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Directions & Parking

We are excited to welcome you to UC Berkeley!

Koret Visitor Center. Most campus walking tours begin at the Koret Visitor Center at 2227 Piedmont Avenue, in the historic California Memorial Stadium. Go up the main staircase and turn right through Gate 2 to walk on the stadium concourse. Please reference your tour confirmation email for specific details.

Admissions Presentation. The 9am weekday Admissions Presentation (registration required) is located in 103 Sproul Hall. Please note that this presentation is separate from a campus walking tour. Sproul Hall is a 10-15 minute walk to the Koret Visitor Center.

Public Transportation. We are about a 25 minute from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Exit to Shattuck Avenue and Center Street. Walk east on Center Street and then straight through the campus.

Parking. Street parking may be difficult to find and is limited to two hours. We recommend using public transportation when possible. The Stadium Parking Garage at 2175 Piedmont Avenue is adjacent to Memorial Stadium. When exiting the garage to the left, you’ll see a bear statue and the Haas Grand Staircase. You’ll find us up the stairs, to the right, through Gate 2. Alternative parking lots can be found here.

Driving Directions. UC Berkeley is close to many Bay Area freeways, including I-80, I-580, I-880, Hwy 13, and Hwy 24. You can connect to these freeways from I-5 and US 101. The directions below begin when you have reached the East Bay from points north, south, and east.

  • Exit I-80/I-580 onto University Avenue eastbound for 2 miles
  • Turn right into Oxford Street at the western edge of the campus for 0.4 miles
  • Turn left onto Channing Way for 0.8 miles
  • Turn left at the Piedmont Avenue roundabout, aka Channing Circle
  • The Visitor Center is 0.3 miles on your right

 

  • Exit Highway 24 at Telegraph Avenue
  • Turn right onto Telegraph Avenue for 1.8 miles
  • Turn right onto Channing Way for 0.4 miles
  • Turn left at the Piedmont Avenue roundabout, aka Channing Circle
  • The Visitor Center is 0.3 miles on your right

  • Highway 13 ends and becomes Tunnel Road
  • Continue on Tunnel Road. Tunnel Road becomes Ashby Avenue near the Claremont Hotel.
  • Turn right at Telegraph Avenue for 1 mile
  • Turn right onto Channing Way for 0.4 miles
  • Turn left at the Piedmont Avenue roundabout, aka Channing Circle
  • The Visitor Center is 0.3 miles on your right

  • Take the Highway 24 E exit toward Berkeley/Walnut Creek
  • Keep right and exit at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way toward 51st Street
  • At the stop sign, turn right onto 52nd Street
  • At the second traffic light, turn left onto Telegraph Avenue for 2 miles
  • Turn right onto Channing Way for 0.4 miles
  • Turn left at the Piedmont Avenue roundabout, aka Channing Circle
  • The Visitor Center is 0.3 miles on your right