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Update on Availability of Guided Tours and Visitor Center (Updated 10/26/2021)

We are pleased to celebrate the reinstatement of public access to the exterior spaces of campus! Please note that the Visitor Center remains closed at this time in accordance with university protocols. We are excited, however, by the recent return of students to campus, and look forward to being able to offer outdoor guided tours again once we have completed the recruitment and training of our student guides.
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The general public is currently permitted to visit and enjoy the outdoor spaces of the beautiful Stanford campus. The Cantor Arts Center and the Stanford Bookstore are also open to the public under specific protocols.

With regard to guided tours of campus, we are excited that after 18+ months of not being able to provide tours, the recent return of students to campus has enabled the Office of Undergraduate Admission to begin the process of training our cohort of student guides. We look forward to being able to offer outdoor guided tours for prospective students and their families/supporters on a limited basis by the tail end of fall quarter, with the intent of having regularly scheduled tours in winter quarter.

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 individuals visiting the campus in person, or who wish to do so from home using a computer or mobile device.

Look for these new app-based tours via this website soon! For more information on current ways to experience the Stanford campus, see the options listed on the Engage tab at

November Informational Programs for Prospective Undergraduates (Updated 10/26/2021)

Prospective Undergraduate Students: Engage with Stanford through our virtual Information Sessions, Student Forums, and our periodic Themed Panel Discussions.
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Stanford's undergraduate visit/informational programming remains completely virtual at this point. November sessions are now available 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 accordance with campus safety guidelines in response to COVID-19 and to allow adequate time to hire and train guides after the return of students to campus this fall, all of the Visitor Center's on-campus (in person) tours, information sessions and programs remain suspended for the majority of fall quarter; 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.