Approaching Stanford

Approaching Stanford, Class of '22
Welcome to Stanford
Welcome to the Stanford family! Approaching Stanford begins on May 14 and is the process that will guide all new undergraduate first-year and transfer students in your preparation for and transition to Stanford. This website, along with the Approaching Stanford Handbook and weekly summer communications to your @stanford.edu email account (webmail.stanford.edu), will provide the necessary information you need to prepare for your first year on the Farm. Be sure to read the time-sensitive materials and complete your required Approaching Stanford Forms online.
Approaching Stanford
In preparation for your arrival, Stanford will send you frequent communications by email (webmail.stanford.edu) and postal mail from May to September. Put these important dates and deadlines on your calendar and be sure to complete any required actions, if applicable to you. First-Years: Your first email will be sent on May 14, 2018. Transfers: Your first email will be sent on June 11, 2018.
All incoming students must complete and submit these required forms by the following dates: First-Year Forms Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT). Transfer Forms Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT). The information you provide in these forms (first year housing preferences, academic information and interests, etc.) will be used to prepare for your arrival. First-year and transfer housing is assigned through the Approaching Stanford process. New first-years and transfers should not complete a housing application on Axess.
You must complete several forms associated with the Entrance Health Requirements before becoming a student at Stanford. First-Year Health Forms Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018. Transfer Health Forms Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2018. In addition to completing the forms, you will need to submit an official record of your immunizations to the Vaden Health Center.
All Approaching Stanford materials are available online, including the Approaching Stanford Handbook, the weekly Approaching Stanford Newsletter sent to your @stanford.edu email account (webmail.stanford.edu), and all items included in the mailings. This list will be updated throughout the summer as additional publications and newsletters are released.
We're using Canvas to share additional information and to let you chat with the Approaching Stanford staff, faculty, and various administrators representing programs and opportunities at Stanford. Click on "SUNet Sign In" to log in to the "Approaching Stanford 2018" course - read discussion boards and post your questions. To change your email notifications, log in and click "Account" > "Notifications". The Approaching Stanford 2018 Canvas course will open on May 14 for First-Years and on June 11 for Transfers. (Canvas is a secure Stanford platform that your course instructors and faculty will continue to use during the academic year.)
As Move-In Day draws closer, you will be planning what to pack and preparing for your move to Stanford. New Student Orientation (NSO) 2018 will take place from Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23, 2018. All new students must be checked in at their residence by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of NSO and participate in the full duration of NSO. NSO is required for all new students. This page contains information for NSO 2017 and will be updated in the summer for 2018.
Welcome, Parents and Guardians! Check here to learn more about communication and infomation for parents/guardians this summer, tickets for the NSO Dinner with the Provost, and more.
Find contact information for campus resources and review these frequently ask questions from new students.
Approaching Stanford is the process that guides all new undergraduate students in your transition to Stanford. Meet the Orientation Coordinators and professional staff in Undergraduate Advising and Research who make up the Approaching Stanford team!