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Take a journey through Berkeley history as you cross Sproul Plaza. Relax in the shade along Strawberry Creek. Get a big picture view of the Bay Area from the Campanile. Feel the world-changing energy of over 35,000 students from around the world.

We offer a variety of tours to help you explore the Berkeley campus, from family tours to large groups to mobile tools. Read more below to find the best fit for you.

If you would like to attend an admissions presentation in addition to a campus tour, please note that separate reservations are required. Visit the admissions office reservation system to book an admissions presentation.

Public walking tours for individuals and families We offer free walking tours of the campus almost every day of the year, rain or shine. Our expert guides are student ambassadors who know the university and student life. Applying to Berkeley? History buff? Nostalgic alum? A campus tour is perfect for you. These walking tours are for individuals, … Continue Reading »

Reserved group/private tours Advance tour reservations are required for parties of 10 or more and any visitors who prefer a private tour. School group tours are offered for grades 6 and above. Group/private tour reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance through the online tour reservation system. Tours are free for California … Continue Reading »

Visitor Services is in the process of changing its electric cart tour offerings, and is not accepting requests at this time. Please check back with us soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We offer a limited number of engineering tours during the academic year for prospective and newly admitted undergraduate students and their families.  Visit several buildings in the College of Engineering on this 1 1/2 hour tour, led by specially trained campus ambassadors.  Find out about teaching, research, student projects, services and groups. You’ll learn some general campus … Continue Reading »

In partnership with Cal Athletics, we offer tours of California Memorial Stadium and the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance. Fall 2015 tours have ended and will resume next fall. These one-hour tours are open to the general public, and cover several points of interest, including the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza, the Haas School of Business Innovation … Continue Reading »

Can’t make our tour times or want to explore on your own? Find out about campus on your mobile device or computer. Tours on your mobile device: Take the mobile campus tour at Tour by cell phone: Need a quicker tour? Download this special map (PDF) of 18 key campus sites, then use your … Continue Reading »

May and June tours for newly admitted freshmen and transfer students You are welcome to join Visitor Services’ public walking tour, offered Monday-Saturday at 10:00 am and at 1:00 pm on Sundays. Click here to make your reservation. Other opportunities and resources New Admit Resource Guide The Campanile (aka Sather Tower) is an enduring symbol … Continue Reading »