Getting to Know Faculty

As a freshman and sophomore, take advantage of the Introductory Seminars. You’ll see faculty share the excitement that motivates their scholarship in these small classes.

IntroSems

As a freshman and sophomore, take advantage of the Introductory Seminars. You’ll see faculty share the excitement that motivates their scholarship in these small classes.

Faculty Nights

Invite your professors to join you for dinner in your residence. In freshman dorms, “Faculty Nights” are organized by residential staff and your Academic Director. Take the opportunity to ask professors whose teaching you admire to talk over dinner with your friends about what inspires them and how they chose their particular paths.

Discuss Their Field

Don’t hesitate to contact the professor of a course in which you’re interested to get more explicit information about it. Professors always enjoy discussing their fields of interest, especially with intellectually curious students.

Office Hours

And, of course: go to office hours.

Keep in Mind...

Tip: As you get to know your instructors at Stanford, keep in mind one fundamental piece of etiquette. In email or in person, address a faculty member as Professor and use appropriate tone and language, until you are invited to do otherwise.