Sophomore Guide

Welcome to the Sophomore Guide

Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) provides academic advising, programming, and support for students as they shape their Stanford education. In guiding students to engage with faculty and in supporting students’ personal and intellectual development, UAR encourages students to explore the full breadth and depth of their intellectual opportunities, to find their intellectual homes, and to discover a sense of belonging at Stanford.

Seeking out multiple perspectives is particularly helpful when thinking through the choices that ultimately lead to major declaration. In the sophomore year, UAR continues to connect you with multiple advisors, each of whom is interested in discussing your interests and goals.

Sophomore year is a homecoming, a reunion of friends, a restart, a reorientation--often from a new residence with a new angle on the Stanford campus. This summer is a good time to reflect upon the first year, and plan how you will use your sophomore...Read More
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