Admit Weekend 2024


Admit Weekend is your opportunity to learn about life as a Stanford undergraduate through more than 140 events. The weekend officially begins with the Dean’s Welcome on Thursday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. and concludes with the Official Close on Saturday, April 27 at 12:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In


How do I register? 
Admitted students can submit this form to register for Admit Weekend. This form will include registration for up to 4 guests.

Is there a registration deadline? Yes. Sunday, April 14 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time is the deadline to be guaranteed an on-campus Room Host. On-campus hosting is available for Thursday and Friday night. Hosting is not offered Wednesday or Saturday night.

What if I don’t need an overnight host? If you will not be staying on campus, the registration deadline is still Sunday, April 14 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

What else is required? All admitted students must review, agree to abide by the Participant Guidelines, and electronically sign the Participant Forms, including the Medical Release and Consent, Assumption of Risk, Release of Claims and Hold Harmless Agreement. These forms may be completed during the online registration process for admitted students who will be 18 years old or older by April 25, 2024. All admitted students who will be under 18 years old on April, 25, 2024 must have a parent or guardian submit the forms on their behalf prior to their arrival to Admit Weekend. These forms will be sent to the parent/guardian’s emails address once the under-18 admitted student registers for Admit Weekend. You will not be able to participate in Admit Weekend events without these signed forms.


Your first stop on campus should be Admit Weekend Check-In. This is where you will drop off your luggage, and pick up your Admit Weekend name badge and materials. Admitted students who are staying overnight on campus, must have their luggage with them when they check in. Everyone must have their name badge on their person to participate in Admit Weekend.

Hours & Locations

Thursday, April 25

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation
341 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast until 11:00 a.m. 

6:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Montag Hall – 355 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Friday, April 26

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Montag Hall – 355 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305


Admit Weekend complimentary parking is provided in the Galvez Parking Lot, between Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27. Additional overflow parking will be available in the Grove lots surrounding the Galvez lot.

Admitted students who are staying overnight on campus, must have their luggage with them when they check in.

Please remember to lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables inside. Attendants will not be monitoring parking areas closely.

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Getting Here


San Francisco International (SFO) is approximately 25 miles north of Stanford.

San Jose International (SJC) is approximately 20 miles south of Stanford.

Both airports offer public transport, shuttle, and hire car options that will get you here.

Oakland International (OAK) is also an option but is further from campus and can be more difficult to travel to/from using public transport and shuttles.

See info about airport shuttles.


BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) provides limited transit service on the San Francisco Peninsula and throughout the East Bay. BART services do not extend past the Millbrae station. Stanford riders can connect to BART via Caltrain and bus connections at the following stations:

Millbrae – served by Caltrain
Fremont – served by the Line U East Bay Express
Union City – served by the Dumbarton Express

Caltrain connects San Francisco and San Jose (including both airports) with a stop in Palo Alto. Visitors using Caltrain should get off at the Palo Alto station and take the free Marguerite shuttle to campus.

See the Stanford Transportation website for more information about getting to campus using public transit.


From Highway 101 North & South
Exit onto Embarcadero Road and travel west, following the signs directing you to Stanford University. About three miles after exiting the freeway, Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street as you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. Follow the Galvez Lot parking signs.

From Highway 280 North & South
Exit onto Sand Hill Road and follow the signs for Stanford University. Heading east, drive approximately three miles to the Stanford Shopping Center. Turn right onto Arboretum Road (Nordstrom is on your right). Stay on Arboretum until it ends, then turn right onto Galvez Street. Follow the Galvez Lot parking signs.

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Getting Around


Marguerite is Stanford’s free shuttle service and is open to the public – no ID required. ​​​All buses are wheelchair-accessible and have bike racks. See the live shuttle map.


Another favorite way of getting around campus is by bicycle. Bicycles are available for rent at the campus bike shop at Tresidder Union.


A limited golf cart service will also be available for Admit Weekend guests with limited mobility. See more information on the Disability Access & Accommodations for Admit Weekend page. For safety reasons, personal golf carts are not allowed to be brought onto the campus during Family Weekend.


Stanford campus searchable map
Parking and transportation map

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Lodging and Dining

The Stanford campus and surrounding areas offer a wide range of dining and lodging options.


Stanford does not reserve hotel blocks for Admit Weekend, however some operators may offer special rates. We recommend contacting the hotels directly to inquire about special rates as all pricing and reservations are handled separately through the hotels and not by the university.

Please note that the lodging options linked below are not operated by Stanford University and are included as a courtesy.

Lodging in Palo Alto
Lodging in the Silicon Valley area
Lodging in the Bay Area
Wheelchair accessible hotels


Thursday lunch in the dining halls with your student
Passover meals and Shabbat
Campus Dining Options
Campus eateries map
Cafe and retail food locations on campus
Dining options at the Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce restaurants and cafes list

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Other Useful Websites & Resources


Please call the Admit Weekend Hotline at (650) 736-8363 during Admit Weekend or e-mail


If admitted students or guests needs disability-related accommodations, such as materials in Braille, sign language interpreters, wheelchair access information or a wheelchair-accessible room at any time during Admit Weekend, please submit this request form or contact the Diversity and Access Office at (650) 725-0326 or


Please note that the university restricts pets and emotional support animals from public spaces on campus, with the exception of service animals that are specifically trained to perform a service and/or task for an individual with a disability.

Restricted areas include dining areas, athletic venues, performances spaces, etc.

If you have questions related to the above, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at (650) 725-0326 or

Disability Access & Accommodations for Admit Weekend page


In the event of an emergency, call 911.

Emergencies – call 9-1-1
9-9-1-1 from a main campus phone

Non-emergency response – (650) 329-2413

Lost and found
Found items can be turned in at the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid inside Montag Hall. If you lost an item that was not turned in to Montag Hall, please email:

Get emergency information and alerts
How to connect to Stanford visitor Wi-Fi
Stanford Recreation and Wellness centers visitor info
Stanford Libraries visitor information
Stanford Post Office information
Zero Waste Stanford recycling and composting guidelines

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