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Access request for tours and large groups

Changes for tour vehicles and groups starting Monday, August 17, 2015

  • New bus parking location at Lasuen Street and Campus Drive: Tour Group Operator Notice (PDF) and Map (PDF, 2 MB)
  • Reservations on or after 8/17/2015 can be made now.

Program overview

Reserving a time slot is mandatory to bring a group to Stanford. All campus tours and visits that are not organized by Stanford, consisting of groups of nine (9) or more people, must reserve a tour access time slot. Failure to reserve a time slot in advance may result in loss of access privileges at Stanford University.

  • Time slots allow your group to visit Stanford for one or more hours between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Reservation rates (per hour, per vehicle):
    For tour dates through August 16 (Parking on Roth Way)
    All vehicle sizes $200
    For tour dates on/after August 17 (Parking on Lasuen Street)
    Vehicle size 3 or more days in advance 2 days in advance
    SUV or Van (Up to 16 passengers) $100 $150
    Shuttle or motor coach (17 passengers or more) $200 $300
  • Cancellations must be made at least three days in advance of the tour access date to receive a refund.
  • Groups or vehicles that arrive outside of the reserved time slot will be denied access, may be fined, and could jeopardize access privileges.
  • Reserving a time slot allows tour groups access to a designated parking spot (on Roth Way through Aug. 16, then on Lasuen Street at Campus Drive starting Aug. 17), where the tour vehicle/s can be staged to drop off and pick up passengers.

    section of Bus Parking Map

    Bus Parking Map (PDF, 3MB)

  • P&TS reserves the right to cancel any reservation.

To request a time slot, you must be registered as a tour/charter operator in the tour request system. Once registered, you may use Stanford Parking & Transportation Services’ reservation system to select an available time slot.

Tour visit policy compliance

All groups visiting the Stanford campus must follow the tourist visit policies or risk losing access privileges at Stanford University. Tour companies will be held responsible for the actions and compliance of all members of the tour group(s) they bring to campus and must also comply with the rules governing tour or charter buses under Stanford’s Tour Bus Protocol at the Oval, Main Quad and Pasteur Drive.

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Blackout dates

These dates are unavailable for tours/reservations:

9/12/15 Stanford Football
9/15/15 New Student Orientation
9/16/15 New Student Orientation
9/17/15 New Student Orientation
9/18/15 New Student Orientation
9/19/15 New Student Orientation
9/20/15 New Student Orientation
10/03/15 Stanford Football
10/15/15 Stanford Football
10/22/15 Reunion Homecoming
10/23/15 Reunion Homecoming
10/24/15 Reunion Homecoming
10/25/15 Reunion Homecoming
11/14/15 Stanford Football
11/21/15 Stanford Football
11/26/15 Thanksgiving
11/28/15 Stanford Football
12/25/15 Christmas Day