Thank you for your interest

We look forward to hosting your group!

In-person group tours are offered to high schools, community colleges, and other educational partners. Please contact your admissions representative or the tours office for more information.

If your group would like to visit before we can accommodate you or you have a group larger than 60, please utilize our VisiTour tour for your visit.

Tour Guide Desk

What to Expect

The group tour is generally 90 minutes and covers approximately 1.5 miles over hilly terrain and many stairs. If any guests in your group have temporary or long-term mobility issues or require other accommodations, contact our office at for recommendations on routes.




Group Tour Rules

  • Charter buses may only drop-off/pick-up groups at two locations - Cowell Circle is our recommended location. Buses must park at the base of campus in the Barn Theater.

  • If your group is traveling by bus, you must email at least 5 business days in advance to make arrangements for bus parking during your tour. Please note: Bus drop-off, parking, and pick-up areas are very limited on our campus.

  • Groups wishing to eat at a Dining all are limited to a maximum of 25 guests and must be arranged in advance. Contact UCSC Dining to make your request.

Please email if you have any questions or concerns.

Other Options for Your Group

Virtual Tour: The typical format of the virtual tour is a one-hour Zoom presentation with our student tour guides and breaks for questions throughout. 

Virtual Student Panel (Ask Me Anything): For an online student panel, we will work with you to identify your students’ interests so we can provide the best guides to make your event meaningful. 

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