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Welcome to the Farm

Stanford University is a place where pioneering spirit meets 21st-century possibility.


Weekend Closure September 10-11

The Stanford Visitor Center will be closed September 10-11 for our annual summer/fall interim.
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Please note that our normally scheduled walking tours will not be offered the weekend of September 10 and 11. Self-guided walking tour maps of the central campus are available for download or printing at the bottom of each page of this website.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this annual scheduled closure.

The Hoover Observation Tower will be open its regular hours all of September. The Tower is open from 10:00am-4:00pm. Tickets for the observation deck are $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Admission is free with a valid Stanford ID.

The Cantor Arts Center will also maintain its regular weekend hours, open from 11:00am-5:00pm, including Labor Day. Admission is free.

Tour & Program Registration

Discover Stanford programs and Golf Cart Tour scheduled through the end of December are now available for online registration. Specialty tours (Engineering, Humanities & Arts, and Athletics and Recreation) will be posted for registration in late September.
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Campus entrance

Tourists and First-time Visitors

The Stanford campus offers a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities for tourists and first-time visitors.

Quad walkway

Prospective Undergraduates

Considering Stanford University? Come spend a day on The Farm and get a feel for campus and student life.

Young couple enjoying a day on campus

Prospective Graduate Students

Stanford offers graduate and professional degrees in more than 65 departments and programs. Learn first-hand about our vibrant graduate community.

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Large Groups

Large groups will find plenty to do on the beautiful Stanford campus. Check out the opportunities we have for tours, meals, and sightseeing.