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Planning for 2020-21

June 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Dear undergraduates, This is the first in a series of weekly newsletters for undergraduates, titled “Re-Approaching Stanford,” through which we will convey further updates, important timelines and action items as we prepare for the academic year 2020-2021. Students’ families will also receive these updates initially via the newsletter for parents and guardians, and will receive… Read more Planning for 2020-21

Academic planning for the fall quarter and 2020-21 academic year

June 17, 2020 2:48 am
To our Stanford community,We write to you at a moment when many challenges are pressing upon our country, and upon the lives of the members of our Stanford community. All of us continue to confront a global pandemic as well as the urgent issues of racial justice that have been laid bare once again in… Read more Academic planning for the fall quarter and 2020-21 academic year

Stanford honors 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration

June 17, 2020 2:40 am
During a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14, in honor of the 2020 graduates, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne offered his congratulations to students and, speaking on behalf of the Stanford community, assured them that they are both resilient and essential to help address the unprecedented challenges facing our nation and world today.“Even in the face of… Read more Stanford honors 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration
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Celebrate 2020 graduates with Stanford

June 1, 2020 10:19 pm
Members of the Stanford community – from graduates and their families to continuing students to faculty and staff – are encouraged to watch via livestream a special celebration of 2020 graduates on Sunday, June 14, at 10 a.m. The livestream will last about 30 minutes and will be publicly accessible.The celebration is scheduled for the… Read more Celebrate 2020 graduates with Stanford
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Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education

May 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Stanford physics Professor Sarah Church will become the Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education effective June 1, Provost Persis Drell has announced.Church currently serves as the vice provost for faculty development, teaching and learning. In this position, which she assumed in October of last year, Church has been responsible for the Center for Teaching and… Read more Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education

Planning our next academic year

May 13, 2020 2:14 am
A message from Persis Drell, Stacey Bent, Susie Brubaker-Cole and Sarah Church   Dear Stanford students and families,We hope you are doing well, wherever you are here at Stanford or around the world, in this strange new world we are navigating together. In this time of disruption and change, we are thinking about you, and… Read more Planning our next academic year

Ongoing COVID-19 information for parents and guardians

May 7, 2020 10:24 pm
We know you would like to do all you can to support your student, and we welcome your partnership. Stanford has an emergency operations organization focused on coordinating the university’s response for the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to on-going updates to the campus community, including parents and guardians. Here are pertinent links: Stanford Health… Read more Ongoing COVID-19 information for parents and guardians

Spring quarter update

March 11, 2020 11:04 pm
To our Stanford community, As you know, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. We communicated with you last Friday about our plans for the rest of winter quarter, but the beginning of spring quarter also is quickly approaching on March 30. We know that many of you need to make plans for academic coursework… Read more Spring quarter update

COVID-19 information for parents and guardians

March 10, 2020 5:27 pm
We know you would like to do all you can to support your student, and we welcome your partnership. Stanford has activated an emergency operations organization focused on coordinating the university’s response. We are committed to on-going updates to the campus community. Recent messages (March 6, 2020) Winter quarter to finish with classes moving online.… Read more COVID-19 information for parents and guardians
Susie Brubaker-Cole

A message about COVID-19 for parents and guardians

March 7, 2020 11:38 pm
Dear parents and families, I am writing today, March 4, to provide an update on Stanford’s response to COVID-19. I know many if not all of you are deeply worried at this point. We all want to learn as much as we can about how this public health emergency might impact us and our loved… Read more A message about COVID-19 for parents and guardians