Tour Quote
I cannot express how much I enjoyed the UCSB tour. I could really picture myself there. Everyone was so friendly and the tour guides were great.
- Elaina F., prospective student

Campus Tours and Presentations

Campus Tour

The UCSB Visitor Center offers guided walking tours and admissions presentations. Reservations are required for the presentation and tours. Individuals and families without reservations are welcome in the Visitor Center and will be invited to join activities as space allows. 

    Campus Walking Tours

    90-minute tours are offered:
    Monday through Friday at 12 noon and 2 p.m.

    The Visitor Center offers guided campus walking tours led by current UCSB students or alumni. The tours are approximately 90 minutes long, and tours visit essential campus locations including a lecture hall, the library and the University Center. Tour guides showcase the physical campus while providing personal experiences and tips from their UCSB student experience.

    Individuals and Families
    Use this link to register for a tour as an individual or family*:
    *Dates are posted for tours through September 30, 2015. Please check back in late July to register for tours beginning October 1.

    Individuals and Families

    School or Community Groups
    Use this link to make a reservation for school or community groups (of 20 to 100 guests):

    School or Community Groups

    Admissions Presentations

    Presentations are offered:
    Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. - noon

    UCSB Office of Admissions counselors lead one-hour presentations daily that provide an overview of UCSB academic programs and campus life as well as extracurricular opportunities, housing, financial aid, summer programs, admission requirements, selection criteria, application instructions and important deadlines.

    Visitor Center Hours

    The center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except on administrative closures and university holidays). The Visitor Center is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on select Saturdays in April.

    Winter Closures
    The Visitor Center will be open on Monday, December 21 and Tuesday, December 22. The Visitor Center will be closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 23 through Friday, January 1 and reopen to the public on Monday, January 4.


    The Visitor Center is located adjacent to the Mesa Parking Structure 18 on the ground floor of the Student Affairs Administrative Services Building (SAASB).

    Directions and Parking