Campus Tours


Phone hours on Friday, July 10

Due to a staff training session, phones for Visitor Information Services will be closed from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, July 10, 2020.

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!

Golf Cart Tour

The Red Barn


Explore Stanford's campus by golf cart. Our student tour guides are excited to show visitors the highlights of our campus.


This tour includes areas covered on the Campus Walking Tour, such as the Main Quad, Memorial Church, the science and engineering buildings, and student activities area, but also takes you through some of the surrounding areas, including:

  • The Stanford Arts District - consisting of the Bing Concert Hall, Cantor Arts Center, Anderson Collection, and the emerging McMurtry Building (new home of the Department of Art & Art History)
  • All seven schools of the University, including the professional graduate schools of Medicine, Business, Law, and Education
  • Multiple student residential areas
  • Stanford's highly acclaimed Athletic facilities
Duration 1 hour
Cost $5.00 per person. The fee is waived for those with mobility restrictions and one companion.
Schedule 7 days a week, during regular seasonal operations*
10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm

* The Golf Cart Tour may be limited or closed during academic breaks and holidays. Times may vary during the summer.

Online reservations are required. Cart accommodates five people. Children or infants may not ride on laps.

Please note that there is a great deal of information overlap between the Golf Cart Tour and our other tours (including the Campus Walking Tour and Discover Stanford Tour). We strongly recommend choosing only one tour that best suits your needs and interests.

Additionally, though the majority of the golf cart tour is a driving tour, there will likely be a small bit of walking (typically walking in and out of Memorial Church).

Updated on June 22, 2020 10:35 AM