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UC San Diego’s Visitors Tour Program offers free tours to area residents, new faculty and staff, first-time visitors to our campus and the general public. These 90-minute Sunday afternoon tours are led by knowledgeable adult volunteer guides who are eager to show you the most notable features of our beautiful campus.

Walking Tours

These 90-minute walking tours feature some highlights of our campus, including notable architecture and Stuart Collection sculptures. Your guide describes the history of major campus landmarks as you stroll through the heart of campus.

Tours begin at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, leaving from the Gilman Entrance Information Center.

Bus Tours

Bus Tours are offered the remaining Sundays of the month. Take a scenic ride for a general overview of the campus with stops at major campus landmarks, including new additions such as the Rady School of Management and the Conrad Prebys Music Center. You will see some of the renowned Stuart Collection sculptures, travel by the Jacobs School of Engineering and Calit2 complex, and pass by the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center and Thornton Hospital. Quick stops are made at Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Geisel Library.

Bus tours begin at the Gilman Entrance Information Center promptly at 2 p.m.

These tours are not suitable for children under 6 years old.

Request a Public Tour Reservation.

After submitting your request a representative will contact you with more information.

Please submit your request no later than noon on the Thursday before the Sunday tour you've chosen. Your reservation request may include up to 4 people.

Orange labeled items are reqiured.

We do our best to respond to each inquiry within 1 business day.

For questions about reservations, call (858) 534-4414.