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


Wednesday, August 23 - Student Forum - 1:15 pm

We are able to offer our popular Student Forum on Wednesday, August 23 at 1:15 pm.
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Student Forums are useful one-hour group sessions in which prospective undergraduate students gather with a few of our current student guides to talk about anything they want to know about Stanford -- but no parents and no staff allowed! This informal-yet-informative program is held at the Stanford Visitor Center (295 Galvez Street) in between our two scheduled campus tours and no registration or reservation is required. If the weather is good, the Forums will be held outside. Bring a lunch if you like and bring your questions, but don't bring your parents!

Tour and Program Registration

Stanford Visitor Center tours and programs through the end of December 2017 are now posted for online registration. Our Winter Quarter schedule will be posted on or before November 1st.
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Specialty Tours (Engineering, Humanities & Arts, Athletics & Recreational Opportunities)and Student Forum are subject to guide availability. Please check the website two weeks prior to your visit to view our availability of these tours.
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September Closures

Labor Day Weekend and Second Weekend of September
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The Stanford Visitor Center will be closed the entire Labor Day Weekend, from Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th. No tours will be offered on these dates. Self-guided tour maps are available on this website. The Visitor Center will also be closed on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, though other campus attractions normally open on these dates will remain open. The Hoover Tower Observation Platform will not have any closure dates in September.

New to Stanford? Start Here!

Campus entrance

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.

Young couple enjoying a day on campus

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.