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Intellectual Programs

Grab a front-row seat as esteemed Stanford faculty explore today's most pressing issues, unveil cutting-edge research and remind us how good it feels to learn something new. Shake off the cobwebs and grab a number 2 pencil: class is in session.

Schedule Highlights

We have great programs throughout the weekend - you won't want to miss a single minute.

Thursday, October 20
1:30 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours
3:30 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours

Friday, October 21
8:00 a.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tour
3:15 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours

Saturday, October 22
(Please note these times are subject to change dependent on the football game start time, but we will offer at least two programs on Saturday.)
9:30 a.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours
1:00 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours

Sunday, October 23
1:00 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tour

Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily, educational and weekend passes. First-come, first-served, so please arrive early if possible.

Featured Programs

Classes Without Quizzes (CWOQs) and Campus Tours

Listen to Stanford faculty delve into the humanities, current events, technology and more. Whether you'd like to see a favorite professor, learn about the latest groundbreaking research or get a guided tour of campus, you'll find something to spark your intellectual curiosity.

Alumni Authors Meet & Greet

Calling all bookworms and authors! Mingle with Stanford alumni authors over breakfast. Signed copies of books available for purchase. If you have questions about this program, please contact Stephanie Ruble at ssruble@stanford.edu.

What people are saying

"If you love brain food, the Classes without Quizzes are superb."

"CWOQs may transform your life or at least give you a lot of mental stimulation and food for thought. Pick a topic almost at random, and be amazed."

"Classes without Quizzes continues this tradition of offering me access to knowledge and perspectives that I wouldn't come across on a daily basis."