NSO - Friday

2017 NSO - Friday, September 22


7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Open 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.

Group and Individual Meetings with Your Pre-Major Advisor

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Check your @stanford.edu email for your meeting locations and times

In the group meeting, your PMA will lead a discussion about getting the most out of a liberal education at a major research university. At your individual meeting, you should take advantage of this opportunity to connect with your PMA one-on-one, to reflect on your initial impressions of Stanford, your hopes and expectations, and how your values and priorities impact your short term plans and your current long term goals. Both of these sessions are mandatory.


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Consult your RA for your dorm's scheduled one-hour meeting

Bring your questions about general education requirements, course sequences, placement, or scheduling that may have arisen from the Academic Planning Sessions, Designing Your First Quarter, or your review of Approaching Stanford materials. If your scheduled meeting with your Pre-Major Advisor or your team meeting with your Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes prevents you from attending your assigned dorm session, speak with your RA about attending an alternate Q&A session with your AAD.

Make-up Language Placement Tests

8:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Doors close at 8:50 a.m. sharp – tests begin at 9:00 a.m. Bring your SUID card.

The tests listed below are mainly oral and written tests. For French, German, Italian, and Spanish, you should have already taken a written placement test online. If you have not taken this online test, contact languagecenter@stanford.edu. Results will be posted tonight at canvas.stanford.edu.

Transfer Drop-In Advising

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Undergraduate Advising and Research, Sweet Hall, 1st Floor

Transfer Advising Coordinator Sally Mentzer will be available for drop-in advising. Repeated on Saturday.

Chemistry Department Open House

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Science, Teaching, and Learning Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

Come learn about courses, majors, programs, and research opportunities in the Department of Chemistry. Faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions.

Math Department Open House

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Bldg 380, Math Dept Courtyard

Come learn about courses, majors, programs, and research opportunities in the Department of Mathematics. Faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions.

Bike Registration

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • White Plaza

Bike registration continues today. Bring your bike. Repeated on Saturday.

Multifaith Student Panel

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  CIRCLE, Old Union, 3rd Floor

Do you have questions about how you will continue your faith at Stanford? Curious about the different religious groups at Stanford? Come talk with our panel of student representatives from various religious communities on campus. Snacks provided. Sponsored by the Religious Life Orientation Committee.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Open Residence Dining Halls

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


1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  Hoover House, 623 Mirada Avenue

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 photos will be taken at 1:45 p.m. Don’t be late!


2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Memorial Auditorium, NSO nametag required

College! Some of the best years of your life, filled with new possibilities. Come find out what happens when students leave home and join our incredible campus community. Be engaged and provoked as Stanford student actors navigate the nuances of life on the Farm — both the opportunities and the potential pitfalls. This entertaining and honest performance follows their quests for well-being and real happiness. Note: This program addresses sensitive topics and contains sexually explicit content for educational purposes. Professional staff will be available in the lobby to address your questions and provide support.


4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Residences, Transfers meet in Kimball Lounge

You’ve seen the performance. Now return to your residence for an engaging discussion with your dormmates, led by your residential staff.


5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Open 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 dine 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.

Native American Community Frybread 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. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Native American Orientation Committee.

AANSOC We Are Family & AASib Family Reveal

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Cubberley Auditorium

See what the Asian American community at Stanford is all about at our biggest AANSOC event. Enjoy live performances and presentations from student organizations. Afterward, meet your big sibs and co-sibs and enjoy snacks and drinks. Sponsored by the Asian American New Student Orientation Committee.

¡Festival Latinx!

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  In front of El Centro Chicano y Latino, Old Union Nitery

Interested in knowing 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.

Stanford is Swinging

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Roble Arts 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 Arts Gym Theater

Join us for an evening featuring dance and performance work from the Department of Theater and Performance Studies. Learn more about the department and additional opportunities for student participation.

Get Out Chill Out

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Old Union, Room 200

Enjoy dessert while mingling with a diverse group of Stanford students, including first-generation college students and other students who share an interest in socioeconomic diversity. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the First-Generation and/or Low-Income Orientation Committee.

Queer Life at Stanford Panel

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. • Qspot, Fire Truck House, 2nd Floor

Come hear about LGBTQ+ life at Stanford from current students in a comfortable setting. Afterwards, feel free to stay and hang out. Refreshments Served. Sponsored by the LGBT-CRC Orientation Committee.


8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Meet at Kimball Hall

Transfers — Come ready for coffee, dessert, and a stroll along University Avenue as we explore downtown Palo Alto.

New Student Party: Superheroes!

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.  Arrillaga Alumni Center, SUID card required for admission

Let your inner superhero soar at the first student party of the year. Take photos, play games, enjoy treats, and dance under the stars with your new classmates. Superhero costumes are welcome!