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Auburn Campus Tours: “Small Town, Big Experience”

March 17, 2020
Auburn Campus Tours

Throughout the calendar year, not just during regularly scheduled semesters, Auburn’s Office of University Recruitment provides free guided tours for those aiming to get to know the campus a little more. And, while Auburn campus tours are geared toward prospective students, future Tigers, and visiting family members, they’re entirely free to the general public. Each tour provides a look into the past, as well as a glimpse into the future. There’s no better place to start and finish your Auburn University visit than right here at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, the only on-campus lodging option.

Guided Auburn Campus Tours

Most Auburn campus tours last approximately 75 minutes. This guided walking experience focuses solely on the university’s absorbing history, many long-lasting traditions, and insights into student life. The Office of Recruitment provides three daily Auburn campus tours, Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Highlights on the tour include legendary Samford Hall, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, the Student Center, and nearly a dozen more architectural masterpieces. You’ll be urged to pick up a copy of the latest version of The Auburn Plainsman, the university’s award-winning student newspaper. For those who wish to explore the campus without the aid of a student worker, don’t forget to print out the self-guided tour brochure. Similarly to most student-led Auburn tours, the self-guided audio-based expedition includes stops at Samford, the library, and various picturesque residence halls.

Campus Highlights

Not every one of the ground’s highlights is covered during the guided (or self-guided) Auburn University campus tour. Thus, we typically recommend visiting these five distinct sights during your stay: the Donald E. Davis Arboretum, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Lovelace Hall of Honor, Auburn Arena, and Jordan-Hare Stadium. Most folks also stroll into Toomer’s Drugs for a world-famous lemonade before or after an on-campus Auburn visit. And don’t forget to shop along College Street to purchase some burnt orange and navy blue attire. Remember: during busy seasons, most Auburn campus tours fill up quickly! So, book now.

The Hotel at Auburn University

The perfect place to start and finish each day in SEC Country is right here at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Not only does the hotel boast one of the city’s top-rated restaurants, an elegant jazz lounge, and a pristine pool, but it’s a short walk from the region’s premier nightlife. You’ll also be a short distance from the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, craft breweries, and day spas. To learn more about our particularly historic slice of Alabama, please give us a call today at 800-228-2876 (or check availability online).