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Supporting our diverse students with service excellence: A message from Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential & Dining Enterprises, and Senior Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Inclusion Shirley Everett

April 14, 2022 10:30 am
Dear parents and families of Stanford students, Spring is an exciting time of year at Stanford and, now that COVID-19 restrictions have loosened on campus, there are many more opportunities for students to gather with friends to celebrate and support each other and to develop a sense of community and belonging. Residential & Dining Enterprises… Read more Supporting our diverse students with service excellence: A message from Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential & Dining Enterprises, and Senior Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Inclusion Shirley Everett

The exceptional resiliency of Stanford students, instructors: A message from Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Sarah Church

February 17, 2022 10:15 pm
Dear parents and families of Stanford students,  I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share a Winter Quarter greeting and update with our parents and families of Stanford undergraduates. As you likely know, Stanford opened the quarter with three weeks of online instruction. This transition to the return of in-person classes that began on Jan.… Read more The exceptional resiliency of Stanford students, instructors: A message from Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Sarah Church

Supporting your student's entire wellbeing: A message from Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole

November 18, 2021 11:19 am
Dear parents and families of Stanford students, As we quickly approach the end of a fall quarter that has been both challenging and exhilarating, I wanted to send my gratitude. Thank you for supporting your students through the pandemic, remote learning and our full return to campus this September. While energy and excitement on campus… Read more Supporting your student's entire wellbeing: A message from Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole

Our New Academic Year: A message from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

September 24, 2021 2:39 pm
Dear Stanford parents, After a busy move-in period, fall quarter is now underway. It’s wonderful to have students once again filling our campus, and we were delighted to welcome so many Stanford families during our move-in period, too. As our students begin to settle into the rhythms of the academic year, it really feels like… Read more Our New Academic Year: A message from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Keeping Our Campus Healthy

September 24, 2021 2:39 pm
As you’ve likely read before, the combination of vaccinations, testing and face coverings in many settings offers a high level of protection against COVID-19. We are fortunate to have a highly vaccinated campus community and other COVID-related health and safety measures in place that allow us to identify and isolate positive cases and protect against… Read more Keeping Our Campus Healthy

Communication With Families

September 24, 2021 2:34 pm
Interested in keeping up with what’s happening at Stanford this coming year? The Families newsletter is a twice-per-quarter publication for undergraduate families that includes messages from university leaders, news stories about research and happenings on campus, and tips for helping your student navigate life and learning at Stanford. Other ways to stay connected:  Stanford Report … Read more Communication With Families

Introducing Stanford's new Undergraduate Mail and Package Delivery Center

August 12, 2021 4:33 pm
Dear families, We are writing today to introduce Stanford’s new Undergraduate Mail and Package Delivery Center, opening September 1, 2021, at the former FedEx location in Tresidder Memorial Union. This is where students living in undergraduate housing, including large residences and Row houses, will receive all mail and packages (envelopes, express mail, certified mail and… Read more Introducing Stanford's new Undergraduate Mail and Package Delivery Center
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
Issa Rae

Issa Rae encourages the Class of 2021 to be a VIP in the club of life

June 28, 2021 1:30 pm
After Issa Rae and her friends did Wacky Walk in 2007, carrying a boom box and blasting Foxx, Webbie and Boosie’s “Wipe Me Down” remix, the opening bars of the iconic song became their anthem for all kinds of future celebrations – and as her personal mantra.Speaking at Stanford’s 130th Commencement ceremony, Rae said the… Read more Issa Rae encourages the Class of 2021 to be a VIP in the club of life