Ease the transition to life on campus

These programs are designed to help you adjust to campus life, build community, and promote emotional and social wellbeing.

Meet the Frosh/Soph/Transfer 101 Team

Staff members of Twain and Larkin dorms (Stern Hall) were part of a spirited welcome to freshmen and transfers on move-in day. Photo by L.A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

The Advising Resource Toolkit

These advising tools may be used cooperatively during an advising conversation or you may use them on your own, to help you prepare for a conversation with your academic advisor. They are intended to:

  • help frame your reflections throughout your time at Stanford
  • guide your strategic thinking if you face challenges or difficulty
  • facilitate your academic planning and intellectual development
  • support you as you consider post-undergraduate education

Explore the Advising Resource Toolkit



Sophomore Wayfinders

Coordinated by the office of Academic Advising, the Sophomore Wayfinders is an optional program offered to second-year students. We focus on the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to get the most out of your time at Stanford. All current first-year students—frosh or transfers—are welcome to join us.

Discover Sophomore Wayfinders

Wil Kautz and Saloni Sanwalka look at the Woven Chronicle by Reena Saini Kallat. Photo by Andrew Brodhead

Hume Center Autumn Dates and Hours

Autumn Quarter Tutoring Dates

Sunday, September 26 - Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking (Hume Center) works with all Stanford students to help them develop rich and varied abilities in every aspect of writing and oral communication. In free individual sessions, Hume tutors help students get started on assignments; address and overcome writer's block or performance anxiety; learn strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading; and understand academic conventions in their fields.

Learn More about the Hume Center

Undergrad Events and Deadlines
Oct 5

Grateful Expressions: Writing and Speaking Your Way to Joy

Hume Center and adjacent Oregon Courtyard
Come learn how expressions of gratitude, written and spoken, can help you set a hopeful tone for the year. We'll provide a gratitude template, light snacks, and fun activities for all. You can also tour the Hume Center, meet some...
Oct 10

BOSP Spring Quarter 2021-22 Application Deadline

Programs: Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, New York, Oxford, Paris, Santiago Deadline: 11:59pm PST Sunday, October 10, 2021...
Oct 27

CBD 2021: iPause Guided Meditation #2, The True Face of Love with Jonah Willihnganz, PhD

In the early 1990s Thich Nhat Hanh gave a surprising series of talks about his “first love”, a nun he met as a young monk in Viet Nam.  Before relaying much of his story, he suggests that if we think...

Leland Scholars Program

LSP taught me the importance of accepting that I do belong at Stanford and should be proud of my FLI background. I was able to find a loving community who shared many of my struggles and fears coming into Stanford. LSP empowered me and gave me access to resources I would have struggle to find. Through LSP I learned what it means to have a home away from home.
—Kevin Longoria, LSP VII
Kevin Longoria, LSP VII


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