Mailings, Publications & Newsletters

The Approaching Stanford Handbook will serve as your primary guide in your transition to Stanford. To download the 2019 pdf, go to: https://tinyurl.com/ASHB2019.
Every Monday afternoon you will receive the weekly Approaching Stanford Newsletter emailed to your @stanford.edu account providing you with critical updates and information. First-year students will receive the first newsletter on May 8 while transfer students will receive the first newsletter on June 7.
In preparation for your arrival, Stanford will send you frequent communications by email from May to September. Items listed on this page are essential to your transition process.
In preparation for your arrival, Stanford will send you frequent communications by email from June to September. Items listed on this page are essential to your transition process.
Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT) takes place Thursday, September 12 through Wednesday, September 18, 2019. First-year and transfer students can apply by registering online at spot.stanford.edu in mid-June 2019.
A welcome letter from the Stanford Language Center with information about taking Language Placement Tests this summer.
This catalog describes the Thinking Matters, ESF, ITALIC, and SLE courses and programs for first-year students. First-year students should read this publication in order to rank preferences for the Thinking Matters requirement on the Approaching Stanford Forms.
Student Health Matters is a handbook from Vaden Health Center and includes information on the Entrance Health Requirements and Health Forms, Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Cardinal Care Health Insurance, and additional Health Resources.