All campus tours have been temporarily suspended in the interest of safety during the current concerns about the spread of Coronavirus. In the future Soka University of America will again offer one-and-a-half-hour guided walking tours with student tour guides at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Community tours may be available Saturdays by appointment.
What will you see?
On the tour, you will see Founders Hall, Soka Performing Arts Center, Maathai Hall, Pauling Hall and Pauling Hall 216, Ikeda Library, the lily ponds and campus green, and the Student Center. Prospective students will also be shown the recreation center and residence halls.
Campus tours are not currently available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Group and community tours meet at the reception desk on the first floor of Founders Hall (the domed building at the front of campus). Prospective student tours begin at the second floor Admission reception desk.
In the fall and spring, we recommend a light jacket. In the winter, warmer layers are recommended. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes (high heels are not suggested).
Yes, but please allow for more time if you would like to visit the SUA Bookstore before or after your tour. It is closed on weekends.
You are welcome to have lunch at the Soka Bistro before or after your campus tour. The Bistro is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on weekdays and brunch from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on weekends. The Bistro is all-you-can-eat, including dessert and beverages. For pricing, please visit the Soka Bistro page.
Yes. If you’ve selected a Saturday tour, please remember that a student is giving up their Saturday for you so if you must cancel, let us know by 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
Yes. We also have a portable wheelchair that you may use if necessary, though you will have to provide your own “pusher.” Please note if you would like to borrow it on your reservation request.