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. 100+ people: Please contact the Tour Coordinator at (510) 642-5216. … 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. Cart tours are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2-3pm. They are not offered on weekends, campus holidays, or breaks. Cart tours in Spring 2019 tours are offered 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. You’ll learn … 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. We hope you’ll join us for this spirited walking tour! Tour Dates To Come We … 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. Visitor Services Tours Self-Guided Walking Tour: Want to wander the campus on your own at your own pace? Use our self-guided walking tour with 22 key campus sites, … 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. April: Tours for newly admitted and waitlisted students Visit your student portal to access the link to register for an admitted student tour. If you are … 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 to be used by UC Berkeley staff and faculty with a @berkeley.edu email address. These tours are offered on weekdays during … Continue Reading »
In Spring 2019, 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 will be live in late January. We hope you will also consider … Continue Reading »