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Stanford suspends BOSP summer quarter programs in 11 locations

March 28, 2021 7:55 pm
Stanford has announced plans to suspend 11 BOSP Summer Quarter 2020-21 study away programs, while the viability of summer study abroad programs in Oxford and Santiago remain under review through early May.While COVID-19 conditions are gradually improving in many places within the United States, the situation globally remains challenging. Travel restrictions, vaccination availability, and varying… Read more Stanford suspends BOSP summer quarter programs in 11 locations
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Stanford pilots a new citizenship course for first-year students

March 18, 2021 9:50 am
This quarter, first-year students had the opportunity to participate in a new course, “Citizenship in the 21st Century,” which is being piloted as part of a proposed new core curriculum for first-year students. “I think teaching citizenship at Stanford is a responsibility that we have to our students and to the world,” said Dan Edelstein,… Read more Stanford pilots a new citizenship course for first-year students
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Stanford's return from the pandemic is likely to be gradual and measured

March 18, 2021 9:44 am
Because COVID-19 still poses a threat – even as vaccines become more available – the university’s return from the pandemic is likely to be gradual and measured, according to Provost Persis Drell.Drell spoke Wednesday at a Campus Conversation marking the one-year anniversary of the Bay Area shelter-in-place order. The Campus Conversation, which focused on the… Read more Stanford's return from the pandemic is likely to be gradual and measured

With gifts, Stanford expands student mental health and well-being efforts

March 2, 2021 4:04 pm
Bolstered by recent philanthropy, Stanford is working to expand the mental health and well-being resources available to Stanford undergraduate, graduate and professional school students.Among the new gifts is an endowed directorship for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – among the first of its kind for a college counseling center. The directorship provides a permanent source… Read more With gifts, Stanford expands student mental health and well-being efforts

An update on undergraduate spring quarter

February 26, 2021 10:29 am
Dear Stanford community,As promised, we’re writing to update you on Stanford’s undergraduate plans for the spring quarter that begins March 29. In summary: We have concluded that the conditions support moving forward with offering juniors and seniors the opportunity to return to campus for the spring quarter, with systems and safeguards in place to protect… Read more An update on undergraduate spring quarter
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Stanford's Commencement plans announced for 2021

February 16, 2021 1:19 pm
In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses how Stanford will celebrate the Class of 2021, as well as the timing for the announcement of spring quarter plans. To our Stanford community,With fall quarter behind us and winter quarter now well underway, I want to look ahead and provide an update about… Read more Stanford's Commencement plans announced for 2021
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Stanford’s Family Weekend theme: Wherever you are, you are family

February 4, 2021 5:31 pm
Like many gatherings during the pandemic, the annual Stanford Family Weekend in late February will be a virtual experience – a livestream town hall, webinar meetings, a photo montage of families with their students and Zoom visits to community centers. Since families are unable to visit the campus in person this year, Stanford is inviting… Read more Stanford’s Family Weekend theme: Wherever you are, you are family

Stanford expands financial aid, keeps 2021-22 tuition flat

February 4, 2021 5:23 pm
Stanford will expand eligibility in the 2021-22 academic year for a financial aid program that allows lower-income undergraduate families to pay no tuition, room or board, while keeping the tuition rate flat and implementing a modest increase in room and board charges. “The pandemic has brought many students and families increased stress and uncertainty about… Read more Stanford expands financial aid, keeps 2021-22 tuition flat
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New undergraduate residential neighborhoods launch for students fall 2021

February 4, 2021 5:20 pm
Undergraduates coming to campus in the 2021-22 academic year will get their first experience with new residential neighborhoods that emphasize community and lasting friendships as central to their time at Stanford.The new neighborhood structure – part of an initiative called ResX that reorganizes existing student housing to emphasize well-being and connectedness – will integrate with… Read more New undergraduate residential neighborhoods launch for students fall 2021

Update on undergraduate planning

January 19, 2021 4:40 pm
Provost Persis Drell and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole sent the following message to students and their families, which includes steps in the planning process for spring quarter.Dear Stanford students,We hope you are settling well into our winter quarter. These continue to be challenging days, as all of us work through the difficulties… Read more Update on undergraduate planning