The tours and programs calendar below shows current availability for all of our regularly scheduled tours. (Visit the Group Tours page for information on booking tours for groups of 9 or more.) Some tours and programs require reservations. Make or modify reservations using links located on the tours and programs calendar.
September Weekend Closures
The Visitor Center will be closed and not offering tours during Labor Day weekend, September 5-7th. The Visitor Center will be closed, but we will still be offering walking tours on September 12-13th. Walking tours on those days will meet outside the front of the Visitor Center.
Student Forum Offerings
Student Forums will be available for prospective students periodically throughout the summer. Please check back on this announcements page closer to your visit date to see if Student Forum will be offered during your visit to campus. Currently, Student Forum is scheduled Monday through Friday on August 3rd-14th.
Tour & Program Registration
Discover Stanford programs, golf cart tours, and other Special Interest tours for the remainder of the calendar year (through December 31, 2015) are now available for online registration. Tours and programs for Winter 2016 will be posted on or before October 15, 2015.
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.
Humanities and Arts Tour
During the Spring 2015 quarter, Visitor Information Services began offering student-led "Humanities and Arts" tours. The tours last for one hour, and online pre-registration is required. The tour gives an overview of the humanities and arts at Stanford, and passes by a number of buildings on campus, including Bing Concert Hall, Anderson Collection, Cantor Arts Center, Rodin Sculpture Garden, Main Quad and Green Library. We will be adding our limited summer Humanities and Arts tours to the calendar soon.
Visitor Center hours
- Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PT)
- Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PT)
- Hours subject to change (refer to the announcements).
You may also want to view our operating calendar for the current academic year (8/15/2014 - 8/13/2015), which indicates dates of operation and closure for the Visitor Center, all Visitor Center tours, the Hoover Tower Observation Platform, and the Discover Stanford program, as well as drop-in hours for the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Tours and programs calendar
Use this calendar to check the schedule of walking tours and register for the Discover Stanford program, engineering quad tour, or golf cart tour.