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Welcome to Stanford Undergrad

Stanford Undergrad is your guide to academics and educational opportunities offered through the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and our campus partners.

Lanier Anderson

Lanier Anderson stewards VPUE during leadership transition

Anderson, who has guided Stanford students’ journeys of self-discovery for more than 25 years, brings a philosopher’s sensibility to his role as interim vice provost for undergraduate education. The J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities began his role as interim vice provost for undergraduate education in January. 

Q & A with Lanier Anderson

Learning Different Approaches to Sustainability

Stanford professors William Barnett and Chris Field have one message to their students: Tackling the environmental crisis will require that each of us take on a leadership role, now. Their class, COLLEGE 106: Environmental Sustainability: Global Predicaments and Possible Solutions, was one of seven different courses COLLEGE students could choose from as part of the spring quarter theme, Global Perspectives. 

Read more about COLLEGE 106 in the Stanford Report  What is COLLEGE?

Members of the Viruses in the News class present at the Closing Symposium
More than a class—it's an experience!

What is SoCo?

The immersive, three-week residential classes often include field trips and hands-on learning outside the classroom, creating a connection with your SoCo faculty and life-long friendships.

What is SoCo?
Artist working with wood medium.
Focus on Creativity

What is Arts Intensive?

Arts Intensive offers students time to focus on a single, project-based arts class with campus faculty and guest artists. The courses provide the unique opportunity to create in small class sizes outside of the pressures of the regular academic year. 

What is Arts Intensive?
Students at the Hume Center.
Speaking and Writing Support

Hume Center

The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking works with all Stanford students to help them develop rich and varied abilities in every aspect of writing and oral communication. Find out what to expect when you see a tutor and how to schedule an appointment.

What to Expect
Advisor and student

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

Advising Resource Toolkit

Bing Overseas Studies Program

Isabella Saracco, History

This photo was taken in front of Castle Mareccio, in Bolzano/Bolzen, a city in the South Tyrol region of Italy. I visited on one of the long weekends of the quarter; getting to travel the country and learn about the cultural diversity within Italy was one of my favorite parts of the program. South Tyrol was incredibly different from Florence--it's a bilingual region, and everything was in both Italian and German!

Student Tech Resources and Support Site

Your go-to for help with tech. On the site, you’ll find: 

  • Information curated and designed just for you
  • Interactive help guides
  • Resources to enhance studying, innovating, and collaborating 
  • Quick ways to connect with the right support team

Bookmark techsource.stanford.edu ASAP!

Web Accessibility

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