Visitor Calendars

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.


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.
Learn more about the Humanities and Arts Tour »

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).

Operating calendar

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.

Updated on October 29, 2014 2:45 PM