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Free Guided Walking Tours

Free guided walking tours for individuals and families

We offer free 90-minute walking tours of the campus seven days a week at 10am, rain or shine. Applying to Berkeley? Tourist? Nostalgic alum? A campus tour is perfect for you. Our expert guides are student ambassadors who will cover academics, history of the University, health & safety, athletics, student life, and much more. The tour will cover the various residence halls and dining options, but does not include viewing a residence hall. Please visit the Cal Housing website for this information.

These walking tours are for individuals, families, and parties of up to 9 people. If you are a school group, organization, a party of 10 or more people, any size group requesting a Spanish or Mandarin language tour, or you’re interested in a private tour for a fee, please visit the Special Group/Private Tour Page for more information. We cannot accommodate groups on our free guided walking tour.

Tours start at the Koret Visitor Center at 2227 Piedmont Avenue in the historic California Memorial Stadium, except on Saturday January 4 and Sunday January 5 when the tours will start at the Campanile, the tall clock tower in the middle of campus. Tours end near Sproul Plaza, an approximately 10 minute walk from the Visitor Center.

Tours require an online reservation >>

No campus tours on these dates

Campus tours are offered year-round, 7 days a week, and on most major holidays with the following exceptions:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Winter Break (Saturday, December 21, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020)

The online calendar includes several kinds of tours. Please review the name of the tour before reserving to ensure you are reserving the correct tour. Our calendar opens up about 3 months in advance.
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Admissions Presentation

The 90-minute walking tour does NOT include information about admissions. If you would like to attend the 45-minute admissions presentation, please note that a separate reservation is required. Visit the admissions office reservation system to book an admissions presentation.