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Tour Locations & Hours

For Prospective Students and Visitors:

Walking tours are offered almost every Monday - Friday. Please check the Tour Calendar for available times and to ensure that there is a tour offered on the day you wish to visit UC Irvine.

Participants will begin the tour PROMPTLY AT NOON in the Visitor Center (A138) in the UCI Student Center. The tour takes approximately one hour and tours are given rain or shine. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Large Group Tours (more than 10 people):

Walking tours for GROUPS can be scheduled for almost any weekday throughout the year. Group tours are scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm. Generally, group tours begin at the flagpoles outside Aldrich Hall. Group tours require a reservation.

Self-Guided Tour:

If you cannot attend one of our guided tours, you are welcome to download a self-guided tour. If the Student Center is open, the self- guided tour begins at the Visitor Center (A138) across from the Student Center Parking Structure. If the Student Center is closed, turn left when you exit the parking structure and turn right when you reach the bookstore. Turn left when you reach the Starbucks and begin the tour. Proceed to your left and follow the map around the campus in a clockwise direction. After visiting, you are welcome to contact our office if you have any further questions.


UCI Self Guided Tour (PDF)

UCI Self Guided Tour Map (PDF)

Download our virtual tour to a mobile device:  iTunes  or  Google Play


Special Notices:

  • Winter Campus and Housing Tours:

During the months of October & November, we will have expanded campus and housing tour times. Please see the Tour Calendar for additional times.

  • Campus & Housing Tours will be closed on the following Holidays and Recesses:
    • November 28-29:  Thanksgiving
    • December 16-January 3:  Winter Break

* Groups of 10 or less for the 12:00 noon campus tour DO NOT need a reservation.
** Special tours for school groups of ten or more can be arranged during the regular academic year. Please email with a specific date and time in mind.

Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools
260 Aldrich Hall
University of California, Irvine • Irvine, CA 92697-1075
(949) 824-6703

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