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Stanford University
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Stanford University at California

Stanford University

This world-renowned university is one of California's most prestigious educational institutions and a tourist attraction in its own right. With a spectacular campus of over 8,000 acres, this private research university is a wonderful place to visit. Brilliant students come from all over the globe to make their mark here. Stanford University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, a thriving region that's boasts the world's most influential technology companies. With an ideal location just moments away from campus, our accommodations at Crowne Plaza Foster City make it easy to visit the university for tours, orientation, or special events.


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Campus tours are free

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Tours take place daily at 11:30am & 3:30 pm


  • Spring Graduation Ceremony
  • Reunion
  • Homecoming


  • Campus Tours
  • Arts & Theatre
  • NCAA Athletics
  • Shopping
  • Conferences
  • Cardinal Football Games


  • Does Stanford Offer Campus Tours?

    Led by a current student, free walking tours are offered everyday at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. This 70-minute excursion is an excellent opportunity to learn more about student life and see the beautiful campus up close. All tours leave from the Stanford Visitor Center, and you can make reservations online.
  • Where Can I Find Parking At Stanford?

    On-campus parking requires permits, but visitors can park in lots or spaces designated with a green "P" or an "E" sign near the Visitors Center. Monday through Friday from 8 am and 4 pm, parking in these spots costs $1.50 per hour. On weekends and holidays, parking is usually free.

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