UCSD tours highlight campus history, art and architecture

The UC San Diego Visitors Tour Program will offer three types of free campus tours. All start at 2 p.m. from the Gilman Entrance Information Center on campus. Reservations are required: (858) 534-4414 or

1) The Architectural Tour (fourth Sunday of the month)

looks at the design and history of the university from 1960’s modernist pieces to new sustainable buildings. Sights include the founding buildings of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Charles David Keeling Apartments (the campus’s first LEED Platinum certified building) and “Fallen Star,” the latest addition to the Stuart Collection.

Architectural Tours are offered the fourth Sunday of the month.

• The Walking Tours (first Sunday of the month)

offer a stroll through the campus for a look at UC San Diego’s architecture and one-of-a-kind art pieces, including Geisel Library and the “Sun God.”

• Bus Tours (second, third and fifth Sundays of the month) include the Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Birch Aquarium and Geisel Library.