NSO Events for Parents & Families


Move-in Day and New Student Orientation 2020

Stanford has announced that we will be welcoming new first-year and transfer students to campus this fall. We are still determining the dates and details for Move-In and New Student Orientation (NSO) and we hope to share them as soon as possible. At this time, we are thinking carefully about the health and safety of everyone, as well as monitoring state and country public health guidelines, and do not know yet the extent of parent and family involvement for Move-In at the dorms.

We know that Move-In Day and NSO marks an important and exciting transition in your student’s life and in your life as well. We are expecting to plan a virtual NSO program to welcome parents and family members to Stanford, including:

  • virtual Opening Convocation Ceremony
  • virtual Community Center Welcomes
  • virtual Q&A sessions to learn about health, safety, and resources at Stanford

Visitor Information

Information about traveling to Stanford and a local lodging guide is available on our Visitor Information website. You may wish to stay in a local hotel the night before Move-In Day. 

For disability-related accommodation requests or wheelchair access information for family members, please contact the Diversity and Access Office:

Diversity & Access Office
(650) 725-0326

Approaching Stanford Parent and Guardian Newsletter

Monthly newsletters will be sent this summer to the parents/guardians of incoming frosh and new transfers during the summer (as identified by students in their Approaching Stanford Forms). These newsletters will contain helpful information and resources for our families. Visit the Approaching Stanford for Parents and Guardians page to view this information.

Contact Us

Approaching Stanford/NSO Team
(650) 723-7674