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Visitor Info

Welcome to CSET!  Here are directions and nearby lodging options to assist you with your visit.

Recommended Parking Lots and Directions to CSET

CSET is located in suite 531 of the Center for Educational Research at Stanford Building; it is called the "CERAS" Building, or just "CERAS," for short. The closest parking lots are the Tresidder or Wilbur lots and each link provides walking directions to CERAS from that respective lot.  Unless you already have a campus parking pass, you will need to proceed to the Visitor Parking areas of these lots and pay for parking.  Doing so requires typing in your license plate number at an electronic payment kiosk.  While some of the kiosks do accept cash, most are credit card only.

CSET is located on the fifth floor of the CERAS building.  If you are entering from the southern side of the building (that is, the side closest to the Stanford Law School and Munger Graduate Housing), please note that there is no elevator access without going up or down a flight of stairs (the elevator on this side only stops at odd numbered floors, and the south entrance brings you in on floor 2).  To access elevators to the fifth floor, you must enter on the north side of the building (this is the side closest to Meyer Green and Sweet Hall).  Once you enter, stay to the left and cross the lobby.  Do not use the elevator on the north side because it only stops at even floors (our building has an odd design).  The south side elevator will take you up to floor 5.  After exiting the elevator, proceed left and continue to CERAS 531 which is the last door on the right.

 

Lodging

Stanford University Lodging Guide - shows price range, contact info, and proximity to campus.

 

Driving Directions to the CERAS Building

From Highway 101 North & South:

  • Take the Embarcadero West exit.

  • Follow Embarcadero all the way into campus; it will become Galvez St.

  • Follow Galvez to Campus Drive East and turn left.

  • From Campus Drive East turn right onto Bowdoin Lane. There is a new roundabout at this intersection; take the first exit.

  • Turn left onto Wilbur Way to enter the Wilbur Field Garage which is underneath Wilbur Field.

  • Proceed to CERAS on foot by following Bowdoin Lane past the Munger Residences. Where the walkway opens onto Galvez Mall, you will see CERAS on the right.

From Highway 280 South:

  • Take the Page Mill Road exit.

  • Follow Page Mill to Junipero Serra, and turn left.

  • Turn right on Stanford Ave.

  • Continue on Stanford Ave. and turn left on Bowdoin Lane. There is a roundabout at this intersection; take the third exit.

  • Turn left onto Wilbur Way to enter the Wilbur Field Garage which is underneath Wilbur Field.

  • Proceed to CERAS on foot by following Bowdoin Lane past the Munger Residences. Where the walkway opens onto Galvez Mall, you will see CERAS on the right.

From Highway 280 North:

  • Take the Alpine Rd. exit.

  • Follow Alpine to Junipero Serra, and turn right.

  • You will pass a stoplight for Campus Dr. with a sign to your right for the Stanford Golf Course. Continue straight through this intersection.

  • At the next stoplight--for Campus Dr. EAST--turn left.

  • Turn left on Bowdoin Lane. There is a roundabout at this intersection; take the third exit.

  • Turn left onto Wilbur Way to enter the Wilbur Field Garage which is underneath Wilbur Field.

  • Proceed to CERAS on foot by following Bowdoin Lane past the Munger Residences. Where the walkway opens onto Galvez Mall, you will see CERAS on the right.

 

From El Camino Real:

  • Take El Camino to University Ave.

  • Follow University into campus (it will become Palm Drive).

  • Turn left onto Campus Drive East.

  • From Campus Drive, turn right onto Bowdoin Lane.  There is a new roundabout at this intersection; take the first exit.

  • You will see the Parking Structure (PS-6) on the left hand side. (It is under the field.)

  • Proceed to CERAS on foot by following Bowdoin Lane past the Munger Residences. Where the walkway opens onto Galvez Mall, you will see CERAS on the right.