As you weigh your options, join us for three days on the Farm.

Meet our students, talk to our professors, walk beneath the palms. See what it means to be here.


Register by April 15 to stay with a Room Host. Register by April 19 if you are not staying on campus. Can't make it to Admit Weekend? Schedule your own campus tour, attend an admit reception or visit during Admit Days!



This was the 2018 Admit Weekend schedule. Be sure to check back here for updates for 2019.

View the Stanford Admit Weekend 2018 schedule & directory.

Getting Here

Disability Access

If you need a disability-related accommodation (programming and/or lodging) or wheelchair access to participate in Admit Weekend activities, please make a note on your registration and contact


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


From San Francisco

By car, Stanford is approximately 1 hour from downtown San Francisco. You can take the 101 South (shorter but often busier) or the 280 South.

From San Francisco International (SFO)

From San Jose

By car, Stanford is approximately 40 minutes from downtown San Jose. You can take the 101 North (shorter but often busier) or the 280 North.

From San Jose International (SJC)

Public Transportation

The San Francisco Bay Area's Caltrain connects San Francisco and San Jose (including both airports) with a stop in Palo Alto. Attendees using Caltrain should get off at the Palo Alto station.


Stanford's free shuttle service, the Marguerite, meets most Caltrain services at the Palo Alto station and can take you to many popular destinations on campus—including the Alumni Center where Admit Weekend Check-In is located.

Marguerite Shuttle

From San Francisco International (SFO)

From San Jose International (SJC)


For the duration of Admit Weekend, parents are welcome to park free of charge in Galvez Lot, adjacent to the Arrillaga Alumni Center. All other campus parking restrictions will be enforced.

Galvez Lot


Although we cannot arrange lodging for parents, nearby Palo Alto and Menlo Park offer many places to stay—across a range of styles and prices.

Lodging Guide

Updated on October 17, 2018 3:29 PM