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We're Happy to Say Hello

CAS would love to hear from you. Under normal circumstances, we would ask you to stop by one of our weekly Africa Tables or community events. As our physical space is closed, however, reaching the Center by email is best. Find all the contact information you need below.

Contact & Location

Email and Phone

Email: africanstudies@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 736-6253

Mailing Address

Attn: Center for African Studies
615 Crothers Way
127 Encina Commons
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Office Location

Center for African Studies
615 Crothers Way
127 Encina Commons
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Directions and Parking

Our office is located on the first floor of Encina Commons across the street from the Graduate School of Business. We encourage you to download and print both the Parking and Circulation Map and Visitor Map and bring them with you.

Public Transport

  1. Take CalTrain to the Downtown Palo Alto station or Buses to the Palo Alto Transit Center (adjacent to the train station)
  2. Catch the free Marguerite Shuttle Line Y from the station
  3. Get off at the stop at the intersection of Galvez and Serra Streets

Driving Directions

From 101:

  1. Take the Embarcadero Road exit
  2. Head east on Embarcadero St. toward the Stanford campus
  3. After crossing El Camino Real, Embarcadero Street changes names to Galvez Street
  4. Continue east on Galvez Street until you reach Serra Street
  5. Turn left on Serra Street to find parking

From 280:

  1. Take the Sandhill Road exit, head west toward campus
  2. Turn right on Stock Farm Road, then left on Campus Drive West. Follow Campus Drive to Galvez Street
  3. Take a right on Galvez Street until you reach Serra Street
  4. Turn left on Serra Street to find parking

Parking

Parking is free on campus after 4:00 pm on weekdays and is free all day on weekends. Before 4:00 pm, limited meter parking is available in front of Encina Hall as well as on Galvez Street, Serra Street, and Memorial Way (between Alumni Center  and the SIEPR Building on Galvez Street). We suggest parking in the underground structure #7 at the Knight Management Center (business school) on the corner of Campus Dr East and Bonair Siding. For more information, please consult Parking and Transportation

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