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18th Annual Graduate Orientation And Lunch Information Event (G.O.A.L.I.E.)

Every Fall, the Graduate Life Office hosts the Graduate Orientation And Lunch Information Event, or GOALIE. Each year over 1500 new and returning graduate students attend this event to receive information on resources available to graduate students. Participants include student affairs offices, central university offices, and graduate student groups.

  • Date: September 18, 2015
  • Time: 12pm - 2pm
  • Location: Canfield Courtyard, in front of the Law School

Interested in participating?

The Graduate Life Office invites you to register your department or organization to participate in our GOALIE Information and Resource Fair.

Please note, only Stanford University offices and Stanford-affiliated organizations are eligible for participation. 

Registration for tables will be on a first registered, first reserved basis. So please remember to register early.

Registration Dates:

  • Registration opens for Stanford University Departments: August 12
  • Registration opens for Stanford graduate-student focused organizations: August 26
  • Registration opens for everyone else: September 2

Registration deadline: September 11.

Registration is now closed. If you have further questions, pleases contact us at


If you are interested in volunteering for the event or other New Graduate Student Orientation events, please email