Tour the Berkeley campus

Reserved group tours

Group tour reservations are required for parties of 10 or more, school and community groups, non-profit organizations, camps, and tour companies. Fees may apply, please see the fee schedule available at the bottom of this page.

Elementary school tours (K-5th grade) are no longer available through the Visitor Center.   Please see our CalKids page for information on self-guided elementary school tours.

Private tours are also offered for guests who would like a more intimate campus experience.  A fee will be assessed.  Please make private tour reservations through the automated group tour reservation system.

Individuals and families wishing to tour the campus should see our daily public tour web page.

Group tour days and times

Group tours are available during most of the spring, summer, and fall semesters on weekdays only.  They are not available during break periods between semesters, the first few weeks of a semester, or during finals.

Tours are offered at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Tours are 90 minutes long, except middle school tours, which are 60 minutes long.

Reservations are limited, must be made 14 days in advance. Tours are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Reservations and Tour Schedule


Fall 2014

  • Fall 2014 group tours will be offered between Monday, September 22-Friday, December 5, 2014.  Group tours will not resume until several weeks into the spring 2015 semester.
  • Group tours will not be offered on weekends and campus academic and administrative holidays: Veteran's Day, November 11; Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Thursday and Friday, November 27-28.


Tours are free to California middle school, high school, and college groups. For private, nonprofit, and out-of-state school groups, the following fees will be assessed:

  • 1-35 people: $50
  • 36-50 people: $70
  • 51-70 people: $90
  • 71-100 people: $110
  • 100+ people: Please contact the tour coordinator at (510) 642-5216

UC Berkeley departments will be charged a reduced fee of $25 per 35 persons.


Group tours must be reserved two weeks in advance through our automated online reservation system.  Reservations are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.  Visitor Services is not able to provide tours other than those appearing on the reservation calendar.

For commonly requested information about Group Tours, including where to park your bus, see the Group Tour FAQs.


We are experiencing technical difficulties with the tour reservation system.  If you are unable to complete your reservation, that is, you don't see a tour summary after you hit *Submit* and/or you don't receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail, please send your tour request to We apologize for the inconvenience.


Click here to make a reservation