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Official Name:

Hoover Tower



Location Tip:

The Hoover Tower is located at 550 Serra Mall. It is located directly across from Memorial Auditorium and adjacent to the Lou Henry Hoover Building.


The lobby of the Hoover Tower houses the Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover exhibits. The Hoover Tower Observation Platform, located on the 14th floor, was completed in 1941 to celebrate the University's 50th anniversary. The 285-foot tower is a landmark for students, alumni and the local community.

Accessible Entrance:

The main entrance to the Hoover Tower is located along Serra Mall and is not accessible. The only accessible entrance is located on the west side of the building, across from the Traitel Building, via a ramp. This entrance remains locked, but is equipped with an intercom system at the entrance. Once the intercom system is activated, a Guest Services staff member will escort patrons into this entrance and to the elevator. An alternate route to get to this entrance is via the ramp behind the Hoover Tower along Crothers Way. Once at the top of the ramp, turn left and follow the step-free route behind the Hoover Tower and through Traitel¿s exterior courtyard.


Once inside the accessible entrance, wheelchair accessible men¿s and women¿s restrooms are located on the right side of the hallway. Please note these restrooms are not available for public use.

Parking & Transportation:

There is a limited amount of disabled parking along Crothers Way. Additional disabled parking is located on the Oval, on Galvez Street or along Memorial Way. The closest Marguerite shuttle stop is located on Serra Mall, just outside the Hoover Tower.

Points of Interest:

Visit the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion located next to the Hoover Tower. For more information on the Hoover Tower and Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, please visit http://visit.stanford.edu/plan/guides/hoover.html.Updated: 7/2019

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