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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
Issa Rae

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