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During winter quarter 2022, Iranian Studies faculty and staff will be working hybrid schedules that combine on-site and remote work. No matter where we are working from, we are available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The best way to reach us is via email. For general questions, please contact us at iranianstudies [at] (iranianstudies[at]stanford[dot]edu), or call us at (650) 497-3931.

Mailing Address

Iranian Studies Program
615 Crothers Way, Encina Commons, suite 128
Stanford, CA 94305-6045 USA


General Inquiries

Email: iranianstudies [at] (iranianstudies[at]stanford[dot]edu)

Phone: (650) 497-3931

Visiting Encina Commons

Our office in Encina Commons will be open on a limited schedule during winter quarter. To comply with safety guidelines, we can only permit a limited number of people in this space, and our hours have been reduced.

All exterior doors will be locked at all times, and only those with card access will be able to enter. Visitors must be escorted into the building by a staff member. Appointments are strongly suggested

To visit our physical location in Encina Commons, you must meet all of the requirements listed below. Please be aware that county and university health guidelines may change frequently. For current guidelines, please visit Stanford Health Alerts.

Members of the Stanford Community

  • At this time, fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and postdocs who have (1) listed their vaccination date(s) and manufacturers in Health Check and (2) uploaded an image of their documentation on Health Check will not be required to make daily Health Check submissions when coming to campus (unless they become symptomatic or receive a positive COVID test result) or to undergo regular testing.
  • If you are not vaccinated, complete the Stanford Health Check Tool to self-report your health status.
  • Courtesy (Spouse) ID card and Retiree ID card holders must complete the Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation Form in lieu of the Health Check Tool.


  • To help minimize interactions between nonessential visitors and the Stanford community, visitors to academic and residential areas of Stanford campuses are largely restricted to those approved to be onsite for education, research, and official business purposes.
  • Visitors coming on-site to Encina Commons must be approved by a staff or faculty member in the Iranian Studies Program prior to their visit.
  • Approved visitors for indoor or outdoor activities and events need to complete the Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation.
  • All visitors coming to Stanford must meet at least one of two criteria: 1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 2) receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival onsite.
  • For more information, please visit Stanford Health Alerts.

Campus community members who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are not required to wear face coverings outdoors.

However, based on current Santa Clara and San Mateo County orders and CDC guidance, face coverings are required indoors for all individuals regardless of vaccination status, at crowded outdoor events where physical distancing is difficult, and when using public transportation, carts, and other university vehicles occupied by more than one person.

Do not come to campus if you are sick or feel unwell. Do not come to campus if you are under self-isolation orders by the university or a medical professional. Update Health Check if you are symptomatic or have been exposed.

Directions & Parking

Encina Commons is located near the corner of Crothers Way and Arguello Way.  For more information on directions, please visit this page to view a university map.


For the most up-to-date information, please consult the Parking and Transportation website or download a visitor parking map

By Train, Bus and Marguerite Shuttle:

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

Web Accessibility

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Land Acknowledgement

The Stanford University community recognizes that the present-day Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, with an enrolled Bureau of Indian Affairs documented membership of over 550, is comprised of all of the known surviving American Indian lineages aboriginal to the San Francisco Bay region who trace their ancestry through the Missions Santa Clara, San Jose, and Dolores, during the advent of the Hispano-European empire into Alta California; and who are the successors and living members of the sovereign, historic, previously Federally Recognized Verona Band of Alameda County. 

Furthermore, the Stanford University community recognizes that the university is established within the Puichon Thámien Ohlone-speaking tribal ethnohistoric territory, which based upon the unratified federal treaties of 1851-1852, includes the unceded ancestral lands of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of the enrolled Muwekma lineages are descended from direct ancestors from the Thámien Ohlone tribal territory whose ancestors were baptized and had affiliation with Missions Dolores and Santa Clara. 

The Stanford University community also recognizes the importance of this land to the indigenous Muwekma Ohlone people of this region, and consistent with our principles of community and diversity strives to be good stewards on behalf of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe whose land we occupy.