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!

Engineering Quad Tour

Huang engineering center buildings

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Explore Stanford's state-of-the-art Engineering Quad (EQ) with an enthusiastic student guide. Tours cover engineering history, sustainable building technology, and details on Stanford's world-renowned engineering programs.

Highlights This tour covers the Engineering Quad, including:
  • Hewlett and Packard Buildings
  • Huang Engineering Center
  • Y2E2 Building
Duration 1 hour
Cost Free

Dates and times for this tour generally vary from academic quarter to quarter. The tour is generally offered 2-3 times per week.

The tour may be limited or closed during holiday or academic break periods. Please also note that dates and times may vary depending on guide availability.

If the EQ tour is not available on the day of your visit or you would like to explore the School of Engineering on your own, you can download a self-guided tour:

Reservations The Engineering Quad Tour requires reservations, and sessions fill quickly. Thus we recommend that you make your on-line 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 10:48 AM