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Memorial Church & Windhover Contemplative Center Visiting Information

Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 1 PM

Memorial Church is closed for University holidays, University closures, services, and private events. 
Windhover Contemplative Center is currently closed. There is no expected re-opening date at this time.

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Banner image featuring Joe Oliveira, son of the late artist and art professor Nathan Oliviera, works with Jeanette Smith-Laws, director of Student Unions and Operations during the installation of 4 of his father's paintings in Windhover, a new contemplation center on campus.

Visit Windhover Contemplative Center

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Windhover is located in the heart of campus at 370 Santa Teresa Street, near the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden and Roble Hall.

Center Hours

Windhover is currently closed until further notice. Thanks for your understanding.

Valid Stanford ID cards are required to enter the building, and each individual entering is asked to swipe his/her card. Guests are not allowed. For building maintenance or card access issues, please contact Jeanette Smith-Laws (650) 387-4885.

  • Note: Food and drink are not allowed inside the building. 

Stanford alumni may visit Windhover by obtaining a building access card from the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center (326 Galvez Street) front desk during business hours.

Windhover is closed during University holidays and University winter closure. Holidays include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving break.

Technology-Free Zone

To sustain a quiet, contemplative environment, visitors are asked to not use their cell phones, laptops, tablets, cameras and other electronic devices while inside the building.

Guided Tours

Docent tours are cancelled while the building is closed. Thank you for your understanding.