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Spring greetings from the Parents’ Club of Stanford University!

March 26, 2013 5:55 pm
Like your students, the Parents’ Club had a very busy Winter Quarter. Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been doing, plus a list of our upcoming events. If you’d like to join the Parents’ Club (it’s free) and receive our emails, which include reminders of your student’s birthday and other special occasions, you can… Read more Spring greetings from the Parents’ Club of Stanford University!

Parents Alcohol Advisory Group: One year later

March 15, 2013 10:53 pm
The chair of the Parents Alcohol Advisory Group updates parents about the group’s activities, results of its efforts and challenges for the future. By Sally Lannin, chair of the Parents Alcohol Advisory Group A year ago, a group of Stanford parents began meeting with university officials to discuss the continuing challenge of drinking among college… Read more Parents Alcohol Advisory Group: One year later

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the 2013 Commencement speaker at Stanford

March 4, 2013 11:22 pm
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the 2013 Commencement speaker at Stanford University. Stanford’s 122nd Commencement Weekend, which is scheduled for June 14-16, also will feature a Class Day lecture by Mehran Sahami, associate professor of computer science, and a Baccalaureate address by alumna Valarie Kaur, post-9/11 civil rights advocate and interfaith organizer.… Read more New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the 2013 Commencement speaker at Stanford

Stanford raises undergraduate tuition 3.5 percent, continues financial aid commitment for 2013-14 school year

March 4, 2013 11:17 pm
The Stanford Board of Trustees has approved a 3.5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 academic year, and reaffirmed its commitment to keeping a Stanford education accessible and affordable through need-blind admission and its generous need-based financial aid program. Total undergraduate charges will increase to $56,411 next year, including $42,690 for tuition and… Read more Stanford raises undergraduate tuition 3.5 percent, continues financial aid commitment for 2013-14 school year

Moderate flu outbreak seen among Stanford students this year

February 8, 2013 10:06 pm
The bad news about the flu is that it is, of course, miserable: body aches, a fever greater than 100 degrees, chills, a cough and a sore throat. There’s nothing fun about the symptoms or about the three to four days most sufferers spend bed-ridden. The good news, however, is that so far this year’s… Read more Moderate flu outbreak seen among Stanford students this year

Parents' Program prepares to welcome families to Parents' Weekend 2013

December 13, 2012 11:05 pm
Dear Parents: I look forward to welcoming many of you to campus on Feb. 22 and 23 for Parents’ Weekend 2013. Parents’ Weekend is a terrific opportunity for you to experience the Farm with your student, meet fellow Stanford parents and learn more about life at Stanford. We are particularly excited to be able to… Read more Parents' Program prepares to welcome families to Parents' Weekend 2013

Parents' Club delivers lots of love right to students' doors

December 12, 2012 12:47 am
Dear Stanford Parents: The Parents’ Club has a proud tradition of serving as a home-away-from-home for Stanford students. Among the home touches we provide are cakes and cookies delivered right to student residence doors by Parents’ Club moms and dad who volunteer their time. I wanted you to know that the Parents’ Club delivered ghostly… Read more Parents' Club delivers lots of love right to students' doors

Bing Concert Hall to be featured during Parents' Weekend, Feb. 22-23

December 11, 2012 10:32 pm
The Bing Concert Hall, Stanford’s new performance venue, will be featured during upcoming Parents’ Weekend activities, Feb. 22-23. Parents will be offered a special tour of the Bing Concert Hall and a 40-minute concert featuring faculty and student performers. The new concert hall, which was officially opened to the public in January, is considered among… Read more Bing Concert Hall to be featured during Parents' Weekend, Feb. 22-23

Stanford parents enlisted to help curb risky drinking

September 10, 2012 8:21 pm
Stanford is reaching out to parents to seek their help in curbing high-risk drinking on campus. For the past year, a group of 10 parents has been meeting as the Stanford Parents Alcohol Advisory Group, all appointed by Greg Boardman, vice provost for student affairs. Among the group’s first projects was helping Boardman and Ralph… Read more Stanford parents enlisted to help curb risky drinking

Welcome from the Parents' Program

September 7, 2012 10:36 pm
Dear Stanford Parents: It is a pleasure to welcome the families of the Class of 2016 to the Stanford family. We are excited to share the next four years with you. For parents of returning students, we’re looking forward to another great year. The mission of the Stanford Parents’ Program is to involve and engage… Read more Welcome from the Parents' Program