What will the upcoming academic year look like for undergrads?

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Stanford plans to bring back to campus unique undergraduate cohorts across a four-quarter academic year.

Frosh, sophomores and incoming transfers are slated to return to campus for fall and summer quarters. Juniors and seniors will make plans to return for winter and spring quarters. In preparation for 2020-21, the offices of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Vice Provost for Student Affairs have partnered to create this comprehensive planning resource "Re-Approaching Stanford." You'll also find below a selection of VPUE programs that are working to help students make plans for the highly unusual academic year ahead.

Check out the university's new Re-Approaching Stanford resource site

Find information for undergraduates about the 2020-21 academic year at Re-Approaching Stanford.

A message about research facilities use
In adherence to current public health guidance to help minimize the potential for the spread of COVID-19, the University is limiting access to a variety of campus facilities and spaces. Until further notice, undergraduates will not have in-person access to facilities such as laboratories, libraries, studios, or University archives. This includes both undergraduates currently in on-campus housing and undergraduates who wish to visit campus while housed elsewhere.

Students and advisor in the AARC. Photo by Rod Searcey.

Academic Advising provides comprehensive academic guidance across all the years of your undergraduate career. From the summer before you begin your Stanford journey through graduation, Academic Advising is here for you.

Orientation staff

Approaching Stanford is the process that will guide you as you transition to the university as a first-year student.

Students in the Hume Center hallway. Photo by Micaela Go.

We provide resources to undergraduate and graduate students for every stage of their academic career and for any kind of writing and speaking. We offer online drop-in and writing and speaking tutoring appointments.

Tutoring. Photo by L. A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

We are here to help you optimize your learning potential, by providing services and programs for all undergraduate students. We can show you the tools and strategies you need to learn, adapt and excel. We provide resources in mentoring, academic skills coaching, tutoring, language practice, as well support for undergraduate students who are teaching, or want to teach.