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Temporary Campus Zones Established

Stanford has established temporary campus zones to support resumption of research and teaching.
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To comply with new guidance from the State of California that requires limiting campus visitors, Stanford has created zones on its main campus that restrict access to areas with academic, residential, cultural and athletic facilities. The change is in preparation for the return of additional students, faculty, staff and postdocs to campus as our autumn quarter begins. Please read the frequently asked questions about the campus zones before planning a visit to campus. Visitor access to many parts of the main Stanford campus will be limited, though areas designated for recreation and other purposes will continue to welcome members of the public.

UPDATE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: Information Sessions, Student Panels, Tours, Visitor Center (Updated 8/14/2020)

Prospective Students: Engage with Stanford through our new slate of virtual offerings! While our calendar of August offerings will soon be at capacity, our initial slate of September programs has now been posted for online registration.
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Undergraduate Admission staff lead our remote "Discover Stanford" information sessions, which take place 4 times per week throughout the month of September (aside from the Labor Day holiday). 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 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 this 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, and services.

We look forward to the time when we will once again be able to welcome you to the physical Stanford campus!