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Temporary Campus Zones Established

Stanford has established temporary campus zones to support resumption of research and teaching.
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To comply with new guidance from the State of California that requires limiting campus visitors, Stanford has created zones on its main campus that restrict access to areas with academic, residential, cultural and athletic facilities. The change is in preparation for the return of additional students, faculty, staff and postdocs to campus as our autumn quarter begins. Please read the frequently asked questions about the campus zones before planning a visit to campus. Visitor access to many parts of the main Stanford campus will be limited, though areas designated for recreation and other purposes will continue to welcome members of the public.

December and January Programs for Prospective Students (Updated 12/11/2020)

Prospective Students: Engage with Stanford through our virtual Information Sessions, Student Forums, and our specifically-focused Themed Panel Discussions.
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For the month of December, our remote "Discover Stanford" information sessions are scheduled 3 times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from December 1-10 (Note that these are our last scheduled programs before the January 2 application deadline! January programs are now posted for online registration.) Each information session is paired with one of our popular "Student Forum" panel discussions, providing a chance to interact live with Stanford undergraduates about all aspects of the Stanford undergraduate experience. On the first two Thursdays in December, we are offering our specifically-focused "Themed Panel Discussions" with students. On December 3, our panel will focus on Campus Culture, focusing on three main areas: housing, traditions and school spirit, and extracurricular activities and clubs. On December 10, our panel will focus on Academics, covering academic structure, curriculum, interdisciplinary study, declaring a major, advising, and faculty.

Registration for these programs is available under the "Engage" tab at

A link to our popular 360° video tour of the central campus can be viewed at any time. The 13-minute tour (linked just below on this site) is narrated by multiple Stanford undergraduates and is a completely immersive experience when watched on a mobile device!

Please note the following regarding the status of visiting the physical Stanford campus: In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with guidelines from federal, state and county agencies, all of the Visitor Center's on-campus (in person) tours, information sessions and programs remain suspended for the foreseeable future until further notice; the Visitor Center and Office of Undergraduate Admission locations remain closed as well. General visitors can review this website for more information about Stanford. We also strongly recommend downloading the free and highly useful Stanford Mobile app for University information, updates, and services.

We look forward to the time when we will once again be able to welcome you to the physical Stanford campus!