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Monday, February 18 - Tours still happening, but Visitor Center closed.

Please note that the Stanford Visitor Center will be closed for the President's Day holiday on Monday, February 18. Our daily campus walking tours willl still take place, however, at 11:30am and at 3:30pm. Your tour guides will meet you outside the main doors of the Stanford Visitor Center. Tours last approximately 70 minutes and no registration is necessary.
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See the bottom of homepage of this Visitor Center website for "Virtual Tours" and self-guided tour maps. By selecting the Virtual Tours link, you can follow along our tour path using your mobile device, starting at the Stanford Visitor Center and ending at the Stanford Bookstore. There is also a link for self-guide tour maps, which are available for download or for printing onto standard-sized paper.

Planning a Spring Break visit to Stanford?

In order to maximize the benefit of your campus visit, the Stanford Visitor Center strongly encourages you to plan your visit for some time outside the peak period of March 16 through April 14, 2019.
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Though we certainly understand the desire and practicality of utilizing your Spring Break to visit campuses, we strongly encourage you to reconsider your dates if you can! For prospective students who are interested in getting a good feel for the Stanford campus and the chance to see and do many things, we encourage you to try to do so during a time other than the peak period of March 16 through April 14. These are the days of highest visitor volume all year. Unfortunately, they are also the dates when we have the fewest students available to provide tours, due to the final exams period and Stanford's own Spring Break. You can expect tour groups to average from 200-350 people per time slot, and only a few of the wonderful offerings that come with visiting while we are in actual academic session are available. The best times of year to visit Stanford are from mid-January through early March, from mid-April through late May (before Memorial Day), and from early October through Mid-November -- when we are in full session, full sunshine, fully programmed, and fully staffed! You will have the opportunity to sit in on classes, to have moderately sized tour groups, to interact with current undergrads, and to explore student life as it is happening. No matter when you come, however, we will do our very best to make your Stanford visit an enjoyable and informative one!

Tour and Program Registration (UPDATED 02/15/2019)

Program offerings for the period from May 1 through June 16, 2019 have now been confirmed and are scheduled to be posted for online registration on or before Wednesday, February 20.
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Tours and programs up through the end of April 2019 are currently posted for online registration. Additional program offerings during this time period may be added as scheduling availability allows. Program offerings for the period from May 1 through June 16, 2019 have now been confirmed. From May 1 - June 16, with the exception of Memorial Day, please note our following program offerings: The Discover Stanford program will be offered each weekday and on select Saturdays (April 20, May 11, May 18, June 1); our specialized tours (Engineering, Humanities & Arts, Athletics) and our Student Forum will be offered on Mondays and Fridays through June 3; our golf cart tours and regular campus walking tours will be offered multiple times daily. Registration for these programs has been delayed from their originally scheduled posting date as we conduct testing on our registration systems. We anticipate their availability for registration very shortly, and apologize for any inconvenience caused by this delay. Thank you for your patience. Summer program offerings are scheduled to be posted for online registration by March 1. If you have questions about the schedule for any of these periods, please call the Stanford Visitor Center during business hours at (650) 723-2560.
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Tourists and Visitors

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

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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.