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What it means to be part of Stanford

September 16, 2015 1:14 pm
Inspired by great books and minds,  President John Hennessy this week told Stanford’s newest students that a college education is more than just preparation for a job – it is the foundation for lifelong learning, enrichment and curiosity. Hennessy was one of several speakers at the university’s 125th Opening Convocation who addressed a crowd of… Read more What it means to be part of Stanford
Moving in

Welcome to the Class of 2019 and transfer students!

September 11, 2015 2:40 pm
Stanford is preparing to welcome 1,722 freshmen and 15 transfer students when New Student Orientation starts on Tuesday, Sept. 15. New Student Orientation (NSO) is six days of programs designed to introduce new students to the rich academic, social and cultural life at Stanford. NSO begins in the morning, when new students arrive at their… Read more Welcome to the Class of 2019 and transfer students!
President John Hennessy

President Hennessy writes to parents of new and continuing students

September 10, 2015 11:22 am
September 2015 Dear Stanford Parent: Welcome to a new year at Stanford! Each fall I look forward to sharing news from the university and welcoming your sons and daughters back to the Farm. In September we begin a celebration of Stanford’s 125th year—a celebration that will extend throughout the year and conclude with finale events… Read more President Hennessy writes to parents of new and continuing students
Farouk Dey

Stanford Career Education introduces 'BEAM'

September 9, 2015 12:31 pm
With the continuing evolution of career education on campus, it’s time to add a new acronym to the Stanford vocabulary: BEAM, which stands for Bridging Education, Ambition and Meaningful Work, and sums up the vision of Stanford Career Education. Stanford Career Education is the new identity of the former Career Development Center and BEAM is… Read more Stanford Career Education introduces 'BEAM'
Three books

Resilience is the theme of summer reading for incoming students

August 20, 2015 11:24 am
The Class of 2019 received its first college reading assignment from Stanford President John Hennessy himself, an avid reader who chose three books for them to read over the summer about people who faced challenges and overcame adversity. During New Student Orientation in September, Hennessy will moderate a discussion with the authors of this year’s… Read more Resilience is the theme of summer reading for incoming students
Vaden Health Center

Health guide published for continuing students

July 20, 2015 2:29 pm
The Vaden Health Center has published Student Health Matters for 2015-16, which is designed to help students care for their health while at Stanford. Among the issues covered: How the campus health service fee works What is and what is not covered by the health fee How to choose the right health insurance An overview… Read more Health guide published for continuing students
New Student Orientation

15 FAQs for parents of new Stanford students

July 14, 2015 3:10 pm
Approaching Stanford receives many questions from parents and families planning for their students’ arrival at Stanford in the fall. Below are 15 frequently asked questions and the resulting answers. Don’t see your question here? Email the Parent Helpline at mykidis@stanford.edu or check out the parent FAQ webpage. I plan to buy my son a bike… Read more 15 FAQs for parents of new Stanford students
McMurtry Building

Art and art history faculty, staff making plans for the McMurtry Building

July 13, 2015 12:03 pm
Stanford’s art and art history faculty and staff are spending the summer moving to the arts district. The McMurtry Building, the new home for the Department of Art & Art History, will welcome students the first day of the fall term and be formally dedicated Oct. 6. The Art & Architecture Library opens in early… Read more Art and art history faculty, staff making plans for the McMurtry Building
Golf team

Stanford wins another Directors' Cup

June 26, 2015 1:45 pm
Stanford recently secured the 2014-15 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, extending its streak to 21 consecutive seasons of capturing the award presented to the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the nation. Stanford compiled 1,448 total points, with UCLA (1,236), USC (1,209), Florida (1188.50) and North Carolina (1,152) rounding out to the top five.… Read more Stanford wins another Directors' Cup
Susan Fleischmann

Understanding the Honor Code

June 25, 2015 4:11 pm
Since her arrival at Stanford a year ago, Susan Fleischmann, associate dean of student life and director of the Office of Community Standards (OCS), has been talking to students and faculty members about the Honor Code. The OCS, which is part of Student Affairs, administers the student conduct system through which alleged violations of the… Read more Understanding the Honor Code