Skip to content Skip to navigation


Windhover is closed until further notice in compliance with the March 3, 2020 Stanford University Environmental Health and Safety recommendation limiting large gatherings. For latest information about COVID-19, please click here.


Photo of Windhover's outdoor courtyard. Photo credit: Matthew Millman

Photo courtesy of Matthew Millman


Windhover is a spiritual refuge on the Stanford University campus meant to both inspire and promote personal renewal. Named for the series of paintings by Nathan Oliveira that grace its walls, Windhover provides an environment for quiet reflection throughout the day for Stanford students, faculty, and staff, accessible with a current Stanford ID card.

Docent tours are open to the public and are held on Saturdays at 11:00 am. For more information about Windhover, including its history, hours and programs, please visit