Stanford Center for Professional Development
408 Panama Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Telephone: 650 204-3984
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NOTE: Via Ortega Closed During Construction
If you get directions online, they may tell you to turn onto Via Ortega, which is now closed during construction of the new Chemical Engineering building. Instead, you should turn onto Panama St. which you will encounter before or after Via Ortega depending on your direction of travel. The directions below use Panama St.
Parking on campus is extremely limited. Some pay parking is available near the Stanford Center for Professional Development at Parking Structure 2 (see directions above), along Santa Teresa Street, and in the Tressider Union parking lot at Mayfield Avenue and Lagunita Drive.
For individuals attending a course or program on campus, please follow the instructions included in your welcome pack.
Parking costs $1.50-$2.00 per hour, or $16 for a whole day. Methods to pay vary by location, and include one or more of the following: 1) purchase a visitor parking permit from the machine which accepts coins, bills, or credit cards; 2) pay the parking meter which accepts coins only; or 3) pay online at http://www.parkmobile.com ($0.35 transaction fee). For details and locations, see the Visitor Parking page and Parking and Circulation map on the Stanford University Parking & Transportation Services Web site.
"A," "C," and "shared" resident/commuter lots are enforced Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meters are generally enforced 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless otherwise posted. You are free to park in these areas after enforcement hours. Please note that parking enforcement is extremely vigilant. The Stanford Center for Professional Development is not liable for any parking tickets incurred.
Parking Structure 2
Parking Structure 2 is located at the corner of Panama St. and Via Ortega. Enter from Panama St., as the entrance from Via Ortega may be blocked during construction. A limited number of visitor parking spaces ia available on the first floor. Parking costs 25 cents for 10 minutes, $12 for a whole day. Methods to pay: 1) purchase a visitor parking permit from the machine which accepts coins, bills, or credit cards; 2) pay the parking meter which accepts coins only; or 3) pay online at http://www.parkmobile.com ($0.35 transaction fee). All other parking requires an A or C parking permit. Parking is free after 4 pm.
Vehicle rental services are available at the San Francisco and San Jose airports as well as several locations in Palo Alto.
Stanford University is well served by the Caltrain network. Use the Palo Alto stop, which is in Zone 3. From the Palo Alto Caltrain station, you can use the complimentary Marguerite shuttle, operated by Stanford University.
There are several taxi services in the area:
- Yellow Cab - 877.589.8294
- Taxi - 650.367.6666
- Taxi - Palo Alto - 650.322.9999
There are several local hotels with rooms available at varying rates. Check with your hotel of choice whether a Stanford rate is available. This special discount must be specifically requested. Please note that you must be affiliated with Stanford during the dates of your visit to qualify for a Stanford rate. Attending a course at Stanford through the Stanford Center for Professional Development is classed as an affiliation.
There are several places to dine on and around campus. View a list of campus eateries. Palo Alto offers a wide variety of places to eat and drink.