Campus Tours


UPDATE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: Information Sessions, Student Panels, Tours, Visitor Center (Updated 7/27/2020)

Prospective Students: Engage with Stanford through our new slate of virtual offerings! Our August calendar of programs is now available for online registration.
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With our July programs having reached capacity, we are pleased to announce the posting of our virtual visit programs for the month of August. Based upon feedback, we have made some alterations to our scheduled start times. We are also excited to add our special "Themed Panel Discussions" to our slate of offerings.

Undergraduate Admission staff lead our remote "Discover Stanford" information sessions, which will take place 5 times per week throughout the month of August. Each session will be paired with one of our popular "Student Forum" panel discussions, providing a chance to interact live with Stanford undergraduates about all aspects of the Stanford undergraduate experience.

Registration for these programs is will be 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!

Campus Walking Tour

Walking tour group

Spend an hour with a student guide exploring the highlights of Stanford’s beautiful campus. A great introduction for first-time visitors and tourists.

Highlights This tour covers central campus, including:
  • The Main Quad (historic and academic center of campus, including the school of Humanities & Sciences)
  • Memorial Church
  • Engineering Quad
  • White Plaza (student activities area, including the Bookstore, Student Store, Old Union, and Tresidder Memorial Union)
The Campus Walking Tour departs from the Stanford Visitor Center.
Duration 70 minutes
Cost Free
Schedule 7 days a week
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

The tour may be limited or closed during academic breaks and holidays.
Reservations No reservations are required for parties of 8 or fewer. We cannot accommodate parties larger than 8 on the Campus Walking Tour. Groups of 9 or more must book a group tour.

Read more about the student guides in the Stanford Magazine article, "What You Don't Know About Tour Guides".

Updated on June 22, 2020 10:44 AM