Visit Campus

Update: At this time, all of our campus visit opportunities including information sessions, campus tours, and group tours will be cancelled beginning March 17 through April 14 due to concerns about COVID-19 spread. Interviews and Transcript Evaluations can still be scheduled virtually. 

We welcome students year-round for information sessions, tours, interviews, and special events. Explore campus life as a Gael—tour the new recreational center, revel in the sight of the murals in Dante Hall or grab a bite in Oliver hall. There are a variety of visit options that you can combine to suit your needs. 

Information Sessions and Campus Tours

We offer information sessions and campus tours year-round, Monday through Friday and select Saturdays during the academic year. 

Schedule a Campus Tour


Group Visits

We offer guided tours and presentations with Admissions Counselors for high school and community college groups of a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 50 on select dates. 

Schedule a Group Visit 


Class Visit Experiences

Our Professors care about their students--and even know their names! Sit in a class where you can observe our cutting edge liberal arts curriculum firsthand. Please note that class visits are only available to admitted high school Seniors and Transfer students.

Schedule a Class Visit


Interviews and Transcript Evaluations

A great way to meet an admissions counselor or student ambassador to talk about your interests and background. Interviews and transcript evaluations serve two purposes; they let us ask, "why should we choose you?" and they let you ask, "why should I choose Saint Mary's?" Thinking about continuing your education at Saint Mary's? Bring us a copy of your transcripts and we can help you take the first steps.

schedule an appointment 


Transfer Information Sessions

Thinking about transferring? Learn more about the SMC transfer process by attending one of our Transfer Information Sessions. These events are held monthly and are a great way to connect with our community at Saint Mary’s. Learn about Spring and Fall transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, career development, and more. 

Learn more & register


Tours of the Recreational Center

Interested in walking through the new Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center? We offer guided tours of the facilities Monday-Friday, at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. If you would like to visit another time, please contact Campus Recreation at 925-631-4949 or via email at to make other arrangements.

Contact Campus Recreation 


Directions and Parking

Visitors may park in one of our four reserved parking designated visitor lots, however, if those are filled check-in with the Public Safety personnel and they will direct you to an open spot. Check-in is on the first floor of Brother Jerome West Hall. 



SMC Near You

Meet with one of our admissions counselors in your area! Follow the link below to access our off-campus visit opportunities.   

Off-Campus Opportunities   


Walk-ins will be accommodated accordingly and all visit requests are subject to availability.