UCLA Graduate Campus Tours

Campus Tours

Campus tours are held multiple times each month during the academic year (early-October through late-May) and take approximately 90 minutes. They begin at various times from the UCLA Graduate Division (1237 Murphy Hall).  Tours begin with a 30 minute overview presentation of UCLA resources and landmarks.  Immediately following the presentation is the walking portion of the tour.

Campus Tours focus specifically on the graduate student experience at UCLA.  Learn more about graduate student life, graduate student resources, funding, and much more!  Our walking tour includes multiple stops such as:

  • North Campus – home to programs and degrees in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • South Campus – home to programs and degrees in the fields of Physical and Life Sciences.
  • Bruin Plaza – the central quad  where many student services, resources, and popular UCLA landmarks can be found.
  • UCLA landmarks – stops at the Murphy Sculpture Garden, the famed Janss Steps, and UCLA’s iconic Royce Hall.

For more information about the program you are applying to, we encourage you to contact your department of interest directly.  Contact information to departments can be found on our homepage.

Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that you please register in advance. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation, including links to directions and parking information. Bear in mind traffic in the area may be difficult, so we encourage you to allow ample time for travel and parking. If you have additional questions or need special accommodation, please feel free to contact us at outreach@grad.ucla.edu or by phone at (310)206-3411.

Space is limited!  Click here to register for a Campus Tour.

Group Tours (10 or more people)

Group tours are available during all quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) and take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Group tours may be scheduled Monday through Friday between 10am – 4pm. Group tours are not available during campus breaks between quarters, final exam periods, weekends, or holidays (see the academic and administrative calendars).

To request a group tour, please email or call the UCLA Graduate Division Diversity, Inclusion & Admissions office at outreach@grad.ucla.edu / (310) 206-3411. Please include the following information with your request: potential visiting date(s) and start time, total number of prospective or admitted students, total number of chaperones, and department(s) of interest.

Specific Departments

Several departments also offer department and program-specific information sessions, open house days, class visits, and more.

Virtual Tours

Sometimes a virtual tour makes life a whole lot easier. Check out the resources below if you can’t make it to campus in-person.