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!

The Discover Stanford Program

Discover Stanford is a two-part program designed to help prospective transfers, high school juniors and seniors explore the programs, places, and people that define Stanford’s commitment to undergraduate education within the setting of a world-class university.

Admission information session

The first portion of the Discover Stanford program is a one-hour information session conducted by a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. The representative will discuss characteristics that make Stanford distinctive, as well as Stanford’s admission process and commitment to financial aid.

Further information about applying to Stanford is available at the Stanford Undergraduate Admission website.

Campus walking tour

This one-hour walking tour is led by a current student and provides an overview of the undergraduate experience, focusing on academic programs, residential life*, and extra-curricular activities.

* Please note that for privacy and security reasons, this tour does not enter student rooms.


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

Highlights The Discover Stanford program includes an admission and academic information session and a campus tour.
Duration Approximately 2 ½ - 3 hours
Cost Free

Regular Schedule During Academic Quarters:

Monday: 9:30am and 1:30pm

Tuesday: 1:30pm

Wednesday: 1:30pm*
(*not offered Wednesdays during Winter Quarter, except for February 19)

Thursday: 1:30pm

Friday: 9:30am and 1:30pm

Saturday: offered on select Saturdays at 1:30pm (see calendar for availability)

The Discover Stanford program may not be offered during academic breaks and holidays.

*Start times occasionally change to 10:00am and 2:00pm, particularly during final exams and interim periods. Check times carefully when registering.


The Discover Stanford program requires reservations, and sessions fill quickly. Thus we recommend that you make your on-line reservation well in advance.


To cancel your Discover Stanford reservation, please email us at with the following information:

  • First and Last Name of the registrant
  • Registered Program Date and Time
If you need to reschedule, please register for another available session that is not full. We are not able to add additional seating once the session is full.
Updated on June 22, 2020 10:46 AM