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Schedule a Campus Tour

There's no better way to experience UCR than by reserving a walking tour, and there's no better guide than a UCR student! All of our campus tour guides are current undergraduate students – your best link to UCR.

Individual/Family Tours: If you are an individual, family or small group of nine or fewer guests, you can choose any of the tour options below, with the exception of the "Group Tour" (which is reserved for larger groups of 10 or more).

Tour Options

  • Group Tour

    We’re excited that you’re interested in bringing your group for a visit! Our office considers any organization (school, community group, church, camp, etc) bringing multiple students to be a “group” visit. Groups can have up to 100 total visitors (including both students and chaperones).

    Tour options vary based on the grade level of the students:

    Elementary & Middle School Groups 

    • Tuesday and Thursday only
    • General Campus Tour, Information Session, *Engineering Lab Tour, **Residence Hall Tour, Recreation Center Tour

    High School & Community College Groups

    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only
    • General Campus Tour and Information Session

      ur group tours fill up very quickly, so make your reservation now!

      *Group cannot be larger than 20 total people to attend the lab tour.
      **Residence Hall Tour is for high school groups only, as it is freshman-only housing. Transfer housing cannot accommodate group tours at this time.

    • "A Day in the Life" Campus Tour

      There's no better way to get a feel for life at UCR than to take a tour with a UCR student as your guide. The route follows a student's walking path to class so you'll get an idea of what a typical day would be like. Visit a library, the Highlander Union Building (HUB), the Campus Store, popular student hangouts and more.

      • Prospective students can reserve a campus tour Monday-Friday.
      • Elementary/Middle School Groups can reserve a campus tour Tuesday & Thursday.
      • High School/Community College Groups can reserve a campus tour Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.

      Schedule a Campus Tour
      See Tour FAQ
      Contact us at (951) 827-8687 or tour@ucr.edu

    • Engineering Lab Tour

      The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) offers customized engineering lab tours throughout the year for prospective students, parents and guests. These tours are provided by student ambassadors and give guests an up-close look at the state-of-the-art engineering facilities, departments and hands-on student labs. The tour also provides a student's perspective on the academic experience, social life and ways engineering students have fun and stay connected. 

      • Prospective students can reserve a lab tour Monday-Friday.
      • Elementary/Middle School Groups are not able to reserve a lab tour.
      • High School/Community College Groups can reserve a lab tour Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, if their group has 20 visitors or less.

      Schedule a Visit
      See Tour FAQ
      Contact us at (951) 827-8687

    • Housing Tour

      Residence Hall Tour
      Learn more about housing options for freshman students. Residence hall tours typically visit Aberdeen-Inverness (traditional style) and Pentland Hills (suite style). Seeing a showroom is not guaranteed, as it is based on availability.

      • Prospective freshman can reserve a residence hall tour Monday-Friday.
      • Prospective transfers are not able to reserve a residence hall tour, as it is freshman-only housing.
      • Elementary/Middle School Groups are not able to reserve a residence hall tour.
      • High School Groups can reserve a residence hall tour Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.
      • Community College Groups are not able to reserve a residence hall tour, as it is freshman-only housing.

      Campus Apartment Tour
      Learn more about housing options for transfer and graduate students. Campus apartment tours typically visit Glen Mor, Bannockburn Village, and International Village. Seeing a showroom is not guaranteed, as it is based on availability.

      • Prospective freshmen are not able to reserve a campus apartment tour, as it is housing for continuing students only.
      • Prospective transfers can reserve a campus apartment tour Monday-Friday.
      • Groups are not able to reserve a campus apartment tour, due to limited space.

      Schedule a Visit
      See Tour FAQ
      Contact us at (951) 827-8687

      ***Current UCR students should not schedule a campus apartment tour on this site, as it is for prospective students only. Please contact housing directly for more information regarding on campus apartments.

    • Student Recreation Center Tour

      Come check out the 155,000-square-foot (14,399-square-meter) Student Recreation Center (SRC)! It features a giant weight area with nine Olympic platforms; 100 cardio machines; basketball, volleyball and badminton courts; fitness and dance studios; an indoor and outdoor track; a demo kitchen; a sparkling pool with a lazy river; a rock wall and an Outdoor Excursions shop.

      • Prospective students can reserve a recreation center tour Monday-Friday.
      • Elementary/Middle School Groups are not able to reserve a recreation center tour.
      • High School/Community College Groups can reserve a recreation center tour Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.

      Schedule a Visit
      See Tour FAQ
      Contact us at (951) 827-8687

    • Information Session

      Information Session
      This sit-down presentation will discuss eligibility requirements, the application process, our academic programs, financial aid, student life and more! Questions are welcome!

      • Prospective freshman can reserve a session with a freshman admissions counselor Monday-Friday.
      • Prospective transfers can reserve a session with a transfer admissions counselor Monday-Friday.
      • Elementary/Middle School Groups can reserve a student-led session Tuesday & Thursday.
      • High School Groups can reserve a session with a freshman admissions counselor Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. 
      • Community College Groups can reserve a session with a transfer admissions counselor Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. 

      Schedule a Campus Tour
      See Tour FAQ
      Contact us at (951) 827-8687 or tour@ucr.edu

    • Botanic Gardens Tour

      The UCR Botanic Gardens is a living museum, classroom and laboratory. It covers 40 hilly acres of scenic trails, specialty gardens and geographical collections.

      The Campus Tours Office does not coordinate or lead these tours. Please contact the Botanic Gardens directly for more information:

    • Self-Guided Tour

      Go rogue and explore UCR on your own! Download our fun self-guided tour map:

    • UCR Campus Staff

      UCR Campus Departments can schedule tours for a variety of specially hosted guests (faculty candidates, alumni regents, potential donors, etc).

      • Click here to join our daily “prospective student” tours.
      • Click here to request a private tour. Availability is limited, so please request at least two weeks in advance.
    • Visit UCR Saturday Tour and Presentation

      Prospective/admitted students and their families are invited to explore UC Riverside, and learn more about admissions and financial aid. Light refreshments are included.

      Tours: 

      • Campus Tour
      • Housing/Student Recreation Center (SRC) Walking Tour
      • Campus Apartments Tour 
      • Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Lab Tour

      Presentations:

      • Financial Aid: Money should never stop you from meeting your educational goals. Learn how grants, scholarships, work-study and loans can help you overcome financial challenges. 
      • Freshman Admissions: Find out what requirements are needed to apply for fall 2020 admission, what you need to meet the selection criteria and how to complete the UC application. 
      • Transfer Admissions: Learn what requirements are needed to apply for fall 2019 transfer admission and what you need to meet the selection criteria for specific majors.

      See the Visit UCR Tour and Presentation agenda .
      Dates and times vary. Walk-ins welcome based on availability. Free parking in Lot 1.

      Schedule a Visit 
      See Tour FAQ 
      Contact us at (951) 827-8687 or tour@ucr.edu
       

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