Frequently Asked Tour Questions
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 make sure that the parking pass is visible on your dashboard (we also have them available at check-in if you forgot). 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?
While we ask that you fill out a reservation so we may be prepared for your visit, we do allow walk-ins to all of our scheduled tours.
When will I receive a confirmation email?
We send confirmation emails about a month before your scheduled tour. You may call the Office of Admissions at any time to confirm the date you signed up for. If there is a conflict with the date you selected, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other tour options.
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?
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 home page of www.apsu.edu and at 931-221-7011
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, Burger 931, Tu Taco and more. Please note that group tours are not permitted to utilize the dining area due to group size. Contact the admissions office at 931-221-7661 for information about group dining options.
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?
If you requested an academic appointment, please understand that they are based on faculty availability and are not guaranteed. If we are able to secure an appointment for you, it will either be scheduled for prior to or immediately following your tour (9:30 or 12:00 for 10:00 a.m. tours; 1:30 or 3:45 for our 2:15 p.m. tours). If your appointment is before the tour, you will receive an additional email requesting that you arrive early.
How do I cancel my tour?
In the event that you need to cancel your tour with us, you may contact the Office of Admissions by phone (931-221-7661) or email (email@example.com). If you decide to reschedule, you may submit a new reservation.
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!