Stanford Summer Session offers visiting high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and adults a full range of 8 - 10 week classes during the summer in the Humanities, Sciences, Math, Engineering and Athletics. Tuition is charged and credit earned by students may be eligible for transfer to another college or university.
Programs for General Public
For the first time in its history, Stanford is offering some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge to students and educators around the world. Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) expands the Stanford experience to students and educators online. A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. View lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other SEE students, all at your convenience. Visit the program website to access the classes.
Stanford offers many free lectures for the general public on science and engineering topics that are delivered by Stanford's top researchers in terms understandable to the lay public. Examples include the SLAC Lecture Series and the Summer Science Lecture Series. See the "Lectures & Public Events" page on this site for more information.
SLAC offers free guided tours of its National Accelerator Laboratory on the third Friday of each month. Each tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and includes a visit to the lab's 2-mile linear accelerator. Please see the Tours FAQ for more detail.
SLAC's tours are open to all visitors 12 years of age and above. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Student groups affiliated with an educational institution should visit our School Groups information page for specifics.
We hope to see you at SLAC soon!
The Stanford Visitor's Center offers many public tours.
- Walking tours for the general public,
- Self-guided podcast tours,
- Special tours for high school students interested in attending Stanford,
- Tours designed exclusively for school, team, or community groups larger than 10 people