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Temporary campus zones program concluded as of June 16

As public health conditions have improved and state regulations have relaxed, the university has restored access to outdoor campus spaces for the Stanford community and visitors. A careful focus will remain on indoor facility access to safely support the continued resumption of onsite teaching, research and other work.
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Update on Availability of Guided Tours and Visitor Center

We are pleased to celebrate the reinstatement of public access to the exterior spaces of campus. Please note that the Visitor Center remains closed for the summer and that guided tours will not resume prior to September. New self-guided tour options are soon to launch for those visiting campus!
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The general public is now once again permitted to visit and enjoy the outdoor spaces of the beautiful Stanford campus! We plan to have trained student guides available to start providing tours by the beginning of Stanford’s fall academic quarter in September, when those students return to campus.

Given that the Visitor Center is staffed by these same students and by staff of the Office of Undergraduate Admission, the Center currently remains closed. We look forward to once again offering visitor information and services via the Visitor Center once we are adequately staffed and permitted to do so.

In the meantime, our full-time staff continues to work hard to provide virtual programming for prospective students and their families to learn about the campus and undergraduate admission. We are also developing robust new self-guided tour options for anyone visiting the campus in person. Look for these customizable tours to be available starting in July! For information on current ways to experience the Stanford campus, see the options listed on the Engage tab at

July and August Programs for Prospective Undergraduates (Updated 7/12/2021)

Prospective Undergraduate Students: Engage with Stanford through our virtual Information Sessions, Student Forums, and our periodic Themed Panel Discussions.
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July and August information sessions are currently posted for online registration!
The Discover Stanford information session is paired with one of our popular "Student Forum" panel discussions. The Student Forum provides a live opportunity to hear from and ask questions of current students about all aspects of the Stanford undergraduate experience.
Registration for these programs is located 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!

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 remainder of the summer; 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.