Visitor Information Services

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Limited hours and tour availability the week of June 5-9, 2023 (Updated 6/2/2023)

Due to professional conferences for our staff, the Office of Undergraduate Admission's Visitor Center will have limited hours and staffing the week of June 5-9, with the front doors of the Visitor Center being staffed from 12:15-2:15pm only. Daily tours for prospective undergraduates and their supporters will be offered at 1:15pm each weekday. Please note that these tours require advance online registration, and are likely to fill quickly.
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Registration for all tours and programs is located on the Stanford Undergraduate Admission website (
We will resume normal operations on Monday, June 12.

Summer tour and program registration (Updated 6/2/2023)

Registration for prospective undergraduate tours and programs being offered for Stanford's Spring/Summer interim (program dates: June 5-16) and Summer Quarter (program dates: June 19-September 1) is currently available.
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This summer, the Office of Undergraduate Admission's Visitor Center will be open from 9:00am-5:00pm each weekday, with the exception of Tuesday, July 4, when we will be closed for the Independence Day holiday (no tours). Registration for all tours and programs is located on the Stanford Undergraduate Admission website (

Tour and programs dates for the Summer/Fall interim (September 5-22) and for Fall Quarter (Program dates: September 25-December 15) are currently scheduled to be posted for online registration at 12:00pm noon (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

Tours for Approved Groups/Organizations available by reservation (Updated 6/2/2023)

Guided tours of campus for groups of prospective undergraduate students (schools, organizations, etc.) are available to approved groups by advance reservation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the academic quarter.
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The Office of Undergraduate Admission is pleased to announce that 45-minute tours are once again provided by advance reservation to qualifying organizations, with tours times available for reservation during the summer on select weekdays from July 5 through late August.

At this point, all new Group Tour requests should be sent to Requests that have already been submitted for fall and beyond will be reviewed and receive responses based upon tour availability and qualifying status.

Qualifying organizations: The Office of Undergraduate Admission seasonally offers guided tours by appointment for prospective undergraduate student groups of 10 or more people (up to 100 max) from the following categories:

  • High Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations focused on Access or Exposure to College
  • Qualifying Community Based Organizations
Other groups: Middle schools, grade schools, and other qualifying organizations may request approval to visit and park on campus, and can be provided with resources to enjoy a self-guided visit with age appropriate sites, resources, and activities, but we are sorry to say that we are no longer providing staffing for guided tours for these age levels.

Please note that we will not grant requests for group visits through commercial or third party tour operators. All requests and communications must come from and and be processed through a qualifying organization.