Approaching Stanford Newsletter

*2020 Approaching Stanford content will be updated in the spring. You may review 2019 content on this page.*

Student Newsletters

Beginning May 8, 2019, for first-years and June 7, 2019, for transfers, you will receive a weekly Approaching Stanford Newsletter sent to your Stanford email address. After the first email, these newsletters will be sent on Monday afternoons and will provide you with critical updates and information leading up to NSO, which begins September 18. The Newsletter archive is available on this page.

May 8, 2019 - Welcome, Class of 2023!

May 13, 2019 - First-Year Forms Due Friday, June 7 [Required]

May 20, 2019 - Summer Engineering Academy, Leland Scholars Program, SPOT (Pre-Orientation Trips)

May 28, 2019 - First-Year Courses & Housing Options, SLE, ITALIC

June 3, 2019 - Reminder: Required Forms due 8:00 am (PDT) this Friday, June 7

June 7, 2019 - Welcome, Stanford Transfers 2019!

June 10, 2019 - Approaching Stanford Mailing, Vaden Health Forms (Frosh)

June 17, 2019 - Commencement, Advising Corner, Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

June 24, 2019 - Introducing the 2019 Three Books

July 1, 2019 - Your Orientation Coordinators & the OC Blog!

July 8, 2019 - Food for Thought, Stanford Lingo, & Language Placement Tests by July 15

July 11, 2019 - July 15 Deadlines for: Installment Payment Plan, FLI-SO, Neurodiversity Transition Orientation

July 15, 2019 - Explore Courses, Ask an Academic Advisor, Academic Resources & Food for Thought

July 22, 2019 - Cardinal Service, Physics/Chemistry/Math Placement, Sustainability, Recreation & Wellness

July 29, 2019 - Community Welcomes, Religious & Spiritual Life, Student Wellness, Alumni Send-Off Parties

August 1, 2019 - Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education: THINK, ESF, ITALIC, SLE, PWR, IntroSems, Frosh 101, Ways of Thinking/Ways of Doing  (Frosh)

August 1, 2019 - Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education: IntroSems, Transfer 101, Ways of Thinking/Ways of Doing (Transfers)

August 5, 2019 - Housing & Dining, Biking & Transportation, Living Green, Vaden Health Center, and Health Insurance

August 12, 2019 - Academic Advising and Preparing for Your First Advising Conversation

August 19, 2019 - First Three Books Chat Aug 21, University Core Values & Required Online Courses, First University Bill

August 26, 2019 - Three Books Chat Aug 28, Academic Planning & Research, The Arts, Student Activities, BEAM Career Education, & Football Opener

August 30, 2019 - Move-In Day Information: Directions, Maps, Parking Pass, NSO Program - READ ME!

September 3, 2019 - Three Books Author Chat Sept 4, Dean of Academic Advising Welcome, Stanford Newcomer Guides, and Recreation & Wellness

September 9, 2019 - Welcome from the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Final Move-In Day and NSO Reminders!

Parent and Guardian Newsletters

Once a month beginning in June, any parent/guardian that you entered in your Approaching Stanford Forms will recieve the Approaching Stanford Newsletter for Parents/Guardians. To add your parent/guardian to the mailing list after the Approaching Stanford Forms deadline, please send an email request with your parent/guardian's name and contact information to approaching@stanford.eduNote: the request must come from you, the student. 

Once the  academic year begins, these parents/guardians will begin receiving the quarterly Stanford Parent and Guardian NewsletterTo add your parent/guardian to the mailing list after the academic year begins, please send an email request with your parent/guardian's name and contact information to Note: the request must come from you, the student.

June 25, 2019 - Welcome, Stanford Parents & Guardians (Frosh)

July 15, 2019 - Welcome, Stanford Transfer Families (Transfers)

August 13, 2019 - Academic Advising & Enrollment, IntroSems, Frosh 101, Cardinal Care Health Insurance, NSO Provost Dinner Ticket Reservations, Alumni Send-Off Parties

September 13, 2019 - Student Life, Alcohol, Title IX, Housing, Dining, Transportation, Health Services, and NSO Move-In Day Information