2017 NSO - Friday, September 22
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. • Open Residence Dining Halls
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.
Q&A WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISING DIRECTOR (FROSH)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Results will be posted tonight at canvas.stanford.edu.
- Arabic Oral and Written Test • Bldg. 260-012
- Chinese Oral Test (includes some writing) • Bishop Auditorium
- French Oral Test • Cubberley Auditorium
- German Oral Test • Bldg. 30-101 & 30-102
- Hebrew Oral and Written Test -- CANCELLED (please email email@example.com with questions)
- Hindi Oral and Written Test • Bldg. 260-003
- Italian Oral Test • Bldg. 260-244
- Japanese Oral Test (includes some writing) • 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
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.
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!
THE REAL WORLD: STANFORD - PART I
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.
THE REAL WORLD: STANFORD - PART II
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
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.
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.
DOWNTOWN DESSERTS: SIP, MUNCH, AND STROLL (TRANSFERS)
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!