Campus visits

Free Guided Walking Tours

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 (...

Campus Ambassadors

Campus Ambassadors lead tours and guide the Berkeley experience for our 175,000 annual campus guests. As representatives and advocates for the university, ambassadors personify the excellence and diversity of the campus community while telling their Berkeley stories.

Want to connect with a current ambassador below? Email us at with the name of the ambassador and we will connect you! Please note we are unable to accept requests for in-person tours given by a particular tour guide.


Golf Cart Tours

Visitor Services offers one-hour golf cart tours of the campus for visitors with limited mobility only. If you have limited mobility, please clearly detail this in the "Needs or request" box on the reservation so that we may approve the golf cart tour.

The information presented on a golf cart tour is the same information you would receive on our free...

Special Group & Private Walking Tours

Thank you for your interest in booking a special group tour or private walking tour with special accommodations. We are booking for Spring 2023! You can put your name on our list to be notified when the Summer 2023 calendar is available for booking (at the bottom of this page).

What Constitutes a Special Group?

A special group is any party of 10 or more people. This can include a large family, school group (grades 6th and up only), private tour company, non-profit group, or any group of 10 or more people. We are unable to...

Self-Guided Tours

We welcome you with open arms on our campus with a variety of guided and self-guided tours. While you are on campus, check out our instagrammable places!

Virtual Campus Experience through YouVisit

Wander the campus virtually through our new YouVisit...

5 Cute Date Ideas In/Around Berkeley

December 21, 2022

Picture this: you just asked someone out on your first date, and (of course) they said yes! But—you’re new to the Bay Area…what do you do now?

Fear not! As your new wingman, I’ve compiled a list of cute date ideas in and around Berkeley. There’s one for each season, and a few bonus ideas that work year-round. All of these places are accessible via the A/C Transit system, which all students have access to for free. You’re welcome in advance. (Keep in mind that these don’t necessarily have to be with a romantic partner—friend dates and solo...

Information for UC Berkeley Staff/Faculty [campus tour request]

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 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...

Undergraduate Engineering Tours

We are not currently offering engineering-specific tours of the campus and are unsure if we will offer them in the future. Please instead book a free guided general campus walking tour where we will touch on the College of Engineering along with our other schools and colleges

For additional...

Residence Hall Tours

Cal Housing normally offers one-hour guided tours (spring only) of a Residence Hall on the south side of campus, including a look into either the Unit 1 or Unit 2 residence hall common areas and one room. Due to continuing COVID concerns, these tours are currently not happening. Please visit the Cal Housing website for the most up to date information.

We hope you will also...

Admitted & waitlisted student tours

Congratulations on being admitted or waitlisted to Berkeley!

We heartily congratulate you on this momentous achievement and want you to join us on a guided walking tour of UC Berkeley.

Admitted Students

Please visit your MAP@Berkeley portal for the link to register for these special guided tours for admitted & waitlisted students and their families.

Admitted students, come to Cal Day on Saturday, April 23rd! Registration...