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Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Information:

What is Stanford’s primary address and telephone?

Stanford’s address is:
Stanford University
450 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Telephone (campus operator):

For other contacts, such as admissions and media, please visit:

How do I locate a specific person or website?

To search for a specific person at Stanford, please visit:

To find a specific website, please visit Stanford’s index of websites:


How do I learn about employment opportunities?

For positions at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory please visit:

For positions at Stanford Hospital & Clinics or Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, please visit:

How can I post a job for Stanford students or find information about recruiting at Stanford?

Please visit the Career Development Center’s resources for employers site:

Parking and Transportation:

Where do I find out about parking and transportation options at Stanford?

Please visit the Parking and Transportation site:

How do I find where a specific building is located?

Please visit, the Searchable Campus Map:

Applying to Stanford:

Where can I learn about admissions?

Please visit the undergraduate admissions page at:

For graduate admissions, please visit:

Public Safety:

Where do I direct public safety concerns or questions?

Please contact the Department of Public Safety:

Learning Opportunities and Resources:

Does Stanford offer continuing studies?

Yes. Stanford Continuing Studies offers a broad range of courses open to the public.

Where can I find out about on campus lectures and conferences open to the public?

Please visit the Events Calendar:


May I use the Stanford athletic facilities?

Some facilities are open to the public while others are limited to Stanford affiliates.

For use of the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation:

Stanford students, staff and faculty can purchase daily guest passes for family and friends not eligible for a dependent card or a SUID at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation receptionist desk.

For more information, please visit:

For information on all facilities, please visit:

Does Stanford rent facilities for non-Stanford events?

University policy requires all conferences to secure academic sponsorship in order to host their program on campus. Program organizers are required to have a Sponsorship Form (available from Stanford Conference Services) signed by a Stanford dean or department chair, verifying that the program fully supports the University’s mission of teaching, research, and/or public service. Stanford places great emphasis on external programs that invite Stanford faculty as guest speakers, and/or that afford employment and/or participation opportunities for Stanford students.

For more information, please visit Stanford Conference Service:

Library and Computer-Related Questions:

May I use the libraries at Stanford?

Visitors to Stanford with no formal affiliation to the University may visit the campus branches of Stanford Libraries for a limited number of times.

For more information, please visit:

Is there WiFi at Stanford?

There is WiFi at Stanford but visitors who come to campus with a wireless card may use the Campus Wide Wireless network if they find a Stanford community member to sponsor their access. The Stanford sponsor needs to visit: to establish a SUNet ID sponsored guest account.


Where do I find out about athletics schedules and ticketing?

Please visit the Stanford Athletics site:


Where do I find out about using the Stanford name or logo?

Please visit University Communications about Stanford University name use, seal or logo requests:

Where can I find out about religious services and weddings at Stanford?

Please visit the Office for Religious Life to find out about worship opportunities and getting married at Stanford.

Who is in charge of marketing at Stanford?

There is no central marketing department. Instead, each department handles their own marketing so please contact whichever department you are interested in marketing to.