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Koret Visitor Center:
Most campus walking tours begin at the Koret Visitor Center at 2207 Piedmont Avenue, on the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza in the historic California Memorial Stadium. Go up the main staircase directly across from the Haas School of Business (2220 Piedmont Avenue) and turn right through Gate 2 to walk on the stadium concourse/plaza. Please reference your tour confirmation email for specific details.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
The Admissions Office is located in 103 Sproul Hall. Sproul Hall is a 10 minute walk from the Koret Visitor Center. Please check the Admissions website for updated information. Please note their presentation is separate from a campus walking tour.
The Koret Visitor Center is a 25-30 minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Exit to Shattuck Avenue and Center Street. Walk east on Center Street and then straight through the campus.
There is no free parking in Berkeley. Metered street parking may be difficult to find and is limited to two hours. The Stadium Parking Garage at 2175 Piedmont Avenue (same as 2175 Gayley Road) is adjacent to Memorial Stadium and is the closest parking to the Visitor Center. When exiting the garage to the left, you’ll see a bear statue and the Haas Grand Staircase. You’ll find us up the stairs, to the right, through Gate 2. Alternative parking lots can be found here. Please read all parking signs very carefully to avoid a parking ticket. Please note that on home football game days, parking is extremely limited and can be expensive.
Bus Loading and Unloading:
Buses should unload in the red zone (at the stop sign) at the bottom of the Haas Grand Staircase which leads up to Memorial Stadium (2227 Piedmont Avenue). This is directly across the street from the Haas School of Business. Most tours end at Sproul Hall, so the buses should pick up in the white loading zone at 2537 Bancroft Way at Telegraph Avenue. Please note that Bancroft Way is a one-way street going west. The bus driver must stay with the bus at all times. The closest area for bus parking is 15 minutes away at the Berkeley Marina in the Seawall Lot, the parking lot for the now-closed Hs Lordships Restaurant (199 Seawall Drive), which has free public parking from 5am-11pm.
UC Berkeley is close to many Bay Area freeways, including I-80, I-580, I-880, Hwy 13, and Hwy 24. You can connect to these freeways from I-5 and US 101. The directions below begin when you have reached the East Bay from points north, south, and east.