The tours and programs calendar below shows current availability for all of our regularly scheduled tours. (Visit the Group Tours page for information on booking tours for groups of 9 or more.) Some tours and programs require reservations. Make or modify reservations using links located on the tours and programs calendar.
Tours not available during the Winter Closure
Please note that in accordance with Stanford University practice, the Stanford Visitor Center will be closed from Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016. No tours will be available during the Winter Closure period.
Tour & Program Registration
Discover Stanford programs, Golf Cart Tours, and other Specialty Tours through June 12, 2016 are now available for online registration. Programs and tours for our summer season will be available for online registration starting on February 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Planning a Spring Break Visit?
We strongly encourage prospective students planning a visit to do so either before March 12 or after April 5 in order to maximize the value of the visit.
Humanities and Arts Tour
Visitor Information Services now offers student-led "Humanities and Arts" tours.
Learn more about the Humanities and Arts Tour »
Visitor Center hours
- Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PT)
- Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PT)
- Hours subject to change (refer to the announcements).
You may also want to view our operating calendar for the current academic year (8/15/2014 - 8/13/2015), which indicates dates of operation and closure for the Visitor Center, all Visitor Center tours, the Hoover Tower Observation Platform, and the Discover Stanford program, as well as drop-in hours for the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Tours and programs calendar
Use this calendar to check the schedule of walking tours and register for the Discover Stanford program, engineering quad tour, or golf cart tour.