Campus Tours


Holiday Office Closure

Visitor Information Services will be closed starting Thursday, July 2 at 3 p.m. PDT through Monday, July 6 and will re-open on Tuesday, July 7.

UPDATE: Information Sessions, Student Panels, Tours, Visitor Center (Updated 6/23/2020)

Prospective Students: Engage with Stanford through our new slate of virtual offerings! Our summer programs launch on Tuesday, July 7.
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We are excited to announce our initial slate of summer virtual program offerings starting on Tuesday, July 7!

Undergraduate Admission staff will be leading a slate of remote "Discover Stanford" information sessions that will be offered 6-7 times per week throughout the month of July. Each information will be paired with one of our popular "Student Forum" discussion sessions, providing a chance to interact live with Stanford undergraduates about all aspects of the Stanford undergraduate experience.

Registration for these programs is now 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! Watch for new virtual tours and offerings throughout the summer and fall!

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, maps and services.

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

Student Forum

Group of smiling students

The Student Forum is a 45-minute question and answer session with current Stanford undergraduates.

Designed for prospective undergraduates only (no parents allowed), the forum is an informal gathering where current high school students can learn all about what it’s like to go to Stanford. This session is not meant to be a replacement for the Discover Stanford information session, but rather a supplement to our other programming. Please note that admission questions will not be answered during these sessions.


If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Disability and Access Center at (650) 725-0326 (voice), (650) 723-1216 (TTY), or e-mail

Highlights Topics covered include:
  • Housing and Dining
  • Dorm Life
  • Student Life
  • Academics

The Student Forum meets at the Stanford Visitor Center.

Only current high school students may attend.

Duration 45 minutes
Cost Free
Schedule Available Mondays and Fridays during the school year.

Forum may not be available during academic breaks. Holiday and summer dates and times may vary. Please check this webpage for updates on availability.
Reservations Reservations are not required. Groups of 5 or more cannot be accommodated.
Updated on June 22, 2020 10:31 AM