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Visitor Center closed December 15-16; no guided tours available

The Visitor Center will be open again from 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday, Dec. 17- Friday, Dec. 21 for maps and campus information. Our daily campus tours, however, have concluded for 2018 and will resume on Tuesday, January 8 at 11:30am and 3:30pm. Campus grounds are open, however, and visitors may continue to visit the campus on their own.
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With the end of the fall quarter and departure of the student body, the Stanford Visitor Center will be closed Saturday December 15 and Sunday, December 16. as well as December 22 – January 6 for Stanford’s annual Winter Closure. For a self-guided tour map of campus, use the link at the bottom of this page. For a virtual tour of campus that starts at the Stanford Visitor Center, go to:

Winter Break and Closure

Campus tours will not be available from December 15 through January 7. The University itself will shut down for its annual Winter Closure from December 22 through January 6.
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The annual winter holidays are unfortunately not a time to plan a visit to the beautiful Stanford campus. Though the campus grounds are open to visitors during the university's annual Winter Closure, nearly all campus buildings will be closed and programs will be unavailable. Facilities which may be open on select days throughout the Winter Closure include the Cantor Arts Center, Hoover Tower, Stanford Memorial Church, the Stanford Bookstore, and a few eating establishments. Campus tours will resume on Tuesday, January 8 at 11:30am and 3:30pm. The Discover Stanford program will resume on Monday, January 14 (but will not be offered on Monday, January 21).

Tour and Program Registration

Our tours and programs through March 31, 2019 are now posted for online registration. Additional program offerings may be added as scheduling availability allows. Offerings for programs in Spring 2019 will be posted on or before December 15, 2018.
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Tourists and Visitors

The Stanford campus offers a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities for tourists and visitors.

Quad walkway

Prospective Undergraduates

Considering Stanford University? Come spend a day on The Farm and get a feel for campus and student life.

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Prospective Graduate Students

Stanford offers graduate and professional degrees in more than 65 departments and programs. Learn first-hand about our vibrant graduate community.

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Large Groups

Large groups will find plenty to do on the beautiful Stanford campus. Check out the opportunities we have for tours, meals, and sightseeing.