University Affairs

President and provost discuss student alcohol use, seek campus dialogue on new solutions

Provost John Etchemendy at the Faculty Senate. /Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford to establish principles for renaming streets and buildings

After establishing principles for reconsidering and renaming streets and buildings on campus, a committee composed of faculty, students and staff will apply the principles first to places that honor Junipero Serra.  

2015 Staff Survey results

Last fall, 61 percent of Stanford's staff participated in a survey that asked about working at the university. Respondents expressed pride in the institution and the opportunities it affords, while expressing a need for a better understanding of university priorities.

Parents Weekend 2016

Stanford campus shines for families visiting for Parents' Weekend

More than 3,500 family members visited Stanford over the sunny weekend to roam the grounds, sample student life and, most of all, spend time with their sons and daughters.  

Steven Denning, trustees chair / L.A. Cicero

Trustees address a range of issues

During its recent meeting, the Stanford Board of Trustees endorsed the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, set tuition, approved construction projects, discussed investment responsibility and the Year of Learning, and welcomed former trustees back to campus with a program in the arts district.

Stanford trustees approve 2016-17 tuition and reaffirm the university's financial aid commitment

Under Stanford's undergraduate financial aid program, typical parents with incomes below $125,000 pay no tuition, and those with incomes below $65,000 pay no tuition, mandatory fees, room or board.

Parents Weekend past

Stanford Parents' Weekend 2016 opens Friday

Dozens of activities, including Hike the Dish, Back to School Classes for Parents, pop-up talks in the arts district and a Q&A with President Hennessy, are planned for the annual event.

John Hennessy and Phil Knight / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford launches Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Global, multidisciplinary graduate scholarships are backed by a major gift from philanthropist, American businessman Philip Knight. Stanford President John Hennessy will serve as the inaugural director after he steps down as president this summer.

John Hennessy and Rick Stengel

President Obama to host Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at Stanford University

Katharine Jefferts Schori / Magnus Aronson/IKON

Katharine Jefferts Schori named Stanford Baccalaureate speaker

The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, head of the Episcopal Church until November 2015, will serve as the 2016 Stanford Baccalaureate speaker on June 11. Jefferts Schori graduated from Stanford in 1974 with a degree in biology.

Bernard Muir

Stanford Athletics is showing its 'greener' side

Stanford Athletics is working to reduce its environmental footprint and raise awareness about its commitment to sustainability.

detail from poster advertising event

Stanford honors leaders past, present and future with 'Founders' symposium

In the second in a series of symposia marking Stanford's 125th year, President John Hennessy will open a campus conversation with alumni who have put their ideas into action in the world.

Alison Colwell / L.A. Cicero

Seeking dialogue on investment responsibility

Alison Colwell, who recently joined Stanford to lead the new Investment Responsibility Stakeholder Relations program, brings global experience and a passion for bringing people together.

Health advisory information for the campus community

Marc Tessier-Lavigne talking with trustees / Kurt Hickman

Stanford's incoming president comes to campus

After unanimous approval by the Stanford Board of Trustees, Marc Tessier-Lavigne was introduced as Stanford's next president. Tessier-Lavigne's day on campus included meeting members of the Stanford community at several events such as a meeting of the Faculty Senate.