Information Centers

Have a question? Need directions? Students and staff can point the way to all you need. Information Centers are at the following locations:

Getting Around

See the campus map for routes and stops.

Cable Cars
Make a 30-minute loop around campus on a motorized cable car, running 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Hop on or off at any stop.

Campus Perimeter Buses
Catch a ride around the campus, with routes past the residence halls and Clark Kerr Campus. Buses run 8 am–6 pm.

Hill Shuttle
Zip into the hills above campus—to see the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Botanical Garden, Space Sciences Laboratory, and Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area. The shuttle leaves every 15 minutes, 8:30 am–6 pm, from the east entrance of Evans Hall. Buses and shuttles are wheelchair-accessible; cable cars are not.

School Groups

School groups are especially welcome for the day. To reserve free school bus parking, call UC Berkeley Visitor Services at 510/642-5215 by April 10.

Getting Here and Parking

Parking is free in designated areas but very limited. Public transportation is the best way to get to Cal Day. AC Transit and BART go to or near campus, and free shuttles and cable cars provide closer access to campus venues, including the Lawrence Hall of Science, Space Sciences Lab, and UC Botanical Garden. See campus map.

Food and Water

Campus cafés, food trucks and local restaurants offer a variety of menu choices, and there are many picnic sites on campus. See a list of local eateries.

Visitor Services

For directions, lodging, and other visitor information, check with Visitor Services at or with the Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau at

Visitors with Disabilities

Request these services at any Information Center:

  • Electric carts with drivers, for visitors with impaired mobility
  • Maps of accessible paths and building entrances
  • Sign-language interpreting, available by prior arrangement and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact Ben Perez at to make prior arrangements for mobility or communication accommodations.

Visitors with Young Children

Please register with the breastfeeding support program to get the access codes to the lactation rooms

First Aid

A first-aid table is located in the Information Marketplace. For assistance, go to the nearest Information Center.

Cal Student Store / Student Apparel

Take home blue-and-gold gear, books, gifts and more! The Cal Student Store is open on Cal Day from 9 am–6 pm at 2495 Bancroft Way. A portion of every sale supports UC Berkeley student activities.


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