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We can show you pictures galore, but there is no substitute for getting immersed in the bustle of student life, exploring experimental research centers and soaking up the ocean views. Stop by for a visit. We would love to show you around.


Gain insight into admission criteria, talk to current students and take in the sights.

Triton Tours

Prospective student tours include an admission information session and walking tour led by current students.

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School Groups

For groups of 11 or more students from schools, service clubs or Community Based Organizations.

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Virtual Tour

Get an inside look at UC San Diego from anywhere in the world online or from your mobile device.

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Attend a Class

Sit in on a university lecture, experience classroom dynamics and imagine yourself as a Triton.

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We are eager to meet you and give you the grand tour. Learn more details on how to find us, park and navigate the campus.

Interactive Campus Map


Discover the vibrant neighborhoods, sustainable architecture, public art collection and diverse history of UC San Diego. Our free walking, bus and green building tours—geared for the general public—happen every Sunday afternoon and highlight our origins, art and architecture.

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  • Get to know Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the first centers for ocean, Earth and atmospheric science.
  • Take a free, self-guided tour of the Stuart Collection, a public art collection perfect for families and art aficionados alike. 
  • An essential study haven, a repository for renowned collections and an architectural icon. Take a tour of Geisel Library.