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Welcome to the Farm

Stanford University is a place where pioneering spirit meets 21st-century possibility.


Tours not available Thanksgiving Week

Please note that as our student guides leave campus for all of Thanksgiving week, there are no campus tours of any type scheduled for the dates from Monday, November 23 – Sunday, November 29.
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The Visitor Center will remain open, however, through November 25. Admission Information Sessions will still be held on November 23, 24 and 25. Please refer to our self-guided tour options, or stop by the Visitor Center for maps and information.

Tour & Program Registration

Discover Stanford programs, golf cart tours, and other Special Interest tours through March 31, 2016 are now available for online registration.
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Programs and tours for the period from April 1 – June 10, 2016 are scheduled to be posted for online registration on December 1 at 5:00pm Pacific Time. Please note that in accordance with Stanford University practice, the Stanford Visitor Center will be closed from Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016. No tours will be available during the Winter Closure period.

Planning a Spring Break Visit?

We strongly encourage prospective students planning a visit to do so either before March 12 or after April 5 in order to maximize the value of the visit.
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These are our busiest weeks of the year, and they coincide with Stanford's final exams and our own Spring Break. Large crowds are thus paired with limited offerings and greatly reduced tour guide staffing. To truly get a sense of what Stanford is like, come during an academic quarter in order to sit in on classes, enjoy smaller tour groups, and take part in special interest tours and programs. For more information, please contact us at (650) 723-2560 during business hours.

Humanities and Arts Tour

Visitor Information Services now offers student-led "Humanities and Arts" tours.
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Tourists and First-time Visitors

The Stanford campus offers a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities for tourists and first-time 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.