NSO - Friday

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019


7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. • Residence Dining Halls

Normal dining hall hours begin today. Check your dining hall for exact meal times. Students without a dining hall are welcome to eat at Wilbur or Lakeside.

Language Placement Make-Up Tests

8:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. • SUID card required

Doors close at 8:20 a.m., tests begin at 8:30 a.m. Results will be posted tonight at canvas.stanford.edu.

For French, German, Italian, and Spanish: you should have already taken a written placement test online. If you have not taken the online test, contact languagecenter@stanford.edu.

Arabic Oral and Written Test • Bldg. 260-012 

Chinese Written Test (includes oral component, if needed) • Bishop Auditorium

French Oral Test • Bldg. 320-105

German Oral Test • Bldg. 30-101 & 30-102

Hebrew Oral and Written Test • Bldg. 260-001

Hindi Oral and Written Test • Bldg. 260-003

Italian Oral Test • Bldg. 260-244 

Japanese Written Test (includes oral component, if needed) • Littlefield 103, 104, 107 

Korean Oral Test (includes some writing) • Bldg. 300-303

Latin and Classical Greek Written Test • School of Education 334

Persian Oral and Written Test • Bldg. 260-004

Portuguese Oral and Written Test • Bldg. 260-301

Russian Oral Test (includes some writing) • Bldg. 260-011

Spanish Oral Test • Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Spanish Oral and Written Test for Home Background Speakers • Bldg. 260-113

Stanford Newcomer Guide - Frosh Group Meetings*

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Check your @stanford.edu email for your meeting location and time

Connect with your Stanford Newcomer Guide (SNG) and peers in this required 1-hour group meeting. Your SNG will lead a discussion about getting the most out of a liberal education at a major research university. 

*Required NSO Program

Q&A with your Academic Advising Director

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Check with your RA for your dorm’s scheduled 1-hour meeting

Bring your questions about general education requirements, courses, or scheduling. If your dorm’s scheduled time conflicts with your SNG group meeting, attend your SNG meeting.

Art & Art History Department Open House

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. • McMurtry Atrium, 355 Roth Way

Meet the faculty and staff of the Art and Art History Department and learn about our programs, opportunities, resources, and facilities for students. Refreshments served.

Bing Overseas Studies Program Open House

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. • Bing Overseas Studies Program, Sweet Hall, Lowest Level

The Bing Overseas Studies Program offers a wide range of academic and cultural experiences for students, including the opportunity to study at 12 different global centers or on a faculty-led summer seminar.

Answers for Transfers

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Lathrop Library, Room 282

Transfers — Attend an interactive discussion with representatives from the Bing Overseas Study Program, BEAM Stanford Education, Financial Aid Office, Registrar’s Office, Stanford Introductory Studies, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and more.

Mental Health & Wellness Open House

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • The Bridge Peer Counseling Center, Rogers House

Want to learn more about mental health at Stanford? Join us at The Bridge Peer Counseling Center, Stanford’s 24/7 peer counseling service. Talk about mental health and wellness, meet members from mental health and wellness student groups, and learn about valuable on-campus resources and initiatives. mentalhealth.stanford.edu

Sustainability Open House

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Meyer Green

Sustainable Stanford will share how you can get involved in sustainability and live Cardinal Green. Come create your own planter out of recycled materials, and add some greenery to your new room.

Stories for the Road: A Multifaith Student Panel

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), Old Union, 3rd Floor

Come listen to fellow students share their stories of finding faith and community at Stanford. Sponsored by the Religious Life Orientation Committee.


11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Residence Dining Halls

Normal dining hall hours. Check your dining hall for exact meal times. Students without a dining hall are welcome to eat at Wilbur or Lakeside.

President's Reception*

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Hoover House Lawn

Enjoy refreshments and informal conversation with President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and other members of the university faculty and staff at this special reception for new undergraduate students.

Walk over with your dormmates. Class photo will be taken at 1:45 p.m.

*Required NSO Program

Beyond Sex Ed: Consent and Sexuality at Stanford*

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Memorial Auditorium

Students will share personal stories about sexuality and relationships, interspersed with a presentation of how human sexuality fits into our lives, community, and culture.

Take the time to tune into yourself and others during this compelling program. Beyond Sex Ed is about cultivating empathy, agency, and the skills to connect with ourselves and one another. Note: This program addresses sensitive topics. Professional staff will be available in the lobby for support if you feel uncomfortable, have questions, or want more information.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. • Frosh Residences

Frosh, return to your residences and share your thoughts about the students’ stories from Beyond Sex Ed in a discussion facilitated by your residential staff. 

*Required NSO Program


5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. • Residence Dining Halls

Normal dining hall hours. Check your dining hall for exact meal times. Students without a dining hall are welcome to eat at Wilbur or Lakeside.

Friday Night on the Farm

Look for a fun night of events highlighting Stanford’s diverse student community and end it by dancing the night away at the New Student Party. Feel free to visit multiple events.

Roble Arts Gym Open House

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Roble Arts Gym

Come and play in Stanford’s fun creative arts space. Supplies and equipment provided. Sponsored by Stanford Arts.

Native American Community Frybread & Musubi Social

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Native American Cultural Center, Old Union Clubhouse, Ground Floor 

Meet and mingle with other new students and the Native American/Native Hawaiian/Alaskan Native Community (or the Native Community for short), while enjoying delicious frybread and musubi. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Native American Orientation Committee.

Shabbat Service & Dinner

6:00 p.m. • Taube House at the Ziff Center

AANSOC Welcome to the Family

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • Asian American Activies Center, Old Union Clubhouse

Come check out the Asian American Activities Center. Enjoy Asian snacks and treats with other new students, and meet some of our student leaders in the community. Sponsored by the Asian American New Student Orientation Committee.

Muslim Community Ice Cream Social

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. • The Markaz, Old Union Nitery, 2nd Floor

Join the Markaz and the Muslim Student Union for dessert, music, and good vibes. Enjoy sundaes while you learn about Markaz-affiliated student groups and organizations that you can get involved with this year. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Markaz Orientation Committee.

Queer Family Bonfire

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Lake Lagunita Fire Pit

Join us for a night of mixing, music, chill vibes, and snacks. All new students are welcome. Sponsored by the Queer Student Resources Orientation Committee.

Stanford is Swinging

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. •  Roble Gym, Studio 113

It’s swing time! Learn to swing dance from American social dance expert and Stanford dance instructor Richard Powers. Swingtime will perform, and then you can show off your new skills during the free dance. No partners or experience necessary.

Theater and Dance Showcase

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • Roble Studio Theater, Roble Gym

Join us for an evening featuring dance and performance work from the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS). Learn more about the department and how to get involved.

¡Festival Latinx!

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • In front of El Centro Chicano y Latino, Old Union Nitery

Interested in learning more about Chicanx/Latinx student groups and organizations? Join us for music, dancing, food, and games and learn about the different performance, pre-professional, political, and social-cultural groups at El Centro. Sponsored by the Chicanx/Latinx Orientation Committee. 

New Student Party: ExtraTREEestrial

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. • Arrillaga Alumni Center, SUID card required for admission

Come out for a night of fun at the New Student Party! The theme being absolutely out of this world: ExtraTREEestrial. Costumes encouraged.