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A place for learning, discovery, innovation, expression and discourse
Located inStanford, CA
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Marc Tessier-Lavigne became Stanford University’s eleventh president on September 1, 2016.
Office of the President
Provost Persis Drell
Persis Drell is Stanford’s thirteenth provost, the chief academic and budgetary officer of the University.
Office of the Provost
The University is also governed by a Board of Trustees and Faculty Senate and supported by numerous offices.
The Leland Stanford Junior University was founded in 1885 by California Senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, in memory of their only child, Leland Jr., who died of typhoid fever at 15.
A History of Stanford
Stanford Then & Now
Stanford has changed with the world over the last 125+ years, often leading the way with new ideas and discoveries. Here’s a look at Stanford people, places and experiences, past and present.
Stanford Then & Now
Our history is rich and inspiring. Our future will be cutting edge and groundbreaking. Immerse yourself in our past and see into our future.
“Be Here” – a virtual reality experience of Stanford
What’s it like to be a Stanford undergraduate or graduate student? Students chart their own paths of discovery, learning and growth, and each journey is as unique as the individual. Experience the stories of five Stanford students in immersive 360° video.
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Plan a Visit
Stanford welcomes more than 150,000 visitors to campus annually. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are coming from far away, we look forward to seeing you here on the Farm.
Visitor Information offers several multimedia tours of Stanford, including videos, slideshows and a self-guided tour.
Have a delicious meal at one of Stanford’s numerous dining locations . If you want to do some shopping during your visit, we’ve got that covered too. Our Maps & Directions will help you find your way.
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