Free Guided Walking Tours and Specialized Tours

Please start on our Free Guided Walking Tour website or Engineering Tour website for all the information you need regarding our free guided tours for families and tourists with 9 people or less. If you are looking for a special group tour for 10 or more people, please visit our Special Group Tour page. Below is a calendar of available free public guided walking tours ("Cal Tour Weekday" or "Cal Tour Weekend"), Engineering tours, and Memorial Stadium tours (spring & summer only). Click on the blue box for the tour you wish to reserve.


  • Please be sure to click on the correct type of tour you want. Only the "Cal Tour Weekday" and "Cal Tour Weekend" are general walking tours of our campus.
  • If you see a plus sign with a number, it is a link to the full tour schedule for that day.
  • If a day is blank, tours are either not being offered or are completely full. Please select a different day.
  • Fall 2019 engineering tours are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and select Fridays from September 23 - December 4. The select Fridays are October 11, October 25, November 8, November 15, and November 22. They will not be offered on Veterans Day (Monday, November 11) or the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 27). If you don't see a tour on one of these days, it means the tour is completely booked. We unfortunately cannot accept walk-ons. We will not be adding more engineering tours.
  • Our calendar opens up for general walking tours ("Cal Tour") approximately 3 months before the tour at the beginning of the month.
  • On Cal Football home game days (Saturday August 31, Saturday September 14, Friday September 27, Saturday November 9, and Saturday November 16), tours will instead start at the Campanile, the tall clock tower in the middle of campus.
  • Homecoming and Parents Weekend is October 18-19, 2019. No reservations are required for campus tours and the schedule can be found here.

  • The Admissions Presentation is a separate registration. Please visit the admissions website to register.

  • NOTE! If you don't receive an email immediately, your reservation was not successfully completed. The email comes from "" so please check your spam folder.

    If you have any questions, please call (510) 642-5216 or email