Maps & Tours

Maps & Tours

The university's main campus is located near the Pacific Ocean on 1,200 acres of coastal woodland in La Jolla, California. Visit the campus in person or take a virtual tour through the link below.

Tours for the Public

Discover the vibrant living and learning spaces at UC San Diego, explore how the university evolved from a former military base and influenced the region’s biotech boom, and learn about the green building strategies and designs used throughout campus.

Held on Sundays, each tour is 2 hours long and led by knowledgeable adult guides. Visitors can choose from a walking tour, bus tour or green building tour.

Learn more and register for a tour here.

Tours for Prospective Students & Families

Are you thinking about applying to UC San Diego? Can you picture yourself as part of this campus? The best way to find out is to experience it in person!

Plan a visit for a look at the heart of the campus guided by a current UC San Diego student. You'll hear about our unique six-college system, research opportunities, impressive academics, and some of the activities you can get involved in.

The Triton Tour

  • 90-minute walking tour led by a UCSD student
  • Monday through Saturday (holiday weekends excepted)
  • 10:00 a.m. (additional tours during spring break and summer months)
  • includes an Information Session led by an Admissions Officer

School Group Tours

  • For groups of 11 or more
  • Options: Information Session & Student Panel for Q&A

Directions to Campus

Directions to Visitor Information Center on Gilman Drive

From the North

Exit Interstate 5 at La Jolla Village Drive and turn right into the right lane. Proceed through the next light and then turn to the right, up the ramp into UCSD. The Information Pavilion is on the right.

From the South

Exit Interstate 5 at Gilman Drive. Turn left and proceed about 1.5 miles until you go under the overpass which brings you to the UCSD entrance. The Information Pavilion is on the right.

  • Use MapLink to get directions to campus from your location.