Virtual Visit Programs

    We know that nothing can replace visiting a college campus in person and experiencing that energy for yourself firsthand; we hope we will be able to offer that opportunity again soon. In the meantime, we hope our virtual offerings will give you a slice of what you would have experienced in person.

    Please note: The “Virtual Visit” events listed are umbrella events that encompass the Discover Stanford Information Session and a Student Forum. While completing the registration, you will have the ability to select the specific parts of the program you would like to attend. You are not required to stay for the entire time. Themed Panels will require separate registration.

    Click through the calendar on the right to browse the available virtual opportunities. Upcoming events are posted through the month of January (please note: all times listed are U.S. Pacific Time), and include the following:
     


    The Discover Stanford information session is designed to help high school students, and prospective transfers explore the programs, places, and people that define Stanford’s commitment to undergraduate education within the setting of a world-class university. This is a 45-minute virtual information session conducted by a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Admission; the representative will discuss characteristics that make Stanford distinctive, as well as Stanford’s admission process and commitment to financial aid.

    Please note that Stanford does not track demonstrated interest as part of the admission process. Online engagement is optional and will not be part of the review of your application.

    Further information about applying to Stanford is available at the Stanford Undergraduate Admission website.

    For the month of January, Discover Stanford information sessions will be offered on the following days and times (please note: virtual programming will be unavailable December 14, 2020 - January 8, 2021, as the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Visitor Information Services will be closed in observance of Stanford University's Winter Closure):

    • Monday at 4:00pm (no program will be offered on January 18, 2021, as the office will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
    • Tuesday at 4:00pm (only offered on January 19, 2021)


    Designed for prospective undergraduates only, these 1-hour forums are live question and answer sessions with current Stanford undergraduates, and will discuss what it’s like to attend Stanford. Topics covered can include a wide variety, such as: housing and dining, dorm life, student life, and academics.

    These sessions are meant to supplement the Discover Stanford Information Session; as such, admission questions will not be answered during these sessions.

    Please note that Stanford does not track demonstrated interest as part of the admission process. Online engagement is optional and will not be part of the review of your application.

    For the month of December, Student Forums will be offered on the following days and times (please note: virtual programming will be unavailable December 14, 2020 - January 8, 2021, as the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Visitor Information Services will be closed in observance of Stanford University's Winter Closure):

    • Monday at 5:00pm (no program will be offered on January 18, 2021, as the office will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
    • Tuesday at 5:00pm (only offered on January 19. 2021)


    Designed for prospective undergraduates only, these one-hour online forums are live discussion sessions with current Stanford undergraduates. During these themed panels, prospective undergraduates will have the opportunity to learn about topics such as academics and opportunities for learning outside the classroom at Stanford.

    These sessions are meant to supplement the Discover Stanford information session; as such, admission questions will not be answered during these sessions.

    Please note that Stanford does not track demonstrated interest as part of the admission process. Online engagement is optional and will not be part of the review of your application.

    For the month of December, Themed Panels will be offered on the following days and times (please note: virtual programming will be unavailable December 14, 2020 - January 8, 2021, as the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Visitor Information Services will be closed in observance of Stanford University's Winter Closure):

    • Wednesday, January 13 at 12:30pm (Topic: Academics at Stanford)
    • Thursday, January 14 at 3:30pm (Topic: Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom)
    • Wednesday, January 20 at 12:30pm (Topic: Campus Culture)
    • Thursday, January 21 at 3:30pm (Topic: Academics at Stanford)
    • Wednesday, January 27 at 12:30pm (Topic: Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom)
    • Thursday, January 28 at 3:30pm (Topic: Campus Culture)


    While we continue to develop our virtual visit options for you, please consider watching our 360° Video Tour.

    This 13-minute student-narrated tour is best viewed at 1080s. For optimal experience, we suggest viewing on a mobile device or with cardboard or 360° glasses. Otherwise, you can navigate on a stationary monitor by clicking-and-dragging or by using the compass in the upper left.

    January Schedule Overview

    Please note: Virtual programming will be unavailable December 14, 2020 - January 8, 2021, as the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Visitor Information Services will be closed in observance of Stanford University's Winter Closure).

    *In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, programming will not be offered on Monday, January 18, 2021. Instead, an alternate program will be offered on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

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