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The Stanford Bioengineering Department is in the Shriram Center, Room 119.

Stanford University
443 Via Ortega
Shriram Center, Room 119
Stanford, CA 94305-4125

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Plan ahead!  If you plan to visit the campus on a weekday, your best bet is to either park in the metered or visitor pay lots, or purchase a one-day parking pass from Transportation Services.  The metered lots are enforced 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the "A," "C" and "Z" lots are enforced 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You are free to park in these areas after enforcement hours (from 4 p.m. on) and on the weekend at no charge. Please note that visitors cannot park in student lots, which are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The university's visitor parking services can help with maps and permits.

Visitor parking is available across the street in the parking structure at Panama Street and Via Ortega for a fee and can be paid with a credit card or cash.

More information, including airport, public transportation and campus eatery information, is available at Stanford's main visitor website.


Large deliveries should be made to the loading dock for Building 443 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305, at the back of the building facing Via Pueblo.

Small deliveries and pickups/drop-offs can be made while curbside on Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305, accessed from Panama Street.

Driving directions

From Highway 101

Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford. At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the university. Stay in the left lane and continue toward the center of campus. Make a right onto Campus Drive. Follow the Campus Drive loop until you reach Panama Street. Make a left onto Panama and continue to the multilevel parking structure at the corner of Panama and Via Ortega, where you will find hourly pay parking.

From Highway 280

Exit Sand Hill Road east toward Stanford Continue east past the traffic light at Santa Cruz Ave and turn right at Stock Farm Road. Turn left at the second road, Campus Drive West. Make a right onto Panama Street and continue to the multi-level parking structure at the corner of Panama and Via Ortega, where you will find hourly pay parking.

From Caltrain

Palo Alto Caltrain station: From the station, follow Palm Drive into the center of campus, with downtown Palo Alto behind you. Alternatively, there is a free shuttle service (the Marguerite) from the Caltrain station to the center of campus. By train, Palo Alto is roughly one hour south of San Francisco and 30 minutes north of San Jose.

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Where to stay

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