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 located on the left side, just past Building 460.


2.   Use/Purpose

Building 420 houses 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 on 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 and is equipped with a power-operated door. The other elevator is located at the rear of the building. On 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.



-      2nd Floor - South Wing (Rooms 277-295)

-      3rd Floor - South Wing (Rooms 377-397)

-      4th Floor - South Wing (Rooms 470-490)

-      LL - North Wing (Rooms 009-019)

If you are participating in a program and/or activity in any of the above locations and require a step-free route to access these spaces, please contact the Diversity and Access Office at disability.access@stanford.edu or (650) 725-0326.


4. Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible men's and women's restrooms are centrally located on the basement level (LL) and on the 1st, 2nd and 4th floors. There is also a wheelchair accessible all gender restroom located on the 5th floor. Please note there are no wheelchair accessible restrooms on the 3rd floor.


5. Parking & Transportation

The Marguerite shuttle stop is located 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.