Getting Started for Students
Before you get here
What to Pack (Computer-related)
If you're bringing your own computer, don't forget to bring all of the original installation information and a laptop cable lock!
Don't have a computer?
If you are considering your options, or just want an overview of the computing environment here, consult our Approaching Stanford
Buying a new one?
If you don't want to wait and are looking for deals, be sure to check out your options for special educational pricing for Stanford students at the Stanford Bookstore
Don't need one?
While most students at Stanford have their own computers, you certainly don't need one, and some buy after they've arrived. Check out the Public Computing Spaces
available around campus as well as the Residential Computer Spaces
available in every residence on campus.