Category: Health at Stanford

International students

New web portal supports international students

June 28, 2021 1:58 pm
A significant system enhancement project to improve the experience for Stanford’s international students and scholars is nearly complete. The Bechtel International Center – and a team of partners – recently rolled out a modern, mobile responsive portal leveraging a new system to manage immigration. Called Bechtel Connect, this new portal provides an easy to use… Read more New web portal supports international students

New mental health resource guides

June 28, 2021 1:46 pm
Students have many potential sources of stress in their lives: getting along with roommates, navigating job searches, planning for life after graduation – and now, re-adjusting to life on and off campus as pandemic restrictions are lifted.If your student needs help managing these stressors or is struggling with anything that’s affecting their mental health, Stanford… Read more New mental health resource guides

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

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

When students get sick at Stanford

January 14, 2020 12:45 am
Dr. Robyn Tepper, a clinical assistant professor who has been medical director at Stanford’s Vaden Health Center since 1997, talks about how the university becomes aware of students who might be ill and offers advice to parents and guardians about how best to help their students stay healthy at Stanford. What happens when a Stanford… Read more When students get sick at Stanford
Red Folders

Red Folder program helps faculty, staff respond to students in distress

October 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Stanford is continuing to strengthen its framework of support for student mental health and well-being by piloting a new resource through Vaden Health Center. Called the Stanford Red Folder, it serves as a guide to help faculty and staff respond to and assist students in distress. According to John Austin, special assistant for mental health… Read more Red Folder program helps faculty, staff respond to students in distress
Vaden Health Center

Vaden Health Center publishes new edition of Student Health Matters

July 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Vaden Health Center has published the 2019-20 edition of Student Health Matters, the annual guide for students about how to care for their health while at Stanford. With one edition this year for both incoming and returning students, the guide describes the university’s entrance health requirements, the university health insurance requirement, and all policies and… Read more Vaden Health Center publishes new edition of Student Health Matters

Stanford cancels classes because of air quality concerns

November 16, 2018 4:11 pm
In the message below to the campus community on Thursday, Nov. 15, Provost Persis Drell explained the decision to cancel classes at Stanford today, Friday, Nov. 16, because of air quality concerns. Since that time, the Big Game against Cal has been rescheduled to Dec. 1 because of air quality concerns. Learn more about the Big… Read more Stanford cancels classes because of air quality concerns