University of California Berkeley

101 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720- Map It
Phone: (510) 642-5215
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University of California Berkeley is e. of Oxford St. between Hearst St. and Bancroft Way. More than 35,000 students attend the university, which not only occupies a beautiful 1,232-acre campus but is often in the vanguard of any nationwide campus movement, whether it be political, artistic or philosophic. What happens here often creates an inviting climate of discovery and buzz all across Berkeley. South Hall, built in 1873, is California's oldest university building. Regarded as one of the nation's leading public universities, Berkeley is known for its quality undergraduate and graduate programs. Zellerbach Hall, just north of Bancroft Way near the Cesar Chavez Student Center, is the home venue for Cal Performances, a major performing arts presenter. A variety of events—from chamber, orchestral music and jazz concerts to recitals, dance performances and theatrical presentations—take place during the September-through-May season. For schedule and ticket information phone (510) 642-9988. The University of California Golden Bears football team takes to the gridiron at California Memorial Stadium, and the university's men's and women's basketball teams play at Haas Pavilion. The brand-new UC Berkeley Visitor Center is located at 2227 Piedmont Ave., on Goldman Plaza at California Memorial Stadium. Guided campus walking tours depart from the center; check the online calendar for schedules and more information.
Station: Downtown Berkeley
Hours: UC Berkeley Visitor Center open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30, Sat.-Sun. 9-1. Closed holidays and during special events. Walking tours depart from the center daily at 10 a.m.; an online reservation is required. On football home game days tours depart from the Campanile (Sather Tower) in the center of the campus.