Visiting Our Campus

Often cited as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, UC Santa Cruz's physical setting offers a diverse blend of award-winning architecture and a natural environment of redwood forests, scenic ocean views, and open meadows.

Visiting UC Santa Cruz is the best way to experience the campus. We invite you to reserve a space on a student-led tour, or you can explore the links below to view the campus online.

Note about Campus Tours: We host visitors with disabilities and those requiring special accommodations. The tour includes transportation by bus and some rigorous walking. If you require special accommodations, please describe your needs in the text box provided when you reserve your tour.

Group Tour reservations (tours for schools, educational programs, or community-based organizations with groups of six or more people) can be made online. Group Tour requests are taken up to one year in advance.

Campus Tours: Information and registration for student-led tours.

Group Tours: Information and registration for group tours (tours for schools, educational programs, or community-based organizations with groups of six or more people)

Virtual Tour: A guided, step-by-step online tour of the UCSC campus, including photos, videos, 360-degree panoramas, and audio in four languages.

Campus Video: Meet some of our students and faculty and get a feel for life on campus.

Maps of the Campus: Detailed maps and directions.

Visitor Guide [PDF]: Guide to UC Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz area. Maps, activities, list of local accommodations. Published in September 2016.

Self-Guided Tour [PDF]: Tour and map for families or small groups visiting UCSC on their own. Published in July 2009.

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