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520 Galvez Mall
CERAS 5th floor, Suite 531
Stanford, CA 94305-3084


Phone Number: (650) 721-1660

Fax number: (650) 723-3654

SU Department Mail Code: 3084

Map: CSET Building and Parking

red gmap marker- CERAS, yellow gmap marker- Parking Structure 6,light blue gmap marker- Tresidder Parking

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Driving from Highway 101

  • Exit University Avenue heading west
  • Continue on University Avenue for about 3 miles through residential areas, the downtown Palo Alto business district, and under the commuter train tracks
  • As you cross El Camino Real and enter the Stanford campus, University Avenue will become Palm Drive
  • Follow Palm Drive until you reach The Oval at the end of the street. Metered parking is available along The Oval in areas marked "P". No permit is required after 4 p.m.

  • Walking to CERAS (Center for Educational Research at Stanford) Building from the Oval:
    • Turn left on Serra
    • Turn right on Lasuen Mall
    • Turn left on Escondido when you reach the clock tower.
    • Veer right and pass Meyer Library on your left. You will see the CERAS Building ahead of you to the right of Sweet Hall.
    • CERAS is located at 520 Galvez Mall.

Driving from Highway 280

  • Exit Page Mill Road East towards Palo Alto
  • Turn left on Junipero Serra
  • Turn right on Campus Drive East
  • Turn left on Bowdoin St.
  • Turn left on Wilbur Way.
  • Turn right in to the parking structure.
  • Travel down to visitor parking (right lane)
  • Pay at pay machine station

  • Walking to CERAS (Center for Educational Research at Stanford) Building from the Parking Structure 6:
    • Enter elevator on north side of parking structure(next to pay machine station) and go to street level.
    • Turn right out of the elevator
    • Right at the street (Arguello Mall).
    • Go to stop sign (Bowdoin) and turn left
    • Walk down to the end of the street (Galvez Mall)
    • Cross street and look for building with glass front and red accents
    • CERAS is located at 520 Galvez Mall.

Parking Information

Parking is limited on the Stanford campus. Everyone who parks on campus must use parking permits or feed the coin meters until 4 p.m. Coin-metered spaces are $1.50 per hour.

Stanford Parking and Transportation Services sells one-day parking "scratchers." You must purchase these to park in "A" lots at The Oval and Tressider Union parking areas. Visit the Parking and Transportation Services website for helpful information on parking at Stanford.

For more information about visiting Stanford University, please see additional maps at the Visitor Information website.