Stanford: Campus Tour


My name is Christian. I’m a junior, majoring
in Political Science. I’m Karen Scribner, a senior majoring in Human Biology. Welcome to Stanford. Our tour begins at Stanford Stadium, home to Cardinal football. Stanford Stadium
was completed in 2006 and holds 50,000 football fans. This is the oval. We’ve got the palm-lined
sweep Palm Drive leading up into the quad culminating in the church. This is the Stanford
picture. Welcome to the Main Quad everyone. This is where the School of Humanities and
Sciences is located. The Quad has been here since the university opened in 1891. Maples
Pavilion is home to Stanford volleyball and basketball. Come out to Sunken Diamond to
watch Cardinal baseball. The quad is made primarily of sandstone. Each column is unique
because each was carved by hand. Avery Aquatic Center is one of the finest collegiate aquatic
centers in the country. Each graduating class gets a class plaque in the Main Quad. In it,
class members create a time capsule. Stanford athletics supports about 800 scholar athletes
in 35 varsity sports. And it’s winner of over 100 NCAA championships and 18 directors cups.
Dedicated in 1941, Hoover Tower is more than just a nice landmark on campus. It houses
the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. The new Science and Engineering
quad at Stanford is the hub of interdisciplinary learning and research and home to the School
of Engineering. This is the Graduate School of Business.
+Ranked number one in the country, this is the newest part of campus. The Yang and Yamazaki
Environment and Energy building is home to Environmental Science programs in the School
of Earth Sciences. The Y2E2 building sets a new standard for sustainable architecture
on campus. The Stanford Law School is the oldest professional school of the university.
Notable alumni include three US Supreme Court justices. The Stanford School of Medicine
is a world leader in medical training and research. The Row offers student housing for
Greek organizations, cultural, and academic houses.
Now we find ourselves in White Plaza, the center for student life on campus.
At the heart of White Plaza, we have the Claw Fountain.
Now, one of those traditions that’s unique to Stanford, is fountain hopping.
The Stanford School of Education is the second oldest school of education in
United States. It offer its first PhD in 1916. The Cantor Art Center has a wonderful collection
of works on display. And one of the largest collections of Rodin’s
sculptures outside of Paris. At the end of the day, come finish off your
tour with a hike through the foothills to the Dish, for some nice views
of campus. If you are interested in taking a tour yourself, please come to the Stanford
Visitor Center. We offer guided tours daily. For more information, please go to our website at visit.stanford.edu.

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