Welcome to the College of the Desert! We are thrilled to announce the Spring 2023 schedule for the College of the Desert Campus Tours hosted by the COD Foundation.  These popular tours will take place on the COD Campus in Palm Desert and may include visits with several departments, such as Nursing, Automotive Technology, The McCarthy Child Development Center, Agriculture, Public Safety, Architecture, Communications, Theater Arts, and many more.  You will hear from instructors about the many achievements, and advances in the programs and how they are helping our students to learn and transform their lives and our communities for the better.  You will also see the students in action and marvel at their enthusiasm, determination and aspirations for the future.  The tour concludes with a brief presentation providing information on the many ways you can become more involved with COD, and help our students achieve their academic dreams.

Tours begin on February 14th and continue twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Tours are fully customizable, if you are interested in visiting a specific program or programs just let us know in advance of your tour.  It will be our pleasure to get you up close and personal with our extraordinary programs on campus! A complimentary lunch is provided at the end of the tour, and each attendee will receive a gift bag containing COD Foundation souvenirs and information about how to support students through the Foundation. 

If you would like to sign up for a tour for yourself, a friend or a large group (up to 20 people), please visit our website at www.codfoundation.org [insert link to sign up].  You can also call the Foundation office at (760) 773-2561, or e-mail Juli Maxwell at jmaxwell@collegeofthedesert.edu.  If you are interested in booking a private tour for yourself or a small group, please contact Catherine Abbott (760) 565-4869 or by e-mail at cabbott@collegeofthedesert to reserve one of the dates listed above.

Spots are filling quickly so don’t delay in reserving your seat!

Below, please see below the dates and times for the SPRING COD Campus Tours.  Sign up today!  You will be so glad you did!

Tour Dates & Links


*Tour dates subject to change/cancel due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.


Thursday, March 16, 2023
10am – 12:30pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
10am – 12:30pm

Thursday, March 23, 2023
10am – 12:30pm