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.
Due to maintenance, from 10:00 pm, March 27-6:00 am, March 28, 2017 PDT, the tour reservation calendars will not be accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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 offers electric cart tours of the campus for visitors who wish a shorter, private tour experience and for guests with limited mobility. They are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm during most of the fall and spring semesters and part of the summer. They are not offered on … Continue Reading »
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. Summer 2017 tours will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 3:00-4:00 pm, May 31-August 11. These one-hour tours are open to the general public, and cover several points of interest, including the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza, … 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 Tour by cell phone: Need a quicker tour? Download this special map (PDF) of 18 key campus sites, then use your cell phone … Continue Reading »
Welcome Class of 2021! Congratulations on being admitted to Berkeley! Visit the campus as you make your acceptance decision. Read about tours for newly admitted freshmen and transfer students and waitlisted students, and their families. April 1-30: Tours for newly admitted students Special tours will be offered seven days a week at 11:30 am, leaving … Continue Reading »
Visitor Services provides tours for guests of campus departments. Subjects covered include history, traditions. academics, research, and student life. Group and private tours are offered on weekdays during most of the fall and spring semesters and in the summer until mid August. While it is preferable to request a tour at the standard times of … Continue Reading »