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Directions, Parking & Accommodations

We are located in the main quad of Stanford University near Stanford Memorial Church in buildings 90 and 100. The main staff offices are in building 90.


Philosophy Department

Building 90, Main Quad

450 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA 94305

Location of Building 90 on a Searchable Stanford Campus Map


Directions and Parking

Driving Directions

Directions to Stanford University, and printable maps of the campus with parking locations, can be found at the official Maps & Directions page.



For information on options for visitor parking, please visit the Parking and Transportation Website.  The closest metered lots to the department are located on the Oval at the end of Palm Drive and at the corner of Serra and Galvez Streets.

Places to Stay

Short Term Housing

Stanford's local lodging guide is available here.

There are also some affordable places to stay on campus for short visits or while you look for more permanent housing, such as:

The Stanford Guest House
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 926-2800

Resources for Finding More Permanent Housing

To find available housing in the Stanford area, here are some online sources:

Stanford Community Housing Services
Old Union, Room 214
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-3012
(650) 723-3906


You can search local rental listings (including on-campus listings) here to get an idea of the kinds of rentals available.  They also survey housing prices, and post average cost information.  Some of the information contained in the Community Housing Services Web site is available only to current Stanford affiliates. To gain access to the restricted information in the Web pages entitled "Looking for Housing in the Stanford Area," "Community Housing Listings," and "Helpful Information" you will be required to enter a user name and password.

Convenient Apartment Complexes

  • The Stanford West Apartments are near campus, and are available primarily to Stanford affiliates. (650) 725-2000.
  • The Oak Creek apartments are also close to campus. (650) 321-1701