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Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Day (GRAD Diversity Day)

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A chance for prospective students from diverse backgrounds who have applied to Stanford to visit campus and see how they would fit at Stanford.

GRAD Diversity Day is an invitation only event for selected admitted students and promising applicants from Stanford's schools of Business, Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences and Education.

Upcoming: GRAD Diversity Day 2016 - Friday, March 11

Why GRAD Diversity Day?

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We want prospective students to see that Stanford offers a combination of commitment, resources, and community to allow diverse students to thrive.

These activities are planned to help prospective students make an informed choice about graduate school selection.

Information for Attendees

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We look forward to your upcoming visit to Stanford for GRAD Diversity Day. Here are several important documents that will assist you as you prepare for your trip.

  1. Draft Schedule of Events
  2. Preparing for your trip
  3. Potential discussion questions for conversations with faculty, staff, and students


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Questions about flights or housing?


Questions about agenda, meetings, individual schedules, etc.?

Contact your Stanford School Diversity Officer.

What Will Happen?

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The agenda for the day includes:

  • Meetings and meals with faculty and Stanford graduate students
  • Campus tours and special workshops
  • Talks with Stanford university administrators
  • Elegant reception hosted by Provost John Etchemendy and Vice Provost for Graduate Education Patricia Gumport

Key events happen on Friday, but you can also stay for the weekend. Additional time lets you:

  • Tour campus housing
  • Explore the San Francisco Bay Area