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Photo of Cubberley Education Building and a street sign of Escondido and Lasuen Mall intersection

Maps & Directions

Stanford Graduate School of Education spans the university campus with facilities in seven buildings. Most faculty, classrooms and administrative offices are in three buildings surrounding Meyer Green: the School of Education Building, Barnum Center, and CERAS. Other administrative, faculty and research offices are in Littlefield, Wallenberg, and Cordura Halls, and the building at 1705 El Camino Real across the street from the eastern border of campus.

Stanford GSE Buildings and Parking

red gmap marker- CERAS, blue gmap marker- Cubberley, green gmap marker- Barnum, yellow gmap marker- Parking Structure 6, teal gmap marker- Tresidder Union Parking Lot

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Directions

Driving from Highway 101

  • Exit University Avenue heading west
  • Continue on University Avenue for about three 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 4:00 p.m.
Walking to the Graduate School of Education Building from the Oval:
  • Turn left on Serra
  • Turn right on Lasuen Mall
  • The Graduate School of Education Building (also known as Cubberley) is located at 485 Lasuen Mall.
  • Cubberley Auditorium, located inside the Graduate School of Education Building, is often confused with another venue, the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Please note the difference between the two locations. 
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 the Graduate School of Education 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 continue to walk to walk straight.
  • Pass Meyer library on your right.
  • Turn right on Lasuen Mall. You will see the clock tower on your left.
  • The Graduate School of Education Building (also known as Cubberley) is located at 485 Lasuen Mall.
  • Cubberley Auditorium, located inside the Graduate School of Education Building, is often confused with another venue, the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Please note the difference between the two locations.
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 on weekdays between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. must display a valid parking permit in their car or feed the coin meters.
  • Coin-metered spaces are $1.50 per hour. Many lots also have permit vending machine that accept cash and credit cards.
  • Stanford Parking and Transportation Services also sells one-day parking "scratchers" for visitors.
  • The parking closest to GSE includes the visitor lot at Tresidder Union and Parking Structure 6, which is located below Wilbur Field near the intersection of Bowdoin St. and Campus Dr. East.
  • Metered parking is available along the Oval off of Palm Drive in areas marked "P".
  • Visit the Parking and Transportation Services website for helpful information on parking at Stanford.

Whether you are staying in Palo Alto or traveling from elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can reach Stanford by way of convenient public transportation.

Caltrain

The local transit hub for bus and train services at Stanford is the Palo Alto Caltrain Station, located close to the main entrance to campus and by the intersections of Palm Drive, University Avenue, and El Camino Real.A one-way trip from San Francisco takes approximately one hour; a one-way trip from San Jose takes approximately 40 minutes. Caltrain also connects with stations and shuttles serving the San Francisco and San Jose Airports.
Caltrain website

Marguerite Campus Shuttles

Stanford University operates a free daily service — the Marguerite Shuttle — with more than a dozen lines that travel throughout the campus as well as downtown Palo Alto, Menlo Park, the Stanford Shopping Center, and other stops off-campus.The service includes buses that run seven days a week between Caltrain’s Palo Alto Station and campus. For more information, call 650 723.9362 or visit Stanford Parking & Transportation Services website for schedules and route maps.
Marguerite Campus Shuttles website

Dumbarton Express

The Dumbarton Express runs weekdays from the Union City BART station across its namesake, the Dumbarton Bridge, to the Palo Alto/University Caltrain station. The Dumbarton Express provides arguably the most direct and convenient service between Stanford and the southern part of the East Bay, AND IT CAN BE REACHED FROM OAKLAND AIRPORT VIA BART.
Dumbarton Express website

SamTrans

The bus system for San Mateo County is known as SAMTRANS. It offers routes from Palo Alto to downtown San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, and the Hayward BART station, which is a few stops from Oakland Airport. For more information, call 800 660.4BUS or visit SamTrain website.

A set of basic directions to Stanford for travelers using public transportation is available on our Bay Area Transit website.