Disability Access @ Stanford

Building 420, Main Quad, 01-420

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1.   Location Tip

Building 420, Jordan Hall, is located on the north side (Serra Mall side) of the outer Main Quad.  From the Oval, use the ramped path to the right of the steps to reach the arcade level.  Turn right at the arcade and proceed down the Outer Quad arcade.  Building 420 is on the left side just past Building 460. 


2.   Use/Purpose

Building 420 is occupied by the Linguistics department and the Psychology department.  An elevator provides wheelchair access to all floors of the building (LL, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).  There are office spaces and various classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, and conference areas throughout the building.  The Psychology department library is located on the 1st floor.  Two large classrooms are located at the basement level (LL).


3.  Accessible Entrance

There are two accessible entrances located along Serra Mall (Outer Quad).  The entrance closest to Building 460 is equipped with a power-operated door.  There are two elevators located in Building 420.  One elevator is located just inside the main entrance equipped with the power-operated door.  The other elevator is located at the rear of the building.  At the basement level, power-operated doors provide access to outdoor courtyards between Building 420 and Building 460, and access between Building 420 and Building 380.  Wheelchair access to Classroom 050 in Building 420 is through an exterior entrance in the courtyard between Building 380 and Building 420.  Wheelchair access to Classroom 041 is located via Building 380 (elevator to the basement level, turn right and Classroom 041 is straight ahead).  Wheelchair seating in Classroom 041 is located in the front.  There are also two accessible entrances at the rear of Building 420 via the courtyard.


4.  Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible men's and women's restrooms are located in the basement and on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors.  There are no wheelchair accessible restrooms on the 3rd and 5th floors.


5.  Parking and Transportation

The Marguerite shuttle stop is directly in front of the Main Quad on Serra Mall.  Disabled parking is located at the top of the Oval on either side for closer access to the front of the Main Quad.


6.  Points of Interest

 While at the Main Quad, visit Memorial Church or the Rodin Collection in Memorial Court.  There are also several cafes in the Main Quad area.




For disability access information about any building not listed in the Campus Access Guide, please contact the Diversity and Access Office, (650) 725-0326 voice, (650) 723-1216 TTY, disability.access@stanford.edu. We welcome your feedback about the Mobility Guide and requests for further information.