Sarah Church

Stanford physics Professor Sarah Church to become vice provost for undergraduate education.

Church will succeed Harry J. Elam, Jr., who will leave Stanford July 1 to become the next president of Occidental College.

Read the full announcement here

A Resourceful Spring

Spring 2020 is a quarter unlike Stanford has ever seen. In these changing and uncertain times, however, Academic Advising remains a constant. As you navigate these unique challenges and opportunities, consider a phone, skype, or zoom appointment with a general or specialized advisor. You can find your advisor here:

Academic Advising Staff Directory

Launch Your Undergraduate Journey


Congratulations to our newly-admitted Class of 2024. We look forward to taking this voyage with you, and helping you Find Your Own Stanford! Be sure to check out our admits page too.

Undergrad Events and Deadlines
May 27

Fight the Future Movie Night

Join Fight the Future instructors Jonah Willihnganz and Shannon Pufahl in their science fiction / social justice movie night series. Screenings every Wednesday night. All screenings followed by a discussion of the film.Catharsis and food for thought for a slightly...
May 29

How I Made It

Join the Stanford Storytelling Project for our Spring Quarter series, How I Made It. Each Friday session will feature a different SSP alum or former staffer working as a professional storyteller. That storyteller will pull back the curtain on one...

Structured Liberal Education

Sometimes called ‘a liberal arts college experience’ within the University, Structured Liberal Education (SLE) is a residence-based academic program that encourages students to live a life of ideas in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical thinking and interpretation.

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.


Undergraduate Research Student Grants


Research, arts, and senior synthesis projects regardless of discipline can all make use of Undergraduate Research Student Grants.


COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, all new grant applicants are required to include alternative plans that involve staying home in their grant proposals. Please note that VPUE Undergraduate Research funding is contingent on University Policy.

Explore Grants


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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