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Welcome to the Farm

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


July 4th and Labor Day and Second Weekend in September hours

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The Stanford Visitor Center and Hoover Tower Observation Deck will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. The Stanford Visitor Center will also be closed for the Labor Day Weekend holiday (Saturday, September 1st, Sunday, September 2nd and Monday, September 3rd). The Visitor Center will also be closed on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th.

Book your Summer Group Tour today!

We will be offering group tours (groups of 10 or more) at 10:30am and 2:30pm, Monday-Friday from July 5th through August 17th, 2018.
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We will not accept additional dates and times due to availability of our staff. Reservations are required, so book ahead! Please note that group tours over the summer are catered to educational groups (i.e., high schools and middle schools, community colleges, universities, exposure-to-college programs, etc.) and Stanford-sponsored groups. If you are coming to campus with a group of 8 or fewer, you may join one of our Campus Walking Tours—no reservation is required.

Tour and Program Registration

Our tours and programs through August 31, 2018 are now posted for online registration. Additional program offerings may be added as scheduling availability allows. Offerings for programs in September and beyond will be posted on or before July 1, 2018.
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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 were changed to 11:30am and 3:30pm.
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After decades of offering free daily walking tours of the Stanford campus at 11:00am and 3:15pm, we have updated 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!

New to Stanford? Start Here!

Campus entrance

Tourists and Visitors

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

Quad walkway

Prospective Undergraduates

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

Young couple enjoying a day on campus

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.