Arrival for 2020: The vast majority of students need to arrive on campus between Noon and 4pm on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
Expect an email in late August with information on the specific check-in location. Please note: it is not possible to move into SoCo housing early as the rooms are occupied by other conferences or being cleaned right up to our check-in time.
If you are in a seminar listed below, your seminar begins off-campus and you should have received information directly from your faculty and SCAs about when and where to arrive to the seminar.
If you are in a travel SoCo class, you absolutely cannot bring everything you need for the year to SoCo. For those seminars that stay on campus before departing for travel, SoCo will provide a shared storage pod where you can leave your bedding and other small items while your class is travelling. The shared storage pod will have limited space and must fit the excess belongings of 14 people--you cannot leave everything you need for the year in it. While on the road, expect that space will be limited and that you'll be carrying your own luggage.
If you are in an on-campus SoCo class, you will need to move everything you bring with you to your autumn housing in the middle of the program during Get Your Move On. If you choose to bring your lamp, etc, you'll need to tote that across campus!
If you prefer not to bring bedding, you can rent linens from Housing for the first two weeks, before you move into your autumn housing.
The SoCo program typically uses Wilbur Hall or Stern Hall, sometimes both. Students are assigned a roommate (usually a classmate) and live in doubles. Room and roommate assignments are provided upon arrival at check-in. Students in the same class are kept together on the same floor or around the same stairwell, whenever possible. Sophomore College Assistants (SCAs) will live on the floor with their students and are assigned singles.
You will have access to laundry and a computer cluster as usual, although many houses put lounge amenities away for the summer. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR STUDENT ID CARD to access your residence and receive meals at your designated dining hall. If you have lost your ID card, you must get a new one at the Stanford Card Office (Tresidder Union, 2nd floor, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) prior to checking in with SoCo.
If you indicate a housing OAE accommodation, we will confirm your accommodation needs directly with OAE. SoCo will make every attempt to address accommodation requests confirmed by OAE. We will ask you to report any other particular requirements in the post-confirmation questionnaire, as well. See SoCo Accomodation Requests for more details.
You will move into your autumn housing assignment on the second Friday of the program, during the Get Your Move On Event. You will be responsible for moving all your stuff--so, pack light!
SoCo students eat in Arrillaga Dining Commons; it is the only Stanford dining hall where SoCo covers student meals through to the start of fall dining contracts. Students are responsible for their own meals once dorm dining contracts begin. Please note that some fall housing, including some fraternity/sorority houses and row houses, may not begin dining service until the first day of autumn quarter.
If your seminar includes travel, check with your seminar for more information about for off-campus dining; as with any travel, dining options are often restricted and accommodations that are possible by Stanford Dining may not be available. If you have specific dining requirements, plan for yourself as you would for any other travel event.
September is a period of transition, with many groups of people moving in and moving out in preparation for autumn quarter. During this transitional period dorm houses are especially vulnerable to safety breaches. Take the following steps to keep yourself and your dormmates safe:
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