Admit Weekend FAQ

Below are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Click on the question to reveal the answer. We will update this page with additional questions and answers as we approach Admit Weekend. If you have a question that is not addressed on this website, please contact our office at admit@stanford.edu.

  • When is Admit Weekend 2024?

    Admit Weekend will be held on Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27 on Stanford’s campus.

  • What group of students would benefit from attending Admit Weekend?

    Admit Weekend is for admitted students for Stanford’s Class of 2028.

  • When should I plan to arrive?

    On-site check-in will begin on Thursday, April 25 at 9 a.m. in the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. We will provide a light continental breakfast. The Dean’s Welcome will start at 3:00 p.m.

  • What should I bring if I'm staying overnight on campus?

    Temperatures are expected to range from the low 50s to high 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Pack breathable clothing and a jacket. You will also need sunscreen and comfortable shoes.

    Admitted students who requested lodging in the dorms will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. We highly recommend packing a small overnight bag that you are prepared to carry a reasonable distance.

  • Where do I park?

    Free parking is available in the Galvez Lot. View the map of campus for your reference. Toyon Grove is adjacent to the Galvez Lot and available for overflow parking.

  • Where do I go if I arrive late?

    If you arrive on Thursday between 3:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. or on Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., please check in at the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid (Montag Hall – 355 Galvez St.).

  • Can I pay my deposit to join Stanford’s Class of 2028 during Admit Weekend?

    Yes! Please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid (Montag Hall – 355 Galvez St.) and a member of the admissions staff will assist you in paying your deposit.

  • If I am unable to stay for the full duration of Admit Weekend, can I still attend?

    Absolutely! Our program official ends on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m., but we understand that some of our guests may need to arrive late and/or leave early.

  • Can I bring guest(s) with me to Admit Weekend?

    You are welcome to bring up to 4 guests with you to Admit Weekend. We ask that you indicate how many guests you are bringing with you upon registering.

  • Where can my family stay during their visit?

    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

  • Will I have internet access?

    Yes, with the Stanford Visitor network, you can use the university’s wireless network to access the Internet while on-campus.

    How to get online

    1. Select the SSID Stanford Visitor from your device’s list of available wireless networks.
    2. Open a browser and load any URL; you will be redirected to an access page (on a mobile phone, the access page should open automatically).
    3. Click Accept to acknowledge the terms of use. Your browser will be sent to a confirmation page, and from there you can get online.
  • Will I be able to learn about my intended major?

    Yes, most majors will have a representative available to speak with during their Open House.

  • Will campus tours be offered?

    Yes, campus tours will be offered throughout the weekend. You may sign up for tours in advance on the Admit Weekend registration form.

  • Will Stanford accommodate special dietary concerns?

    Stanford Dining has a robust variety of menu options for residents with food allergies, food restrictions and/or special diets. Please indicate if you have an accommodation request upon registering.

  • Will Stanford accommodate accessibility requests?

    Absolutely. If you or your guests need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information at any time during Admit Weekend, please submit this request form or contact the Diversity and Access Office at 650.725.0326 or disability.access@stanford.edu.

    All requests should be made by Sunday, April 14 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

  • Are there opportunities for admitted students and their guests to observe Passover at Stanford?

    Yes! In partnership with Stanford Dining, there will be kosher for Passover meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner served out of Hillel at Stanford throughout the entire holiday. You can find more information about Passover meals and Shabbat on the Passover at Stanford page.