Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

Notice – Policies and resources for the campus community on the COVID-19 global pandemic, including necessary health and safety precautions and how to obtain more information from health care providers, state health authorities, and the CDC's COVID-19 web site


Mailing Address:

University of California, Berkeley
Plant & Microbial Biology
111 Koshland Hall
Berkeley, CA  94720-3102




General Directions to UC Berkeley

Koshland Hall on UC Berkeley campus map

Parking for Visitors

Parking and Transportation Office

BART web site - select Downtown Berkeley station for trip planning. You can connect from both Oakland and San Francisco airports to campus via BART and AirBART.

Disabled Access

Access guide for people with disabilities Details on access to specific buildings, as well as parking information.

Campus Tours and Events

Visitor Services & Tours: Take a free campus tour, book a group tour or residence-hall tour, get information on visiting Sather Tower (a.k.a. the Campanile).

UC Berkeley Online Tour: Meet the students, get to know the faculty, explore the campus, discover life at Berkeley.

Museums, event venues and tickets: Museums, major locations for sports events, the performing arts, lectures, and more. Ticket information for those events where a ticket is required.


On Campus:
Women's Faculty Club - hotel rooms on campus for use of club members and guests. Visitors also may be sponsored by member departments when coming on official UC business.
The Faculty Club - Open to the public; 23 rooms available.
Berkeley Lab Guest House - Unique hotel featuring 57 guest rooms, above the UC Berkeley campus. Shuttle available. Amazing views.
Off Campus:

Directions to other locations, affiliates

Plant Gene Expression Center - PGEC - Albany, CA

Joint Genome Institute - JGI - Walnut Creek, CA

Joint Bioenergy Institute - JBEI - Emeryville, CA

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - LBNL - Berkeley, CA

Energy Biosciences Institute - EBI

Students and Parents

Potential undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to get in touch. One of the best ways to get to know UC Berkeley is at the University's Open House, Cal Day, held every spring.

Undergrads who would like a tour may contact the undergrad Advising office to set up an appointment. With advance notice we are happy to give lab tours to individuals and small groups, particularly high school students.

Graduate students who would like to visit may contact Lyn Rivera, Graduate Academic and Student Advisor.

Students who apply and are accepted to our "Interview Weekend" will meet with faculty and current graduate students, and tour labs and facilities at the department's expense in late January of the academic year.


College of Natural Resources Center for Undergraduate Students - Information and tours for potential undergraduates and parents

Lyn Rivera - Graduate Program Advisor
111 Koshland Hall