You've done all your research and read every brochure, but the best way to find out what we're all about is to see it for yourself.

Self-Guided Tour and Presentation

The Self-Guided Tour and Presentation gives you the chance to connect with UC San Diego staff and students during your visit and get your questions answered before exploring our beautiful campus on your own using our specially curated self-guided tour map.

The Self-Guided Tour and Presentation is comprised of:

  • 15-minute Q&A with a panel of current students

  • 15-minute informational presentation facilitated by the Admissions team

  • A review of the campus map with special stop recommendations provided

Schedule a Self-Guided Tour
& Presentation

If you want to explore UC San Diego on your own, you can also download the self-guided tour map.

View Self-Guided Tour Map

Virtual Tour

Campus Tour

These tours are very limited at this time.

Tours are designed for students interested in applying, who have already applied or who have been newly accepted to UC San Diego.

  • Due to space limitations, all visitors must register prior to their visit.

Register for an In-Person Tour

What to do
While you're here

Explore Geisel Library

Snap a selfie in front of UC San Diego’s iconic Geisel Library, recently named one of the most beautiful libraries in the world and is among the nation’s top 25 public academic libraries.

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Treat yourself to a meal at one of our full-service eateries. Selections around campus include vegetarian, kosher and halal-friendly dining halls, as well as food to grab on the go.

Restaurants & Cafes


Browse bestsellers and outfit yourself like a true Triton at the UC San Diego Bookstore. There is also a full food court in the attached Price Center if you get hungry or just want to grab some coffee.

Visit Bookstore


Zigzag across campus in search of our carefully curated series of one-of-a-kind, site-specific installations from bold artists who proudly disrupt the status quo.

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