Visitor Services provides specialized tours for groups coordinated and requested by UC Berkeley staff and faculty. Subjects covered include history, traditions, academics, research, and student life. Please read the entirety of this page before requesting a tour.
Please note that this form is for internal use only. You must be a UC Berkeley staff or faculty with an @berkeley.edu email address.
Availability depends on the time of year. Dates in between semesters are considerably harder to find a tour guide. We are unable to give tours during the RRR period, finals weeks, Spring Break, and Winter Break. Walking tours are either 60 or 90 minutes, with a minimum tour length of 45 minutes if absolutely needed (we want to make sure we provide a quality tour rich with information).
The maximum number of visitors per guide is 35. An appropriate number of guides will be assigned based on the number of visitors. We will always do our best; however, due to guide availability, there may be times when we won’t be able to provide a tour.
If you need a golf cart tour, we can hold up to 5 visitors and the tour is 1 hour long. The tour can start and end almost anywhere on campus. We are unable to start or end the tour off campus. Please note we are unable to provide golf cart transportation around campus. Our golf cart is used for campus tours only, driven by a student campus ambassador. If you are looking for golf cart transportation for a disabled person, please visit the Loop Golf Cart website.
These staff/faculty-requested tours must be requested at least 14 days in advance. If you are requesting a tour that is in exactly 14 days, please call us at 510-642-5215 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we confirm your tour today. For tour requests within 14 days, please still fill out the form but know that we might not be able to find a tour guide.
There is a reduced tour fee of $25 per guide, payable by chartstring. Your tour is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from us.