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Tours and Programs for Prospective Undergraduates (Updated 7/8/2024)

The Stanford Visitor Center is generally open from Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with the exception of federal holidays and some breaks between quarters) to provide information about visiting campus.
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The Office of Undergraduate Admission offers a variety of tours and programs – both virtual and in-person – for prospective undergraduate students and their supporters, with expanded offerings on Mondays and Fridays. Additional programming generally includes virtual offerings on a weekly basis. Tours are provided to qualifying organized groups from Tuesday-Thursday based upon availability; group visits require advance booking.

Tours for Approved Groups/Organizations available by reservation (Updated 7/8/2024)

Guided tours of campus for groups of prospective undergraduate students (schools, organizations, etc.) are available to approved groups by advance reservation on most weekdays during the academic quarter.
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The Office of Undergraduate Admission is pleased to announce that 45-minute tours are once again provided by advance reservation to qualifying organizations, with tours times available for reservation during the fall on most weekdays (holiday periods excluded) from Week 3 through Week 10 of each academic quarter.

At this point, all new Group Tour requests should be sent to Requests that have already been submitted for fall and beyond will be reviewed and receive responses based upon tour availability and qualifying status.

Qualifying organizations: The Office of Undergraduate Admission seasonally offers guided tours by appointment for prospective undergraduate student groups of 10 or more people (up to 100 max) from the following categories:

  • High Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations focused on Access or Exposure to College
  • Qualifying Community Based Organizations
Other groups: Middle schools, grade schools, and other qualifying organizations may request approval to visit and park on campus, and can be provided with resources to enjoy a self-guided visit with age appropriate sites, resources, and activities, but we are sorry to say that we are no longer providing staffing for guided tours for these age levels.

Please note that we will not grant requests for group visits through commercial or third party tour operators. All requests and communications must come from and and be processed through a qualifying organization.

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