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Fall Tours and Programs for Prospective Undergraduates

The initial schedule of prospective undergraduate tours and programs being offered for the remainder of the 2022 calendar year has been posted for registration on the Stanford Undergraduate Admission website (admission.stanford.edu/engage).
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The Office of Undergraduate Admission offers a variety of tours and programs – both virtual and in-person – for prospective undergraduate students. September is a relatively quiet time at Stanford in terms of both visitor volume and the availability of student guides. Programming is therefore somewhat minimal in September, but will increase starting September 19. Things will kick into high gear starting Monday, October 10th, with the launch of our full slate of programming. This will include an emphasis on “Discover Stanford Campus Visit Days” on most Mondays and Fridays. Additional prospective undergraduate tour offerings are available mid-week, as well as a slate of virtual programs and tours for organized groups from Tuesday-Thursday.

Please note that the Stanford Visitor Center is generally open from Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm (with the exception federal holidays and some breaks between quarters) to provide information on visiting campus.

Tours for Approved Groups/Organizations to resume in October (Updated 8/19/2022)

Guided tours of campus for groups of prospective students (schools, organizations, etc.) are scheduled to resume starting Tuesday, October 11.
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The Office of Undergraduate Admission is pleased to announce that following Stanford's annual Summer/Fall interim, guided tours of campus for groups of prospective students (schools, organizations, etc.) are scheduled to resume. Starting October 11 and continuing through December 8, 45-minute tours will be available by advance reservation to qualifying organizations, with tours given at 11:15am and 1:15pm on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (excluding the week of Thanksgiving).

At this point, all new Group Tour requests should be sent to grouptours@stanford.edu. Requests that have already been submitted for fall and beyond will be reviewed in the coming weeks and receive responses based upon 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.