Section II: Week 2 (all classes except CSP)
General Information
Stanford University:
First, you need to get to the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are flying in, San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) airports are equally convenient. Oakland airport is also a possibility but is farther away.

Click on  Getting to Stanford to get specific directions to Stanford from either North or South. If you are staying at Stanford during AP* Seminars, see  Section III for additional information.

Permit parking on the Stanford campus during the week, as indicated on your parking permit, is allowed at any residential lot (EA, ES, ST, SO, WE) and only in those lots. CARS PARKED ELSEWHERE WILL BE TICKETED. See  Section III for further information about parking on campus

There are a variety of free apps in the App Store (maps, etc.) that can be downloaded to your phone to help you navigate around Stanford.
Palo Alto High School (Paly):

Paly is located at 50 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301. It is at the corner of Embarcadero Rd. and El Camino Real, directly across El Camino Real from Stanford University.  It is accessible by both bus and CalTrain.

NO parking permit is needed at Paly (no matter what the signs say!).
See  Section IV for additional important information about AP Seminars at Paly.

Stanford: July 28 th, 3pm - 5:30 pm
See  Section III for full details about checking in at Stanford.
If you miss the institute check-in on Sunday, you can check-in at Paly on Monday morning.
Paly: July 29, 7:15 am - 8:00 am
Report to Palo Alto High School between 7:15 am and 8:00 am to check in and get to the opening assembly which begins at 8:00 am
See: Paly Parking 2018 and  Paly Campus Map for locations.
Make sure to pick up your nametag and, if you ordered the lunch plan, your lunch ticket at the check-in desk before heading to the assembly or class.
See  Section IV for more important details about Paly.


Dress comfortably (this is California, it’s OK)! July weather in Palo Alto is typically pleasant; daytime temperatures are usually in the low 80’s, but a heat wave is always a possibility.
Also, you might want layers for evenings or if you plan a trip to San Francisco, which can be much cooler (one of the great things Mark Twain never said, although it is sometimes attributed to him, was, “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco”).
Residence halls are not air-conditioned.
Classrooms at Paly are air-conditioned.
Emergency Contact
An emergency contact number for those on the Stanford campus will be the Crothers Conference Front Desk, (650) 721-2765.
For an emergency at Palo Alto HS, contact:
Gretchen Cater, (650) 282-0042.
If the above contacts are not available in an emergency:
Duane or Normajean Hinders can be reached at 650-964-3082 or 650-740-4881.