CWC members donate their time as docents for CHATS and volunteers at the Casita Exchange
We provide service to the Caltech community through sponsorship and coordination of:
Caltech History and Architectural Tour Service (CHATS)
Tours of the Historic Campus are usually given on the fourth Thursday of the academic year (September - May). Tours begin at 10:30 a.m., starting at the entrance to the Athenaeum, 551 South Hill Avenue. No tours are given during June, July, August, November or December. Tours will resume in April 2022 presenting building exteriors only. Attendees must show proof of full COVID vaccination. Social distancing will be observed and masks required.
Reservations: Contact Caltech campus programs (626-395-4654) or complete the tour request form which will be available soon on the CHATS website. April 28, 2022 May 26, 2022
Note: The January, February and March 22 tour dates have been cancelled.
If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled CHATS campus tours the Institute does offer a self-guided walking tour as well as a virtual campus tour. Click here for more information.
Interested in being a CHATS docent?Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since 1985, our docents have led architectural tours of the campus. Anyone can join: all you need is an interest in the campus and some flexible time. We have a complete script of tour material and give individual training to new members.
CWC Casita Exchange* *The CWC Casita Exchange is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 We host exchanges of books/toys and items useful for young families and provide a location to meet and build friendships. 234 S. Catalina Avenue (rear house)