CAMPUS TOURS

CAMPUS TOURS

 

Schedule a Campus Tour

There's no better way to see UC Riverside 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.

Tour Options

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 and Information Session

High School & Community College Groups
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only.
  • General Campus Tour, Information Session, *Engineering Lab Tour, **Residence Hall Tour, Recreation Center Tour

Our 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.
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 Visit
See Tour FAQ.
Contact us at (951) 827-8687 or tour@ucr.edu
The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) offers customized engineering lab tours. 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 Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Tour
See Tour FAQ
Contact us at (951) 827-8687
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.
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
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 Visit.
See Tour FAQ
Contact us at (951) 827-8687 or tour@ucr.edu
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:
Go rogue and explore UCR on your own! Download our fun self-guided tour map:

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.