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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
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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
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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
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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