Touring the UC Campus System
(San Francisco, CA)- When applying to the different University of California campuses, there are many different factors to consider. Things such as campus size, environment, academic programs, awards, and many other details come into consideration. However, although this information may be available to you after some time spent on the internet, there is nothing comparable to a first-hand visit and tour to the University of California campus itself. In other words, one might find that visiting each individual UC campus you are interested in can help in the decision making process when applying or deciding where to enroll. For these reasons, I have listed information regarding campus tours for the 9 undergraduate UC campuses below:
- Free campus tours are held 7 days a week. These tours are led by trained student guides who know all about the Berkeley campus as well as student life at Cal. Tours start at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The tours begin from the Visitor center at 101 University Hall, 2200 University Avenue, which is located at the corner of University Avenue and Oxford Street. On weekdays, the tours are followed by a 30-minute admissions presentation for prospective freshman applicants who have not yet applied to the University. There are no reservations required for groups of 10 people or less. Saturday tours begin at 10 a.m., and Sunday tours begin at 1 p.m. Campus tours on weekends begin from the Campanile in the center of campus
- Phone: (510) 642-5215
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.berkeley.edu/visitors
- Walking tours are offered to prospective students and their families Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as most Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. These tours are available until filled and with at least a one-week advance notice. Large tour groups can be reserved with at least two weeks’ notice, based upon tour guide availability. If you cannot visit UC Davis, there is a campus tour videotape available: Look Into Your Future, is available for $9.05, and the DVD is available for $14.05
- Phone: (530) 752-8111
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: visit.ucdavis.edu
- One-hour walking tours are offered weekdays at noon and are conducted by UCI students. Saturday tours are offered during the month of October, November, and April. Special tours for school groups of 10 or larger can be arranged during the regular academic year.
- Phone: (949) 824-4636
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.campustours.uci.edu
UC Los Angeles
- UCLA provides both individual and group tours of the campus. The 90-minute walking tours are led by current UCLA students and are given Monday through Saturday throughout the academic year. Students also have the opportunity to sit in on current UCLA classes through the Lecture Experience.
- Phone: (310) 825-8764
- Email: email@example.com
- At UC Merced, the Visitor Center is where you can find tour guides to show you around the campus. These guides will provide visitors the opportunity to get an introduction to the campus as well as community. Through answering questions, campus tours, directional assistance and an array of publications, the Visitor Center is an excellent place to jump-start your experience at UC Merced
- Phone: (209) 228-6316
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: tours.ucmerced.edu
- The student group UC Riverside Ambassadors lead tours of the campus throughout the year. Guests get an up-close look at the beautiful campus and learn about its history – and its future – as the students showcase its buildings, parklike grounds and dynamic new facilities.
- Phone: Alex Ruiz: (951) 827-5045
- Email: my.ucr.edu/prospective/tours.aspx
UC San Diego
- UCSD offers student-led walking tours of the campus at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays. These 90-minute tours are followed by a one-hour general information session at 1:15 p.m., led by an admissions officer. Special tours are available for groups of 15 or more. We invite community college groups to visit our campus and are happy to arrange admissions presentations and students panels to complete the visit
- Phone: (825) 822-1455
- Email: email@example.com
UC Santa Barbara
- Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus Monday through Friday throughout the year. A UCSB admissions counselor presents a transfer advising session Monday through Friday (excluding University holidays) at 1 p.m. in the UCSB Visitor Center. These popular, small-group advising meetings give prospective students an overview of what UCSB has to offer and provide in-depth advising for transfer admission. Campus tours are offered prior to the session, at noon, and following the session, at 2 p.m. Spring Insight open house is held in April. Reservations are not required for the transfer advising sessions or open houses.
- Phone (Individuals Visiting UCSB and to confirm dates, times, and locations): (805) 893-8175
- Phone (Community College Groups Visiting UCSB): (805) 893-4518
- Web: www.admissions.ucsb.edu/visitucsb
UC Santa Cruz
- The Office of Admissions offers campus tours year round on weekdays and selected Saturdays for prospective and admitted students and their families, as well as for groups of six or more high school and/or community college students. Reservations are required for all tours. Tours fill up early (especially during holidays), so reserve ahead for regular tours.
- Phone: (831) 459-4008
- Email: visits.ucsc.edu
- Web: admissions.ucsc.edu/campustours
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