Tuesday, September 19

2017 NSO - Tuesday, September 19


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Residences, Transfers check-in at Kimball

Check in at your residence and get your NSO packet, room key, SUID card, and P.O. Box key. Students arriving after 12:00 p.m., please check in at your Housing Front Desk.

You will need your SUID card to eat in the dining hall and for access to your residence. Do not punch a hole, as there is a sensor in it. If your SUID card is not ready at check-in (and you have not been issued one previously), please go to the ID Card Office on the 2nd floor of Tresidder Union to have your card made.

If your P.O. Box key or mailbox is not functioning properly, please go to the Post Office in White Plaza.

After unloading your belongings at your residence, your family members should move their vehicle as quickly as possible to the Galvez Parking Lot for free parking today. Free campus shuttles will provide transportation back to the residences.

2017 Move-In Information Packet (Note: Packet will be available by September 1)

Family Welcome Center

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Stanford Bookstore, Front Patio

Stop by for refreshments, meet other parents and family members, explore resources and programs that will support your student while they are at Stanford, and learn about the Parents’ Club of Stanford University.

From 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. staff from the following campus departments will be available to share information and answer your questions:

Parents’ Club Booth

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Stanford Bookstore, Front Patio

Meet the Parents’ Club, ask questions, learn about fellow parents’ experiences, and shop for Stanford mementos. Net proceeds benefit undergraduate scholarships.

Student Services Center

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

The Student Services Center (SSC) provides academic, enrollment, and billing services in one location and represents Student Financial Services, and the Registrar’s Office.

Bike Registration

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • White Plaza

Parking & Transportation Services will be available to register your bike. All bicycles operated at Stanford must be registered under the Parking & Transportation Code. The cost is $5, valid for all of your Stanford enrollment. You must bring your bike. Also included: bicycle safety giveaways, safety tips, rules of the road information, and demos on proper bike-locking and helmet-fitting techniques. Bike registration will be offered throughout the week.

Voter Registration

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • White Plaza

Volunteers will assist you in registering to vote in your local, state, and national elections through TurboVote. Registration will also be available on Saturday at the Cardinal Service Fair or online anytime at stanford.turbovote.org.

Bookstore Workshops on Computing Options & Textbook Affordability

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Stanford Bookstore, White Plaza

Seminars are every half hour, with snacks and giveaways provided. 

Campus Tour

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. • Stanford Visitor Center

Let a student tour guide show you around campus and answer your questions. Free tours are given daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Campus Tour en Español

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Meet at the "Claw" Fountain in front of the Stanford Bookstore, White Plaza

Acompáñenos a conocer la Universidad. La visita guíada comenzará en frente de la librería (Stanford Bookstore). Tour will be in English and Spanish.

Financial Aid Office Open House

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Montag Hall

Financial Aid staff will be available to welcome new students and families. Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Old Union Complex Open House 

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Old Union Complex

The Old Union Complex (Old Union, Nitery, and Clubhouse) is the heart of student life and houses student programming, community centers, art spaces, and an eatery.

Tresidder Memorial Union Open House

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Tresidder Memorial Union

Join us for great food, retail discounts, and live music at noon. Learn about the services available and meet the people who make the student union a vibrant place.


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. • Residence Dining Halls

We know you’ll be busy moving in, so a quick lunch is available in the residence dining halls. Student meals are included as a part of NSO. Meals for parents and family members accompanying you are complimentary today. Students without a dining hall are welcome to eat at Wilbur or Lakeside.

Welcome Lunch for Parents & Families of First-Generation College Students

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Oak Lounge, Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Your parents and families are invited to be our guests at a special lunch for families of students who are low-income or the first-generation to attend college. A panel of students, staff, and faculty will share strategies for supporting your student, including balancing a job and school, mentoring programs, and funding opportunities. Sponsored by the First-Generation and/or Low-Income Orientation Committee.

“No Es Un Adiós” Parent Panel

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. • Jaime Miranda Lounge, El Centro Chicano y Latino, Old Union Nitery

Join us in this intimate environment where new students and parents can speak with upperclass students and staff and ask questions in both English and Spanish.

Office of Accessible Education Open House

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Office of Accessible Education, Student Services Building, 1st Floor

The Office of Accessible Education handles all accommodations for students with disabilities. The Schwab Learning Center provides enhanced services for students with LD and/or ADHD through endowment funding.

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking Open House

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, Building 250

Meet our friendly writing and oral communication tutors and staff, and learn more about free resources that can help you succeed during your time at Stanford.


1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Hillel-Ziff Center for Jewish Life

If you are Jewish, Jew-ish, or interested in anything about Jewish life on campus, Hillel is a space for you. Come meet Hillel staff, get a sneak peek into the coming year, and hear students and staff share how they have built a diverse and flourishing Jewish ecosystem at Stanford.  RSVP at treejews.com

The Markaz: Resource Center Open House

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • The Markaz, Old Union Nitery, 2nd Floor

All are welcome to join us for chai at The Markaz: Resource Center for Engagement with the Cultures and Peoples of the Muslim World. Meet our students, staff, learn about our programs, and find out how you can get involved.

Music Department Open House

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Braun Music Center, Front Patio

Meet students, staff, and faculty for information about ways students can get involved in the Stanford music community through ensembles, lessons, and degree or performance certificate programs.

Office for Military-Affiliated Communities Open House

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Student Services Center, Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

The OMAC staff would love to meet you and your family. Learn how OMAC focuses on the administration and management of VA benefits, while coordinating programming and supporting educational opportunities for military-affiliated communities.


1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • QSPOT, Fire Truck House, 2nd Floor

Join us at Qspot as we kick off the new academic year. Meet other students and learn more about what Queer Student Resources and our Flourish Program have to offer. Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Queer Student Resources Orientation Committee.

Parent-to-Parent Advice for Frosh Parents

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. • Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center

Join Stanford parents as they discuss from personal experience the process of dealing with students leaving home and share their practical, hindsight advice. The program will include remarks from Louis Newman, Director of Undergraduate Advising and Research, and Denise Clark Pope, School of Education senior lecturer. There will be time to ask questions and get candid answers. Sponsored by the Parents’ Club of Stanford University.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Open House

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Undergraduate Advising & ResearchSweet Hall, 1st Floor

Students can participate in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Stanford through cross-enrollment agreements with neighboring universities. Representatives from the Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC units will share information and answer questions.

Vaden Health Center Meet and Greet

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Vaden Health Center

Meet Vaden staff members and learn about all of the services offered, including medical, health and wellness, counseling and psychological services, and more.

Asian American Community Welcome 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Ballroom, Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd Floor

Learn about resources for Stanford’s Asian and Pacific Islander community at the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), meet staff, and enjoy live student performances and refreshments. Sponsored by the Asian American New Student Orientation Committee.

Bing Overseas Studies Program Open House

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Bing Overseas Studies ProgramSweet Hall, Ground Floor

The Bing Overseas Studies Program offers a wide range of academic and cultural experiences for students, including the opportunity to study abroad at 11 different centers and short-term, summer opportunities such as Overseas Seminars taught by Stanford faculty.


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. • CIRCLE, Old Union, 3rd Floor; Memorial Church; and Windhover Contemplative Center

Explore the religious and spiritual diversity of Stanford. Stop by one of three locations to meet Office for Religious Life staff and learn about religious and spiritual resources across campus. Snacks and giveaways provided. Sponsored by the Religious Life Orientation Committee.

Native American Cultural Center Open House

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Native American Cultural Center, Old Union Clubhouse, Ground Floor

Come find out what the NACC has to offer, meet our staff, and learn about educational and cultural programming and services. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Native American Orientation Committee.

Women's Community Center Open House

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Women's Community Center, Fire Truck House, 1st Floor

Mingle with students and the WCC staff over dessert, and learn about the resources and events that the WCC has to offer. Sponsored by the Women’s Community Center Orientation Committee.

BEAM, Stanford Career Education Welcome

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • BEAM Career Education, Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

Career Education at Stanford is different – come see how. Enjoy a local ice cream favorite and meet the Frosh/Soph Career Community, including staff and students, who will share about career exploration, on-campus jobs, internships, and mentorship with alumni.

Black Community Welcome

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Black Community Services Center

The official welcome to The Fam. Bring your family to meet your new classmates, current students, faculty, and administration in a fun and casual way. Come ready with questions about your first year. Sponsored by the Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee.


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Old Union Courtyard

El Centro Chicano y Latino welcomes new students and families to this program. Meet faculty, staff, students, and alumni from our community and enjoy great food and entertainment. Sponsored by the Chicanx/Latinx Orientation Committee.

Green Library Tour

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Green Library East Entrance (near Coupa Café)

Find out how to get help with your research, scope out the best places to study, and experience a world-class library collection in one of Stanford’s 20+ libraries. 30-minute tours offered at 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, and 2:30 p.m. Repeated on Thursday.

Lathrop Learning Hub Tour

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Lathrop Library, 1st Floor

Come explore the learning and technology resources available on the first floor of Lathrop Library, including academic skills coaching, tutoring, 24-hour computing and study spaces, AV equipment, and the Digital Language Lab. Repeated on Thursday.


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Main Quad Courtyard

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes new students and their families to Stanford during this formal inauguration of the academic year. Also speaking are Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Harry Elam Jr., Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Richard Shaw, and Alexis Kallen ’18. Dress casually, as it may be hot.

Welcome Home

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. • Residences

Meet your Resident Fellow(s), College Directors, residential staff, your dormmates, and their families. The conclusion of this event is the traditional time for you to say goodbye to your family members.

Student Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Residence Dining Halls

Frosh — Share your first dinner on campus with your residential staff and new dormmates.

First Transfer Dinner 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Wilbur Dining Hall, East Side

Transfers — Share your first Stanford dinner with other transfer students


6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. • Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation

Provost Persis Drell and the Parents’ Club of Stanford University invite parents and families to join them for a casual dinner and dessert. Enjoy dinner, a student group performance, and lively conversation with other families. Provost Drell will give the dinner address.

A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase for $18.00 per person at the Stanford Ticket Office on the 2nd floor of Tresidder Union from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., or at the dinner venue beginning at 6:00 p.m. Pre-ordered tickets may be picked up at the same times and locations.

House Meeting and Social Activity

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. • Residences, Transfers meet in Kimball Lounge

Participate in this first important, informative house meeting held in your house lounge.