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Visit Program: Tours & Presentations

BOAIf 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. Check out the available dates below.

We also have abbreviated tours during the summer months. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested!

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Fall 2016 Friday Visit Schedule

Our tours are exclusively for Berkeley Optometry facilities.

If you are interested in a comprehensive campus tour of UC Berkeley, please contact UC Berkeley Visitor Services at (510) 642-5215 or visit visitors.berkeley.edu/tour/general.shtml. During the academic year, they offer a free daily tour that runs from 10:00-11:30 AM.

Please arrive at Minor Hall (School of Optometry), Room 380, between 9:25 - 9:30 AM for check-in.

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

Reservations are REQUIRED — Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your Friday visit! Please include the Friday date on which you wish to visit in the subject header of your email. The dates listed below are our available tour dates for the Fall 2016 semester:

September 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4
December 2 (Please note - the pre-clinic observation will not be available for this date)

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.

Campus Map and Parking

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.

For directions, campus map, and parking information please visit: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/googlemap/?minor 
The closest parking lot to the school, 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.  For directions visit:

Contacting Professional Programs

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School of Optometry
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020
Tel: (510) 642-9537
Fax: (510) 643-7111

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