Approaching Stanford

Welcome to Stanford
**This site is currently being updated. Please check back on May 13, 2015, when we launch the Approaching Stanford process for the Class of 2019 and new transfers.**
Approaching Stanford
We are delighted that you have chosen to spend the next few years here on The Farm, and we are excited to get to know you. Each of you will bring a unique set of experiences, ideas, and enthusiasms to Stanford, and we can’t wait to see what happens when you come together as classmates and share those parts of yourself with one another. In the days and weeks ahead, we will be communicating with you regularly as you get ready to start your Stanford journey. Our Orientation Coordinators (OCs) as well as our entire professional staff in Undergraduate Advising and Research are here to answer your questions and ensure that your transition to Stanford is a smooth one. Be sure to let us know how we can help you, whether by email, phone, or using our online platform, Stanford InYourClass. - Rob Urstein, Dean of Freshmen
The Approaching Stanford Guide is the online version of the Approaching Stanford Handbook. Browse the topics in this guide for information on preparing for Stanford, including instructions for completing your Approaching Stanford Forms.
All incoming freshmen and transfers must complete these required forms. The deadline for freshmen is Monday, June 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (PDT) and the deadline for new transfers is Wednesday, July 1 , 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (PDT). The information you provide in these forms will be used to prepare for your arrival.
You must complete several forms associated with the Entrance Medical Requirements by the stated deadlines before becoming a student at Stanford. The Vaden Health Forms are due for freshmen on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, and for transfers on Friday, July 31, 2015. In addition to completing the forms, you will need to submit an official record of your immunizations to the Vaden Health Center.
Connect with Stanford administrators and each other on Stanford InYourClass! Beginning May 13, 2015, log in with your SUNet ID and password and click on "ClassOf2019" under "Groups" to get started. Post your questions and get responses from the Approaching Stanford team and other University staff.
In preparation for your arrival, Stanford will send you frequent communications by email and postal mail from mid-May to September. Those listed on this page are essential to your transition process. Be sure to complete any required actions by the posted deadlines, if applicable to you.
Meet the student Orientation Coordinators and professional staff at UAR who will be helping you over the summer as you prepare for Stanford. Feel free to contact us - we're looking forward to getting to know you.
The weekly Approaching Stanford Newsletter along with PDF documents of the Approaching Stanford mailings and publications, including the Approaching Stanford Handbook, can be found in this section. This list will be updated throughout the summer as additional publications and newsletters are released. Be sure to check your Stanford email account at each week for the Newsletter.
Do you have a question? Check this list of contact information for campus resources to see who you should contact and review these updates and frequently asked questions that new students may have about the transition to Stanford. The FAQs will be updated throughout the summer.
As September 15 draws closer, you will be planning what to pack and preparing for your move to Stanford. Find maps, parking permits, and more on this page to help you move to the Farm.
New Student Orientation (NSO) 2015 will be held from Tuesday, September 15, to Sunday, September 20, 2015, the day before Autumn Quarter classes begin. NSO is required for all new students and you are expected to participate fully in NSO activities, which will take place from morning to late evening each day. NSO is designed to provide you with an introduction to the wide array of academic, intellectual, leadership, cultural, and social experiences available to you at Stanford.