Tour the Berkeley campus

Reserved group tours


Advance tour reservation is required for parties of 10 or more, school and community groups, non-profit organizations, camps, companies, and any small group that prefers a private tour. Tours are free for California schools; fees will apply for all other groups. Please see the fee schedule at the bottom of this page.

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

Group and private tour reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance and are made through the online tour reservation system.

Individuals and families wishing to tour the campus should read about the daily public walking tour.

Group tour days and times

Group tours are available, on weekdays only, during most of the spring, summer, and fall semesters.  They are not offered during semester breaks, the first few weeks of a semester, and 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.

Sapce is limited, and availability is on a first-come first-served basis. 


Reservations and Tour Schedule


Summer 2015

  • Summer 2015 group tours ended on August 7, 2015.

Fall 2015

  • Fall 2015 group tours will be offered September 21-December 4.
  • The calendar will be uploaded to the online reservation system at the end of August
  • To reserve a tour, please click on the *Make a Reservation* button at the bottom of this page.


Tours are free for California schools (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 14 days 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.



Click here to make a reservation