Campus Tour Descriptions

The Campus Tour Program offers a variety of guided tour types, self-guided tour options, campus tour video and limited classroom visitation registration. Visitor Services is determined to meet the propective students' and general visitors' needs in providing a true sense of what UC Davis has to offer in the way of education, employment and community.

Week Day Family Walking Tours are offered most week days (except on observed holidays) at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm with at least a one week advance registration. Registration is available until filled and capacity is based on tour guide availability. All guides are students and availability often depends on students' class schedules. Walking tours are 90 minutes in length. Please visit the on-line tour registration system to register for a campus tour.

Saturday Family Walking Tours are offered at 11:30 am most Saturdays with at least a one week advance registration. Registration is available until filled and capacity is based on tour guide availability. All guides are students. Walking tours are 90 minutes in length. Please visit the on-line tour registration system to register for a campus tour.

Large Group Walking Tours are offered based on tour guide availability. Walking tours are 90 minutes in length and tram tours are 45 minutes in length. Both of these tour types are available to group sizes of greater than 18 and less than 44. For Large group walking tour availability, please call (530) 752-0539 and speak with a Visitor Services representative. We will be happy to check tour guide availability for you.

Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochures are available too. If all guided tour options are full or unavailable during the time you wish to visit UC Davis, we encourage consideration of the Self-Guided Walking Tour brochure. This brochure includes student and academic statistics, images of campus, information about student organizations, sports and housing, a color map of campus, a directional tour route indicator and the original tour script that student guides memorize to conduct guided tours. The brochures are always available at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center. If you visit us after operating hours the brochures will be available outside the front doors. The Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochure is a very inclusive, comprehensive piece of literature that answers most questions about UC Davis. However, just in case that is not enough, the Walter A. Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center lobby service counter is staffed by a UC Davis student Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please feel free to stop in and visit with the UC Davis student on duty to answer any of your student life questions.

The Campus Tour Video Tape/DVD "Look Into Your Future" is available for purchase. This 16 minute award winning video overview presentation of UC Davis covers undergraduate and graduate academic areas, faculty interviews, student interviews; information about student opportunities, organizations and activities; sports, student housing, etc. This video won an International "Award of Distinction". To purchase a UC Davis "Look Into Your Future" video to view before your visit, feel free to send a check or money order made payable to UC Regents in the amount of $14.05 for a DVD or $9.05 for a VHS video to:

University of California, Davis
Visitor Services, Alumni & Visitors Center
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Don't forget to include your return address of where to ship the video.  Your DVD or Video will be mailed to you within 24 hours of receiving the order.

Classroom Lecture Visitation is available for prospective students and parents to observe a lecture in progress. A selected number of classes have been approved and added to this program by faculty. The seating is very limited and is offered to families and small groups of 1 to 5 in size.

If you have tour related questions, you may call Visitor Services at (530)752-8111 or send email to visit@ucdavis.edu.

Thank you for your interest in UC Davis and we look forward to serving you.

Visitor Services