Sign up for an in-person walking tour of our beautiful campus, or take a Self-Guided Tour!
For families who can’t travel to campus, we continue to offer many virtual options to experience our extraordinary campus environment (see below).
Join us for a student-led, small-group tour of campus! Our S.L.U.G.s (Student Life and University Guides) are excited to take you and your family on a walking tour of campus. Use the links below to see your tour options. Please note our current
COVID-19 Visitors and Events Protocol.
General Walking Tour
We’re so excited to welcome you to our beautiful campus between the sea and the trees. Register here for a tour led by one of our Student Life & University Guides (S.L.U.G.s). The tour will take approximately 90 minutes and includes stairs, and some uphill and downhill walking. Appropriate walking shoes for our hills and forest floors and dressing in layers are highly recommended in our variable coastal climate.
See our frequently asked questions for more information.
UC Santa Cruz welcomes transfer applicants from California community colleges and other institutions. Transferring to UCSC is a great way to earn your University of California degree.
Our walking tour for transfer students takes approximately 2 hours and covers nearly 2.5 miles that include stairs and some uphill and downhill walking. Appropriate walking shoes for hills and forest floors and dressing in layers are highly recommended in our variable coastal climate. Prospective transfer students can also find more information about admission and additional services for transfer students on our website (see below).
Group tours are offered to high schools, community colleges, and other groups that work with prospective students. Group sizes can range from 6 to a maximum of 75 guests (including chaperones). We require one adult chaperone for every 15 students, and the chaperone is required to stay with the group for the entire tour.
If your group would like to visit before we can accommodate you or you have a group larger than 75, please utilize our group self-guided tour materials for your visit.
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!