If you’re planning on applying to Berkeley Optometry, we encourage you to visit us!  We are offering tours of the School of Optometry weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters. Available dates are listed  below. We also have abbreviated tours during the summer months. Please email us if interested!

Visit Dates

Reservations are required. Please email us to reserve your Friday visit! Please include the Friday date on which you wish to visit in the subject header of your email. Please arrive at Minor Hall (School of Optometry), Room 380, between 9:25 – 9:30 AM for check-in.

optometry-admissions@berkeley.edu

October Dates

October 7
October 14
October 21
October 28

November Dates

November 1

December Dates

December 2

Pre-clinic observation will not be available for this date.

Visit Schedule

Visits are from 9:15am to 12noon.

9:15 – 9:30 AM
Check in at Minor Hall (School of Optometry), Room 380

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Tour of non-clinical areas led by a second-year student

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Tour of non-clinical areas led by a second-year student

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Q&A with a member of Berkeley Optometry’s Admissions and Student Affairs team

11:00 – 12:00 Noon
Shadow a first year student in lab (Clinical Examination of the Visual System)

Pre-Health Advisers and Pre-Optometry Clubs

If your group would like to visit on one of these dates, please contact us. We will gladly make accommodations and arrange a program beyond our regularly scheduled events.

Meet with Students

Before your visit, you might want to arrange a time to meet with one of our student ambassadors. Berkeley Optometry Student Ambassadors work in conjunction with the Admissions & Student Affairs Office to provide prospective students with “real life” information regarding what it’s like to be an Optometry student here at UC Berkeley.

Student Ambassadors

Campus Map

A great landmark to find the school is the California Memorial Stadium — we are west of the stadium by one block and adjacent to the Haas School of Business.

Campus Map

Parking

The campus has several pay lots. The closest parking lot, where we recommend visitors park, is the Maxwell Field Stadium Garage, across the street from the Haas School of Business/next door to California Memorial Stadium. Parking in Berkeley can be a challenge, so please allow yourself plenty of extra time.

Campus Parking

Campus Tours

On your visit, we will only have time to tour the the Berkeley Optometry facilities.  If you are interested in a comprehensive campus tour of UC Berkeley, please contact UC Berkeley Visitor Services.  During the academic year, they offer a free (and great!) daily tours.  

Campus Tours