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 »
Advance tour reservations are required for parties of 10 or more (including school groups) and any visitors who prefer a private tour. School group tours are offered for grades 6 and above. Special group/private tour reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance through the online tour reservation system. 100+ people: Please contact … 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. Spring 2018 cart tours will be available starting on Monday, February 5. Cart tours are not offered on weekends, campus holidays, or breaks. Cart tours are included in the group tour … Continue Reading »
We offer a limited number of engineering tours during the academic year for prospective and newly admitted undergraduate students and their families. The 90-minute tour will visit several buildings in the College of Engineering, led by specially trained campus ambassadors. Find out about teaching, research, student projects, services and groups. You’ll learn some general campus information on … Continue Reading »
In partnership with Cal Athletics, we offer tours of California Memorial Stadium and the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance. Stadium tours are only offered during the spring semester. Tours in the spring will start in February and will be posted soon. These one-hour tours are open to the general public and cover several points of interest, … 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. Tour by cell phone: Need a quicker tour? Download this special map (PDF) of 18 key campus sites, then use your cell phone to dial up information on each point when you get … Continue Reading »
Visitor Services provides specialized tours for Berkeley campus departments. Subjects covered include history, traditions. academics, research, and student life. Please note that this form is for internal use only to be used by UC Berkeley staff and faculty with a @berkeley.edu email address. These tours are offered on weekdays during most of the fall and … Continue Reading »
During the spring semester only, we offer one-hour guided tours of a Residence Hall on the south side of campus. They are offered Monday-Friday from 12-1pm. In April, we will add tours Monday-Friday from 3-4pm. The last tour will be on Friday, April 27, 2018. The tour will include a look into either the Unit … Continue Reading »
Welcome Class of 2022! 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 2-30: Tours for newly admitted students Special tours will be offered seven days a week at 11:00am, leaving from … Continue Reading »