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Stanford University is a place where pioneering spirit meets 21st-century possibility.


President's Day Hours

Visitor Center will be open
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The Visitor Center will be open from 10 am until 5 pm on President's Day Weekend (Saturday, February 17th, Sunday February 18th, and Monday February 19th). Free, no reservations needed campus walking tours will be available at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm.

Time changes for Campus Walking Tours in 2018

Taking effect Monday, January 8, 2018, the starting times of the Stanford Visitor Center's two free daily walking tours of campus will be changed to 11:30am and 3:30 pm.
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After decades of offering free daily walking tours of the Stanford campus at 11:00am and 3:15pm, we are updating the starting times for these tours to 11:30am and 3:30pm respectively. Based upon changes made last year to the University's overall time schedule for courses, this change will increase the availability of student guides to lead our tours and thus enable us to better serve our visitors. Tours will remain free and continue to last approximately 70 minutes. Come visit us on The Farm!

Visitor Center offers Athletics Tour, coupled with chance to visit the new Home of Champions

* Stanford Athletics & Recreational Opportunities Tour, and the fabulous new "Home of Champions" facility (FREE)
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Our Athletics and Recreational Opportunities Tour (10:30-11:15 & 2:30-3:15), is offered most* Mondays and Fridays through Dec 8, resuming Jan 19; *not offered Nov 20 or Nov 24) This overview tour of Stanford Athletics highlights not only the breadth and achievements of Stanford's competitive teams, but also the many recreational opportunities for Stanford students at all levels, including varsity athletics, club sports, intramurals, classes, and personal recreation. Led by one of our student guides, the tour begins on the steps of the Ford Center (365 Galvez Street, behind the Office of Undergraduate Admission), and concludes outside the Arrillaga Family Sports Center, where you can then visit Stanford's brand new, state-of-the-art and interactive athletics facility "Home of Champions" for free. (Note: Sorry, this tour does NOT provide entrance into Stanford Stadium or Maples Pavilion, and is not intended in any way as a tour for athletic recruits.)

Tour and Program Registration

Our tours and programs for winter and spring quarter (through June 15, 2018) are now posted for online registration. Summer offerings will be posted on or before March 2, 2018.
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Tourists and Visitors

The Stanford campus offers a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities for tourists and visitors.

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Prospective Undergraduates

Considering Stanford University? Come spend a day on The Farm and get a feel for campus and student life.

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Prospective Graduate Students

Stanford offers graduate and professional degrees in more than 65 departments and programs. Learn first-hand about our vibrant graduate community.

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Large Groups

Large groups will find plenty to do on the beautiful Stanford campus. Check out the opportunities we have for tours, meals, and sightseeing.