The Stanford University campus offers a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities for groups, whether sponsored by a school, private tour company or non-profit agency.
The campus is always open to visitors, and groups can move around the public areas freely. If you intend to visit any specific departments or attractions or take a student-led campus tour, you must plan ahead.
Groups arriving in buses are encouraged to print out a Bus Parking & Loading Map showing bus drop-off and parking areas. This will facilitate more efficient passenger drop-off and pick-up so you can arrive on time for any scheduled events.
Possible Activities for a Group's Day on "The Farm"
Arranging a Group Tour
To arrange a Stanford organized tour, please review our Group Tours section for policies, rates, and contact information. Once you have arranged a tour time, our Private Tour Coordinator can suggest how best to coordinate the tour with other activities. If no private tour is available, you can pick up self-guided tour maps at the Visitor Center.
- Visit the Hoover Tower Observation Platform. Groups of 10 or more receive a 50% discount on admission. Tickets can be purchased by the group coordinator in the Hoover Tower lobby. If you have a large group, plan to spend about an hour at the Tower. The Platform and elevator have maximum occupancies, and it can take time to get everyone up and down.
- Enjoy lunch at Tresidder Union, which features several eateries and large indoor and outdoor seating areas. Visiting educational groups wishing to eat in a campus dining hall can purchase meal tickets in advance from Stanford Dining.
- Visit our athletic facilities.
- Visit the Cantor Arts Center. Reserve a docent-led tour of Cantor Arts Center, Memorial Church, the Rodin Sculpture Garden, or stop in at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion.
- Venture out to the Mausoleum and Angel of Grief, or Cactus Garden.
- Spend a a morning or afternoon at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.