2019 Undergrad Home Page

We care deeply about community.

And creating an environment where all students can thrive. We encourage you to discover a path that works for you.

We want to help you Find Your Own Stanford.




Why meet with an advisor?

Advising at Stanford is not only—or even primarily—about helping students who are having academic or personal difficulties. Far from it. We think of advising as:

  • a gateway to the university
  • a sounding board for testing out your ideas
  • a place where you can find someone who wants to get to know you
  • a launching pad that will help you soar
Academic Advisor Paula Aguilar with student.

Summer Programs

Intensive experiences for August and September
LSP Students - group photo.

The Leland Scholars Program (LSP) gives 60 incoming students the opportunity to become familiar with both the people and space that will become home for the next four years.
Sound recording on the beach for the Expanded Cinema AI course.

Three 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
French Immersion class at the Magritte exhibition.

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

Choosing Courses

Think about each class as a brick in the intellectual edifice you are creating for yourself.

It needs to provide the foundation for future work as well as allowing you to build on what came before.

Find tips on how to choose courses


Ways of Thinking / Ways of Doing

I was really worried about fulfilling the SMA way because I am not a ‘STEM person’, but I was able to fulfill it with an Anthropology course that was actually very interesting and showed me that you don’t have to be a ‘STEM person’ to find interesting classes in the sciences or maths.
Brenna Knight, ’20
Photo by Rod Searcey
Brenna Knight. Photo by Rod Searcey.

2019 Commencement Highlights

At Stanford's 128th Commencement Ceremony, which featured an address by Apple CEO Tim Cook, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne conferred 1,792 bachelor’s degrees, 2,389 master’s degrees and 1,038 doctoral degrees.


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