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


Stanford Visitor Center currently scheduled to remain open weekdays. (New, 3/11/2020)

The Stanford Visitor Center is currently scheduled to remain open weekdays from 8:30am – 5:00pm, but will be closed on weekends until further notice.
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Despite the current suspension of visitor tours, programs, and information sessions, the Stanford Visitor Center will remain open from 8:30am – 5:00pm on weekdays in order to provide general campus information and assist visitors already on campus. The Visitor Center will be closed, however, on weekends until further notice. While we strongly recommend the use of downloadable maps and virtual tours (available on this website), paper maps will be available outside the Visitor Center doors on weekends. We also highly recommend downloading the free and highly useful Stanford Mobile app ( for University information, updates, maps, and services. Given that the status of services and offerings is subject to change at any point, we encourage visitors to check this website for updates.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: All Stanford Visitor Center tours, programs, and information sessions are suspended from Monday, March 9 through Wednesday, April 15. (Updated 3/11/2020)

In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with recently released guidelines from federal and county agencies, all Visitor Center tours from Monday, March 9 through at least Wednesday, April 15 have been suspended.
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We are very sorry for this inconvenience. We know many of you have been looking forward to touring our campus, but with recent developments, it is our responsibility to do our part to protect the public and our campus community. This includes taking measures to reduce visitor traffic to the University. The Visitor Center is currently scheduled to remain open weekdays for general information.

Urgent Announcement Regarding Admit Weekend

We are canceling the in-person version of this year’s Admit Weekend, our annual spring event for prospective undergraduates who have been or will be offered admission to Stanford. This year’s event was originally scheduled for the weekend of April 23-26. While we are disappointed to take this step, we believe it is prudent given the continued spread of COVID-19 and changing travel conditions.
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We are working, however, to develop replacement programming and are excited by the possibilities for an innovative and compelling virtual experience for our admitted students to the Class of 2024. Go Cardinal!

Update on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) as it pertains to Stanford University

Refer to the following Stanford University website for the latest updates as they pertain to the Stanford campus and potential visitors:
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Stanford University is continually monitoring the status of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus, with the health and well-being of our community firmly in mind. We are continuing to follow the guidance of the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health as we evaluate conditions, make decisions and provide updated information to our community regarding COVID-19.

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Tourists and Visitors

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

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Prospective Undergraduates

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

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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.