Campus Visit Programs and Tours

    We are excited to once again offer in-person visits, and invite you to join us on our beautiful campus to Discover Stanford! Campus visit options are available Monday through Friday; on weekends and university holidays, visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour.

    Campus tours and other sessions fill up quickly, so we recommend you wait to book your travel until after you receive a confirmation email with your upcoming reservations to visit Stanford University.

    .Please note:. The "Discover Stanford Campus Visit" events listed are umbrella events that encompass all of the various programs we offer (listed below). Once you have selected the number of guests in your party on the registration form, you will have the ability to plan out your day and select the specific programs you would like to attend.

    We offer several different programs to help you learn more about the undergraduate student experience and applying to Stanford. Please note that not all options may be available on the day of your visit:

    Admission Information Session & Prospective Undergraduate Student Tour
    Learn all about Stanford University during a 2.5-hour combined information session and campus tour. An Admission Officer will lead a 45-minute information session covering undergraduate admission and financial aid. The representative will discuss characteristics that make Stanford distinctive, as well as Stanford’s admission process and commitment to financial aid. Following the Admission Information Session, a current undergraduate student Tour Guide will then lead attendees on a 90-minute Prospective Undergraduate Student Tour of campus.

    Prospective Undergraduate Student Tour
    This tour typically lasts about 90 minutes and will cover nearly all of the central areas of campus over the course of its flat and accessible 2-mile path. Your student guide will focus particularly on sharing with you the amazing opportunities and experiences that come with being an undergraduate student at Stanford. If a Prospective Undergraduate Student Tour is not available in the registration form, it means that registration is full or that we are not offering tours. You are welcome to add a Self-Guided Tour to your visit to help you learn more about campus instead!

    Student Forum (Students Only)
    The Student Forum provides a casual, comfortable opportunity for prospective students (and only students) to chat with 3-5 current undergraduate students to learn more about what it's really like to be a student on the Stanford campus. The student hosts will not talk about admission or financial aid, but instead about student life - academics, athletics, activities, residences, dining, weekends, the social scene, etc.

    Parent & Supporters Forum
    The Parent & Supporters Forum, designed for parents, family members, and other supporters of prospective undergraduate students, is an informal, 45-minute question-and-answer session with a couple current Stanford undergraduates who represent a variety of backgrounds and interests and a professional staff member. Bring your lunch, and don't worry if you're running late - this is a very relaxed program! While the Student Forum is often held outdoors, the Parent & Supporters Forum is held indoors.

    **We are currently only able to offer a limited number of tours, information sessions, and student forums through Friday, September 20. The Visitor Center will not offer campus visit programming September 2-13 due to administrative planning time. The Visitor Center will be closed to the public and will not offer campus visit programming on July 4 in observance of Independence Day and on September 2 in observance of Labor Day. Dates for Fall Quarter (September 23 - December) will be made available for registration at a later date in August.**


    Please note our current visit policies:

    • Registration is required for all guided tours and information sessions. No exceptions will be made.
    • There is no waitlist or walk-in process for any programs that are full. No exceptions.
    • Given our limited availability, we ask that all registrants limit their parties to no more than 3 additional guests, for a total of 4 individuals per registration.
    • Stanford strongly recommends wearing face coverings while indoors, and outdoors in crowded settings when maintaining 6 feet of distance from others is not possible.
    Please note that Stanford does not track demonstrated interest as part of the admission process. You may cancel or update your registration at any time. Participation in campus visit opportunities is optional and has no bearing on our admission process should you decide to apply to Stanford.

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