Soka University of America offers 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.

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Campus Tours for Prospective Students

These tours are designed for high school students touring with their family or individually. 

Group Tours for High School Students

These tours are designed for groups of 10 or more high school students touring with counselors. This tour accommodates a maximum of 60 students and requires a minimum of two weeks notification for a meal at the Bistro dining hall. 

Tours for Community Visitors

These tours are designed for elementary students, middle school students, scout tours, and other community visitors.  

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. 

Have more questions? 

Email: info@soka.edu

Phone: (949) 480-4083

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