Free Guided Walking Tours

In-Person Campus Walking Tours

Our campus is open to visitors! Here is some guidance on our return to campus. Registration is required. No walk-ups will be allowed.

Don’t Forget Your Mask!

UC Berkeley is strongly recommending masks for all visitors while inside the Koret Visitor Center. Masks are not required during the outside walking tour.

Free guided walking tours for individuals and families

We offer free 90-minute walking tours of the campus seven days a week, rain or shine. Applying to Berkeley? Tourist? Nostalgic alum? A campus tour is perfect for you! Our expert tour guides are student ambassadors who cover academics, history of the University, health & safety, athletics, student life, and much more. The tour outlines our residence halls and dining options, but does not include viewing a residence hall. Please visit the Cal Housing website for information. These walking tours are for individuals, families, and parties of up to 5 people. If you are a school group, organization, a bigger group, any size group requesting a Spanish or Mandarin language tour, or you’re interested in a private walking tour or golf cart tour for a fee, please visit the Special Group and Private Walking Tours page or Golf Cart Tours page for more information. We cannot accommodate groups on our free guided walking tour and any groups registering under different names in parties of 5 will be turned away. Tours start at the Koret Visitor Center at 2227 Piedmont Avenue in the historic California Memorial Stadium, except on home football game weekends and Commencement (Saturday, May 14) when the tours on both Saturday and Sunday 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.

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 (Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022)
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, so please check at the beginning of each month for new tour offerings in a new month (for example, September tours will be released around June 1).

Reservations

We are booking tours through August 2022. If the date you want isn’t available, please continually check the calendar because if someone cancels, those spots will immediately become available for booking. We also may be able to add more tours. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a waitlist. Make a Reservation