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.
Tour & Program Registration
Discover Stanford programs, golf cart tours, and other Special Interest tours for the remainder of 2014 and for the first half of 2015 (through June 30) are now available for online registration.
Stanford Winter Closure from December 20 – January 4
The Stanford Visitor Center and most campus facilities and departments will be closed from December 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015 in accordance with annual Stanford University practice. Tours and programs will not be offered for the remainder of the calendar year, and will resume the first full week of January.
Prospective Students: Planning a Spring Visit?
We strongly encourage prospective students planning a visit to do so either before March 14 or after April 7 in order to maximize the the value of the visit. 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.
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.