Visit Us In-Person or Virtually!

These unusual times call for flexibility, and we have many options -- both in-person and virtual -- for you to experience our extraordinary campus environment.

Campus Tour

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the evolving nature of the Omicron variant, in-person, student-led tours continue to be on hiatus until further notice for the safety of our campus community. Self-guided options are available, in addition to the current virtual options outlined below. 


Details regarding the format of our traditional spring tours and events will be posted on this page at a future date, pending further COVID-19 developments. We appreciate your flexibility and grace as we navigate serving our campus visitors and the safety of our students.

LIVE Virtual Tour with Student Guides

A live virtual tour led by current UC Santa Cruz students, including 360-photos and live Q&A text chatting.

UCSC student tour guides

S.L.U.G. Video Series

For your convenience, we have a playlist of short topic-focused YouTube videos featuring our Student Life and University Guides (S.L.U.G.s) and lots of footage showing campus life. Tune in at your leisure!


Self-Guided Tour

Sign up for this handy, mobile-friendly tour that you can take with you as you visit our beautiful campus with your family or small group in-person. Includes photos and information and takes 45-60 minutes.

Self Guided Tour

Virtual Tour

Take a campus tour from the comfort of your own computer! Our interactive program is narrated by our own student tour guides, is available in five languages, and includes 360-degree photos.

photo of quarry plaza