Visiting Our Campus


A Message To Prospective Guests to Campus During Winter Quarter 2020.

The campus tours office is currently closed until further notice due to building maintenance, and tours are unavailable at this time.

Guests wishing to speak with Admissions staff should proceed to the parking lot adjacent to the Hahn Student Services building and park in the numbered stalls. For guests seeking long term parking options, please refer to the instructions below.

Admissions Office—Hahn
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
(831) 459-4008

Please be aware that only self-guided tour options are available for guests in January 2020. This date may extend into the February-March time frame. Watch this page for more details.

Self-guided tour materials may be downloaded ahead of your visit or collected from the Admissions office located in the Hahn Student Services building.



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.

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 November 2019.

Self-Guided Tour [PDF]: Tour and map for families or small groups visiting UCSC on their own. Published in September 2017.


For any questions regarding UC Santa Cruz Tours, please contact the tours office at or call (831) 459-4118. 

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