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!

Humanities and Arts Tour

Huang engineering center buildings

Bing Concert Hall

Explore Stanford's humanities and arts offerings with an enthusiastic student guide. The tour gives an overview of the humanities and arts at Stanford, describing academic and extracurricular opportunities, and providing an introduction to the developing arts district.

Highlights The tour goes by a number of humanities and arts locations, including:
  • Anderson Collection
  • Bing Concert Hall
  • Cantor Arts Center
  • Green Library
  • Main Quad
  • McMurtry building for the Department of Art and Art History
  • Rodin Sculpture Garden
  • Stanford Art Gallery
Duration 1 hour
Cost Free

Dates and times for this tour generally vary from academic quarter to quarter. The tour is generally offered 1 time per week.

The tour may be limited or closed during holiday or academic break periods. Please note that dates and times may vary depending on guide availability. Summer offerings are limited, and available dates will not be posted for online registration until approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the actual tour date(s).

Reservations The humanities and arts tour requires reservations, and sessions fill quickly. We recommend that you make your online reservation well in advance. The tour is not open to large groups and is limited to four people per party.
Updated on June 22, 2020 10:41 AM