit with a 15-20 minute admissions presentation and then move to the walking tour, which typically lasts 1.5-2 hours.
Does the tour cost anything?
All of our tours are free of charge.
Do I have to sign-up for a tour ahead of time?
We do ask you to sign-up for your tour ahead of time for planning purposes, however we do accept walk-ins.
When will I receive a confirmation email?
You will recieve a confirmation email and text message after booking and a reminder email and text message the day before your tour. If you didn't recieve this email, please check your spam folder. You may call the Office of Admissions at any time to confirm the date you signed up for.
How much walking is there?
The entire tour portion of your visit will be walking- about 1.5-2 hours. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! Please contact the admissions office at 931-221-7661 if you are in need of special accommodations.
How can I make sure my friends and I are on the same tour?
As long as you and your friends submit a reservation for the same date and time you will be in the same tour group. Please make sure every prospective student in your group fills out their own reservation (do not just list them as guests on your reservations) so we will have the most accurate information when you arrive.
Will the tour still happen if it is raining or there is inclement weather?
We will only cancel a tour in the event of severe weather or if the University closes due to inclement weather. Please be sure to dress for the weather as we do give tours in the rain and/or cold. Inclement weather announcements will be made on our visit page of www.apsu.edu/visit/schedule-tour. We will also send cancellation information via the text message and email address you provide on your reservation with as much notice as possible.
What are my dining options on campus?
Austin Peay has a buffet style cafeteria and a dining area with Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Einstein’s Bros Bagels, Govs' Burger Shop, Tres Habeneros and more.
Can I bring my pets on the tour?
While we understand your love for your furry friend, please refrain from bringing animals on tour unless they are a registered service animal. In concordance with APSU Policy 3:007, only service animals (not emotional support animals) are permitted in public areas of campus.
Can you set up a meeting with a coach or athletics staff member for me?
Unfortunately, the Office of Admissions is not able to coordinate appointments for prospective students with athletics staff. If you are interested in a specific sport, please visit letsgopeay.com and fill out a recruitment form under the “Prospective Govs” section of the menu on the left side of the homepage.
How do academic appointments work?
Academic appointments are scheduled based on faculty availability. You can request an academic appointment through the link at apsu.edu/admissions/visit/schedule-tour. Please request an academic appointment at least 7 days prior to your visit so we may coordinate with faculty. Please understand that academic appointments are more difficult to accommodate during APSU's spring break and holiday break times.
How do I cancel or reschedule my tour?
In the event that you need to cancel your tour with us, you can manage your reservation through the confirmation email you recieved. If you need assistance, may contact the Office of Admissions by phone (931-221-7661) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What else is there to do while I am in Clarksville?
Clarksville is one of the fastest growing areas in Tennessee with lots of options to explore during your visit. We have a thriving downtown area with several local restaurants, shops, and the Roxy Regional Theatre. Check out www.visitclarksvilletn.com for more information about Clarksville!
Group Tour FAQs
What age groups can attend group tours?
We typically offer group tours to students going into 6th grade or older. If you would like to bring a younger group of students to campus, please contact our office to discuss options.
How many students can I bring?
We do not have a capacity limit for our group tours. In order to provide a great experience for your students, we prefer to keep our ratio to 25 students per 1 tour guide. If you are bringing a fairly large group of students, you may have to travel around campus in bigger groups, depending on tour guide availability.
What are our dining options on campus?
There are a couple of different options for dining on campus! If you would like to purchase lunch, we can coordinate your communication with our catering department to either order boxed lunches or send your students through our cafeteria. If you are bringing a group of 50 or more, we will have to stagger your lunchtime in our cafeteria to accommodate regular campus lunch traffic. Alternately, we can arrange for your students to have a room on campus to eat if you would like to bring your own lunch.
Where do we park?
Students will be dropped off at the Ellington Building at 331 Drane St. Buses will continue to the end of Drane St. and park at Pettus Park. A map and more detailed directions will be provided when your tour is reserved.
What about incement weather?
It is our policy to take tours our rain or shine. We will only cancel tours in the event of an active severe weather warning or inclement weather that closes campus. We will notify groups of inclement weather cancellations as soon as we have the information available.
How long does our tour last? Is it all outside?
The entire tour (including the admissions presentation) typically lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours. This mostly depends on how interactive your students are. This is a walking tour and it does take place mostly outside. Please make sure students wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. If you would like to eat on campus, you should plan a 3 hour visit to ensure your students get the entire tour experience and have a comfortable amount of time for lunch.