Undergrad

Reflect in Winter Quarter

Winter Quarter is a good time to think about the academic year so far. What have you learned? How have you changed? What have you accomplished?


What kinds of opportunities do you want to explore or pursue?

Harry Elam

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Harry Elam is leaving Stanford after 30 years to become the 16th president of Occidental College.

Education as Self-Fashioning

Education as Self-Fashioning (ESF) helps students explore and articulate the ways that a college education can bring clarity to your thoughts, your self, and ultimately your life as a whole.
 

Engage with Faculty

A hallmark of undergraduate education at Stanford is the opportunity to work closely with faculty (renowned scholars in their fields) who are actively engaged in research. Faculty can give you advice on your academic plans, mentor you in a research project, introduce you to colleagues, write letters of recommendation, and serve as guides and models for your intellectual pursuits. The relationships you form with your professors, advisors, and mentors will shape your undergraduate experience and influence you in ways that will last a lifetime.

 

Resources for Engaging with Faculty

Japangen 82N with Yoshiko Matsumoto.
 

Arts Intensive, Leland Scholars, and Sophomore College

Options for studying in September
The Expressive Vessel, Arts Intensive.

3 weeks in September, 2 units of credit and most courses fulfill the Creative Expression Ways Requirement. All Arts Intensive Courses invite students to dive deep into a particular art form.
LSP students at community center.

The Leland Scholars Program (LSP) was created to facilitate the transition to college for incoming Stanford frosh who may be the first in their families to attend college, low-income backgrounds, or attended under-resourced high schools.
Life in the Zoo: Behavior, Welfare, and Enrichment, 2019.

Sophomore College is a three-week residential summer program during which rising sophomores in seminars of 12 students engage in intense academic exploration. 
Undergrad Events and Deadlines
Feb 24

BOSP Kyoto and Zazen with Matsuyama-sensei

East Asia Library, Meeting Room 224
Come meet Rev. Daiko Matsuyama a deputy priest of Taizoin Temple since 2007 and a faculty member for the BOSP Kyoto program. Matsuyama-sensei teaches Zazen: A Practicum in Zen Meditation for the BOSP Kyoto autumn quarter program. Rev. Matsuyama was...
Feb 27

The Reformation of Rape

Lane History Corner, 200-307
A new rape culture emerged in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750) as Europeans incorporated the moral priorities and cultural consequences of the Reformations, both Protestant and Catholic. These changes left a durable legacy as consistories, courts, and communities increasingly focused on the...
Feb 27

The Reformation of Rape

Lane History Corner, 200-307
A new rape culture emerged in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750) as Europeans incorporated the moral priorities and cultural consequences of the Reformations, both Protestant and Catholic. These changes left a durable legacy as consistories, courts, and communities increasingly focused on the...

Academic Advising

 

It is in your best interest to seek advising early and often from many different sources. Even the most common academic concern can relate to your deepest aspirations.

 

This is why the relationships you form with multiple mentors - professional Academic Advisors and eventually a Department Advisor - are an essential element of your undergraduate experience.
 

Learn more about your Academic Advisors

 

Stanford in New York

It was incredible to understand the interconnectivity of work, academics, and passion projects while in New York. I had a ton of support from Project for Public Spaces colleagues, Stanford in New York staff and teachers, and on-campus mentors to pursue independent public space research that related back to the work I was doing for PPS and to the classes I was taking. Recognizing that learning happens in many environments was an invaluable lesson that I will take forward with me wherever I go.
Helen Stroheker
Photo by Sam Hollenshead
Helen Stroheker. Photo by Sam Hollenshead

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