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Location and Contact Information

The Stanford Language Center is located in Building 30 in Stanford's Main Quad.

Contact Information

Stanford Language Center
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 30
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2015

phone: (650) 725-9222
fax: (650) 725-9377

Directions and Parking

Driving Directions

From U.S. Highway 101 North or South, exit at University Avenue and travel west toward downtown Palo Alto. Continue through downtown Palo Alto on University Avenue. After passing through downtown continue straight under the El Camino Real overpass. University Avenue becomes Palm Drive at this point. Stay in the left lane and continue down Palm Drive until reaching the Oval. The complex in front of the Oval is the Main Quad. Building 30 is in the inner Quad, three buildings to the left of Memorial Church. For more specific walking instructions see the Public Transportation section below.

From Interstate 280, exit onto Sand Hill Road and follow the signs for Stanford University. Heading east, drive approximately 3 miles to the Stanford Shopping Center. Turn right onto Arboretum Road. Stay on Arboretum past Quarry Road, then at the next traffic light turn right onto Palm Drive. Follow Palm Drive to the Oval mentioned above.


The visitor parking located closest to Main Quad is on the Oval as well as on Lomita Drive in front of Cantor Arts Center (make a right on Roth Way just before the Oval). More information on locations for visitor parking can be found on the Parking and Transportation website.

Public Transportation

There are a variety of options for arriving at Stanford via public transportation. If traveling to Stanford on Caltrain, get off the train at University Avenue in Palo Alto. From the train station take the free Marguerite shuttle bus, Line P, to the Main Quad, and tell the driver your destination is the Main Quad (or the Oval). Once you get off the shuttle cross Serra Street, enter the Main Quad through the main entrance, continue straight into the inner Quad courtyard.  Building 30 is in the southeast corner of the inner Quad.

The Caltrain station is also a major hub for public buses in the area. so if you choose to arrive by bus, you would also take the Marguerite shuttle from the Caltrain station. Further information on arriving at Stanford via public transportation can be found on Stanford's Parking and Transportation Services website.