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!

Group Tours

Group of visitors touring campus

Designed exclusively for prospective undergraduate groups—high schools and community colleges—these private, student-led tours offer a great introduction to Stanford University.

Please note we no longer book tours for groups through third party booking agencies, and require direct communication with visiting schools and their chaperones. We also no longer provide group tours for private organizations, corporate groups, and other non-educational groups (please visit the Stanford Transportation: request tour bus parking website for alternative options).

Highlights Group tours follow the same route as our Campus Walking Tours and include:
  • The Main Quad
  • Memorial Church
  • White Plaza
Upon advance request, tours may include areas of specific interest to the group.
Duration 1 hour

The charge for group tours varies depending on the size and type of group.

Group Tour Rates:

Schools and Non-profit Organizations*
Group Size
Tour Fee
9 – 25
26 – 50
51 – 75
76 – 100

The tour fee is generally waived for the following groups if reserved at least two weeks in advance by a teacher or counselor (not through a commercial tour operator):

  • high school groups
  • community college groups
  • Title I schools
  • Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search programs

Group tours for fall 2019 and winter 2020 will be available at:

FALL 2019 (Tues-Thurs)

Winter 2020 (Tues-Thurs) 

10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.



All groups of 9 or more must make a reservation in advance. As a rule, we give first priority to academic groups—domestic or international—that are sponsored by the school or institution itself. We also prioritize by dates the requests are sent in.

We no longer book group tours through third parties (i.e. travel agencies, tour operators). For third party groups: Please have your client group send the group tour inquiry first. Further communication can take place after contact is established with the actual group touring the University.

To request a group tour, please email us at with the following information:
Your name and contact information (email, office phone and cell phone number)

  • Name and description of your group
  • Your company name ( if different from name of group)
  • Total size of group (students and chaperones)
  • Nature of visit
  • Day-of-visit contact number for group
  • Preferred dates (from the current availability above)

We no longer accept new reservations by phone. If you are coming to campus with a group of 8 or fewer, you may join one of our Campus Walking Tours—no reservation is required.

Additional Information: All tours are conducted in English, and visiting groups with non-English speaking participants must provide their own interpreter(s).

Updated on June 22, 2020 10:37 AM