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.
Please note that we own one wheelchair which is on a first-come first-served basis. It can only be used during the tour.
We are unable to store luggage for our guests. We apologize for this inconvenience.
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. 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 … 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. Please note these tours are walking tours. If you wish … Continue Reading »
Visitor Services offers one-hour electric cart tours of the campus for visitors who wish a shorter, private tour experience and for guests with limited mobility. The information presented on a cart tour is the same information you would receive on our free guided walking tour. Cart tours are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from … Continue Reading »
We offer a limited number of engineering tours during the fall, spring, and summer semesters for prospective and newly admitted undergraduate students and their families. The 90-minute guided walking 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. … Continue Reading »
In partnership with Cal Athletics, we offer tours of California Memorial Stadium and the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance. These tours are offered during the spring and summer semesters. The tour is free, space is limited, and reservations are required. Please note this is NOT a replacement for the free guided walking tour. We hope … Continue Reading »
Can’t make our tour times or want to explore on your own? Our campus is an open campus, which means you can visit whenever you would like. Many buildings are open on weekdays, so feel free to wander inside, but please don’t walk in to an active classroom. Visitor Services Tours Self-Guided Walking Tour: Want … Continue Reading »
Congratulations on being admitted to Berkeley! Visit the campus as you make your acceptance decision. Read about tours for newly admitted freshmen, transfer students, waitlisted students, and their families. May: Public walking tours During May, newly admitted transfer and waitlisted students and their families are welcome to join our 90-minute daily public walking tour offered … Continue Reading »
In Summer 2019 from May 28 – June 28, Cal Housing will offer one-hour guided tours of a Residence Hall on the south side of campus. The tour will include a look into either the Unit 1 or Unit 2 residence hall common areas and one room. The calendar is now live! We hope you … Continue Reading »
Visitor Services provides specialized tours for groups coordinated by UC Berkeley staff and faculty. Subjects covered include history, traditions. academics, research, and student life. Please note that this form is for internal use only. You must be a UC Berkeley staff or faculty with a @berkeley.edu email address. Availability depends on the time of year. … Continue Reading »