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Your Alumni Center

Hello and welcome to the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center! You're at the right place... this is YOUR Alumni Center! Conveniently located on the corner of Campus and Galvez, we want this to be your home-away-from-home while you're on campus. Come take a tour of all there is to see and do while you're back on the Farm.

Lounge in the living room

The Dwight Family Living Room features a large limestone fireplace (the mantle alone weighs two tons!), grand piano, plush couches and plenty of space to relax, recharge and reconnect with fellow alums. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in, offering views of the gardens and reflecting pool.

Read in the library

The Bing Library is tucked away in the northeast corner of the business center. Within this secluded refuge, you'll find bookshelves filled with historic Stanford tomes and books by alumni authors as well as a selection of the day's newspapers and campus publications. Sink into a leather writer's chair, kick your feet up on an ottoman and enjoy the quiet.

Enjoy the gardens and fountain

The Franklin Fountain and Reflecting Pool is the centerpiece of the award-winning Ford Alumni Gardens. Designed by landscape architect John Wang, the gardens feature Palm Court, a courtyard with Mexican fan palms, fifty indigenous plant species and a beautiful stone terrace. On a sunny day, grab a bite from the Café and make the most of the grassy lawn and shaded patio seating.

Use the business center

Need to check your e-mail, meet with colleagues, send a fax, make a photocopy or use the phone? Alumni can do it all at the Munzer Business Center, located just off the main corridor of the Alumni Center. Reserve the alumni conference room for your small group meeting—it's all yours for up to two hours. Showers and day lockers are also available. Contact us at (650) 736-0467.

Dine in the Alumni Cafe

Morning, 'noon and night, the spacious Café buzzes with life as alumni, students, faculty and staff gather for a leisurely drink or a quick bite. Whether you're craving an espresso in the morning, a hot meal at lunch or a glass of wine in the evening, this is your go-to spot. To reserve the Café for a special event, contact manager Ani Kish at (650) 725-9512 or e-mail

Open Monday - Friday
Mid September - Mid June: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mid June - Mid September: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Borrow a bike

Experience Stanford as you did when you were a student—on two wheels. Alumni and their qualifying guests (16 years of age and older) can stop by the Alumni Center front desk to borrow a bike during normal business hours. We're sure you'll agree: there's nothing quite like the feel of the breeze in your hair as you whiz by your old haunts on your way to rediscovering campus.