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Gateway for New Graduate Students


Palm Drive, Stanford campus

Accept your admissions offer. Use your SUNET ID to explore Axess and other University administrative systems. Get your SUID number and card.

International Students

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Learn about visa application requirements. Get answers to common questions from the Bechtel International Center. Explore language courses.

On-Campus Housing

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Apply for Stanford housing as soon as you accept your admissions offer. Explore the University's extensive on and off-campus housing options. 

Off-Campus Housing

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Visit the Community Housing Office site to get oriented to the local housing market. Check out these resources for finding off-campus housing.


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Understand your Stanford bill and the billing cycle. Learn about funding and other financial matters relevant to your graduate studies. 


Vaden Health Center

Learn about campus medical services and your insurance options. Find the information you need and documents to prepare before arrival.



Explore the diversity of Stanford and the Bay Area. Find resources that support diversity. See how you can contribute to campus diversity.

Family Life

Settle your family in the Stanford community. Learn about housing, insurance, childcare, schooling and other services.


Office of Accessible Education

Find the resources you need to access all of Stanford's opportunities. Register in advance for course accommodations. Find mobility resources.

Get around the Bay Area

Golden Gate Bridge

Explore the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Learn about sustainable transportation and commute options.



Attend orientations, including those in your school and department, to learn how to make the most of your time at Stanford.


Check out Explore Courses and then enroll in classes in Axess. Check out required courses for your degree in Explore Degrees. Get to know the academic calendar.

Essentials for Daily Life

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Set up your bank account, outfit your home, update your technology, and find local eateries.

Get Around Campus

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Get around campus by foot, bike, or free shuttle. Explore Parking & Transportation's extensive transportation resources. 

Policies and Standards

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Become a responsible member of the Stanford community. Embrace the Honor Code and Fundamental Standard.



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Connect with campus resources to support your physical and emotional well-being. Start grad school healthy and stay healthy.

Academic Support

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Use Stanford's academic support services to ease the transition to graduate school. Build and expand your academic skills.

Career Centers

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Find out what Stanford's five career centers offer. Begin planning and preparing for your career.

General Help

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Become familiar with the various ways to get answers to all your Stanford-related questions.


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Find where you need to go using these campus, Palo Alto, and Bay Area maps and other resources.