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.
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 during the SPOT registration period: June 18-21, 2019.
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.
2019 faculty moderator, Sarah Billington (Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering), chose this year's Three Books on the theme of Cities: There There | Tommy Orange; Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley | Cary McClelland; The Just City Essays: 26 Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity | Multiple Authors.
New transfers are invited to attend Transfer Visit Days, August 1-2, 2019, hosted by Undergraduate Advising and Research. This is an optional but recommended program where you will be able to meet with key people and resources who can help in your transition to Stanford, as well with current students and each other. Online registration deadline is July: bit.ly/TVD2019.
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.