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Producer, writer and actress Issa Rae will deliver 2021 Commencement address

June 1, 2021 4:56 pm
Stanford alumna Issa Rae, an actress, writer and producer, will be the speaker for the university’s 2021 undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 13.Rae, who is known for her wit, wisdom and creativity, has used her platform in entertainment to advocate for civil rights and women’s rights.She graduated from Stanford in 2007 with a major… Read more Producer, writer and actress Issa Rae will deliver 2021 Commencement address

Revised student alcohol and other drugs policy to take effect this fall

May 25, 2021 4:07 pm
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole and Dean of Students Mona Hicks provide an overview for undergraduates.Dear undergraduate students,We are writing today to share our revised Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy, following up on last week’s message. We strongly recommend everyone planning to live on campus next year review the policy, which takes… Read more Revised student alcohol and other drugs policy to take effect this fall

Stanford to continue 11 varsity sports

May 18, 2021 3:26 pm
Bolstered by an improved financial picture with increased fundraising potential, Stanford will continue 11 varsity sports that had been slated for discontinuation at the end of this academic year.Stanford leaders announced today that while the structural financial challenges facing Stanford Athletics remain very real, changed circumstances including newly galvanized philanthropic interest have provided a new… Read more Stanford to continue 11 varsity sports

Residential Education organizational update

May 10, 2021 3:25 pm
In this message to Resident Assistants, Assistant Vice Provost for Residential Education Cheryl Brown and Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students Mona Hicks describe enhancements to ResEd’s professional staff structure in coordination with the implementation of ResX. Dear student staff, We want to start with gratitude.  First, we cannot thank you enough for… Read more Residential Education organizational update
Joy Hsu, ’20, who is pursuing a master’s degree in computer science, Olivia Martin, ’19, and Nancy Xu, ’19

Three alumni, one a grad student, named 2021 Knight Hennessy Scholars

May 10, 2021 3:18 pm
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, which funds graduate study at Stanford, has announced its 2021 cohort, which includes three individuals with Stanford affiliations.The scholars – the fourth Knight-Hennessy Scholars cohort – will also participate in the King Global Leadership Program, which strives to develop inspiring, visionary leaders who have strong cross-cultural perspectives and are committed to… Read more Three alumni, one a grad student, named 2021 Knight Hennessy Scholars
Main Quad

Undergraduate summer quarter plans

April 26, 2021 2:36 pm
Dear Stanford undergraduates,I’m writing with an update on our plans for undergraduate education and housing for the summer quarter. With stable and improving public health conditions, we are moving ahead with our plan to invite this year’s frosh and sophomores to live on campus this summer, along with undergraduates with approved special circumstances who wish… Read more Undergraduate summer quarter plans
Commencement flags

Stanford plans in-person Commencement 2021 celebration

April 22, 2021 1:04 pm
Dear Stanford community,I’m writing to share positive news about Commencement 2021: We will be able to offer the opportunity to celebrate together in person in Stanford Stadium.Due to ongoing public health considerations, the celebration will have to look different than usual. But improvements in the public health situation and the very recent relaxation of some… Read more Stanford plans in-person Commencement 2021 celebration

Student vaccination this fall

April 22, 2021 12:49 pm
Dear Stanford community,As we look ahead to fall quarter, I am writing to share an update on the crucial role that COVID-19 vaccines will play. As a reminder, we are planning to welcome all undergraduate class years to campus, including many who will be in residence for the first time in college. Our student housing… Read more Student vaccination this fall

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
Dan Edelstein

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