Campus Tours

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. Reservations are required, so please view the schedule to see the current group tour availability and follow our tour request process in the reservations section below.

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.


View schedule

For reservations, please follow the steps provided below in the section labeled Reservations. For questions, please contact:, or call (650)-725-3335.

Summer Schedule: Group Tours during the summer session cater to Stanford-run programs and educational groups only. The Summer 2020 Group Tour schedule will be posted in the spring.


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 November 18, 2019 2:21 PM