September Weekends - Tours and Closures
Our regularly scheduled walking tours will still be offered this Saturday and Sunday (9/16-17) at 11:00am and 3:15pm, though the Stanford Visitor Center will be closed both days. Tours will meet outside the main doors of the Visitor Center where your student guides will meet you just before 11:00 and 3:15!
September Weekend Schedule for Visitor Center and Campus Walking Tours: Despite periodic closures of the Visitor Center in September, our free Campus Walking Tours will still be offered daily at 11:00am and 3:15pm, except for Sept 2-4 (Labor Day Weekend). Please note, however, that the Visitor Center will be closed Sept 2-4 (Labor Day Weekend) and the weekend of Sept 16-17.
Tour and Program Registration
Fall quarter information sessions, general tours, and golf cart tours now posted for online registration. "Specialty Tours" and Student Forum offerings to be posted September 8. Winter offerings will be posted on or before November 1.
The majority of our tours and programs for fall quarter (through the end of December 2017) are now posted for online registration. Our "Specialty Tours" for the fall -- including the Engineering Quad Tour, Humanities & Arts Tour, and the Athletics & Recreational Opportunities Tour -- will be posted on Friday, September 8 for online registration.
Our Winter Quarter schedule will be posted on or before November 1.
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Temporary change to free shuttle pick-up location from CalTrain station
From Aug 7 - Sep 21, 2017, the normal pick-up location at the Palo Alto CalTrain Station for Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle to campus is moved due to roadwork.
From Aug 7 - Sep 21, 2017, the normal pick-up location at the Palo Alto CalTrain Station for Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle to campus is moved due to roadwork. After you have gotten off the train (northbound or southbound), walk to the west side of the depot, facing the normal bus stop circle. Walk to the right (north) into the temporary pick-up area established and look for the "Y" sign (white letter on a red circle). It is the first pick-up area on the right side as you approach the loading areas. (Do not take the "Y"-L or "Y"-Express lines, located further down the platform area.) The free shuttle buses comes every 20 minutes (or more frequently during peak times). It will be a short 6-to-8 minute ride to the "Alumni Center" stop on Galvez Street, located diagonally across the street from the Visitor Center.
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