Q. How can we be a great tour group?
Our Tech Ambassadors are current students who love showing the campus to visitors and who especially enjoy relating their college experience at Oregon Tech. Challenge your students to get the most out of the experience by being engaged during the visit.
Encourage your group to actively involve themselves by:
- Interacting with the Tech Ambassadors during the tour
- Preparing questions to ask during the presentations
- Connecting with presenters by making eye contact and looking interested
By preparing your students, you will help Oregon Tech to provide a visit that inspires them with eagerness and enthusiasm for their college goals.
Q. How early should we arrive?
Please plan to arrive on campus at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. This will allow your group ample time to park, find the College Union, as well as give your students time to visit the restrooms before beginning their visit. Should it appear that your group would not arrive on campus at the expected time, please notify the Admissions Office immediately by calling 541.885.1150.
Q. How will I receive confirmation of our visit?
Once your agenda is finalized, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Please print this confirmation and bring it with you on your visit so you will know where to park and when to arrive. It also has our contact information so that you can contact us if needed.
Q. What should we wear?
Your group will have the opportunity to see Oregon Tech’s 190 acre campus during a walking tour. Please encourage all to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Be ready for inclement weather by checking the Klamath Falls forecast.
Q. Can we have lunch on campus?
Yes. You can arrange for your group to purchase meals individually in the MarketPlace Café or Subway and sit in the Cascades Dining Hall overlooking the campus. The MarketPlace Café is an all-you-care to eat option. The Bistro is Oregon Tech’s coffee shop which offers soup, sandwiches, and to-go style food at different price options. In addition, catering
is available to serve the entire group. Please contact the Campus Visits Coordinator to facilitate this request.
Q. Where should we park?
- Personal vehicles: Parking permits are required for personal vehicles. You can get one, free, in the Information Center (Campus Map #13) before entering the campus. After you obtain your permit, please park in the Snell Hall Parking Lot (Campus Map Section C).
- School buses: Parking permits are not required for buses. Please park along the sidewalks of the Snell Hall Parking Lot (Campus Map Section C)
Q. How many chaperones should we have?
A recommended ratio is:
- High School = 1 adult : 10 students
- Elementary & Middle School = 1 adult : 7 students
Chaperones should stay with their assigned group throughout the campus visit. Reminding your students of the importance of being quiet in the academic buildings will help them to respect the learning environment of our current students
Q. What if our group includes more than 50 members?
A. We are excited that you are interested in bringing a large group to visit Oregon Tech! If possible, we request that you divide to bring smaller groups on separate days. 50 students is the max number that we will allow due to Tech Ambassador availability. Please contact the Oregon Tech Campus Visits Coordinator for more information.
Q. Can we schedule a visit to the Cadaver Lab?
General tours related to Oregon Tech's health programs will not include the viewing of whole cadavers. However, an Oregon Tech instructor may choose to incorporate the viewing of human organs (such as a brain) if the instructor feels this is appropriate.
Instructors may, at their discretion, choose to incorporate whole cadaver viewing as part of the experience for groups visiting campus for a specific course (e.g. Anatomy & Physiology).
In all cases, visits to Oregon Tech's cadaver lab will be preceded by a briefing about ethics and etiquette.