University of California Berkeley

101 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720- Map It
(510) 642-5215

AAA Editor Notes

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. Guided 90-minute walking tours of the campus are available. 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 Memorial Stadium, and the university's men's and women's basketball teams play at Haas Pavilion.
Hours: Guided walking tours depart from the visitor center at 101 Sproul Hall at the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Mon.-Fri. at 10 (also at 1, in Apr.), and from the clock tower Sat. at 10 (also at 1, in Apr.), Sun. at 1. Reservations are required for tours and must be made online.