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Visitor Parking

Whether you're visiting for an hour or a couple of days, we'll provide you with a place to park and easy access to the entire campus.

Parking for sporting events


Parking options

Visitors have several payment options for parking:

For visitor parking locations, please visit our Maps page.

Enforcement Hours

"A," "C," and "shared" resident/commuter lots are enforced Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meters are generally enforced 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless otherwise posted. You are free to park in these areas after enforcement hours.

Stanford Hosts

Stanford hosts should remind visitors to bring change for the parking meters; visitors may need to park at a meter temporarily while picking up a scratcher. Departments are welcome to purchase up to 20 "A" scratchers for visitor use or 20 "Visitor" scratchers per month (which allow parking in Pay & Display lots and at meters).


Visiting residents on campus

Resident student lots are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to park in these lots, you will need to have a one-day 'Resident' scratcher, valid until noon the next day. Residents in Stanford student housing are eligible to purchase up to five scratchers per month.


Parking for visitors with disabilities

We honor any state's disabled person placards in all marked parking spaces on campus, including meters, designated blue spaces (handicapped parking is conveniently located near all of our buildings), service vehicle spaces and permit lots. Please visit our Persons with disabilities page.


Parking for tour buses