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Stanford University: Stanford University, one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions, is located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley.  The university opened its doors on October 1, 1891, six years after Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, began planning and building Leland Stanford Junior University as a memorial to their son.  For more information about Stanford University and its history, please visit

Stanford University Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER): The athletics department and facilities are located on the east and west sides of the 8,180-acre campus.  The Department of Athletics’ main precinct encompasses more than 100 acres of land as well as 30 acres of grounds through the main campus and 150 acres at the Stanford Golf Course.

Stanford Athletics’ world-class facilities entertain more than one million guests each year.  For more information about the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, Recreation, visit

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Traveling to Stanford: Below are just a few resources to plan your trip:

Local Airports
Centered between 3 of the bay area’s largest airports, Stanford University is just a short drive from San Francisco International, Oakland International or San Jose International. 
Stanford University Visitor Information Center
Visitor Information Services helps visitors navigate and enjoy Stanford University's world-class facilities, sprawling foothills, and distinct sandstone and tile architecture. The trained staff of sixty student tour guides represents many academic disciplines and campus activities, including student leadership, performing arts, community service, and athletics. For more information, please visit
Stanford Athletics’ Preferred Hotels
Through our long standing partnerships with local lodging businesses Stanford visitors can enjoy great rates and deals while staying in the Stanford area.  For more information and a full listing of preferred hotels, please visit our preferred hotels page.
Getting to Campus
For detailed information about getting to Stanford from both around the area and from local airports, please visit Stanford University’s Maps & Directions Website. Also visit the Transportation Department Website for local alternative transportation.
Located in Northern California, Stanford University enjoys a moderate climate year round. The average temperature is 50 degrees in the winter and 70 degrees in the summer.
Stanford Weather
Campus & Parking Maps

Parking Map

Campus Map

Palo Alto Map
Also see: Stanford Maps & Directions | Stanford Parking & Transportation