Campus Tours

    Aerial shot of campus overlooking the Monterey Bay

    A group of student tour guides posing with Sammy the Slug

    We’re so excited to welcome you to our beautiful campus between the sea and the trees. View the calendar to register for a tour led by one of our Student Life & University Guides (S.L.U.G.s).

    All of our campus tours are a completely outdoor experience (no classroom or student housing interiors). Tours include 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.

    There are online waitlists available for full tours. Select the tour/s that you are interested in and you will see a message with instructions to join the waitlist. You will be notified automatically if a spot becomes available.

    The General Walking Tour will take approximately 90 minutes and cover about 1.5 miles of our beautiful campus. It is best suited for prospective students and guest/s who are interested in learning more about UCSC.

    Our friendly, knowledgeable student tour guides can’t wait to meet you! 

    Tour guests needing mobility accommodations as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should email or call 831-459-4118 at least five business days in advance of their scheduled tour.

    Not seeing a tour of the day you're visiting? Take a self-guided tour (click here). 


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