Frosh 101

Learn About Frosh 101

Frosh 101 is a new 2-unit discussion style course designed to help first-year students transition to Stanford’s dynamic campus. This course will help you develop interpersonal skills and learn to thrive at Stanford. In Frosh 101, you and 10-15 other frosh from your dorm will come together each week to:

  • Develop lasting friendships,
  • Learn stress management skills,
  • Discuss Stanford’s academic and social climate,
  • Engage diversity in meaningful ways,
  • Build a healthy & inclusive community, and
  • Pause and reflect on your values and goals.

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How It Works

Frosh Residences

Five residences with first-year students will host this new course in 2017-18:

  • FroSoCo, Larkin, Meier, Norcliffe, and Rinconada

Course Structure

  • This 2-unit course in Autumn Quarter will meet once a week for 90 minutes in your dorm. 
  • You will meet weekly with a group of 10-15 first-year students + 2 student facilitators.

​FroSoCo, Larkin, Norcliffe, and Rinconada

Each of these residences will offer two sections of Frosh 101:

  • Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


All Meier frosh will get to participate in this course and will be auto-enrolled in one of three Frosh 101 sections offered in Meier: 

  • ​Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.



In 2016, Senior Vice Provost Harry Elam formed a committee of faculty, administrators, and students to develop a new first-year student experience that can help students transition to Stanford’s complex and diverse environment. The committee identified issues most students need support addressing during their first quarter in college and developed a curriculum that will help frosh build the skills they need to thrive at Stanford. Through a year-long process this committee developed Stanford’s new Frosh 101 course.

Contact Information

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