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  • ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2010–11*
  • STANFORD, PAST AND PRESENT
  • STANFORD BULLETIN
  • GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • MAJORS, MINORS, HONORS, AND DEGREES
  • Approaching Your Academics
  • UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING AND RESEARCH
  • Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) assigns
  • HOW MANY COURSES TO TAKE
  • ENROLLING IN AUTUMN QUARTER CLASSES
  • UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
  • Academic Opportunities and Programs
  • BING OVERSEAS STUDIES PROGRAM
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
  • EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
  • HAAS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
  • HOPKINS MARINE STATION
  • HUME WRITING CENTER
  • INTRODUCTORY SEMINARS
  • OFFICE OF ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION
  • ORAL COMMUNICATION PROGRAM
  • OVERSEAS RESOURCE CENTER
  • RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION
  • THE STANFORD LIBRARIES
  • Belonging at Stanford 33
  • Belonging at Stanford
  • Values and Standards
  • Finding Your Place(s)
  • Housing
  • Dining
  • Health Services – Vaden Health Center
  • Finances
  • Computing Resources
  • Getting Here

Approaching Stanford

A Handbook for Entering Students

Class of 2014
and Transfer Students

Contains information for submitting time-critical reply forms online. Freshmen: Due by 5:00 p.m., PDT, June 8, 2010 Transfer Students: Due by 5:00 p.m., PDT, July 13, 2010

CONTACT INFORMATION Website: http://undergrad.stanford.edu Email: frosh@stanford.edu Phone: (650) 723-7674 Monday–Friday, 9:00–5:00, PDT Fax: (650) 725-1436 For mail, including that delivered by courier service: Approaching Stanford Sweet Hall, First Floor 590 Escondido Mall Stanford, CA 94305-3094

CONTENTS
Welcome to Stanford University Academic Calendar 2010–11 Stanford, Past and Present At the Core: Academics Requirements, Majors, Degrees Approaching Your Academics Academic Opportunities and Programs Your Stanford Community Belonging at Stanford 1–3 4 5–6 7–32 7 18 26 33–46 33 34 37 47–77 47 52 54 58 63 71 79 inside back cover

Approaching Stanford is available online. Please submit your reply forms at http://undergrad.stanford.edu.

Values and Standards Finding Your Place(s) The Practical Stuff Housing Dining Health Services—Vaden Health Center Finances Computing Resources Getting Here Reply Form Instructions New Student Orientation

Welcome to Stanford University!
FROM STANFORD’S PRESIDENT

am delighted that you have decided to attend Stanford University. For the next few years, you will have many opportunities to explore new ideas and to learn from our superb faculty and your fellow students. As Stanford’s 10th president and a faculty member for more than 30 years, I encourage you to make the most of your time here, and I offer you a few suggestions to get you started. This is a challenging time. But at Stanford, we understand that challenges bring opportunities, and we are committed to finding solutions for the issues we face and to educating our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Stanford has one of the most accomplished faculties in the nation, and I encourage you to get to know your professors. Stop by during office hours to continue a class discussion or to ask about research possibilities. As a research university, Stanford can offer our undergraduates many opportunities not available at other institutions. The university’s breadth—from the arts to the environment to athletics to the sciences—provides students with unparalleled freedom to cross departmental boundaries and discover intellectual and personal passions. You will have the chance to work with distinguished faculty members in small classes from your first days on campus. If you are interested in research, there are numerous avenues for pursuing student-initiated research or working on faculty projects. Your fellow students are a critical part of the Stanford community. Some of your most valuable experiences will be shared with your peers, whether you are working together to understand a difficult concept or getting to know more about another’s background or culture. I often hear our alumni say that they made lifelong friends while attending Stanford. Stanford University has a tradition of boldness, and I hope you will challenge yourself while you are here. This is your time, and I hope you will use it to attempt something new—whether in the classroom, in a laboratory, in a theater, or on the athletic field. Above all, I urge you to enjoy the intellectual journey and pursue it with enthusiasm.

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John L. Hennessy President

President Hennessy greets a new student.

WELCOME

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT: The mailings, what you have read in Approaching Stanford, filling out the forms, deadlines, University requirements, accommodations for disabilities, housing options, New Student Orientation, extracurricular activities, or anything else related to student life on campus, call the Approaching Stanford staff at (650) 72-FROSH or (650) 723-7674 or send an email to frosh@stanford.edu. Vaden Health Center’s medical requirements, please contact Vaden directly at (650) 498-2336 or vaden-emr@stanford.edu. Undergraduate academics, visit the Undergraduate Academic Life website at http://undergrad.stanford.edu. Here you can get guidance on curricular opportunities and academic support, learn about research opportunities, scholarships, and fellowships. You will be able to talk directly with your Academic Director in mid-August (he or she will send an introductory email around that time).

APPROACHING APPROACHING STANFORD Important Business Points to Tend to:

1. You must complete and submit the Approaching Stanford forms online. Make sure you have read this handbook before filling out the forms. Many of these forms request personal information. It is not appropriate for someone else to complete them on your behalf, unless there are extenuating circumstances. The deadline for our receipt of the forms is 5:00 p.m., PDT, Tuesday, June 8 for freshmen and 5:00 p.m., PDT, Tuesday, July 13 for transfers. 2. Please go online and create your SUNet ID if you have not already done so. To do this, you will need your Stanford ID number. Your ID number can be found at the top right-hand corner of the letter received in the same mailing as this book. You need your SUNet ID to submit your Approaching Stanford forms and to log-in to Axess (the online student record system). For instructions on how to create your SUNet ID, see page 63 of this handbook. 3. Check http://undergrad.stanford.edu regularly throughout the summer for helpful updates such as unexpected delays or changes in the mailing schedule, information on campus resources, and answers to frequently asked questions. This is also the site where you can reach the Approaching Stanford forms by clicking on the Freshman tab. If you have any questions, be sure to check the website first. If your answer isn’t there, call or email us at (650) 723-7674 or frosh@stanford.edu. We will gladly help you find your answer. 4. To ensure you receive mailings from the University, always keep your address updated in Axess. It is crucial that this information is accurate. Go to page 64 for more information about Axess. 5. As a Stanford student, starting this summer you are expected to check your @stanford.edu email on a regular basis. The University will send important information to you at this email address only. See page 64 to learn more about accessing messages sent to your Stanford email account.

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like you. You are inheritors of our promise that Stanford will always live on. those precious memories linger on. 119 classes have graduated from Stanford. I remember it like it was yesterday. you are strangers to us alumni. And though it may feel like a stranger to you.Welcome to the Stanford Family! Members of the Class of 2014 and Transfer Students. they learn in equal measure from each other. your ideas generating new knowledge and understanding. Stanford awaits. come bittersweet ends. young people choose to grow to become who they are meant to become under our cloudless blue sky. Though for the time being. grasping a group of friends more tightly than usual knowing that with excited new beginnings. While the times are different and trends have come and gone. the Class of 2010 is preparing to leave us. During their time here they study with faculty eager to mentor young minds. they have experiences they will remember for a lifetime. and hundreds of thousands of Stanford alumni live in every imaginable corner of the world. winding down a set of activities. I sense your eager apprehension. As I welcome you today I have to say that nothing makes me more wistful at this time of year than to see a class getting ready to graduate. you are also becoming family. Fondly. soon enough—I am all but certain—Stanford will feel like home. I picture you at school going through a last set of exams. Annually. As you make your way to the Farm. Dean Julie (Lythcott-Haims) ’89 Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education 3 . I hope you’ll find ways to make the most of these last few months before your Stanford life begins. I am not alone in thinking about this transition. Savor what you love about where you are and who you are with. and then they move on to life’s next adventure. your restless calm. For a Stanford graduate. With the cyclic rhythm of the school year still in their souls. beneath our red-tiled roofs. alumni far and wide envision your faces lighting Stanford’s pathways. I remember this time in my own life when I. your laughter rippling off a dorm room wall. your nervous confidence. within our sandstone colonnades. set my compass heading to Stanford. Nothing excites me more at this time of year than the opportunity to welcome a new class of undergraduates to the Farm. the Stanford I knew as a student is the Stanford you will come to know as well. and dream about what is to come.

Review your final examination schedule before committing to travel plans.ACADEMIC CALENDAR ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2010–11* New Student Orientation September 11 Students who register for International New Student Orientation should arrive on campus by 5:00 p. Presidents’ Day. No classes. End-quarter examinations. Parents’ Weekend.m. Residences remain open. Spring recess. instruction begins. on January 1. Martin Luther King. More information on this program will be sent to students over the summer. The final exam schedule appears online in Axess. Residences close at 12:00 noon on December 11 and reopen at 1:00 p. Residences remain open. First day of the quarter. Thanksgiving recess. * For a detailed listing of the academic dates for 2010-11.m. End-quarter examinations. Memorial Day. Review your final examination schedule before committing to travel plans. on Saturday. see the Office of the University Registrar’s Academic Calendar site at http://studentaffairs. At 8:00 a.edu/registrar/calendar-future. No classes. No classes. Winter recess..stanford. instruction begins. September 12. September 12 Students invited to participate in the Native American student retreat should arrive on campus by 12:00 noon on Sunday. See the inside back cover for more information about what you can expect during Orientation. Review your final examination schedule before committing to travel plans.stanford. September 14 Autumn Quarter September 20 November 22-26 December 6-10 December 11 – January 1 Winter Quarter January 3 January 17 February 21 February 25–26 March 14-18 March 21-27 Spring Quarter March 28 May 30 June 3-8 First day of the quarter. 4 . The final exam schedule appears online in Axess. Jr. Day. New Student Orientation begins for all new undergraduates. End-quarter examinations. September 11. The final exam schedule appears online in Axess. First day of the quarter. freshmen and transfers begin moving in. More information about this program will be sent to students over the summer.edu/registrar/academic-calendar.m. You can see key academic dates through 2019-20 at http://studentaffairs. instruction begins.

Leland and Jane began to craft their vision for the university community that would bear their son’s name. the young son of Senator Leland and Jane Stanford. the Class of 1892. cultivated through the arts as well as the sciences. Over the years. Stanford has grown to seven schools (Business. Visionary for their time. would provide Stanford students with the basis needed to achieve success and contribute meaningfully to the world around them. It is still on the same 8. PAST AND PRESENT A reflection of Stanford’s beginnings. Leland Stanford Junior University opened its doors in October 1891 to a set of transfer students who would become the first graduating class. Leland and Jane soon decided that the most appropriate way to honor him was to do something for “other peoples’ children. non-sectarian when most were associated with a religious organization. These first students attended a university that was untraditional: coeducational in a time when most private universities were all-male. Jane. Jr. Stanford has in many ways stayed the same. Past and Present THE FOUNDING OF THE UNIVERSITY Stanford University is a living memorial to Leland Stanford.Stanford. seeking to produce “cultured and useful citizens” when most universities were concerned only with the former. In the 119 years since its founding. Leland and Jane believed that a liberal education. Jr.. Earth 5 . and Leland.180 acres that was the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Stock Farm and is still a place that never allows tradition to restrict creativity and innovation. the campus is often called “The Farm. Overcome by their grief and desiring to create a fitting tribute to their only child. and boldly practical. flexible in its program of study when most insisted on a rigid curriculum.” After consulting with leaders of the greatest universities of their day. who died in 1884 of typhoid fever at just 15 years of age.” STANFORD TODAY The Stanford family: Leland.

Be bold and believe that anything is possible if you work hard to make it so. You have worked hard to navigate your way to this time in your life and I am quite ecstatic that you have chosen to spend the next four years at Stanford University. Jr.STANFORD. Engineering.800 undergraduates. Financial Aid. Let me assure you that you have been chosen—in the most competitive application cycle in Stanford’s history— for good reason. It is indeed a most exciting time for me to welcome you to the incoming class. along with my dedicated colleagues in Admission. Go for it! Welcome to Stanford! Richard H. You. Education. 600 student organizations. Avail yourself of the amazing possibilities that lie ahead and grab them with a sense of adventure. By accepting you into this community of scholars.900 faculty members. have had the honor of selecting. 1. we have made financing your education less of a distraction in an effort to make it possible for you to thrive academically and in all other ways. This is the fifth class at Stanford that I. for many of you. Law. With the University’s growth comes greater opportunities and challenges to help you grow as a person. and emerge as a leader.400 graduate students. This is also the twenty-eighth class I have helped evaluate in my career. the Class of 2014 and transfer students. In the name of Leland.. Dean of Admission. and Visitor Information Services 6 . 6. I want to emphasize that you have a responsibility to do your best and be your best. Humanities and Sciences. This is a place that really celebrates excellence in all forms and there is no doubt that you have the capacity to excel here. but also to the growing legacy of Leland and Jane’s generosity. I am further excited that. Medicine). 8. develop as a scholar. approach Stanford with the goal of developing into the scholar and citizen you desire to become. Your application clearly revealed special capabilities. and 35 varsity sports. The path you carve through Stanford adds not only to your own personal history. which led us to the conclusion that in making this transition to Stanford you will understand and boldly embrace the myriad opportunities that await you at Stanford and beyond. both proven and potential. Shaw. PAST AND PRESENT Sciences. are whom Leland and Jane envisaged long ago.

minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress. Honors. American Cultures. Majors. Language Requirement 4. and Degrees Degree Options Approaching Your Academics Undergraduate Advising and Research How Many Courses to Take Enrolling in Autumn Quarter Classes Undergraduate Research Academic Opportunities and Programs Bing Overseas Studies Program Career Development Center Exchange Programs Haas Center for Public Service Hopkins Marine Station Hume Writing Center Introductory Seminars Office of Accessible Education Oral Communication Program Overseas Resource Center Residential Education Stanford in Washington The Stanford Libraries Requirements. you will need a minimum of 180 academic units and must fulfill the following requirements. The Bulletin’s Explore Courses website publishes courses and class scheduling for the entire University. The Stanford Bulletin’s Explore Courses is available at http://explorecourses. Degrees STANFORD BULLETIN The Stanford Bulletin is Stanford’s online catalog of courses and degrees. YOU MUST FULFILL: 1. departments. TO GRADUATE. and Gender Studies 2. – Jack ’12 7 .edu/dept/registrar/ bulletin. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ACADEMICS To graduate. as well as information on Stanford’s schools. Degrees 7 7 7 12 13 16 18 18 19 20 24 26 26 27 27 27 28 29 29 29 30 30 30 31 31 Stanford Bulletin Graduation Requirements Advanced Placement Majors. Natural Sciences. and nonacademic regulations. Mathematics. and interdisciplinary programs. The Bulletin’s Explore Degrees website publishes degree requirements. Majors. Humanities.At the Core: Academics Requirements. Departmental Requirements for a Major Each quarter make sure to take a class simply because its description excites you. General Education Requirements • Introduction to the Humanities • Disciplinary Breadth: Engineering and Applied Sciences.stanford. Minors. and Social Sciences • Education for Citizenship: Ethical Reasoning. University requirements. The Stanford Bulletin’s Explore Degrees is available at http://www.edu.stanford. Writing and Rhetoric Requirement • Part 1: Program in Writing and Rhetoric • Part 2: Writing in the Major 3. The Global Community.

The General Education Requirements are divided into three areas: Introduction to the Humanities. 8 . creativity. This is the informal setting for lectures. which also meet for 50 minutes. Read the choices carefully and then complete Form 4. or by signing up for a residence based year-long program. Together they will serve as the nucleus around which you will build your four years here and perhaps pursue graduate study or professional work. films. SLE offers students 28 units during freshman year: 9 units in the Autumn and Winter Quarters. General Education Requirements SLE The General Education Requirements (GERs) are an integral part of your undergraduate education at Stanford. as well as the GER breadth requirement in Humanities. Transfer students are not required to complete the Introduction to the Humanities requirement. Once you begin using the Stanford Bulletin. beliefs. IHUM and SLE are fully described in the Introduction to the Humanities Course Catalogue. You may satisfy this requirement in one of two ways: by taking a year-long series of IHUM courses. Stanford is committed to a broad liberal arts education for all of its undergraduates. for a total of 12 units during the freshman year. the General Education Requirements have the complementary purpose of providing you with breadth. humanities. They also enhance your skills in analysis. all of which will help prepare you for future academic success at Stanford. INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES During your freshman year. argumentation. SLE is a chronologically structured three-quarter course beginning in the ancient world and ending with the modern period. IHUM courses consist of two 50-minute lectures per week given by Stanford faculty. Disciplinary Breadth. and oral and written expression. students who complete SLE satisfy the full Writing and Rhetoric requirement (PWR 1 and 2). reasoning. twice a week. small-group discussions. Whereas the courses you take in your major will provide you with depth of knowledge in a field. IHUM Students choosing to fulfill this requirement by taking a year-long series of IHUM courses will find a diverse range of courses designed and taught by Stanford faculty from various disciplines or fields of study. Majors. Students choose one interdisciplinary Autumn Quarter course and one discipline-based two-quarter Winter/Spring course sequence. leaving students with a strong sense of the history of the ideas that have shaped our world.ACADEMICS | Requirements. and Education for Citizenship. while at the same time fostering close student-instructor relationships. natural sciences. you will see courses that satisfy a GER are identified as such at the end of the course description. The courses you take must be designated as a GER in the given area. SLE is a residential program that encourages students to live a life of ideas in an atmosphere that stresses critical thinking and interpretation. Degrees 1. In contrast to theme-focused IHUM courses. social sciences. Structured Liberal Education (SLE). and cultures. and technology. Their purpose is to introduce you to a broad range of fields and areas of study within the applied sciences. and plays. SLE freshmen live and learn together in three houses (one all-freshman and two four-class) within one residence hall. which you received along with Approaching Stanford. Because of its intensive concentration on both the analysis of texts and the written communication of ideas. These courses promote vital intellectual development through the study of human thoughts. IHUM courses are 4 units each quarter. Lectures are complemented by small discussion seminars. and 10 units in the Spring Quarter. Students who select SLE as their first Introduction to the Humanities preference on their Approaching Stanford forms and are admitted to SLE will automatically be assigned to SLE housing as their first housing preference. values. you must fulfill the Introduction to the Humanities requirement by completing a three-quarter series of courses. You are required to take a specified number of courses within each area.

ACADEMICS http://undergrad. (iii) American Cultures. and you will have the opportunity to petition for a change of section during New Student Orientation if necessary. During the summer you will be informed of the quarter in your first year in which you will take your 4 unit PWR 1 course and the quarter during your sophomore year in which you will take your 4 unit PWR 2 course. 2. also informing you of the deadline for submitting your section preferences. taught in a seminar/workshop format with 15 students in each class. Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) courses will engage you in producing complex and well-researched academic arguments and oral presentations. PWR will post the descriptions of all classes to be offered the following term on the Undergraduate Academic Life website. These courses provide students with skills and knowledge necessary for citizenship in our contemporary national cultures and for participation in the global cultures of the 21st century. You must take two certified GER courses in Education for Citizenship. and submit your top seven choices online. you will develop increasingly sophisticated research. (ii) The Global Community. If you are assigned to take PWR 1 during Students work on a group editing exercise in a PWR 2 class. you will review the courses to be offered on the Undergraduate Academic Life website in mid-August and submit your top seven choices later in August. Before your assigned quarter begins. (iv) Natural Sciences.edu (650) 723-2631 Through instruction and practice. Courses that meet both the Disciplinary Breadth and the Education for Citizenship requirements will be designated in the Stanford Bulletin. you need do nothing before coming to campus. with one course in each subject area. If you are assigned to the Winter or Spring Quarter for PWR 1. (ii) Humanities. 9 . and researchbased writing and oral presentation. Writing and Rhetoric Requirement The Writing and Rhetoric requirement. consists of three courses. as described online. and (iv) Gender Studies. and visual texts. identify those that best match your interests. will give you opportunities to develop more sophisticated abilities in oral and multimedia presentation of research. the second-level course. Classes explore writing and rhetoric from a range of perspectives. you will analyze written. and the third in the major you declare.ACADEMICS | Requirements. oral.edu/AP/univ_req/PWR/Req. Building on the analytical and research-based writing focus of PWR 1. Majors. You are required to take five certified GER courses. IHUM courses do not satisfy this requirement. PWR 2. (iii) Mathematics.html Email: pwrcourses@stanford. Degrees DISCIPLINARY BREADTH These courses provide students with educational breadth by giving them experience in the areas of (i) Engineering and Applied Sciences. and present your research in both written and oral forms. Some courses in Disciplinary Breadth (Humanities and Social Sciences subject areas) may also fulfill an Education for Citizenship requirement. you will consult this site to preview the PWR course offerings. The first course is taken in the first year. you will read and analyze your own and other students’ work and meet frequently with your instructor.stanford. and (v) Social Sciences. You will know which courses satisfy a GER by checking the course descriptions in the Stanford Bulletin. and writing abilities during your years at Stanford. In PWR 2. Before each of those quarters. You will be informed of your assigned PWR 1 section early in September. which will develop your abilities in analysis. PWR offers approximately 110 sections of PWR 1 per year. PART 1: PROGRAM IN WRITING AND RHETORIC Autumn Quarter. academic argument. the second by the end of the sophomore year. carry out research projects requiring work with a range of sources and methods. speaking. each course must be in a different subject area. The PWR Enrollment Coordinator will contact you via email when the section descriptions are available online. In these small classes. EDUCATION FOR CITIZENSHIP Education for Citizenship is divided into four subject areas: (i) Ethical Reasoning.

or Spanish Language (please note: AP tests in foreign literature do not fulfill the Language Requirement). edu for more information.stanford. Majors. The written portion of the placement tests are offered online throughout the summer in Chinese. the placement test is by appointment only—contact Patricia de Castries at patricia@stanford.stanford. Courses taken to fulfill the Language Requirement may be taken credit/no credit. TRANSFER COURSES AND THE WRITING AND RHETORIC REQUIREMENT not satisfied any part of the writing requirement. will be announced in your Orientation materials when you arrive on campus. talks with students after class.stanford.edu/AP/univ_req/PWR/WIM/ WIM. Placement test results are valid for one year.edu. taken prior to college matriculation. For information on WIM courses in any particular major. 3. German. • Obtain a satisfactory SAT II score. If you are working on a double major. Freshmen: Request that the other college or university mail official transcripts directly to the Office of the University Registrar. Locations and times for the oral tests. • Take the two-part language placement test (written and oral) that either demonstrates you have met the Language Requirement or diagnoses you as needing one. Spanish. Language Requirement If you have taken writing courses at other colleges or universities. If you have http://language. Information about the exams is available on the web at http://language.edu/registrar/students/ transfer-credit. please consult with the office of Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) during the summer or when you arrive on campus and then contact PWR at pwrcourses@stanford. send an email to patricia@stanford. Japanese. Latin. Japanese. For languages not listed. two. or three additional quarters of college-level study. French. or the equivalent. you may be able to apply them toward the Writing and Rhetoric requirement. You will need to file a request for credit evaluation and certify that the course was not used to satisfy requirements toward your high school diploma. Professor of English. subject to current Stanford transfer credit policies. Transfer students: You will be mailed a preliminary evaluation of transfer courses in May. If you have difficulty meeting this schedule. you will be required to complete a WIM course in each major. Each degree-granting department or program offers at least one WIM course annually. French. in the SAT II table on the next page. Additional information and instructions are available at http://studentaffairs.edu to arrange to enroll in the appropriate PWR course.edu You are required to complete one year of college-level study.edu.ACADEMICS | Requirements. Korean. Russian. 10 . see the table of Undergraduate Major Unit Requirements and individual department or program listings in the Stanford Bulletin. as well as the Greek and Latin written tests. and Spanish for Home Background Speakers. making sure to complete the course at your earliest opportunity. German.stanford. as noted in the “Online Test Dates” table on the next page. Andrea Lunsford. in a foreign language. Latin and Ancient Greek written tests will be administered on campus on Wednesday. Italian. The date of your written exam is determined by the first letter of your last name. Degrees PART 2: WRITING IN THE MAJOR http://undergrad. You can fulfill this requirement in a number of different ways: • Complete three quarters of a first-year language course (12–15 units) at Stanford or the equivalent at another recognized postsecondary institution. • Obtain a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) language test in one of the following: Chinese.html You will satisfy the Writing in the Major (WIM) component of the Writing and Rhetoric requirement by completing a certified writing-intensive course in your major. September 15. which will address whether previously completed courses can be applied toward the Writing and Rhetoric requirement.

but one that appeals particularly to you and that pushes your academic curiosity. ranging from scientific research to theatrical practice to overseas studies at any of our eleven different campuses abroad. your career path may seem clear. your interests are too many at present to select just one. however. For some. and sometimes a capstone experience such as a senior thesis. 4. Check the individual department or program listings in the Stanford Bulletin to find the specific requirements for the majors of interest to you. You embark on a new adventure which will not only further your academic interests but challenge them. while for others. the person. for Stanford is a place of unparalleled intellectual opportunities. electives. These will include prerequisites. Majors.ACADEMICS | Requirements. but differently. There may be good reasons to start a new language. if you have a strong interest in Renaissance art and want to go to the Florence overseas campus in your junior year. ACADEMICS To the incoming class of 2014. Now is indeed a special time rich with possibilities. This is a time of new beginnings as you enter college and embrace a new wondrous fellowship of the mind. Harry J. You will find unexpected educational rewards in such seeming divergences. We encourage you to use your freshman and sophomore years as a time of exploration. to experiment. core courses. one that will not only ask you to think deeply. Elam. before you declare a major. For example. We hope that you will take full advantage of the varied academic resources that Stanford has to offer. the lifelong learner you are to be. In either case. This is a time for you to find and chart your own intellectual course. perhaps by selecting a road less travelled. I extend my hearty congratulations and warmest welcome to you as you prepare for your Stanford career. we urge you to take a few risks. Palmer Professor in the Humanities Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education 11 . you must take the placement test to determine the level at which you should enroll at Stanford. and we look forward to helping you become the student. We are indeed pleased that you have chosen Stanford. you may wish to begin studying Italian instead of continuing in the language you studied in high school. Departmental Requirements for a Major Online Test Dates Last name begins with: A–C June 14–30 D–F July 1–11 G–J July 12–22 K–M July 23–31 N–Q August 1–8 R–U August 9–19 V–Z August 20–31 Each degree program specifies the courses necessary for completion of the major. Degrees SAT II Scores Needed to Satisfy the Language Requirement Chinese French German Hebrew Italian Japanese Korean Latin Spanish 630 640 630 540 630 620 630 630 630 If you are going to continue studying the language you studied in high school. Jr Olive H.

Take placement exam if continuing in this language. 5 3 Spanish Language* 5 PHYSICS 43 and 45. Subjects not listed on this chart are not eligible for AP credit at Stanford University. transfer credit. 5 5 4 Physics C (2 Parts) Mechanics only 4. 5 5 5 4. You can call the College Board regarding questions about your AP scores at 888-308-0013. Stanford University policies on AP and other external credit are subject to review and change on an annual basis.edu/registrar/students/ap. 4 4 5 4 9 8 10 PLACEMENT MATH 51 MATH 42 MATH 51 MATH 42 CHEM 33 or above Take placement exam if continuing in this language. CS 106X. Take placement exam if continuing in this language. It is your responsibility to have the College Board send your AP scores directly to Stanford. The College Board website is http://www. PHYSICS 25 PHYSICS 23 and 25 QUARTER UNITS 10 5 10 5 4 10 5 5 10 10 0 10 0 8 4 *A score of 4 or 5 on this test fulfills the Language Requirement. † A score of 4 or 5 on this test only fulfills the Language Requirement and does not earn quarter units 12 .ACADEMICS | Requirements. Degrees ADVANCED PLACEMENT http://studentaffairs. or PHYSICS 21 and 25 PHYSICS 45. 43. 5 3 Both 4. A score of 5 is required to receive 10 units of credit. AP units count as units toward graduation. 5 3 Chemistry Chinese Language & Culture* Computer Science A Computer Science AB French Language* German Language* Italian Language & Culture Japanese Language & Culture* Latin (Literature or Physics B Vergil)† 5 5 4. and/or other external credit (such as International Baccalaureate) may be applied toward the undergraduate degree.edu/registrar/students/ap A maximum of 45 units of Advanced Placement (AP) and/or transfer work and/or other external credit may be applied toward the 180 units required for graduation for freshmen. and 45. or PHYSICS 23 and 25 PHYSICS 41. and 45. SUBJECT Calculus AB (or AB Subscore) SCORE 5 4 Calculus BC 4. 43.com. 5 5 4. or PHYSICS 25 PHYSICS 41. French Baccalaureate. but do not fulfill the General Education Requirements. AP units may be applied toward completion of the Language Requirement. CS 106B or CS 106X CS 106B. Take placement exam if continuing in this language. or PHYSICS 25 Take placement exam if continuing in this language.stanford. and German Abitur may also be awarded credit. or CS 107 Take placement exam if continuing in this language. or PHYSICS 23 and 25 PHYSICS 41 and 45. and 45. 5 3 Electricity and Magnetism only 4. 43. Majors.stanford. transfers can transfer in up to 90 units of external credit to count towards the 180 units required for graduation. or PHYSICS 21 and 25 PHYSICS 41. Take placement exam if continuing in this language. You may check in Axess (the online student records system—see page 64 for more information about Axess) after the first day of classes to determine the AP credit you have been granted. STANFORD UNIVERSITY CEEB ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CHART 2010-11 Effective for Undergraduates Matriculating 2010-11 A maximum of 45 quarter units of Advanced Placement (AP). see http://studentaffairs.collegeboard. The International Baccalaureate Examination and other advanced placement examinations such as General Certificate Education “A” levels. 5 4. For more details on Advanced Placement.

13 . although faculty from each of those schools teach undergraduate courses. Although most students who pursue multiple majors do so in related fields within a broad discipline—for example. Law. you will become a member of the department or program that offers that major. Undergraduate degrees are not offered in Stanford’s Business. nor expected. The purpose of declaring a major is to allow you to study. Once you have declared a major. If you are interested in pursuing multiple majors. Multiple majors require. or travel to an archive or fieldwork site. Honors programs provide juniors and seniors the opportunity to work on advanced independent research projects. do library research on campus. form the basis for research you will continue in your graduate career. Under the supervision of faculty researchers. MINORS. ACADEMICS Students discuss their assignments for class in Tresidder Memorial Union. undergraduate honors students conduct lab experiments. consult the Stanford Bulletin at http://bulletin. Stanford’s Three Undergraduate Degree-Granting Schools Like most universities. in economics and political science. For the administrative policies and procedures governing the declaration of majors and minors. including undergraduate societies. have access to research funding. and Engineering.edu/registrar/students. You can find out what they are by referring to the online Stanford Bulletin or by going to departmental websites. Therefore. Honors projects provide a wonderful capstone experience to your four years of undergraduate work. You will be invited to departmental programs. or Medical schools. Undergraduates at Stanford earn bachelor’s degrees from the schools of Humanities and Sciences. Refer to the departmental listings in the online Stanford Bulletin for more information about minors. Stanford is made up of schools specializing in different academic disciplines. Degrees MAJORS. HONORS. to pursue original and creative work. Think of majors not as career paths but as the opportunity to explore a field of study.stanford. very careful planning of your four-year schedule because individual courses cannot be used to meet the requirements of both majors. and.stanford. more than anything else. a field that interests you. The requirements for each major vary. making sure that you will be able to fulfill the requirements of both majors.” We encourage you to think about whether you have intellectual interests that might lead to an honors project. The honors thesis is a substantial achievement that the University recognizes by conferring the degree “With Honors. AND DEGREES Honors Programs Stanford believes the choice of a major is best made after exploring a variety of courses. and to join with a community of scholars who share common interests. to arrive in September knowing your major. Although most students declare only one major.edu or the Office of the University Registrar website at http://studentaffairs. you are neither required. Education. such as physics (natural sciences) and history (humanities). both of which are social sciences—it is possible to pursue multiple majors in cross disciplinary fields. We encourage you to spend your first two years exploring a variety of disciplines and classes. many times. it is certainly possible to declare more than one major within a single bachelor’s degree. you should meet with your Academic Director early in your freshman year to discuss a four-year schedule. Minors may be a limited version of a major concentration or a specialized subset of a field defined by a department or degree program. Earth Sciences.ACADEMICS | Requirements. and have the opportunity to work with faculty and graduate students in the department. in considerable depth. You have until the last quarter of your sophomore year to declare a major. Majors.

Arts In the departments of Art and Art History. and times. Scholars in the humanities analyze the nature of being human. and in visual representations. natural sciences. Majors. comparative. Philosophy. Students encounter questions about the meaning and significance of life through examination of creative representations of human thought and experience. arts. Social scientists examine human behavior in all its facets. languages and literatures. Drama. scholars focus on analyzing the products of the human imagination as articulated in dramatic and musical texts and performances. history. values. and ethical reflection that underpin a variety of advanced degrees and professional careers. French and Italian. Comparative Literature. Economics. including law. English. Social scientists study why people behave as they do over time. – Paolo ’11 Psychology. Languages and Literatures Central to these disciplines is the interpretation of literary texts. They provide occasions to think critically about diverse beliefs. as well as the origins and development of human languages and cultures. and natural sciences—each of which has its own distinct character.edu/dept/humsci (650) 723-2275 The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the largest of Stanford’s seven schools and home of the liberal arts education offered by the University. awareness. and social issues surrounding health care? Why are some countries rich and others poor? Why do people vote the way they do? For many students. Students in the humanities learn skills of logical thinking. The departments of Classics. . and social sciences. Core Humanities Traditionally. drama. Iberian and Latin American Cultures. Communication. described below. and implications. Political Science. regions. Social Sciences Playwright and director Stan Lai and a student work on a scene from his English-translated play. mathematics. Departments in this cluster include Asian Languages. Public Policy. International Relations. The School of Humanities and Sciences allows individually designed majors (IDMs). The departments within H&S are divided into three academic clusters—humanities. Students explore the history and theory of the arts as well as participate in the creation of art. communities. opportunities to explore business. this cluster of disciplines addresses fundamental questions about the human condition. and traditions. social sciences. Feminist Studies. German Studies. and Urban Studies. a social science major provides the ideal background The quarter system for a variety of advanced degrees and gives students many career opportunities. and Slavic Languages and Literatures. These include such programs as: Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. and Sociology. The core different fields of social science departments consist study and take unique of Anthropology. dance. Humanities Critical interpretation is at the heart of humanistic inquiry. Science. Symbolic Systems. cultural 14 Social sciences focus on the systematic examination of the human experience. Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land. through historical. History. and ideas. H&S includes the fine arts. and government. Technology and Society. and Religious Studies offer students a range of approaches for developing a deep understanding of knowledge. but only in rare cases when what you are interested in pursuing cannot be accommodated by an established academic department or program of the University. effective writing. its creation. Human Biology. and societies? What are the economic. and critical study of languages. and Music. and other performance forms. Degrees SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES http://stanford. Linguistics. organizations. core humanities. political. literature. In addition to enrolling in academic courses in these disciplines. They look at questions ranging from the causes of economic growth to the reasons for social stratification to the explanation of psychopathologies. American Studies. students may also take part in extracurricular opportunities in music. How do we learn? How do we organize ourselves into families.ACADEMICS | Requirements. Scholars explore the powers of language to express the personal and cultural experiences of diverse peoples. classes. The School of Humanities and Sciences also offers 19 interdisciplinary degree-granting programs.

Although engineers focus on the intended function of their creations. Many students who major in one of the natural sciences or math go on to careers that are not directly related to the sciences. the goal of studying the natural sciences is to achieve understanding of how the natural world works. the energy and resource base that supports society. build. and computer modeling. such as in the areas of biophysics and biochemistry.stanford. including field work. The program in Energy Resources Engineering builds on a foundation of engineering principles to explore a variety of aspects of Earth’s energy resources. societal.edu (650) 723-5984 Engineers design. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING http://engineering. however. Traditionally. satellite data. Degrees Natural Sciences and Mathematics The disciplines in the School of Humanities and Sciences that are called the natural sciences include the core physical and biological fields of study: Physics. Earth scientists use a variety of methods and tools to address their research questions. earthquakes and fault mechanics. biology the domain of the organic world. the evolution of the cosmos to quantum mechanics. SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES and geology to explore the Earth using seismic waves. in our increasingly technological society. Students who plan to pursue graduate work and careers in science or medicine often choose to major in one of the natural science disciplines. These may be physical entities. physics is the domain of the inorganic world. and non-traditional energy resources. and systems. and chemistry the bridge between the two. or they may be analytical models or computer programs. However. All provide a means for students to study the Earth and its processes in an interdisciplinary fashion using various approaches. with some new areas of study defined by the intersection of two or more fields. and political expertise necessary for the investigation of complex environmental problems caused by human activities in interaction with natural changes in the Earth system. Biology. Mathematics is considered the language of the sciences. In recent years. electromagnetic fields. The program in Geophysics combines the principles of physics Robotics lab provides students with hands-on opportunities. ACADEMICS http://earthsci. geologic hazards that impact a growing population. Broadly.ACADEMICS | Requirements. surface deformation. the structure of proteins to the synthesis of polymers. set theory to differential geometry. laboratory and experimental studies. such as buildings or integrated circuits. its environmental impact. they must also consider such things as the life-cycle costs of a design. and rock physics. and the financing available for its 15 . The program in Earth Systems goes beyond the disciplines within the School of Earth Sciences to combine science fundamentals with the economic. the processes that cycle those materials on a global scale. and analyze structures. The School of Earth Sciences offers four degreegranting undergraduate programs. The specific topics are diverse and fascinating: ecological processes to DNA replication. study in any of the natural sciences has become more interdisciplinary.edu (650) 724-0984 Earth scientists work to gain a better understanding of our planet’s history and its future. Chemistry. volcanic processes.stanford. and to address questions about global Earth structure. and the interaction of human activities with geological processes and resources. an understanding of the sciences and math is valuable for all students. Majors. including optimizing oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs. but it is also a fundamental discipline in which the world is understood quantitatively. carbon capture and sequestration. The program in Geological and Environmental Sciences focuses on the history and structure of the Earth. devices. the physics and chemistry of Earth materials. and groundwater contamination. and the challenge of sustainability. and related programs. efficient geothermal energy extraction. a changing climate.

policy. or BAS degree. Engineering majors represent about 20 percent of the undergraduate body. Thirty-five percent of these majors are women. in every sense. The Stanford engineering graduate is able to pose and answer questions that have both technical and societal implications and receives. a number that has steadily risen over the past several years. Small group classes often meet outside in the many open areas of campus. It can get is awarded to students who confusing. Majors. Dual Bachelor’s Degrees (concurrent BA and BS) You may work concurrently toward both a BA and a BS degree. Of course. At least 90 units must be earned at Stanford by incoming transfer students. and. Individually Designed Majors and Computational Science. The University also awards BS degrees to candidates in the Program in Science. you will need to plan your four years early on. in the Program for Individually Designed Majors. Curricular requirements for at least one undergraduate major must also be fulfilled. Students with a diversity of postgraduate interests major in engineering. or in the Departments of Applied Physics. in the Program in Symbolic Systems. especially if you want to go overseas during your junior year. international relations and geophysics). law.edu/registrar/students. Technology. In addition to the traditional engineering degrees.ACADEMICS | Requirements. 16 . Mathematics. you will have to complete a minimum of 180 units of University work that includes the General Education. consult the Stanford Bulletin for the policies and procedures governing IDMs. Many students use this Individually Designed Major program to create original and innovative courses of study—no surprise given the entrepreneurial atmosphere of a school with many ties to Silicon Valley. Biology. Curricular requirements for both majors (one leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree and the other to a Bachelor of Science degree) must also be fulfilled. when appropriate. a balanced education. as well as the Office of the University Registrar website at http://studentaffairs. one leading to a BA degree and one leading to a BS degree (e. economics and civil engineering. To earn a BS. or Physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Chemistry. who are interested in business. but many others. and Society. major in engineering. To learn more about designing your own major. in the Program in Mathematical The Bachelor of Arts and Science (BAS) is awarded to those who complete undergraduate degree requirements and fulfill the requirements for two majors. BA. which include a substantial amount of work in the liberal arts and the social sciences.g. DEGREE OPTIONS Single Degrees Ask a lot of questions about scheduling The Bachelor of Science (BS) classes. If you are thinking of majoring in engineering. in the School of Engineering. Candidates who fulfill major requirements in other schools or departments receive the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. complete undergraduate – Tommy ‘11 degree requirements in the School of Earth Sciences. and even medicine. Writing and Rhetoric. Writing and Rhetoric.stanford. The School of Engineering provides the fundamental scientific and technical education necessary for basic engineering practice and for advancement to graduate study. Degrees manufacture. and Language Requirements. the School of Engineering also provides a mechanism for students to design their own majors. many pursue careers in engineering. To qualify. This is achieved within the context of Stanford’s broad educational programs. you will have to complete a minimum of 225 units of University work that includes the General Education. and Language Requirements. A minimum of 180 units must be taken at Stanford. At least 135 units must be earned at Stanford by incoming freshmen..

combine a BA in Economics with an MS in Management Science and Engineering. though they can be. by attending classes on a year-round basis.ACADEMICS | Requirements. you can accelerate the earning of your degree by completing the requirements for graduation in fewer than the traditional 12 quarters or four years of work. Accelerating the Degree In some cases. You may. 17 . It is difficult enough to take advantage of all that Stanford has to offer when you are working toward your degree in four years. Due to major or minor requirements and University graduation requirements. Acceleration has disadvantages as well. You might be able to do this by taking the maximum number of units allowed in some quarters (20). or a BS in Biology and an MA in East Asian Studies. it is not always possible to accelerate earning of your degree. for instance. Stanford abounds with opportunities. ACADEMICS A student ascends the stairs to the second floor of Green Library. many of which take place outside of the classroom. The two degrees do not have to be from the same department. Majors. The most common argument for accelerating the degree is persuasive: significant financial savings may be possible. Degrees Coterminal Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees Bachelor’s and master’s degrees may be pursued simultaneously. it is more difficult to try to do it in three. or by having sufficient Advanced Placement or transfer credit units to graduate early.

and staff before you arrive. You’ll likely wonder what your dorm and roommate will be like. investigating majors. Associate Dean. you’ll find that your initial uncertainties are replaced with new ones—about choosing and changing majors. or the next to continue a particular tradition. First Floor (Academic Directors have offices in your residences) http://undergrad. fellowships. or AD. and in the months that follow.g. Once you begin your Stanford career.edu (650) 723-2426 Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) assigns every freshman two advisors—a Pre-Major Advisor and an Academic Director. course selection. during NSO. and can assist with both routine and complex matters pertaining to academic requirements and policies. is a full-time professional UAR advisor whose office will be in your residential complex. the correspondence you’ll have with students.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics Approaching Your Academics UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING AND RESEARCH Sweet Hall. As you prepare for your journey to Stanford this fall. We are committed to your personal success. Your Academic Director. Pre-Major Advisors serve in a variety of professional roles on campus and are the first of many mentors we expect you will find at Stanford. in the event that your Pre-Major Advisor or Academic Director is unavailable or if you seek specialized advice regarding pre-professional interests (e. defining your purpose.. Academic Directors focus on the freshmen in their residence and sophomores living nearby. Varsity athletes have an additional set of UAR advisors available to them in the Athletic Academic Resource Center (AARC) located in the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. but you will never be alone in this process. Koren Bakkegard. These profound questions about the shape of your Stanford experience will persist throughout your time here. You will meet at least once a quarter with your Pre-Major advisor until you declare a major (by the end of your sophomore year). and we are deeply honored to be part of your Stanford experience. and they will require constant reflection and examination. forming meaningful relationships with faculty and peers. when you will be reassigned to a faculty advisor in your chosen department. and post-graduate study. you will find at Stanford a deeply caring community eager to support you as you determine your unique path. research.stanford. A third set of advisors—the professional advising staff in UAR located on the first floor of Sweet Hall—are available during daily drop-in hours or by appointment. prehealth. the first to travel out of state or overseas for college. The answers will be yours alone to resolve. pre-law. getting involved with research. We hope to provide answers to many questions through the Approaching Stanford process. One essential element of the character of this institution is the depth of its community. and crafting your intellectual path. Whether you are the first in your family to attend college. the first to consider a new academic path. Undergraduate Advising and Research 18 . faculty. An attempt is made to match your stated academic interests with the scholarly interests of one of the Pre-Major Advisors associated with your residence. what classes to take. pre-business). you will be filled with a mix of excitement and uncertainty. and how to find activities that interest you. The Pre-Major Advisor is a faculty or staff member who volunteers to mentor you and a handful of other freshmen from the point of your arrival on campus until you declare a major.

but they will help – Laci ’11 you reach decisions that are right for you. Keep in mind that while Pre-Major Advisor and advice will abound. as well as being invaluable in helping to narrow down areas for a potential major. as is the case at semester schools. Good time management skills are absolutely essential for keeping up with your classes. you will need to develop them by the end of your first year. You may take between 12 to 20 units per quarter. Whatever the case may be. what to do. 19 . Perhaps you have no idea. many students will take two or more. my true interests and Rarely will advisors tell you opened exciting doors. adjusting to residence life. getting a feel for the quarter system. allowing you to engage in the materials and methods of a particular field. Your Pre-Major Advisor and Academic Director are the first of many people eager to help you along your way. come to Stanford ready to ask questions and seek guidance. so be thoughtful about completing Guidance from my it. and exploring extracurricular activities. HOW MANY COURSES TO TAKE Stanford’s undergraduate program is divided into 10-week quarters (3 per year. They will read the Advisor Questionnaire Form carefully (Form 7/7T). These classes give you the opportunity to form relationships with a faculty member and up to 15 other students as you explore current research questions together.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics Perhaps you already know what you want to study at Stanford. The quarter system provides you the opportunity to take several courses each year. the summer quarter typically “off ”). The seminar setting is intimate and focused. and they may last until the eighth week. the AD helped me discover choices will still be your own. Your Academic Director and the professional advisors in UAR and the Center for Teaching and Learning can help you develop strategies to use your time efficiently. Transfer students tend to carry a similar load in their first year. and most entering students enroll in three to four courses. Many students describe these courses as the best way to get to know a professor early in one’s undergraduate career. Along with your required IHUM and PWR courses. you may have midterms as early as your third week. A link to a PDF of the catalogue will be available in early August. allows courses to be focused and specialized. The result is more flexibility and more choice. In a 10-week quarter. The choices for filling those slots offer rich possibilities. Seminars vary in subject matter and approach. Here are some suggestions for how to approach your choices: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars We urge you to apply for at least one freshman seminar during your first year. Courses range from 1 to 5 units. print copies of the catalogue will be mailed to your home address shortly afterward. However. and enable you to investigate a new area of interest or to delve more deeply into an area that you have ACADEMICS Undergraduate Advising and Research is located on the first floor of Sweet Hall. and for balancing your coursework with your other commitments. If you do not have good time management skills now. and gives you the opportunity to choose courses 12 times over the course of your four years instead of 8 times. Most students see the wisdom of carrying a moderate load during the Autumn Quarter of their first year to allow time for adjusting to Stanford. Perhaps you are weighing different alternatives. one challenge of your first year will be getting used to the fast pace of the quarter system. The typical freshman load is 15 units. students will usually select one to three other courses per quarter during the first year.

course prerequisites are intended to serve as a guide rather than a deterrent. and the School of Humanities and Sciences. you will register your preliminary Study List/Class Schedule online. look at the textbooks for the courses. using Axess. Exploring a New Field Take something for the sheer pleasure of it. This is particularly true for majors that require math. etc. but you will not be able to enroll in Autumn Quarter classes until the advising component of Orientation concludes on Friday afternoon. as you may want to research a few classes prior to making your final choices. do not take too long to finalize your list. You can pick up syllabi (lists of assignments. on the first day of the quarter. armed with all of this information. and you will have an opportunity to learn about Introductory Seminar offerings. you may also wish to consult with staff and faculty in specific academic departments and with professional advisors in UAR. listen to lectures. You will learn details about the time and location of your advising appointment after you arrive on campus. consider continuing your language study during your first year at Stanford. each student designs and builds a custom bicycle frame. you may have a hard time catching up in those classes you finally choose. ENROLLING IN AUTUMN QUARTER CLASSES Be proactive about connecting with advisors and gathering multiple perspectives on how best to explore your interests within the Stanford curriculum. Many seminars also fulfill General Education Requirements. consider beginning during your first year. You should always verify course scheduling information and the final exam schedule online in Axess before finalizing your course of study for any quarter. After these advising conversations take place.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics already begun to explore. chemistry. and you plan to continue studying the language you studied in high school. The purpose is to ensure that you have the benefit of guidance from advisors while making your course selections. Every firstyear student has full access to the undergraduate offerings in the School of Engineering. Before you arrive on campus. respectively. If you want to study a new language. . If you do not keep up with everything you are considering. While your Academic Director and your Pre-Major Advisor will be the two key resources when you choose and enroll in your first-year courses. However. Over the summer. See “Information on Specific Subject Areas” for more information.). The quarter system moves quickly. you do not have to finalize your Study List/Class Schedule until the Final Study List deadline at the end of the third week of classes. This enrollment timeline puts you at no disadvantage and will not affect your ability to get into the classes you would like to take. If you are in doubt about an appropriate match between your background and a particular class. 20 In most cases. the Undergraduate Academic Life website and departmental websites to identify the types of classes and the specific courses in which you are interested. Language Requirement If you have not already satisfied the Language Requirement (discussed on page 10). All students are expected to register “at status” by 5:00 p. use resources such as the Stanford Bulletin. readings. However. and talk to your advisors before deciding your final set of classes. and you will then decide which courses you will take. Fulfilling Science Prerequisites Students interested in a major in the sciences or engineering find it best to take prerequisites in the first year.m. Then. In Mechanical Engineering 204. or physics. This will allow you to use your newly acquired language skills if you apply to study overseas in your sophomore or junior year. All entering students are required to enroll in Autumn Quarter. More than 100 freshman seminars are offered throughout the academic year. and faculty begin assigning work on the first day of class. talk to the instructor. The curriculum is not strictly divided into upper and lower divisions. the Stanford Introductory Seminars Course Catalogue. so you may enroll in any course for which you are prepared. you will meet with your Pre-Major Advisor and Academic Director during Orientation. you will log on to the PWR and IHUM websites to learn your quarter and course assignments. School of Earth Sciences.

It is the fundamental sequence for students who plan to major in Biology and consists of a three-quarter lecture sequence (BIO 41. students generally begin the Core no earlier than Autumn Quarter of their sophomore year.edu/dept/biology/programs_bs. 21 .edu/dept/ chemistry/classes/index. you must pre-enroll in Axess by September 11. In addition to freshman seminars. your check will be cut within a week of your registering online. Students who scored a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam may be able to start their study of chemistry with CHEM 33 beginning Winter Quarter. The alternative is to enroll as soon as you arrive on campus. For dates. CHEM 33 CHEM 33 is the next course in the chemistry sequence after CHEM 31A/B or CHEM 31X. CHEM 31A is a prerequisite for taking CHEM 31B. This course is a prerequisite for enrolling in the biochemistry sequence. books) and want to have those funds by the first day of classes.edu/dept/chemistry/classes/index. 31X. Students begin their study of chemistry in CHEM 31A. CHEM 33. CHEMISTRY http://stanford. please contact the Financial Aid Office at (650) 723-3058 or financialaid@stanford. please see http://www. and 33.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics Transfer Students Transfer students may go online to enroll in classes when ready to do so. and 20 are all open to freshmen.edu.html (650) 723-1826 The Biology introductory sequence is known as the Bio Core. 31X.g. Both tracks will arrive at the same endpoint. and emphasize problem solving.stanford. Information on Specific Subject Areas BIOLOGY http://stanford.html (650) 723-1525 The Chemistry Department offers the following introductory lecture courses: CHEM 31A and 31B. in Autumn Quarter. but taught at a calculus level. typically. If you have questions about this. The Chemistry Placement Test has no impact on your grades. Students must decide Autumn Quarter whether or not they will take the two-quarter track because it is only offered as a sequence in Autumn and Winter Quarters. Chemistry Placement Test As noted above. Because CHEM 31X (or 31A and 31B). If you are on financial aid and expect to have some financial aid funds to help with expenses not on your student account (e. locations. Only the more advanced portions of these same topics are covered in CHEM 31X. and additional information. Therefore. It will be given during New Student Orientation and at the start of Autumn Quarter. Students with advanced placement and strong calculus skills can consider enrolling in CHEM 135. it is simply a tool to help identify which chemistry course is best for you. A score of 5 on the Chemistry AP Exam or a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Test is required to enroll in this course in Axess. CHEM 31A and 31B The CHEM 31A and 31B sequence is for students with moderate or no background in high school chemistry.. CHEM 31X is an accelerated course for students with a strong high school chemistry background. It is the first organic chemistry course in the introductory sequence. it is recommended that students with pre-med interests who earned a 5 on the AP exam and who do not wish to take more advanced chemistry courses than the minimum required by some medical schools consider enrolling in CHEM 31X. the Department of Chemistry requires students to place into CHEM 31X based on the results of the Chemistry AP Exam or the Chemistry Placement Test. CHEM 31X covers the more advanced portions of the same topics covered in CHEM 31A/B and moves at a faster pace. CHEM 31X Offered Autumn Quarter only. 3. CHEM 31A and 31B cover all the essential topics in general chemistry that are required to prepare students for the subsequent courses in the curriculum. ACADEMICS Students gain practical experience in a biology lab.html. and calculus are prerequisites for the Bio Core (and CHEM 35 is recommended). 42 and 43) and a two-quarter laboratory sequence (BIO 44X and 44Y). BIO 1. This course is the second half of the introductory chemistry sequence. depending on their prior knowledge of chemistry. Physical Chemistry for Biosciences. or 33. Students who are planning to apply to medical school should be aware that not all medical schools accept AP credit.

edu. After completing MATH 42.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics ENGINEERING http://engineering. numerical methods. Calculus is the first step in the mathematics major and is a fundamental component of study in engineering. you will be prepared to take the multivariable calculus course.edu /undergrad/undergrad. geometry. The PHySICS 40 series is a three-quarter sequence of calculus-based physics intended for students in engineering and the natural sciences. MATH 51. you will be prepared to take the multivariable calculus course. however. While calculus is not required. particularly those with AP credit in physics and those who anticipate a need for physics in their work.edu/current_students/ under_apply. and precalculus.stanford.html (650) 725-6284 The Mathematics Department offers three calculus sequences: MATH 19-20-21. Freshman engineering seminars and Engineering Fundamentals (see the Handbook for course listings) also offer an introduction to specific aspects of engineering. but MATH 41 and 42 cover it in two quarters rather than three.html (650) 723-4344 The Physics Department offers three entry-level physics courses: the 20. MATH 51. or economics and who scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam or a 4 or 5 on the BC exam. knowledge of it is helpful in the 20 series. MATH 19-20-21. Pre-med and biology students. all students who have an interest in learning calculus or who enjoy mathematics are welcome. ordinary and partial differential equations.html (650) 723-5984 Freshmen who are thinking about an engineering major should plan carefully from the start. This sequence is recommended for students considering majors in engineering. MATH 51-52-53 Go to office hours.stanford. pre-medical. often begin the series in junior year. The PHySICS 20 series is a three-quarter sequence intended for general. for academic information and major-specific requirements. CME 100-102-104-106 The CME sequence of computational mathematics courses covers important areas of engineering mathematics and computation. and emphasizes engineering applications and computation using MATLAB. Calculus The MATH 19-20-21 sequence forms the basic single-variable calculus course. and physics majors usually start this sequence in freshman year. which is available at http://ughb. Previous coursework in physics and calculus at the high school or college level is recommended but not required. and biology students. Calculus The MATH 41-42 sequence is an accelerated version of the MATH 19-20-21 sequence: both sequences cover the same material. First-year students can gain the most flexibility by enrolling in basic science and mathematics courses. The sequence consisting of CME 100 (multivariable calculus with applications). you should consider how comfortable you are with your high school algebra. MATH 41-42. and probability and statistics. However. After completing MATH 21. In deciding whether to take MATH 19 or 41. you should probably take MATH 19 rather than MATH 41. all students who have an interest in learning physics are encouraged to take the course that best fits their background. the sciences. MATHEMATICS http://math. 40. such as multivariable calculus. but in more depth and from a more theoretical point of view. Placement into the honors sequence requires a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam or permission of the instructor. Chemistry majors normally begin the series in sophomore year. and the social sciences. If you have limited background in mathematics. MATH 51H-52H-53H The 50H sequence is the honors version of the 50 series. linear algebra.stanford. Seriously. Prospective engineering majors should refer to the current Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs. math. MATH 41-42. and/or CME 106 (probability and statistics) can be used to satisfy the general engineering mathematics requirement and replaces the MATH 50 series in an engineering program. and MATH 51-52-53. It is recommended that most students begin the PHYSICS . linear algebra.stanford. Feel free to consult with a faculty member in the Mathematics Department for advice. The 50s sequence integrates – Amanda ’12 several topics in multivariable mathematics: multivariable calculus. and 60 series.edu/dept/physics/academics/ undergrad. CME 104 (partial differential equations with linear algebra). Prospective engineering. PHYSICS http://www. science. It covers similar topics. These series are designed for various majors that require different levels of physics study. CME 102 (ordinary differential equations). and 22 differential equations.

The PHySICS 60 series is a fast-paced introductory physics sequence for students who desire a more mathematical treatment of physics than is given in the 40 series.. A student works on a helium-neon laser as part of her PHYSICS 107 class. dinners with distinguished Stanford faculty. and note if any of your transfer course work is not reflected in the report. Students may elect to participate in EAP for 1 unit of credit during Autumn and/or Winter Quarters. • Begin to investigate potential majors right away. Transgender-Community Academic Support and Advising (LGBT-CASA). Additional Advising Opportunities faculty interests.g. LGBT-CASA is co-sponsored by the LGBT Community Resources Center. high scores in the equivalent of AP Physics C and Calculus BC).. in conjunction with campus community and ethnic centers.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics 40 sequence in the Winter Quarter with PHYSICS 41 (Mechanics). seminars and discussions on academic opportunities like scholarships. you received a credit evaluation outlining the requirements you have met through previous course work. provides additional advising opportunities through Expanded Advising Programs (EAP) for first-year students who share a common interest or background. For a full description of EAP and to sign up for one of its programs. The PAE programs are co-sponsored by the Black Community Services Center (PAE I). On average. research opportunities. and who have strong physics and math backgrounds from high school (e. Call (650) 723-4379 or email smentzer@stanford.stanford. and the Native American Cultural Center (PAE V). Gay. • Pay particular attention to your GERs before you arrive.edu Request Category: Student Services Request Type: Student Services Center Request Description: include inquiry UAR. Refer to the Undergraduate Academic Life website (http://undergrad. it does not guarantee it will fulfill specific requirements for your major. please visit http://eap. fellowships and research. These course requirements can affect the length of time you will spend at Stanford. Your questions regarding transfer credit can be answered by one of the three methods below: • Visit the Student Services Center in person on the second floor of Tresidder Union • Call the Student Services Center at (650) 723-7772 or (866) 993-7772 • Submit a HelpSU ticket at https://helpsu. EAP offers access to graduate and undergraduate mentors. Special Advice for Transfer Students ACADEMICS Please read carefully the material you receive during the summer and consider the following: • Contact Sally Mentzer over the summer if you have any questions.stanford. Only those freshmen who have a strong physics preparation in high school (e. Review this report during the summer. and it is your responsibility to know the requirements. In three quarters.stanford. These programs include Partners for Academic Excellence (PAE) and Lesbian. El Centro Chicano (PAE IV).edu. the 60 series covers the content of the three-quarter 40 series. plus PHYSICS 70 (Modern Physics).edu to arrange a telephone or in-person appointment. Bisexual. a score of at least 4 on the AP Physics C exam or 5 on the AP Physics B exam) are advised to start with PHYSICS 45 in Autumn Quarter. and networking with Stanford alumni.g.edu) to learn about courses. • Even if a course from your previous institution will count towards the total number of units required for graduation or for a specific General Education Requirement (GER). the Athletics Department (PAE II). community-themed workshops. Consult with the Student Services Administrator in those departments immediately to determine which courses they will and will not accept toward major requirements. and degree requirements in a specific department. With your admission offer. 23 . students commit two hours per week to the program.

Like many students in the past. and your prospective major requirements. Academic Directors and professional UAR advisors serve as sources of information and support for your post-research activities as well. and methodology classes. They can also help you identify the right ways to structure a substantive foundation in the discipline 24 UAR provides a program during New Student Orientation to discuss ways to fulfill the pre-medical requirements at Stanford. as they will acquaint you with Stanford. directed readings. • Once you are on campus. material expenses.edu/AP/planning_research/ ResearchPlanning. working with an Academic Director or professional UAR advisor can help you: • Identify a faculty member who shares your intellectual interests and might serve as your research mentor. especially during the first week of the quarter. • Attend New Student Orientation events. social sciences. you may find inspiration for a project of your own. make the most of your time with your Transfer Pre-Major Advisor. departmental research programs that match undergraduates with faculty projects or by finding the financial resources to support your research and travel expenses. General Education Requirements. • Understand the course sequences and seminars that will best prepare you for the advanced scholarship you are pursuing. and creativity. or you want to leverage your research experiences into strong applications for scholarships. using advanced coursework.html Engaging in research is a chance to pursue your intellectual passion within a close community of faculty and students mutually committed to exploration and the discovery of new knowledge. the Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Public Service (SURPS) is a campus-wide forum where more than 100 undergraduates give poster presentations of their current research. . Bring materials from prerequisite courses in your potential major to assist department faculty in evaluating your correct course placement at Stanford. fellowships. and creative projects. Think of UAR as your central resource to discover and tap into the rich and dynamic research life of the Stanford campus. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH you have chosen. or engineering. Sketch your possible courses for Autumn Quarter for review with your first meeting with your Transfer Pre-Major Advisor. natural sciences. • Take advantage of drop-in advising. Research partnerships between faculty and students can be among the most satisfying and intellectually exciting experiences of your undergraduate education. with other students. Remember. UAR also provides grants directly to students who wish to design their own research and creative projects under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. These grants (http:// studentgrants. books.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics • Save your syllabi from courses taken at your previous school. and made faculty connections. it is up to the department to determine whether any of the courses taken at your previous school will satisfy the major degree requirements. and http://undergrad.edu) can cover project-related expenses such as travel. and with your academic options. whether it is in the humanities. as well as summer living expenses.stanford. You should have them available in case the transfer credit office needs additional information. arts. Attend the symposium to talk with undergraduates already engaged in research about how they developed their intellectual interests. For example. scholarship. Advising is available every weekday in the UAR office in Sweet Hall. service. Come prepared by reading the credit evaluation material. SURPS takes place twice each academic year. UAR sponsors programs and services that help you to engage in this kind of research. Sponsored by UAR. formulated their research projects. and minor equipment. • Turn your research ideas into a working project by learning about the approximately 35 campus-wide. Whether you are interested in writing an honors thesis based on your research experience. Research with faculty can also foster lasting mentorships built upon shared interests and close collaborative work. Write down your questions.stanford.

veterinary medicine. Topics covered by CTL include time management. and several foreign language courses. In addition. contact Adina Glickman at adinag@stanford. Most pre-professional programs—including law. these advisors are able to help you identify the best opportunities. math.D. nursing. UAR works with students on a wide variety of research and non-research related fellowship competitions and can help you prepare for the intellectual explorations that await you after Stanford. physics. computer science. medical. programs—will expect students to major in a field related to their graduate work. UAR will offer a program providing information on the many paths you can follow to meet these requirements. and dental schools—do not require students to major in a particular field. etc. Most other graduate programs—such as Ph. finding relevant opportunities such as field work and research.stanford. veterinary. chemistry. engineering. 25 . test-taking skills. Students interested in the health professions must complete requirements that are set by the schools of medicine. and preparing application materials.edu (650) 736-7996 The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers free peer tutoring by appointment for biology. Although coursework in the natural sciences is required.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics graduate programs. and physics. economics.edu. statistics. as described on page 30. and avoiding procrastination. and individual coaching. Oral communication tutors are also available through the Oral Communication Program. many dorms have resident tutors in chemistry. economics. dentistry. ACADEMICS HEALTH PROFESSIONS http://undergrad.edu (650) 723-8676 Through courses. advisors and Academic Directors are available to assist you in selecting a major. nursing.stanford. business. CTL can help you enhance your academic skills for the fast-paced and intense Stanford learning environment. Tutoring for writing is available through the Hume Writing Center (see page 29 for more information). and the professional advisors in UAR. workshops. To make an appointment with CTL’s Academic Coach. During Orientation. Indeed. Academic Skills Resources Students interested in pursuing degrees beyond their undergraduate degree should consult early and often with their Pre-Major Advisor. Peer and resident tutors are trained Stanford undergraduates who offer assistance with understanding and applying the material in courses they have recently completed. reading for meaning. In all instances. students do not need to major in the sciences. Academic Director. exam preparation. Tutoring Resources Post-Graduate Advising http://tutoring. they will reward your pursuit of a major that will enable you to develop your intellectual talents and interests fully while also sharpening relevant skills. human biology. math.

Nearly one-half of each graduating class has studied abroad through one of Stanford’s overseas programs. Additional academic. The academic program overseas is further complemented by group cultural excursions. BOSP’s Asia Internships provide students the opportunity for deeper engagement with local language and culture. Therefore. in order to prepare a foundation for an honors thesis or other extended academic projects. Depending on your major. class field trips. you will be enriched by time spent in another country. Cape Town. Length of Stay You may plan a course of study for one or more quarters at a single center or choose to study at more than one center during different quarters. At many of the programs. The Berlin and Moscow programs. Language Requirements Students in BOSP’s Madrid program visit the Roman ruins of Mérida in Extremadura. Kyoto. business. offer intensive beginning language courses to enable students with no previous language background to enroll in these programs. BOSP quarter-length programs provide challenging academic programs designed as entry points to the intellectual resources of the host nations. Oxford. often in an intimate seminar setting. BOSP does not recognize Advanced . it is possible for nearly every undergraduate to fit one or preferably more quarters of study abroad into his or her Stanford career. and cultural opportunities are available to those students who participate for at least two quarters. One of the most enticing aspects of studying overseas is the opportunity to interact with these faculty members. Achieving cultural literacy and gaining substantive understanding of other perspectives in the world will deepen your awareness of yourself. In addition. Paris. for instance. BOSP operates programs in Australia. however. it may be challenging to plan around the timing of your major requirements. technology. others are conducted in English or a combination of English and the local language. Spain.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs Academic Opportunities and Programs BING OVERSEAS STUDIES PROGRAM Program Overview http://bosp. Madrid. and Santiago.edu (650) 723-3558 Every Stanford undergraduate should give serious consideration to studying overseas. Berlin. governmental. you will have the opportunity to live in a home stay. international work experience in a given field in various countries throughout Asia. using resources often available only at the program locations. you may take classes at an affiliated local university or complete an internship or public service with an arts. as well as the chance to gain practical. an experience that deepens cultural understanding and engages your language skills. All courses taught overseas in the BOSP programs offer direct Stanford credit that frequently counts toward one or more majors. BOSP also participates in two consortium programs located in Barcelona and Kyoto. and personal explorations into the local culture. Regardless of the academic path you choose. Beijing.stanford. 26 While some programs require completion of specified language courses prior to arrival. Florence. many BOSP courses fulfill General Education Requirements. Prominent members of the local academic community and Stanford faculty teach classes. Students are encouraged to initiate mentored research projects. the BOSP staff recommends you do some advance planning and early consultation with both BOSP staff and academic advisors in Undergraduate Advising and Research. or nonprofit organization. internship. At certain BOSP programs. With such preparation. The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) offers you the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford. In addition. your own society. Moscow. and your educational goals.

The CDC can help you find campus jobs during the academic year. equivalent to mid-level housing and a 19-meal plan. values. Their profiles and email addresses are available on the BOSP website. EXCHANGE PROGRAMS Because the Bing Overseas Studies Program is considered an integral part of a Stanford undergraduate education. and community development. students are charged an Overseas Fee. and skills might point. Keep your eyes open for information on the CDC’s annual Frosh Open House held in early January.stanford.edu (650) 723-3963 Aside from its obvious purpose. which is to help you find satisfying and meaningful employment at the end of your Stanford student days. as well as summer jobs and internships. where numerous staff-led programs and community service student organizations offer opportunities for a wide variety of service activity: hands-on action in communities. Tuition remains the same. CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER http://cdc. board.edu/OO/off_campus_opps/ UniversityExchange. and a spirit of giving and many awesome people sharing. or an academic year. and about people whose lives may be very different from your own. resources. knowledge and skills necessary to be – Kelsie ‘12 27 . By fostering student initiative. and information sessions with potential employers.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs Placement or SAT II credit received prior to matriculation as satisfying its language prerequisites. and fees to their host schools. you should plan on completing additional language study at Stanford. since participants of BOSP remain registered at Stanford. Passport Requirement A valid passport is required to participate in all BOSP programs. HAAS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMICS Student Advisors who have recently returned from at least one quarter abroad represent each overseas program. When you participate in service. Costs associated with airfare and personal expenses will vary for each student and are the student’s responsibility. and instead of on-campus room and board.stanford. as are CDC-sponsored career/internship fairs. government service. internships. if you are interested in BOSP programs that have a language prerequisite. Academic work completed during an exchange is reviewed for transfer credit by the Office of the University Registrar. If you want more information about a particular location. the Career Development Center (CDC) is also a great place to go long before you graduate.edu (650) 723-0992 We encourage you to visit the Haas Center for Public Service. you are no longer eligible for Stanford services. alumni panels. a semester. you learn with. Therefore. the CDC has career-related assessments you can take to see where your interests.html The Stanford Diversity Exchange allows Stanford students to trade places with students from another college or university for a quarter. Workshops on resume writing and interviewing are held regularly. Costs and Financial Aid trends. If you are unsure about which career is right for you. the center can help you gain around you. Go to the website and register with Cardinal Careers to receive online newsletters about jobs. and program activities. and the latest http://haas. Student Advisors http://undergrad. from. the basic cost of a quarter overseas is about the same as the cost of a quarter on campus. financial aid continues uninterrupted. Morehouse. You can also schedule an appointment with a CDC counselor to discuss your plans for the future. If you permanently withdraw from Stanford to attend one of the participating schools. and with consideration for a student’s inability to work while out of the country. policy research. Participants in an exchange are not eligible to transfer permanently to the host school. you want to be. However. with so leadership. The Financial Aid Office automatically adjusts aid packages in accordance with differences in travel and personal expenses while abroad. BOSP strongly encourages you to ensure that you are in possession of a passport that will be valid until your anticipated graduation date. Exchange students pay tuition to and receive appropriate financial aid from their home institution. and Spelman. locally and elsewhere. contact one of the student advisors. which covers lodging. meals. relevant programs. They pay room.stanford. The Diversity Exchange now enjoys the participation of three historically black colleges and universities: Howard. An initial volunteer activity may lead There’s no better place to deeper understanding of underlying in the world to find out social issues and a desire to learn who you are and who more.

as well as at the Haas Center. You may explore and gain experience in areas such as urban youth development. The center works with faculty to build servicelearning courses and community research opportunities across a range of disciplines. you can learn about campus-wide service initiatives available through the residences. and ecological research.stanford. edu). edu). The learning environment at Stanford extends well beyond The Farm. and sororities. you may want to consider applying for the Public Service Scholars Program.sea. supportive. a range of youth and education programs. Holistic Biology (http://holisticbiology. and research as a form of public service. lecture courses. social entrepreneurship. philanthropy.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs a leader in a democratic. In odd years. are posted on the Haas Center website. Stanford@ SEA (http://stanford. and make decisions about possible public service careers. Haas staff can help you design or find campus or local placements during the academic year or anywhere in the U. The lab is fully equipped for molecular. physiology. Applications and more information are at the Hopkins website and the Biology Department’s Student Services Office in Gilbert 108. Through outreach by Frosh Service Ambassadors. University housing is available within walking distance of the station. 90 miles south of the main Stanford campus. come into the Bing Information and Resource Center (the BIRC) at Haas. In Spring. fellowships.stanford. Alternative Spring Break. courses. Winter Quarter emphasizes upper level biology classes with hands-on lab experiences such as molecular ecology.stanford.edu (831) 655-6200 Hopkins Marine Station is located on the shoreline of the Monterey Peninsula. nonprofit organizations. neuro. In your junior year. Talk to the staff and use the wealth of resources housed there. When you get to campus. ethical challenges in public and community service. Visit the Haas website for current information on all service-related events. religious organizations. some of which are direct placements and others self-designed service projects. updated quarterly. affordable housing. Lists of service-learning courses. and senior honors seminars. a section of the Bio Core course BIO 43 and associated lab is taught as well as an intensive course in undergraduate research methods. If you qualify for financial aid. physiological. 28 . national. Courses may take the form of seminars. (http://asb.edu) is offered in even years combining instruction at the station with an extended field expedition to the Gulf of California. Applications for courses at Hopkins Marine Station are due the quarter before. and invertebrate biology. except for a longer lead time for Stanford@SEA. internships.S. learning community where seniors doing honors research write theses that meet both academic and community standards of excellence and usefulness. stanford. and Stanford in Government (http://sig. the center offers postgraduate fellowships for seniors seeking leadership experience in government. you can participate in a service experience while earning a portion of your award through the federally-funded Community Service Work-Study program. community organizing. and international summer fellowships. and is home to nine faculty and scores of postdocs and graduate students. multicultural society. education policy. practica. ethnic community centers. during the summer. environmental issues and climate change. Finally. and philanthropic foundations for a year following graduation.edu) spends half of the Spring at Hopkins and the remainder doing shipboard research in the South Pacific. oceanography. and more. HOPKINS MARINE STATION http://hopkins. fraternities. jobs. The intertidal and offshore waters surrounding the station are a protected California State Marine Reserve and provide excellent resources for research and teaching in marine biology. Haas programs include the Public Service Leadership Fellows Program. a vibrant. directed readings. Staff members also will help you apply for the wide range of local.

including poetry.edu Introductory Seminars give freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to connect with Stanford faculty in an intimate and focused setting. and Business participate in this program. contact the OAE directly at (650) 723-1066. performances. Engineering. tutoring in various academic disciplines. as well as the Lane and SSRC Reading Rooms in Green Library. The Schwab Learning Center (SLC) offers enhanced services (beyond those required by state and federal laws) specifically for gifted students with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. the Center provides academic support and a place to share your words and ideas. innovative programs and services to provide students who are LD and/or ADHD an optimal experience at Stanford. the George and Leslie Hume Writing Center has quickly become an important hub of Stanford’s lively culture of writing. Law. the OAE offers an array of accommodations and auxiliary aids and services to students with documented disabilities. and drama. sensory disabilities. Earth Sciences. chronic illnesses. for use by students or any other member of the Stanford community who have temporary and permanent mobility impairments or who use a wheelchair. OFFICE OF ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION Students who may be eligible for services have a variety of disabilities. It also participates in outreach to public schools in our area. and graphic outliners are available from any of the computing clusters in Meyer. To arrange for an on-campus ride. the OAE runs a golf cart service.edu/group/OAE (650) 723-1066. and community outreach programs. The office’s goal is to enable students with disabilities to participate fully in the educational experience at Stanford while meeting the academic standards maintained by the University. Assistive technology software such as screen magnification. and you should make a point of applying each quarter in each of those years. speech recognition. The OAE supports a variety of assistive computer technology applications throughout the University. Brailing. offering seminars on a wide range of fascinating topics. Schwab Learning Center ACADEMICS http://stanford. learning disabilities. and WIM classes. There is no cost to use Schwab Learning Center services. books on tape or electronic text. examination accommodations.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs HUME WRITING CENTER Email: writingcenter@stanford. spoken word. and special housing arrangements. call (650) 725-2484 (725-CHUG). Direct support services include. and open mic nights. Tresidder. text-to-speech screen readers. the Center provides workshops for students enrolled in PWR. During the academic year. notetaking.edu (650) 723-0045 Founded in 2001. but are not limited to. to encourage active critical inquiry. and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. individual learning strategy sessions. Medicine. To learn about the office’s services. These applications are intended to assist students in meeting their academic objectives and support their learning needs. DisGo Cart. oral or sign language interpretation. Established in 2001 by a generous endowment from Charles and Helen Schwab. Faculty from the Schools of Humanities and Sciences.” a series of engaging conversations with faculty about their own writing in a range of fields.stanford. students may self-refer to the SLC. It also awards excellence in multimedia presentations performed in PWR 2 classes with the Oral Presentation of Research Award (OPRA). 29 . IHUM. They are specially designed to create a sense of intellectual excitement. At the core of the Hume Writing Center’s services are individual consultations available to students working on any kind of writing. In addition. including mobility impairments. and the residences. You will have access to these courses in both your first and second years. TTY: (650) 723-1067 The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) provides services and resources to students with disabilities. The Center hosts “How I Write. which recognizes the creative application of research methodology and outstanding use of sources in PWR 1 essays. the center is designed to be a supportive learning environment offering comprehensive. the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. and to explore areas of academic interest. and psychological disabilities. Among the services offered are screening assessments for learning differences. as well as a broad range of readings. Whatever your writing challenges and interests may be. CART. the Center provides a meeting and performance space for students working in a variety of forms. INTRODUCTORY SEMINARS http://introsems. Education. Beyond support for academic work. An Introductory Seminar catalogue describing the 2010-11 seminars and application dates will be mailed to your home address in August. The Center offers the Innovative Research Award (IRA). In accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

through discussions of social norms. assistance in the use of technology. practicing class presentations. and integrating multimedia tools. and multicultural experiences. recognizing there are developmental stages and stressors common to college students. Priorities of Residential Education 1. RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION Bechtel International Center http://www. The Oral Communication Program also offers such resources as a Speaking Center (a rehearsal studio for practicing oral presentations). ideas. The Residential Education program at Stanford provides undergraduates with a small-community experience within the context of a large research university. Marshall. the ORC also sells passport photos and issues International Student ID Cards. including reducing speech anxiety. Residential Education complements the academic curriculum with programs and activities essential to your preparation for a life of leadership. Our conviction is that living and learning should be integrated. and health education. and service. OVERSEAS RESOURCE CENTER for study and research abroad. The ORC also offers information and advising on postdocs. and introduction to an array of stimulating people. intellectual engagement. It provides personalized assistance to meet your oral communication needs. discussions of issues. residence-based classes. exposure to arts and cultures.stanford. personal counseling. but not a common timeline. Intellectual development – through interaction with faculty. and through residence-based advising.edu/ARS/help_oral/oct. The ORC offers one-on-one advising sessions and provides support in all aspects of the application process.edu/resed (650) 725-2800 The University considers the residential component of your education so important that you are required to live on campus as a freshman or first-year transfer student.stanford. The ORC maintains a library of scholarship literature and binders of previous successful application essays. and through programs designed to enhance students’ well-being and ability to use the campus resources available to them. the Overseas Resource Center (ORC) is Stanford’s advising center for students and alums pursuing international scholarships http://studentaffairs.edu/dept/icenter/orc/index. 30 . look in the Stanford Bulletin listings under Center for Teaching and Learning or drop by the Oral Communication Program’s office on the fourth floor of Sweet Hall. parental and peer pressure. and quarterly creditbearing courses such as CTL 117: The Art of Effective Speaking.stanford. In addition. and advises on many smaller awards that provide funding for undergraduates to participate in study abroad or language programs throughout the year. Interpersonal development – providing support for students’ personal growth and maturation. and personal support are important components of a Stanford education. and Fulbright. Introductory and advanced services are available to accommodate all students. and programs and services aimed at enhancing your well-being and your ability to use Stanford’s educational and other resources. Students prepare for a presentation on World War II at the Bing Overseas Studies Program in Berlin. For more course information. 2. and that formal teaching. citizenship. The ORC administers major postgraduate awards such as the Rhodes. a peer tutoring and consulting program. informal learning experiences. In addition to the advising service.html (650) 725-0881 Housed in Bechtel International Center.html (650) 723-1326 Would you like to be able to grab an audience’s attention and hold it? Would you like to feel more confident speaking in front of a group? The Oral Communication Program at the Center for Teaching and Learning can help you develop your skills in spoken expression and presentation. informal learning.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs ORAL COMMUNICATION PROGRAM http://undergrad.

and the National Endowment for Democracy. and politically. they will need to apply and be interviewed three quarters in advance. STANFORD IN WASHINGTON PROGRAM http://stanford. Music). allow students an insider’s view to the decision-making process. including tours of the Smithsonian museums. the active exchange of views. The Washington community offers a wealth of internships in all areas of study. In addition to the internship and coursework. Stanford community members have access to world-class print and digital collections at nearly 20 libraries. Education. Gettysburg. and meet with Supreme Court justices. talent this vast. Students may work with such organizations as the Department of Justice.. provides students with an exceptional opportunity to focus their studies and their future career goals. Students apply to the program two quarters in advance of the quarter they wish to attend. Learning both inside the classroom and beyond it in the Washington community.stanford. etc. the internship is the highlight of the program. journalists. For most students. printers and scanners.g. The library has a “reserves” collection for those materials reserved by faculty for use by students taking particular courses. where dayto-day policy decisions are made. students work at full-time internships in the world of Washington politics and policy. Internship http://library. Leadership development – where opportunities exist to build skills and exercise responsibility for personal and group decisions. and public interest group leaders. empathy. basic and specialized computer clusters. students will explore Washington’s cultural resources and rich history. Sciences. which houses the humanities and social science research collection. where each student feels fully included and where the environment is characterized by mutual concern. During the quarter.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs students will explore membership in a pluralistic community.edu (650) 725-1064 The Stanford Libraries are an integral part of the academic life of Stanford providing an extraordinary array of resources and services to the community.). computer immersed in a pool of clusters. the National Institutes of Health. but doing both requires careful academic planning. The program is designed for students in any major in their junior year or in the first and/or second quarters of their senior year. Green Library and the Information Center http://infocenter. However. microfiche. yourself when you’re Art. and trips to Monticello. members of Congress. supervisors. plus the Media and Microtext collections (DVDs. who frequently are policymakers. Green Library houses the Department of Special Collections and the University Archives. CDs. performances at the Kennedy Center. the World Bank. is the largest library at Stanford. Stanford in Washington is not incompatible with a quarter overseas. culturally.edu/dept/siw (650) 736-2319 The Stanford in Washington (SIW) program is an opportunity to spend a quarter studying in the nation’s capital.stanford. THE STANFORD LIBRARIES ACADEMICS Residential programs offer freshmen a way to interact academically and connect with peers outside of the classroom. if they are overseas or otherwise not on campus during that time. The Information Center at the – Adam ‘11 library serves the basic reference and 31 . These reserve services There’s no reason to are also available in many of the branch learn everything by libraries (e. The libraries also provide a variety of individual and group study spaces. Green Library. Subject librarians are available to provide research consultation to students across all disciplines. take courses from visiting Stanford faculty and Washington experts. 3. Note that Winter Quarter at SIW is focused entirely on health and environmental policy. and wireless internet access.edu (650) 725-1064 The Cecil H. and the freedom to differ intellectually. Green Library also has large and small study rooms. and other places of national interest. government officials.

The Multimedia Studio is an all-Mac drop-in facility that includes equipment and software for digital video editing.stanford. The first floor hosts technology-enhanced classrooms and flexible. the Academic Technology Lab for faculty. You are welcome to use these libraries at any point in your undergraduate career. The Digital Language Lab (http://thelab.stanford. and laptop areas. Workstations in the Lab are customized to allow users to do work in foreign character sets. Henry Meyer Memorial Library houses the following services and collections: Academic Computing Services provides a variety of instructional support services within Meyer Library. The Lab also hosts large-scale online testing for the Stanford Language Center. the Multimedia Studio. The student staff of the Tech Desk provides general consulting and help for Meyer services and study spaces. Facilities located on the second floor of Meyer include the Tech Desk. poster printing. Specialized subject reference assistance is also available in Green and in the other research libraries. Explore these resources once you are on campus: • Archive of Recorded Sound • Art and Architecture • Biology • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering • Earth Sciences and Map Collection • East Asia (in the Meyer Library) • Education • Engineering • Marine Biology • Mathematics and Statistics • Music Meyer Library http://library. The Bing Wing of Green Library is among the University’s historic landmarks and a popular place to study.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs instructional needs of students in the humanities and social sciences. informal 24-hour study areas equipped with laser printers. The Digital Language Lab and the multipurpose FlexClass are also on the second floor. multimedia production. and video format conversion. The lobby area is also open 24 hours and offers a mix of group study. and to communicate using Voice Over IP. laptop areas.edu/depts/meyer (650) 723-5600 The J. and computer stations. Each of the research libraries has professional staff with expertise in the field who can help you with your research needs. The Lab comprises four learning spaces configured to support instruction and learning of the world’s natural languages. 32 . clusters with computers running Mac OS X and Windows XP. image scanning and manipulation. wireless access points. and computers running Mac OS X and Windows XP. to record voice. and AV equipment checkout.edu) is the hub for multilingual computing and communication at Stanford.

race. foster a deeper understanding of the world beyond Stanford. YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY 33 . ethnicity. gender.Your Stanford Community Belonging at Stanford Vice Provost for Student Affairs Values and Standards Acts of Intolerance Protocol Alcohol and Drinking Judicial Affairs Policy on Smoke-Free Environment Sexual Violations The Fundamental Standard The Honor Code Finding Your Place(s) Arts in Student Life Asian American Activities Center Associated Students of Stanford University Athletics. and geographical background. and staff of the Stanford family. At Stanford we affirm our respect for diversity in all of the characteristics that describe people. and Recreation Bechtel International Center Black Community Services Center El Centro Chicano Greek Community LGBT Community Resources Center Native American Cultural Center/American Indian. including age. This wide range of life experiences and backgrounds is critical for building a vital intellectual community within the University. ability difference. faculty. nationality. economic status. political beliefs. Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program Old Union Publications and Media Religious Groups at Stanford Stanford Traditions Student Clubs and Organizations Tresidder Memorial Union Women’s Community Center 42 43 43 43 44 45 46 46 33 34 34 35 36 34 36 36 35 35 37 37 40 40 40 41 41 42 42 42 Belonging at Stanford We are proud of the diversity of the students. Physical Education. We believe encounters between people with different perspectives and points of view stimulate creative thinking. and promote the development of a strong community on our campus in which all members are truly valued. sexual orientation.

and cognitive development. an observant eye. both in and out of the classroom. and Stanford becomes the Haas Center for Public home. – Brian ’12 Values and Standards As a member of the campus community. Office of Accessible Education. Bechtel International The sooner you get Center. Ethnic and Community Centers. handle concerns filed with the office. a desire to learn as much as possible. Student Activities and Leadership. and I expect that your Stanford years will be fulfilling in ways you cannot yet imagine. to explore new activities. and to challenge yourself in the quest for knowledge and self enlightenment. and well-being of students. Vice Provost for Student Affairs 34 . Educational Resources. Members of the Office of Judicial Affairs staff assist students in understanding the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code. the sooner Registrar. Office of the University involved. and eat your first meal in the dining hall. JUDICIAL AFFAIRS http://judicialaffairs. and staff. move into your dorm room. Others will take much longer and some questions will crop up just as you answer others.stanford. It is our job to support the academic mission of the University and to enhance your college experience and all of us believe that we are here to serve students. Vaden Health Center. The Student Affairs division is committed to the social.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Values and Standards VICE PROVOST FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS http://studentaffairs. Integrity and civility toward others in all areas of academic and community life are expected of all students. Graduate Life Office. Some will be answered as you meet your roommate and your Resident Fellow. Career Development Center. Judicial Affairs. Bring an open. Greg Boardman. and you are accountable for your actions and the consequences of those actions. and work directly with students regarding any such concerns. Service. carrying all your favorite belongings and bringing with you a slew of questions about your new life. Residential Education. ethical. Offices and programs include: Student Life.stanford. At Stanford you are continually encouraged to try new classes. psychological. Our community is built on diversity and a profound but fundamental respect for individual differences.edu (650) 725-2485 The Office of Judicial Affairs is responsible for responding to all concerns that a violation of a student conduct policy may have occurred.edu (650) 725-1808 The office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs supports the academic mission of the University and strives to enhance the overall quality of life at Stanford for all students. Within a few months you’ll be arriving on campus. you are expected to live by a code of ethical behavior. faculty. questioning mind. You have the opportunity to learn from the truly amazing people who will be your teachers and the equally amazing people who are your peers. The Office of Judicial Affairs also ensures student participation in the judicial process through the Judicial Panel Pool. The staff in student affairs stands ready to assist and champion you in your career at Stanford whenever the need arises.

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THE FUNDAMENTAL STANDARD

The Fundamental Standard has set the standard of conduct for students at Stanford since 1896. It states: Students at Stanford are expected to show both within and without the University such respect for order, morality, personal honor, and the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens. Failure to do this will be sufficient cause for removal from the University. Over the years, the Fundamental Standard has been applied to a great variety of situations. Although there is no standard penalty that applies to violations of the Fundamental Standard, all violations are taken very seriously. Infractions have led to penalties ranging from a formal warning to expulsion. In each case, sanctions are determined based upon the seriousness and context of the violation.
THE HONOR CODE

and 80 hours of community service. Additional sanctions include other penalties up to and including expulsion. The full text of the Honor Code, the Interpretations and Applications of the Honor Code, the full text of the Student Judicial Charter—which applies to both the Fundamental Standard and the Honor Code—as well as the text of other student conduct policies are available on the Office of Judicial Affairs website at http:// judicialaffairs.stanford.edu.
ACTS OF INTOLERANCE PROTOCOL

The Honor Code is the application of the Fundamental Standard to academic matters. It is based on a collaborative effort between faculty and students to create an academic environment based on trust. At Stanford, faculty and teaching assistants do not proctor exams or take any action that would result in a breach of that trust (such as searching a student for notes before the student enters a test room). This means students assume full responsibility for their conduct and will be held accountable for the same. The Honor Code states, in part: 1. that [students] will not give or receive aid in examinations; that they will not give or receive unpermitted aid in class work, in the preparation of reports, or in any other work that is to be used by the instructor as the basis of grading; 2. that they will do their share and take an active part in seeing to it that others as well as themselves uphold the spirit and letter of the Honor Code. Violations of the Honor Code are taken very seriously. The standard penalty for a first violation of the Honor Code is a one-quarter suspension from the University and 40 hours of community service. In addition, most The Honor Code comes faculty members issue a “no to guide how and why pass” for the class in which the violation occurred. The we work, and pushes us standard penalty for a second to do even more. violation of the Honor Code – Thom ’10 is a three-quarter suspension

Stanford is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment in which everyone is valued and respected, inclusion is assured, and free expression and debate are encouraged. The Acts of Intolerance Protocol establishes a mechanism for addressing situations involving a real or perceived act of intolerance. In such an instance we wish to proceed thoughtfully, providing support to all of those affected, while also affirming that we value differences, free expression, and debate as sources of strength for our community. An act of intolerance is defined as conduct that adversely and unfairly targets an individual or group on the basis of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics: gender or gender identity; race or ethnicity; disability; religion; sexual orientation; nationality; or age. The protocol outlines procedures to be followed when acts of intolerance (or perceived acts of intolerance) occur and to promote a climate of respect: it is not intended to be used as a means of censorship or to limit in any way dialogue and the free expression of opinions and ideas. A student who witnesses or views the evidence of an act of intolerance is encouraged to report the incident to police or, if it occurs in a residence hall, to a Resident Fellow (RF), Resident Assistant (RA), or Residence Dean (RD), who will in turn notify the Director of Residential Education and the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Educational Resources. Acts of intolerance (or perceived acts of intolerance) will be addressed by the University on a case-by-case basis with immediate attention focused on the well-being of the targeted individual or group and the community members impacted by the incident. The Associate Vice Provost has ultimate responsibility to ensure that the Acts of Intolerance Protocol is being followed and will ensure that appropriate educational tools for students, faculty, and staff are developed. A copy of the protocol is available online at: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/vpsa/intolerance/.
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ALCOHOL AND DRINKING

POLICY ON SEXUAL ASSAULT

Stanford University is absolutely committed to student safety, and we maintain an educational approach to dealing with campus alcohol issues. We build a community of individual and collective responsibility where students who legally drink alcohol live and study with nondrinkers in a safe and comfortable environment. In fact, a significant number of Stanford students abstain from alcohol use. Overall, we want you to care for each other by preventing yourself and others from engaging in dangerous alcoholrelated behaviors. The vast majority of you will make respectable choices about alcohol consumption and behave appropriately. That is the norm. However, for those who engage in highrisk and/or excessive drinking, the University takes swift and serious steps to educate and/or discipline students. Our foremost commitment is to create and sustain a safe and healthy campus through education and firm alcohol policies. For those who will be coming to Stanford from out-ofstate or from another country, you should be aware that in the state of California, it is illegal to drink alcohol if you are under 21 years of age, and it is illegal to buy alcohol for, or to serve it to, those under 21. Also, it is illegal to possess a fake ID. The Stanford Police Department enforces the drinking-age requirement. Stanford University offers a plethora of programming about alcohol safety in the residences, especially during New Student Orientation. The campus works together as partners in these efforts with students, faculty, staff, and the police. Specific information about programs, policies, and initiatives can be obtained from the Vaden Health Center, Substance Abuse Prevention Program at (650) 723-3429 or at http://alcohol.stanford.edu.
SEXUAL VIOLATIONS
POLICY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual assault is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Stanford. The University urges an individual who has experienced a sexual assault to make an official report. A report of sexual assault will be dealt with promptly. Confidentiality will be maintained to the greatest extent possible. The University is committed to treating those who have experienced unwanted sexual contact with sensitivity and respect, and to providing information regarding on- and off-campus services and resources. A student, faculty member, or staff member who commits an act of unwanted sexual contact will be subject to discipline up to and including termination or other appropriate institutional sanctions. Prosecution by external authorities may also result. Students who have experienced a sexual assault, or are supporting someone who has, are encouraged to call the YWCA Sexual Assault Center at Stanford. The 24-hour hotline number is (650) 725-9955. Stanford’s policies on sexual assault and sexual harassment are available at http://adminguide.stanford.edu/23_2.pdf and http://adminguide.stanford.edu/23_3.pdf.
POLICY ON SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT

It is the policy of Stanford University that smoking of tobacco products in enclosed buildings and facilities, and during indoor or outdoor events on the campus, is prohibited. Specifically, smoking is prohibited in classrooms and offices, all enclosed buildings and facilities, in covered walkways, in University vehicles, during indoor or outdoor athletic events, and during other Universitysponsored or designated indoor or outdoor events.

It is the policy of Stanford University to maintain the University community as a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff free of sexual harassment. It is further the policy of the University to prevent, correct, and remedy sexual harassment. All students, faculty, and staff are subject to this policy.

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Finding Your Place(s)
ARTS IN STUDENT LIFE

http://studentarts.stanford.edu Email: studentarts@stanford.edu To join the ArtsUpdate list, email artsupdate-join@lists. stanford.edu from your Stanford email account to stay up-to-date on the arts at Stanford. At Stanford, the arts make up a large part of student life, culture, and tradition. Whether it’s dance, drama, creative writing, visual arts, film, or music, the arts cross boundaries and sub-communities within the University and provide common ground for Stanford students. Whether you are planning to integrate the arts into your studies by becoming an arts major or minor, continue your artistic passion through an extracurricular student organization, or simply support your talented classmates by becoming a dedicated audience member and fan, there are many ways to engage in the arts at Stanford. The Stanford Student Arts Website is the online hub for Stanford’s student arts community. The site features a comprehensive arts events calendar, a community blog, an extensive resources section, a bulletin board for connections and opportunities in the arts, a media gallery for posting your creations, and much more. The site is a key resource to engage with the Stanford arts scene. Visit the URL above to learn more about what’s going on at Stanford in the arts.
Cantor Arts Center

http://museum.stanford.edu (650) 723-4177 The Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University’s own museum, has 24 galleries presenting art from around the

world and spanning 4000 years. The Center brings a full range of changing exhibitions to campus and offers free admission to everyone. It features the largest collection of Auguste Rodin bronzes outside of Paris, an organic café, a bookshop, and a variety of free programs throughout the year. Faculty and students use the Center’s collections, exhibitions, and facilities to support teaching and research. There are many ways for students to engage with the Center. Sign up for a free Student Membership to hear about student-curated exhibitions, gallery openings, free studio art classes, invitations to student-only events, and a 10% discount at the Center Bookshop, among other great opportunities. To sign up, come to the Cantor Arts Center and fill out an application located at an entrance desk. This year’s “Party on the Edge,” an annual event just for Stanford students, is Thursday, October 14, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. It features a variety of live performances by students, free food, open mic, student-produced films, student artwork, and more. “Party on the Edge” is also a good time to sign up for your free Stanford student membership. Each Autumn Quarter, Stanford students can train to become Student Guides in sessions with curators and museum staff through the one-unit ARTHIST 99A class. For more information about the Student Guide class, contact Kristen Olson at (650) 723-4435 or klolson@stanford.edu. The Center awards the Geballe Prize for Writing every Spring Quarter for written work relating to the Cantor Arts Center’s collection. For more information about these programs, student employment, and exhibitions curated by students through coursework, visit http://museum. stanford.edu, and click on the “Students and Faculty” link at the top.
Drama and Dance

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A fun way to get to know the Cantor Arts Center is to go to its “Party on the Edge” in October.

http://drama.stanford.edu (650) 723-2576 The Drama Department offers a dual approach to the study of performance—scholarly and creative. In addition to a spectrum of academic courses devoted to the history and theory of performance and theatre, Drama also offers creative courses devoted to acting, directing, and designing. The department also supports and creates a variety of major productions, original works, one-act plays, and staged readings. Open auditions are held at the beginning of each quarter for upcoming shows. Students interested in lighting, make up, costume, stage management, carpentry, and design are also given opportunities to work on productions. In addition, through a partnership with the
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Public Theater in New York, there are opportunities for students to work with professional playwrights, actors, directors, and others each year. The department offers both a major and a minor. Student-run theatrical organizations include Ram’s Head, the oldest and largest group, which produces three shows each year: Gaieties, a student-written, pre-Big Game performance; the Original Winter One Acts, three studentwritten and performed plays; and a spring Broadway-style musical. Other student theater organizations include the Stanford Improvisors, the Committee on Black Performing Arts, the Asian American Theater Project, the Stanford Shakespeare Society, the Stanford Savoyards, and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, which often features a drama or dance professional. The Stanford Theater Activist Mobilization Project (STAMP) was started in 2006 and uses the power of performance as a means to cultivate social change. In addition to student groups, many residences also present a show each year. The Drama Department’s Dance Division offers a range of technique, composition, repertory, and dance history classes. Studio classes in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, Afro styles, and social dance are offered at all levels. Open format low tech performances are offered every other month showcasing individual and student group choreography. In

addition to working with professional guest artists, students interested in choreographing and performing can participate in student-run clubs including Alliance Streetdance, Arabesque Middle Eastern Dance, Ballet Folklórico de Stanford, Bent Spoon Contemporary Dance Company, Cardinal Ballet, Cardinal Whirlwinds Square Dance Exhibition Team, Chocolate Heads, Decadance, dv8, Grupo Folklórico Latino Dance, Israeli Folk Dance, jam pac’d Jazz, Hip Hop, Stanford Ballroom Dance Club, Stanford Tango Club, Swing Kids, Swingtime, and Urban Styles LA-style Jazz Dancing.
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http://music.stanford.edu (650) 723-3811 The Department of Music offers a broad spectrum of academic classes and performance opportunities. Beginning instruction is available in piano, guitar, and voice. Private lessons at intermediate and advanced levels can be taken for credit in the instruments found in the orchestra, as well as some early instruments and unusual instruments (extra fees are involved, but scholarships are available). Check the department’s bulletin boards in Braun Music Center or the departmental website for minimum proficiency requirements for private lessons. Auditions are held at the beginning of each quarter. In addition, the Department of Music offers many ensembles open by audition to the general student body. In fact, most of the students in these ensembles are not music majors. The Department of Music has five choral ensembles that perform a wide range of literature from early music and chant to works by emerging composers. Auditions for all ensembles are during Orientation; check at the Department of Music for audition information during Orientation activities. The Stanford Chamber Chorale (http://chorale. stanford.edu) is the most selective of the choral ensembles, choosing 24 students from a two-tiered audition process to build the best blend of voices possible. The Early Music Singers specializes in the performance of choral literature from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. University Singers (http://usingers.stanford.edu) is a select ensemble of about 50 members from the student body and the Stanford community. Symphonic Chorus (http://www.stanford.edu/group/ SymCh) is made up of approximately 150 students, staff, faculty, and members of the Stanford community.

Over the next few years. Whether you’re trying to decide what activities to join.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) Memorial Church Choir provides music for the Sunday morning services in Memorial Church and performs combined-ensemble programs for events. or you’re struggling with a difficult personal decision. romantic. The groups perform diverse programs of baroque. You will be able to draw upon many campus resources to promote your personal and intellectual growth. Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life 39 . and exploring your academic and extracurricular interests. while radically transforming both.stanford. Chris Griffith. classical. The Stanford Laptop Orchestra or SLOrk (http://slork.edu). YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY The Department of Music sponsors a variety of student vocal and instrumental ensembles for both music and non-music majors.edu) is a large-scale. We trust that you will treat others with respect and that you will ensure that all members of our community feel valued and included. check the music office in Braun Music Center for more information. Welcome to the Stanford community. edu/philharmonia) is a select chamber orchestra of 35 performers. The Fundamental Standard and the Honor Code exist to protect these important community values. During New Student Orientation (NSO) you’ll be introduced to many people who can support and advise you and who will be cheering you on throughout your Stanford career. Our role in the community is to help you thrive on that journey. engaging in opportunities to develop your leadership abilities. jazz. As a member of our community. Auditions for these ensembles are held during Orientation as well. computermediated ensemble that explores cutting-edge technology in combination with conventional musical contexts. such as the Festival of Lessons and Carols. you’ll hear a lot about community and you’ll soon discover that the concept of community is integral to life here at Stanford. and contemporary works. Inherent in the privilege of being a member of our community is the responsibility to uphold community standards. has now expanded to nearly 90 members from across the student body and the surrounding community. stanford. The Stanford Philharmonia (http://sso. throughout the year. founded just two months after the University in 1891. The Stanford Symphony Orchestra (http://sso. remember that we want you to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself. The Department of Music also has a number of instrumental ensembles. We also trust that you will help us maintain the highest academic standards.stanford. The group offers accomplished musicians an opportunity to perform works for a small orchestra. you will be afforded many privileges—participating in student organizations.

funds student organizations. a computer cluster.edu/ group/jazz) is a group of about 20 students. and meeting and rehearsal space.gostanford.edu). The ASSU consists of the President. and the Graduate Student Council. the ASSU appoints students to University committees. and recreation. do an internet search for “Stanford a cappella. The Undergraduate Senate and the ASSU Executives have intern programs for new students. and offers free legal help.edu/ group/windensemble) features about 40 undergraduates. Stanford also features many rock and jazz bands organized and run by students. . graduate students. brings important speakers to campus. along with Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE). ATHLETICS. Each year.stanford. and other locales.com (650) 723-4591. special dinners. The ASSU represents Stanford’s 15. 40 http://stanford. Stanford Taiko (http://taiko.edu (650) 725-2778 On the third day of classes in 1891. and staff to provide seminars. informal sessions. such as this traditional Admit Weekend performance http://assu. Intercollegiate Athletics (650) 723-7686.stanford. To find out more about specific groups. is Stanford’s infamous and quirky Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (http:// lsjumb. Stanford maintains 1. holds concerts. the last 15 years. the Vice President. a business subsidiary of ASSU. and community members.000 undergraduate and graduate students on campus issues. It houses an Asian American resource library and sponsors a speaker series that provides opportunities for students to interact with faculty and staff in small. Physical Education (650) 724-9872.stanford.stanford. ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY The Band shows its school spirit by participating in campus-wide events. Look for more information at ASSU’s website or attend one of its information sessions held during Orientation. but never least. These bands play at parties. Stanford is home to talented and recognized a cappella groups that compete and tour nationally and internationally.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) The Stanford Jazz Orchestra (http://stanford. mentoring programs.edu) is an entirely student-run group that performs the traditional art of Japanese drumming. and provides important student services.edu/dept/pe http://www. the student body met and established itself as the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU). Stanford has won the Division I Directors’ Cup. Recreation Stanford promotes excellence in academics. which honors the most successful program in NCAA sports. faculty. AND RECREATION The Savoyards are a Gilbert and Sullivan troupe that performs two operettas by the comic duo every year. Neither experience nor musical background is required to join the band. Many extracurricular musical opportunities abound on campus outside of the department. and staff who focus on and keep alive the tradition of big band jazz. athletics. Approximately 850 students participate in Stanford Athletics’ 35 intercollegiate varsity sports. sponsors community service projects and student advocacy campaigns.edu (650) 723-3681 The Asian American Activities Center (A3C) is the hub of the Asian American community at Stanford and home of more than 40 Asian American student organizations. the Undergraduate Senate.000. and lecture series for the campus community. The Stanford Wind Ensemble (http://stanford.” ASIAN AMERICAN ACTIVITIES CENTER http://a3c. The A3C collaborates with faculty. They will teach you everything that’s important (like when to jump during “All Right Now” and what combinations of clothing/uniforms look horridly funny). PHYSICAL EDUCATION.000 gross feet of indoor facilities and more than 100 acres of outdoor fields. Last. alumni. The center also provides organizational advising.

and social benefits of University life. the 7. cheer. table tennis.edu/dept/BCSC (650) 723-1587 The Black Community Services Center (BCSC) is a thriving clearinghouse of resources and opportunities for all students of African descent. Incoming international students should visit the I-Center website for answers to the questions that tend to be unique to international students. provides programming in trying something assistance and event advising. soccer. triathlon and ultimate frisbee. – Mattias ’10 the BCSC provides computer 41 . climbing. an annual event at which hundreds of student groups showcase their activities. http://stanford. badminton. In addition. almost 6. film series. and weight training. skiing. including softball. running. volleyball. Students may join a club sport. Social activities at the I-Center highlight the diversity of cultures at Stanford and include language exchanges. basketball. judo. The Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation opened in Autumn 2005. staff. flag football. as well as support for more than 30 international student organizations. and a sports medicine clinic for varsity athletes. the 4. faculty. and staff participate annually in a variety of team and individual intramural sports. one player was selected by the US for the 7’s Rugby World Cup in Dubai and another player selected for the U-20 US Team. squash. In addition. faculty. and serves as a place for cultural exchange. Taekwondo finished 2nd at Collegiate Nationals including two individual gold medals and its head coach was named NCTA Coach of the Year. squash. horse polo. cricket.786-yard Stanford Golf Course. fitness. which competes at the intercollegiate level and accommodates a wide spectrum of talent. there’s plenty to development for more than choose from in terms of 30 black volunteer student extracurriculars. yet still challenge top-quality athletes. including information on the pre-orientation program for new international undergraduates.000seat Sunken Diamond.stanford. Most teams accept novices. cycling. In addition. departments. equestrian. Available sports include archery. lacrosse. Equestrian finished 3rd at Nationals. ice hockey. including basketball. fencing. It also helps international students adjust to the Stanford culture. Residence halls. Squash finished the season ranked 26th in the nation among club and varsity teams and 2nd among club teams in the US. and staff.edu (650) 723-1831 The Bechtel International Center (I-Center) is the office at Stanford that handles visa issues and concerns of international students. offers special orientation programs to incoming students. organizations. all of which are available to all students. discussions. the center provides an academic support center. the 17-court Taube Family Tennis Center. and Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee both finished 3rd at Collegiate Nationals. and houses a variety of recreational sports. The staff at the BCSC are committed to ensuring that Stanford’s African and Black American students. the Avery Aquatic Center. Cycling won 2nd in the Nationals Women’s Team Time Trial.000 students. taekwondo. Women’s Rugby finished 2nd at Division I Collegiate Nationals hosted at Stanford. offers individual counseling and If you’re interested coaching. and the 50. and dodge ball. dance and art classes. and alumni enjoy the full intellectual. BLACK COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY The Activities Fair. table tennis. in their fifth straight final championship game appearance. rugby.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) Among Stanford’s facilities are the 6.000-seat Stanford Stadium. cultural. The center implements intellectual programs. and coordinates leadership new. and friend groups compete for bragging rights and Intramural Champion T-shirts that are awarded to Stanford Intramural Sports Champions. and lectures about current events. In 2008-2009.613-seat Maples Pavilion. BECHTEL INTERNATIONAL CENTER http://icenter.

stanford. In addition. minicourses. cultural. EL CENTRO CHICANO LGBT COMMUNITY RESOURCES CENTER http://stanford. next to Tresidder Memorial Union. a student-run dorm outreach and diversity awareness program. (650) 723-5851. More information is available on the LGBTCRC website. academic recognition programs. colloquia. and how to come out at Stanford? If you answered yes to any of the above questions. searchable database of LGBT-friendly faculty and staff. as well as support for LGBT volunteer student organizations and student-driven initiatives through our Queer Awareness Days program. when. diverse. and thriving LGBT community even before you arrive on campus. watch DVDs. or allied. Stanford has a deferred recruitment period that does not take place until early Spring Quarter. Through advising and referrals. campus resources. gay. http://lgbt. We offer a range of programs including Community Academic Support and Advising (LGBT-CASA). support groups.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) workspace. questioning. social and cultural events. giving students many opportunities to explore career options while serving the Stanford and outside community.stanford. The Greek community is made up of a total of 28 organizations with ten having housed facilities. hang out.edu (650) 723-0778 Fraternities and sororities have been part of the Stanford student experience since 1891. study. GREEK COMMUNITY http://greek. address your concerns. nor does Stanford accept recommendations as part of its recruitment process. or transgender (LGBT)? Questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity. It houses more than 20 volunteer student organizations. residence programs. the center is a great place to meet other queer and allied students. and listings of classes with LGBT content. Freshmen cannot join a fraternity or sorority before this time. questioning.edu (650) 725-4222 Are you lesbian. (650) 725-6944 The Native American Cultural Center and American Indian. bisexual. and help you to have a fabulous first year at Stanford. meeting space. diversity trainings. check email.edu. NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER/AMERICAN INDIAN. social. The LGBT-CRC is located on the second floor of the Fire Truck House. or (650) 724-2306. and alumni. and leadership development programs.edu/dept/elcentro (650) 723-2089 El Centro Chicano is a focal point for the Chicano/ Latino community at Stanford. 42 http://nacc. Alaska Native. ALASKA NATIVE AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN PROGRAM The Annual Stanford Powwow brings together people from many tribes for a three-day celebration of diverse Native American cultures. or learn about campus resources. The LGBT-CRC professional staff is available to answer your questions. the LGBT-CRC provides and coordinates lecture series. The center provides a variety of academic. Contact Ben Davidson or Haleema Jazmin Quill at lgbtcrc@stanford. All Greek organizations have affiliations with a national organization. El Centro’s professional staff helps students succeed academically and personally. Featuring a comprehensive campus LGBT events calendar. and Native Hawaiian Program .stanford. and a variety of workshops and activities. or the significance of personal and cultural differences? Concerned about being assigned an LGBT-friendly roommate? Or wondering if. browse books and magazines. and serves as an important link to faculty. and allied freshmen and Safe and Open Spaces at Stanford. join one of a wide range of LGBT student organizations. seminars.edu (650) 723-4078. leadership development retreats. the LGBT Community Resources Center (LGBT-CRC) is your oasis on campus. health education workshops. the website is a great way to learn about Stanford’s vibrant. which is a small-group mentoring program for queer. Whether you are out and proud.

Three of the most widely distributed publications on campus are The Stanford Daily. For example. and a weekly humor sheet. and The Stanford Chaparral. business. no experience is necessary. RELIGIOUS GROUPS AT STANFORD YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY http://religiouslife. the Wellness Room. When you get to campus. Located inside the Old Union are offices for ASSU. a diverse intertribal gathering of artists. and Stanford’s radio station. there are a number of online academic journals. dancers. Currently there are 24 student publications and media groups. Student Life. often.edu (650) 723-1762 Stanford’s support of a multi-faith university chaplaincy presumes that faith and spiritual quest. Old Union was temporarily closed for renovation in order to restore it and return it to its original purpose. The NACC/AIANNHP provides resources and a nurturing environment in which community members and friends can gather. a modern version of a neighborhood diner. The Review is known as the conservative voice on campus and typically publishes every week. Beyond these broad-based publications. a stunning multi-faith sanctuary. and Experiences). which prides itself as the second oldest campus humor publication. which has an active sports department covering many Stanford sports. typically publishes twice per quarter. approximately 30. SCBN.000 visitors come to campus for this event. Designed as a traditional campus newspaper. and Old Union features the Axe and Palm. 43 .stanford. both in the individual Memorial Church is one of many historic buildings on Stanford’s campus. The southern wing of Old Union is dubbed the Clubhouse and there you can find the Asian American Activities Center and the Native American Cultural Center. sports. be sure to check out Old Union. buildings on campus to house – RJ ’11 student services. Student Activities and Leadership.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) (NACC/AIANNHP) are the nucleus of the Native American community at Stanford. In 2006. the building evolved into an administrative center and became less and less a student center. The Stanford Review. entertainment. there are many thematic ones actively involving students including the Stanford Scientific Review and The Stanford Progressive. KZSU 90. The center is headquarters for nearly 20 Native organizations on campus. editing. The building also offers plenty of comfortable study space and a variety of meeting rooms. The Chaparral. and the Office for Religious Life with its centerpiece known as the CIRCLE (Center for Inter-Religious Learning. academic tutoring. Educational Resources. it’s almost PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA Constructed in 1922. and business skills to Stanford publications. and research assistance. OLD UNION There’s so much to do here. and meeting rooms. Over the years. and science. Old impossible not to get Union was one of the first involved. No student union would be complete without food service. Community.1 FM. modeled on The Onion. The largest student-run powwow in the United States. The Daily publishes five days a week and covers news. cultural awareness education workshops. You’ll discover it’s a good spot for hanging out with friends and studying. arts. and singers. Freshmen may contribute their writing. a campusbased student blog. Opposite the Clubhouse on the northern edge of the courtyard is the Nitery that houses El Centro Chicano. Other forms of media include a student-run TV station. including the Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO). Some publications change from year to year and there is always room for student creativity. The Flipside. The center is also the site of frequent Native leadership activities. features. In Autumn 2007. Each May since 1970 the SAIO plans and manages the Annual Stanford Powwow. a small theater. Old Union was rededicated by Provost John Etchemendy and reopened as a central site for student groups and services.

Humanists. They provide support and supervision for Stanford Associated Religions (SAR). Compline. and note that some are held only during the academic year. and Experiences (CIRCLE) on the third floor of the Old Union. both denominational and nondenominational. Sikhs. promote interfaith dialogue. teach courses. and Associate Dean for Religious Life lead worship. including Baha’is. Humanists. and Agnostics (AHA!) Baha’i Association at Stanford Buddhist Community at Stanford Cardinal Life The Catholic Community at Stanford Chabad at Stanford Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (XA) Chinese Campus Evangelistic Fellowship Christian Students Cornerstone ekklesia Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry Hillel Hindu Student Council (HSC) International Students Christian Outreach 44 A huge show of Cardinal spirit hangs from Meyer Library during Big Game Week 2007. awarded each year to the winner of Big Game. Carrying on these traditions ensures that the classes that come after yours will also share in these same special experiences. located in the center of campus. where the Cardinal takes on its rival across the bay. Check the Office for Religious Life’s website for details on all services. AHA! (Atheists. are consonant with the academy’s most vital pursuits of meaning and purpose. Buddhists. Stanford Associated Religions (SAR) Member Groups InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Undergraduate and Graduate Groups) ISKCON Student Association at Stanford Islamic Society at Stanford University (ISSU) Ismaili Student Association at Stanford (ISAS) Latter-Day Saints Student Association Lutheran Student Fellowship at Stanford Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Stanford (OCF) Parakaleo Christian Ministries Quakers at Stanford Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) ReJOYce in Jesus Campus Fellowship Satrang Sikh Student Association Sports Challenge Unitarian Universalists at Stanford United Campus Christian Ministry World Peace Buddhists Abundant Life Christian Fellowship’s Growth Group (ALCF-GG) Acts Graduate Christian Fellowship (AGCF) Acts 2 Christian Fellowship Atheists. Big Game Big Game is the biggest football game of the season. the University of California-Berkeley Golden Bears. The Dean. . and student residences. Many other worshipping and faith-study groups regularly meet in the church and in other departments. Senior Associate Dean. The deans direct activities and services at Memorial Church and the Center for Inter-Religious Community. Jews. University Public Worship. Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians. The symbol of the rivalry between Stanford and Berkeley is the Stanford Axe. and Reform) are offered elsewhere on campus on Friday and Saturday. STANFORD TRADITIONS Your participation in unique traditions links you to the many alumni who have come before you. and Agnostics) is also a member group in SAR. convene study groups. sponsor lectures and discussions. centers.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) and in the community. Muslims. This is the most highly anticipated and raucous of campus sporting events. and Roman Catholic Mass are held each Sunday at Memorial Church. Conservative. and many Protestant Christian communities. Learning. Hindus. and offer spiritual counsel to individuals and groups. Members represent more than 35 religious groups and worshipping communities. Islamic worship as well as Jewish Shabbat services (Orthodox. Unitarian Universalists.

Stanford Political Union) • Religious/Philosophical (e. Labor and Immigration Project. in which Leland. Jr. Green Team.. Filled with inside humor. getting ready for the clock to strike midnight. submerging oneself into the refreshing water.edu to see what’s playing each week. Full Moon on the Quad At the first full moon of Autumn Quarter. Stanford University Mathematical Organization) • Athletic/Recreational (e. windsurfing) • Career/Pre-professional (e.. for a slightly irreverent dance party.g. Undergraduate Psychology Association. Mausoleum Party Head over to Memorial Auditorium to engage in the world’s largest paper fight and catch a great movie at the Sunday night FLiCKS. Hong Kong Student Association. Kids with Dreams) • Creative Arts (e. and Leland. Check out http://flicks. Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students.g. Talisman A Cappella.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) Dance Marathon The biggest and most exhausting party of the year is Dance Marathon.g. kayaking. tennis. Stanford Global AIDS Campaign. students gather on the grounds of the Stanford Mausoleum. Midnight Breakfast Midnight Breakfast kicks off Winter Quarter Dead Week with Stanford administrators and faculty “hashing” this late night meal in dining halls across campus. Chinese Christian Society. Stanford Consulting.stanford.” Your Resident Assistants will buy a block of tickets for your dorm in advance. Armenian Students Association. Stanford India Association) • Political/Social Awareness (e. Stanford joins hundreds of campuses around the country in embracing the Dance Marathon concept. freshmen can be found heading toward the Quad. some of which follow: • Academic (e. and splashing around. Undergrad Philosophy Association. Cardinal Ballet. cycling. Habitat for Humanity. Stanford Chamber Chorale. Students organize around a wide array of interests and talents. Gaieties is the student-written. FLiCKS Auditorium (MemAud) with crowds of rowdy.g. Engineers for a Sustainable World. STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Fountain hopping consists of running from fountain to fountain.g.” 45 . Every Autumn.. also known as “The Claw.. Stanford Solar Car Project. Stanford holds an activities fair where many Stanford campus groups promote their activities and recruit new members. juggling. Islamic Society) YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY Spring warmth leads to an impromptu game of volleyball in White Memorial Fountain.g. Indonesian Club. Jane.stanford. Stanford Conservative Union. are interred. a 24-hour fundraiser supporting HIV/ AIDS-related causes. Women Leaders of Tomorrow) • Community Service (e.g. Gaieties guarantees to pack Memorial http://sal.g.. This is the best way to check out clubs you might be interested in joining. Gaieties The most well-known and loved theatrical production on campus. golf. studentproduced musical performed the week of Big Game. Shakespeare Society) • Ethnic/Cultural (e. Stanford Black Pre-Med Organization.. Fountain Hopping At Stanford’s traditional Halloween party.edu More than 600 student organizations reflect the diverse interests of Stanford students. You are not truly a Stanford student until you have been kissed at midnight by a senior under the first full moon of the quarter. rugby.. tae kwon do. BioMASS. spirited students eager to “Beat the Weenies..

It is the richness of these exchanges that can shape friendships and connections that will last a lifetime. Wells Fargo Bank. Stanford Hair. and activism. collective or individual—the connections you make can and will be life changing. and The Lively Arts Ticket/ Information office for on-campus events and the campus Lost-and-Found. Stanford Catering Office. Express Lunch. Living in the residences at Stanford is like no other experience. examples of which include the Women at Work Series. Fraiche Yogurt. Judicial Affairs. Residential Education. as well. At its core that is what living on campus offers and what the residential experience is about. Deborah Golder. Stanford Federal Credit Union. and a Feminist Theory Reading Group.edu (650) 723-0545 The Women’s Community Center (WCC) promotes the success of women students at Stanford by providing meaningful opportunities for scholarship. about yourself. But perhaps even more incredible is the chance to engage in that exploration with fellow members of the Stanford community. Where the diversity of thought and life experience they bring enriches your understanding of yourself and of others.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) TRESIDDER MEMORIAL UNION WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CENTER Tresidder Memorial Union is centrally located and offers a variety of administrative and retail services especially designed as a community gathering place at the center of campus. about others. Tresidder also houses Tresidder Express convenience store. The Bike Shop. political. In just a short time you will be joining the Stanford community.stanford. but you will be a member of a residential community. This is a time to question and explore—who you are and who you want to be. Tresidder offers indoor and outdoor dining with a variety of dining options which include Jamba Juice. We believe that the dorms are not merely for sleep and study—but are places of discovery and engagement. student organization advising. WCC staff works with both graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of capacities. leadership. And as you are preparing for this next step. the WCC serves as a hub for the various Women’s Volunteer Student Organizations that provide opportunities for students to get involved in academic. Tresidder is home to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Seek out those who are different than you. Student ID Badge Office. the Student Services Center. I want to join the many who are welcoming you. including programming. All are welcome to drop by the center in the Fire Truck House or contact us if you are interested in getting involved. In addition. and networking. The Treehouse. This is an opportunity that is not to be missed. And welcome home. Whether they be interpersonal or intellectual. and social organizations focused on needs and issues regarding women and gender. Tresidder Meeting Services. Welcome to the Farm. Seek to learn. Subway. Many of these programs are coordinated by student staff that are always eager to work with volunteers. Your new home can be a dynamic and essential part of your Stanford experience. The Student Store. Not only are you joining the larger Stanford community. Welcome to this new community. Find opportunities to be tested and questioned. Making connections. FedEx. Tresidder Fitness Center. http://wcc. and the LAIR Computer Center. The Coffee House. Challenge your thinking. the Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference. and Union Square. Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Residential Education 46 . The WCC also offers its own programming.

comprised of Student Housing. and Stanford Conferences. Residences are focal points of intellectual and social life at the University. Under the Guaranteed Housing Plan. style of architecture. keys. sophomore transfer students are guaranteed three years. meal plans.300) live in on-campus housing. and Living Green.The Practical Stuff Housing Residential & Dining Enterprises Student Housing Freshman Housing Residence Staff Roommates Special Circumstances Dining Meal Plans Administrative Details Health Services—Vaden Health Center Six Must-Do Requirements Before Entering Stanford Health Insurance Personal Health Services Student Health Checklist Finances The University Billing Process Financial Aid Office Student Services Center Banking Options The StanfordCardPlan Part-Time Employment Computing Resources Getting Online Access Axess Residential Computing Security Considerations Stanford Bookstore Computer Department Computer Clusters Computer and Network Usage Policy Getting Here Directions to Campus Hotels and Motels Guidelines for Packing Shipping Your Belongings Mail Telephone Services Cable Television Service Textbooks and Supplies Getting Around—Bicycles. accommodating between 30 and 300 students. Student Housing is responsible for managing and maintaining the physical aspects of student residences. and operating the Housing Front Desks (HFDs). Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries. such as EatWell. Stanford considers the residential experience such an integral part of your education that you are required to live on campus as a freshman or first-year transfer student. and layout of student rooms and common areas. Housing Options THE PRACTICAL STUFF University residences differ in their physical characteristics. Some are traditional residence halls and others are connected houses 47 . entering freshmen are guaranteed four years of University housing. and comfortable. R&DE implements a wealth of programs intended to promote the well-being of the entire campus community and offers a robust living and learning environment which includes several wellness programs.stanford. The HFDs are the place to go with any housing and dining-related matters including assignments. and junior transfers are guaranteed two years. and More New Student Orientation 47 47 47 48 50 50 51 52 52 53 54 54 56 56 58 58 58 61 62 62 62 62 63 63 64 65 67 68 68 69 71 71 71 71 74 74 74 74 75 75 inside back cover Housing Residential & Dining Enterprises Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) is one of Stanford’s largest auxiliary departments. the Love Food Hate Waste campaign. including age. They also vary in size. Cars. the Student Housing Sustainability program. or other building-related issues. Buses. assigning students to housing. maintenance.edu (650) 725-2810 Stanford is a residential university where 96% of undergraduates (6. All housing locations are managed by full-time staff dedicated to keeping the residences safe. STUDENT HOUSING http://studenthousing. clean. Stanford Dining.

and to learn about yourself and others. In accordance with California law. individual rooms and apartments. SLE instructors participate actively in the intellectual life of the dorm. FroSoCo is particularly designed for students interested in broad intellectual exploration of the liberal arts and sciences. All residences (with the exception of fraternities.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Housing made up of smaller residences that share common facilities for eating and recreation. Women living on coed floors will share a room with other women. not only in the classroom setting.stanford. please see page 8 and visit the URL above. The SLE community promotes the vigorous exchange of ideas. If you are a freshman. both options are available. Most rooms are shared by two students. a few houses have one-room triples. and plays. SLE freshmen live and learn together in the three houses of East Florence Moore Hall: two four-class houses and one all-freshman house made up of both SLE and IHUM students. and ethnicity. Approximately 180 freshmen and sophomores participate in all the usual dorm social activities and also have a variety of optional academically-oriented activities to choose among according to their interests. and then fill out Form 8 online. FRESHMAN HOUSING Your residence will be more than just a place to sleep. and during organized indoor and outdoor events. All rooms for freshmen are single-gender. Because of this integration. In several residences. Assignments are made in random order. Freshman-Sophomore College (FroSoCo) combines the energy and excitement of an allfrosh house with the perspectives of a four-class residence. you must also list SLE as your top housing preference.stanford. you will rank your preferences among these housing options: 48 http://frosoco.edu For entering freshmen. All-freshman residence halls 5. sororities. including all interior common areas. films. Freshman-Sophomore College 3. the housing staff tries to make each residence a microcosm of the freshman class. Cross-cultural theme houses 4. covered walkways. academic interest. and vice versa. The residence provides an informal setting for lectures. four students share between one and three rooms. 1. some floor-by-floor. 2. small-group discussions. For more information about the academic requirements and the SLE program. to relax and hang out. but also in the dining room at mealtime and in the dorm late at night. Housing assignments are made on the basis of your answers to the Housing Preference Form (Form 8) and Roommate Information Form (Form 11) submitted online. smoking is prohibited in all University residences. Residential living is an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom. and exposure to academic resources and opportunities on . Freshman-Sophomore College Roble staff welcome freshmen as they arrive on move-in day. 1. Students may opt to return to this assignment for their sophomore year without applying to the yearly housing draw. Four-class residence halls Read the descriptions of each housing option carefully. balancing factors such as home state. gender. but will have men as neighbors.edu Students are drawn to Structured Liberal Education (SLE) for the intensive year-long academic program and its integration with life in the residences. regularly dining with students and holding individual writing tutorials. some within floors. and leave your belongings. Structured Liberal Education (SLE) 2. When making freshman housing assignments. and one upperclass all-women’s house) are coed. study. Structured Liberal Education http://sle. outdoor areas where smoke may drift into buildings. enhanced opportunities to interact with faculty. The strong sense of community that results provides freshmen with a tightlyknit support network and a house full of potential friends and mentors. once the deadline has passed for the return of the forms. if you choose SLE as your first preference for your Introduction to Humanities course. More information on single-gender and coed floors is provided on page 50. This is an important reason to make sure your forms are submitted on time. to make lifelong friends. In some residences.

FroSoCo is coed by hall. Decorated with vibrant murals by renowned Latino artists throughout the common areas. histories. Some key FroSoCo traditions include courses. workshops. debating the social relevance of The Cosby Show in a Black Sitcoms class. drama productions. 4. and sharing poetry and music at regular house gatherings. Alaska Native. A wide range of opportunities and activities are offered to residents to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their peers. Cross-Cultural Theme Houses These four class houses provide cross-cultural living at its best. and community for over three decades. a cappella groups. campus service organizations. There is no required academic component. and Chicano/Latino Reunion Homecoming. Posadas. FroSoCo offers an augmented staff for its residents. film screenings. 3. residents of Ujamaa are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and explore all that Stanford has to offer. guest speakers. and service organizations. Ujamaa focuses on the histories. multimedia. and current issues are explored in a supportive environment for all freshmen and upperclass students. Two professional staff couples live in-residence as college directors. and teach all of the residents about the focus. and the world. Okada celebrates cultural diversity while serving as a focal point for residents to explore the Asian American experience and Asian American issues through activities and events such as theater. Programs and seminars presented in the house are representative of the legal. including resident tutors in writing. honest. religious. Zapata has been a source of inspiration. history. inform. Each theme house has a staff of Resident Fellows. and tutorials to improve public speaking and writing skills. students enjoy the camaraderie and support generated by living with an entire house of first-year students where everyone in the house is going through similar adjustments and facing similar challenges. and readings by noted authors. themselves. Casa Zapata is also a hub for community events such as Floricanto. Muwekma-Tah-Ruk is the American Indian. as well as host to performing groups such as El Mariachi Cardenal. in which the dean of the college hosts faculty talks in the lounge followed by dinner at his home. dance. It is named after the Muwekma Ohlone. All-Freshman Residence Halls THE PRACTICAL STUFF In all-freshman houses. planning film series. or engaging with notable Ujamaa alumni like Jeff Raikes or Charles Ogletree. These residences house between 65 and 100 students. 49 . Exploration of traditions. creativity. ethnic. and other common freshman academic subjects. water. Students of different racial. These residences house between 30 and 110 students. and cultures of the African Diaspora. and mini-seminars on a wide array of subjects designed and led by sophomores and open exclusively to FroSoCo residents. and leadership issues that are pertinent to the over 500 diverse native and tribal entities who still exist on the islands and mainland of the United States. Native cultures. FroSoCo occupies two adjoining houses in Governor’s Corner. and Native Hawaiian Theme House located on the lower row. they also provide the added bonus of mentoring opportunities for frosh. and the college dean lives in a home across from the college. public speaking. Ballet Folklorico. Resident Assistants. approximately one-half of the residents in a theme house are of a different ethnic or cultural background from the theme/focus of the house. and rooms for freshmen and sophomores are interspersed on all floors in both houses. Theme houses offer the same opportunities and resources available in other residence halls but. film and lecture series. including in-house classes. Zapata residents are engaged in a wide range of activities— staging plays for Zoot Suit week. and social backgrounds participate in activities that celebrate. language. Whether it is a presentation by an upperclassman on The African Sensibility in Mexico. as four-class houses. was renamed in 1979 after Japanese American author John Okada. and politics fosters cross-cultural dialogue and relationships.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Housing campus. the indigenous people of the Bay Area. and excursions to local cultural centers. and Theme Associates to help plan the educational and social activities of the house. and sometimes challenging dialogue. music recitals. land. This house prides itself on fostering that sense of family by creating a safe environment for open. All-freshman houses usually are characterized by high spirit and an almost constant buzz of activity. The public is always welcome to come and learn. The name comes from the Swahili word for extended family. The following four theme houses are available: Casa Zapata focuses on the Chicano and Latino experience through educational and cultural programs. group discussions. Native and non-Native. Okada. issues. Symbolizing the diversity of Stanford. established in 1971 as an Asian American theme house. Dean’s Dinners are another signature event.

New Undergraduate 50 . RSASs are frequently the first point of contact for students and provide support for residence staff. serve as sounding boards for ideas for IHUM papers. within a residence. individual floors may be coed or singlegender. In some instances. The RCCs will support your network connections. enabling them to answer many of the questions that students might have about life in the residences. However. freshmen comprise up to 70% of the residence’s population. RESIDENCE STAFF The central support of your residence life will be your residence staff. there is one bathroom. See page 18 for more information about ADs. “I spent about half my time with Soto students discussing ideas and about half playing ping-pong. plus close interaction with upperclass students who have much to share from their own campus history. The Housing Preference Form allows you to express your preference for coed or single-gender floor arrangements. and RAs in each house. The ping-pong didn’t influence anyone much. In addition. In addition to guiding the life of the house. On coed floors. On single-gender floors. The RD is a trained professional who can advise students about personal matters. Resident Fellows. The AD. These residences house between 50 and 300 students. your personal computing. It is possible that a single-gender floor will have a staff member of the opposite gender. Stanford does not give you the option of requesting a particular roommate nor does it reveal the name of your roommate in advance of the day you move into your residence. you are urged to think carefully about your responses. but year after year. Residence Deans work closely with the AD. and intervene directly in behavioral concerns. introduce stress-reducing social events during exam times.” RAs are upperclass students who will work closely with you and your RF to plan activities and programs. RDs advise on issues of housing and roommate concerns. Coed or Single-Gender Floor? All residences in which freshmen live are coed. This policy is rooted in the belief that the relationship you and your roommate have with each other will be more positive and successful if it begins from the point of face-to-face interactions. RSASs have a broad range of knowledge about campus procedures and resources. the RF or CD will bring his or her own unique combination of interests to the residence while affording you the opportunity to become acquainted with a professor or senior staff member in an informal setting. ROOMMATES Unlike many other colleges and universities. Some coed floors have separate men’s and women’s bathrooms. In addition. Four-Class Residence Halls Freshmen in four-class houses benefit from the best of all worlds—bonding with fellow freshmen who are undergoing similar first-year experiences. RAs are available whenever you have a problem and can provide valuable insights from their own Stanford experiences. rather than being shaped by any preconceived notions stemming from limited information or online communications. and lend guidance to house activities and intramural teams. and your residence computer cluster. and other administrative matters. men and women are assigned to separate rooms. a member of the Undergraduate Advising and Research professional advising staff. We realize there are practical consequences to this policy that may create temporary inconveniences for you.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Housing 5. They also conduct workshops and provide general technical education and consulting. and a Residence Student Affairs Specialist (RSAS). they are students who want to listen and help. The PHE provides resources and advice on health and wellness topics. As roommate assignments are based on the information you provide on the forms submitted online. each residence is assigned a Residence Dean (RD). an Academic Director (AD). and College Directors. The staff includes your: • Resident Fellow (RF) or College Director (CD) • Resident or College Assistants (RAs/CAs) • Resident Computer Consultant (RCC) • Peer Health Educator (PHE) • Residence Dean (RD) • Academic Director (AD) • Residence Student Affairs Specialist (RSAS) Your RF or CD will be a faculty member or a senior administrative staff member. experience tells us this is a winning way to handle roommate assignments. As one former Resident Fellow said. will help you build your academic path through Stanford. while others have private shower and toilet facilities with a coed sink area. RFs. but I had high hopes for the ideas. and approximately 50% of the residents in a four-class house will be freshmen. when necessary. assist with personal emergencies. upperclass students can often assist with problem sets.

edu). If you have health concerns or important personal circumstances that you feel should be taken into account when making your roommate assignment. Incoming first-year and transfer students who have concerns about their roommate match and/or housing assignment in relation to their sexual orientation or gender identity can request and receive assistance. the division of Housing Assignments that handles the roommate matching process. You can read more about the gender-neutral housing program on the Student Housing website (http://studenthousing. You can also check Bechtel’s website for this information at http:// icenter. THE PRACTICAL STUFF Freshman roommates are paired by New Undergraduate Housing Coordinators. applies a great deal of time and care towards devising good roommate pairings. you both note similar sleeping hours). Please include your concerns on Question 13 of the Roommate Information Form (Form 11) or contact the Student Housing Assignments office. you forfeit a year of your guaranteed housing. All inquiries will remain confidential. Student Housing has gender-neutral housing options for interested students beyond their first year. Non-traditional students have been comfortable with both types of housing. please make sure you let us know about them in your response to Question 13 on the Roommate Information Form (Form 11).. students can choose from among 70 different houses on campus. please indicate this on the Housing Preferences form to receive the appropriate application. Like other undergraduates. Residences vary in size and are located within a 10 minute walk to classrooms. International Students Freshmen and transfer students who are married. 51 . but who is not so similar that you have nothing to learn from each other (e. someone from California will most likely have a roommate from another state..stanford. Meet everyone in your Winter break housing options dorm.g. You should budget about $300-$400 for this continuous housing option. are available on campus for a – Stephanie ’12 fee for international students who will not be traveling during that time. September 13. In order for your housing to be ready for move-in on Saturday. an on-campus residential neighborhood. Couples and students with children are assigned to apartments in Escondido Village. September 11.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Housing Housing. September 11 – Monday. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES Transfer Students Non-Traditional Students Non-traditional students generally are those who are older than the average 18 to 23 year-old Stanford student. Students with Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Concerns International students who register for International New Student Orientation (INSO). you will be guaranteed housing after your first year if you apply on time and are willing to accept an assignment to any residence for which you are eligible. They work to match you with someone who shares important habits (e.edu. During winter break. or who have children should indicate this on the Housing Preferences form in order to receive the appropriate application from the Housing Assignments office. If you refuse your assignment. undergraduate residences will be closed. After the first year at Stanford. participating international students must register for INSO with the Bechtel International Center by the deadline. Couples/Students with Children New transfer students are typically housed in either a fourclass or all-upperclass residence. Information and details about INSO will be sent to international students during the summer. arrive on campus three days earlier than other incoming freshmen. in a long-term same-gender or opposite-gender domestic partnership. but they also have the choice of living in graduate housing. If you are a non-traditional student and wish to live in a graduate student residence. using the information you provide on your Approaching Stanford forms. Single non-traditional students can choose to live in the residence halls.g. two varsity athletes are unlikely to be roomed together). Saturday. stanford.

provided you are enrolled in a meal plan. Fresh soup and salad bars are always available along with a daily variety of delicious. When part of a meal plan. Visit http://religiouslife.176 A feature of your meal plan.176 $5. locally-grown. nutritious entree options. with every Cardinal Dollar purchased. vegetarian. These additional.stanford. will take place at your dining hall.stanford. please contact the Student Disability Resource Center to file a request for a special housing 52 . vegan. Religious exemption applications are processed by the Office for Religious Life. or to purchase Cardinal Dollars online via your student bill. 14. including current promotions. You can also add Cardinal Dollars to your card at any time.stanford. The 19. or professor to dine with you at no additional cost. as well as social activities like Midnight Breakfast and themed dinners. stanford. a maximum of $50 unused Cardinal Dollars will carry over to the next quarter. as well as at campus eateries and cafes operated by Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries. 14. including meat. 14 and 10 meals/week plans provide five guest meals every quarter.edu. edu for more information.edu: • The Axe and Palm. the following week’s meal allotment (19. Many academic programs such as Faculty Speaker Education Series and dinner lectures. Eating in the dining halls is an essential part of Stanford’s Residential Education program. Award-winning Stanford Dining features the highestquality. or 10 + any rollover meals) is added to your card. Peanut Allergies If you have a peanut allergy that requires special dining accommodations. Stanford Dining is Green Business Certified and welcomes your suggestions and new ideas.176 $5. or constantly hungry—as well as to provide maximum flexibility in eating locations across campus.S. Updated information can be found at http://hospitality. Old Union • Union Square.edu (650) 723-4751 or (650)725-1508 Many of your most memorable conversations will take place around the dinner table with your housemates. relative. We take pride in our efforts to honor most requirements and constraints in each of our dining halls.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Dining Dining http://dining. 10 meals/ week) allow you to choose from all menu selections in the dining hall. Stanford Dining values the cultural and religious diversity that is intrinsic to the Stanford community. go to My Account at http://dining. Your Stanford ID card is your dining card and you will need it with you to eat in the dining halls. sustainable foods in every dining hall. Tresidder Memorial Union • Subway. For more information. guest meals allow you to take a friend. non-meal plan dollars do not expire. For added savings. You may request an exemption to the meal plan requirement if you have concerns about meeting religious dietary requirements. Each exemption request must be accompanied by acceptable written documentation from an independent (non-relative) clergy. Tresidder Memorial Union • The Cafe at Arrillaga Alumni Center • Olives@Bldg. Meal Plan Description Cost per year In addition to the residence dining halls. Tresidder Memorial Union • Express Lunch. Three All-You-Care-to-Eat meal plans (19. Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries Retail Cafes Stanford Dining’s goal is to provide a meal plan for every appetite—light. Any additional unused meals expire at the end of the week. and halal. At the end of the day on Saturday. MEAL PLANS Cardinal Dollars Cardinal Dollars (available in any amount) function just like cash or a debit card and are accepted at every Stanford dining hall. $1. 160 • Russo Café at Munger Religious Food Practices 19 All-You-Care-To-Eat Meals/Week 14 All-You-Care-To-Eat Meals/Week +420 Cardinal Dollars/Year 10 All You-Care-To-Eat Meals/Week +750 Cardinal Dollars/Year Guest Meals $5. students can also enjoy the regional menu selections and inviting ambiences offered through the following Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail cafes. medium. One Cardinal Dollar is equivalent to U. Stanford Dining serves 19 meals each week. you will receive a 10% bonus in Cardinal Dollars.

or to the meal plan office on the second floor of Tresidder Memorial Union. you can go to your Housing Front Desk.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Dining accommodation and check the appropriate box at the top of the Housing Preference Form (see page 29 and Form 8 online). you will have the opportunity to either confirm the 19 meals/ week plan or switch to one of the other two plans. for you are the reason we are here. – Anne ’11 Every new freshman is assigned to the 19 meals/week plan. and healthy dining options. Student Housing’s motto of “Welcome Home” reflects our commitment to making your Stanford home a comfortable. to the Dining Manager in your dining hall. and sustainable environment that supports your educational endeavors and personal growth. Stanford Dining’s commitment to excellence defines our dedication to providing you with delicious. Residential & Dining Enterprises 53 . Exceptions will not be made. you will how strong a community need to pay cash. You may make a meal plan change at any time during the quarter with the exception of the last two weeks. my dorm is. Please remember to carry the When I’m eating in the card with you at all times. We want your feedback and will solicit it often. When you submit your Residence Agreement (after you receive your housing assignment later this summer). Our EatWell program assists you with identifying healthy eating habits for taking on rigorous academics—the very reason you are here! Once you are settled in your new home on campus. I invite you to join me at a student dinner series discussion to engage with me and other senior administrators about how to evaluate and further enhance our programs and services.edu. Senior Associate Vice Provost. ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS Meal Cards Choosing and Changing Your Meal Plan Your Stanford ID Card also serves as your dining card. please call Stanford Dining’s central office at (650) 725-1508 or email diningservices@stanford. For more information on our Peanut Sensitive program. I realize dining hall. while also addressing special dietary needs. located only at Ricker Dining Hall. clean. dining hall and catching especially when entering the up with friends. THE PRACTICAL STUFF The Residential & Dining Enterprises team (R&DE) is passionate about providing you with an exceptional housing and dining experience at Stanford. Our mantra “Students First!” communicates our belief that students are never an interruption in our day. Any changes made during the last two weeks of a quarter will be reflected in the upcoming quarter. Dining Questions If you wish to change your meal plan after you arrive or you need answers to your questions about dining. otherwise. organic. safe. R&DE is excited to welcome and support the Class of 2014! Shirley Everett.

1. Notice of privacy practices Stanford University requires all new students to provide proof of measles.stanford. IMMUNIZATIONS Measles. Immunizations 3.edu (650) 498-2336 SIX MUST-DO REQUIREMENTS BEFORE ENTERING STANFORD Before you can become a student at Stanford. new student section: http://vaden. and Injection Clinic for a fee. Health history 4. medication. Cardinal Care.S. Be sure to include your name and return fax number. and your family history. and rubella are serious communicable diseases that can spread in close living or classroom environments.edu/new_students/entrance_req. with family members. These are required regardless of your health insurance plan. • Log on to the Vaden website. fax a request using our toll-free fax number (866) 336-0164 (U.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Health Services – Vaden Health Center Health Services – Vaden Health Center http://vaden. Using your SUNet ID and password.stanford. html. mumps. only) or (650) 723-1600 (international). Tuberculosis screening 5. Agreement to treatment 6.edu/pdf/ ReligiousorPhilosophicalExemptionfromRequired Immunizations. 2.pdf) prior to June 30 for freshmen and • Gather all your health history. 54 The state-of-the-art Vaden Health Center.stanford. you must provide the following information even if it differs from the practices in your state or country of origin: For Measles AND Mumps: Provide ONE of the following: • Dates of vaccination with one measles/mumps/rubella PLUS a second vaccine that contains measles and mumps or • For measles: date and physician’s signature of physiciandiagnosed measles OR • Dates and titer results of blood tests (serology) confirming immunity to measles and mumps For Rubella: Provide ONE of the following • Date of vaccination (one rubella OR one measles/ mumps/rubella) OR • Date and titer results of blood test (serology) confirming immunity If you have not previously completed these requirements you will need to be immunized now. A combined measles/mumps/rubella immunization is available at Vaden’s Allergy. and immunization records. Stanford’s student health insurance plan. Personal information 2. A student may request a religious or philosophical exemption from the immunization requirement by completing the form (http://vaden. • Review them. PERSONAL INFORMATION This establishes your confidential personal medical file at Vaden. does not cover this expense. mumps. All students must be vaccinated to prevent these outbreaks. you must complete six health-related requirements online: 1. complete the following sections. and rubella immunity and to be screened for tuberculosis risk before they begin their studies. . Immunization. What to do: If you were born after 1956. If you do not have Internet access and need a paper copy of the Entrance Medical Requirements.

It is important for you to enter your complete immunization history in your personal medical file. 5. Deadlines for your six entrance medical requirements The six requirements must be submitted by June 30 for freshmen and by July 31 for transfer students. check Vaden out! Seriously.stanford. liver cancer. It cannot be released without your consent. We recommend this vaccine for first-year students and other students who wish to reduce their risk. or death. and people who are health-care workers. All students must answer the questions in this section. Please check our website for the most current requirements at http://vaden. HEALTH HISTORY This information gives Vaden staff your medical history. or preferences that are purely personal are not grounds for an exemption. are men who have sex with men. AGREEMENT TO TREATMENT This section presents the Vaden Health Service Agreement to Treatment form. CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICE FEE THE PRACTICAL STUFF A mandatory quarterly fee of $167 is charged to the University bills of all students enrolled on the main campus.html. except as required by law. NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES This section presents the Vaden Health Center Notice of Privacy Practices. Hepatitis A immunization is recommended for travelers. International students have until September 20 to complete and submit tuberculosis screening only. substitute one dose of tetanus. Others at higher risk include people traveling to high-incidence areas and those with weakened immune systems. and pertussis vaccine for tetanus diphtheria. Recommended Immunizations 3. diphtheria. 4. TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING New students and their families often request recommendations for appropriate immunizations before entering Stanford. it’s great to have a place that’s well-staffed and eager to take care of you. Chicken Pox (Varicella) immunization is recommended for adults who have not had chicken pox. The information in your file is electronically secure and completely confidential. have multiple sex partners. The chicken pox vaccine consists of a series of two shots. which you must read and sign before we can provide medical services to you. Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver that can lead to liver failure. enabling them to treat you effectively. especially for those at high risk: people who are sexually active. html#tb. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for female college students up to 26 years of age. and people with certain chronic diseases. which you must read and acknowledge before we can provide health services to you. The HPV vaccine consists of a series of three shots. go to http://vaden. men who have sex with men. The hepatitis A vaccine consists of a series of two shots. Recommendations for tuberculosis screening are continuously updated. or live in a household with a hepatitis B carrier. Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that can be spread in close living or classroom environments. We recommend this immunization. For adults 19 to 64 years. The Campus Health Service Fee covers most services at Vaden Health Center.edu/fees/index. Tetanus diphtheria immunization is recommended every 10 years.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Health Services – Vaden Health Center July 31 for transfer students. 6. For more details.stanford. The vaccine is about 85% effective against the strains of bacteria it addresses. beliefs.edu/new_students/entrance_req. use injectable drugs. food handlers. the other requirements must be completed by the above dates. The hepatitis B vaccine consists of a series of three shots. have had a sexually transmitted disease (including HIV). or sooner for a substantial wound. – Sophie ’11 55 . Here are the immunizations that the staff at Vaden suggests: Meningococcal Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by a bacterium. Attitudes. When in doubt.

edu. Cardinal Care Features If you have a primary care physician through your health maintenance organization (HMO) at home.stanford.edu by the deadline. and prevention of acute illness.edu/insurance/index.m. There is a fee for some services. It is the primary resource for the University’s student health insurance plan. If you have an alternative insurance plan. stanford. 56 Medical Services offers comprehensive health care to Stanford students. html#internationalenrollment.m.html. edu/insurance/index.stanford. injury. If you need to see a specialist. Vaden provides information about voluntary dental plans and local dentists who offer discounts to students. Vaden health care providers can talk to your personal physician to ensure the continuity of your care. With your permission. Specialty providers outside Vaden Health Center must be pre-approved by your primary care physician (PCP) or primary care medical group (PMG) in order to be covered by your HMO.m. A nurse is available during weekdays to answer medical questions. The cost of primary care visits is covered by the Campus Health Service Fee. Services include diagnosis. Dental Care • Access to specialists at the Stanford University Medical Center and Menlo Medical Clinic with a $20 co-payment • Year-round coverage anywhere in the world How to Enroll or Waive Coverage in Cardinal Care Cardinal Care covers injury to natural and sound teeth only. The cost of primary care at Vaden Health Center is covered by the Campus Health Service Fee. physical exams for scholarships and employment.html Email: healthinsurance@stanford. . or an alternative insurance plan that has comparable benefits. physical therapy. the University-sponsored student health insurance plan. mental health care. See the Vaden website for the most up-to-date hours of service. laboratory and X-ray services.edu (650) 723-2135 The Insurance Office provides health insurance and dental information for students. More details and the form can be found on the Vaden website at http://vaden. you can waive Cardinal Care via Axess at http://axess. allergy and other optional immunizations. The insurance policy must cover the entire academic period of September 1 – August 31 with benefits that meet or exceed minimum standards. phone advice for urgent medical conditions is available 24 hours a day from one of the physicians. the staff will refer you to the appropriate clinic at Stanford Hospital and Clinics or Menlo Medical Clinic. International Students To ensure that international students have sufficient health insurance coverage during their academic career at Stanford. Generally. and other offcampus health services. emergency and inpatient care. you will be charged for the plan on your university bill. PERSONAL HEALTH SERVICES Medical Services At the start of each academic year. you will automatically be enrolled in Cardinal Care for the entire policy year (through August 31) unless you waive the plan. and a pharmacy. and chronic conditions. you can use Vaden’s medical services for all your primary care as a student. Friday until 5:00 p.edu/insurance/index. When the clinic is closed. International students may request an exception on an annual basis to the mandatory Cardinal Care insurance by having their insurance company complete an Insurance Coverage Certification Form. This requirement can be met either by purchasing Cardinal Care. The Vaden medical staff has expertise in general medicine and sports medicine. You can make an appointment to see the staff for any reason Monday through Thursday until 8:00 p. On weekends. treatment.stanford.stanford. prescriptions. – 3:00 p. including premiums and how to enroll. Cardinal Care.m. appointments for acute illness or injury requiring same-day treatment are available 11:00 a. visit the Vaden Insurance office or send your name and address to healthinsurance@ stanford.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Health Services – Vaden Health Center HEALTH INSURANCE Students Covered by an HMO http://vaden. Information about Cardinal Care can be found on the web at http://vaden. All students are required to have health insurance that covers the costs of specialty care. To request information about these dental options. They also provide immunizations to meet the entrance medical requirements. If you do not waive Cardinal Care by the deadline.html. the university requires that all international students enroll in Cardinal Care. HMO coverage outside your primary care area (home) is for emergency services only. a travel clinic.. the University-sponsored student health insurance plan.edu/insurance/2010_cardinalcare. More information about Cardinal Care and the deadlines to waive can be found on the web at http://vaden.

With the exception of certifying physician-diagnosed measles and tuberculosis testing. and student groups in these areas: • Alcohol and other drug education and prevention (PEDS 216) • Mental Health and Well-Being (PEDS 205/215) • Nutrition • Body image. Stanford does not require you to have a physical exam. Previous BCG vaccine will not alter the QFT test results (unlike some skin test readings). What is a Quantiferon (QFT) test? The Quantiferon test is a blood test for tuberculosis screening. Health Promotion Services Health Promotion Services (HPS) empowers and educates students to pursue optimal health so they can thrive academically and achieve personal fulfillment. staff. Students requesting or requiring longer. PPD. What is a PPD skin test? PPD is the standard method of screening for tuberculosis in the United States. meditation. you may incur additional registration fees. Stanford Peer Health Educators. you have to repeat them. is injected under the skin and causes a raised reaction in those who have been previously exposed to it. and peer counselors. html for more information on programs and volunteer opportunities. If Vaden Health Center does not remove the hold. individual health advising and academic internships. dedicated. What happens if I don’t meet the medical requirements on time? A hold is placed on your Winter Quarter enrollment. If you cannot determine the dates of the required immunizations or test. HPS professional staff offers educational workshops and seminars. HPS is a partnership between Vaden’s professional health education staff. What should I do? Ask your parents if you have a separate immunization record at home. disordered eating prevention Do I need to have a physical examination before I start at Stanford? While it is a good idea to finish any ongoing treatments before you leave for school. Enthusiastic. CAPS staff includes psychiatrists. 24 hours a day • Evaluation of the need for medication • Workshops and groups that focus on students’ social. My doctor has retired and I can’t get my medical records.stanford. Medical Requirements: Frequently Asked Questions Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers evaluation and brief counseling. Other services include: • Crisis counseling for urgent situations. the purified antigen from the TB bacterium.edu/wellness/index. ongoing therapy incur fees. and loan and/or stipend checks may be interrupted. and customizes presentations for the needs and interests of residences. lose pre-selected classes. . 57 THE PRACTICAL STUFF The California sun makes the outdoors a tempting place to study. and student organizations CAPS strictly maintains confidentiality. psychologists. and compassionate students make a difference in the health and well being of fellow Stanford students. and clinical social workers. See http://vaden. couples.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Health Services – Vaden Health Center Counseling and Psychological Services • Relationships • Sexuality and sexual health (EDUC 193S) • Relationship abuse prevention and awareness (FEMST 138) • Self care including stress management. personal. including individual. and group therapy. community centers. The cost of an initial evaluation and short-term counseling is covered by the Campus Health Service Fee. and academic effectiveness • Consultation and outreach to faculty. and breast and testicular self exams HPS also actively supports peer health programs. Your medical records may also be on file at the school you last attended. there is no need to have a physician complete any portion of the entrance medical forms.

you made a binding contract with the University to pay all debts. 58 .html#how_to_instructions THE UNIVERSITY BILLING PROCESS Stanford University’s policy is to furnish timely and accurate billing information as well as effective payment options to its students.edu email address as recorded in Axess. not with your parents. For more information. your careful study of this section is important in order for you to understand your financial responsibilities as a Stanford student. Here’s what to include: Adhesive bandages (assorted sizes) Adhesive tape (1" wide) Antacid Antibacterial hand gel Antibiotic ointment Antihistamine (diphenhydramine) Antiseptic wipes Cotton roll and balls Cotton-tipped swabs Cough drops Decongestant (pseudoephedrine) Elastic bandage (3" wide) Gauze pads Hot/Cold pack (reusable) Hydrocortisone cream Pain-relief medicine (aspirin. hepatitis B. and unaffected by student address changes. The University’s financial agreement is with you personally. call Vaden’s administrative office at (650) 725-1364. and pertussis . including tuition and fees.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances STUDENT HEALTH CHECKLIST • Complete your entrance requirements. hepatitis A .stanford. human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). Students enjoying a late afternoon chat.edu/students/universbill/ resources/stanford_epay.stanford. listed on page 54 • Complete your required immunizations and bring your optional immunizations up to date (tetanus.edu. Bill notification is sent to a student’s @stanford. and varicella) • Bring a copy of your important medical records to Stanford • See your doctor to complete any treatments currently in progress • See your dentist • Buy basic over-the-counter medications (see below) • Refill your prescriptions • Keep your health insurance card in your wallet • Put together a first-aid kit. ibuprofen) Scissors Thermometer Tissues • Bring your bike helmet • Get an extra pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. secure. see: • http://fingate. For this reason. polio. diphtheria. You are urged to set up your accounts on Direct Deposit and Stanford ePay prior to the start of school.edu/students/universbill/quick_ steps/enroll_direct_deposit. acetaminophen. for which you are liable. Stanford ePay.stanford. Direct Deposit and Stanford ePay are Stanford University’s standard funding and payment methods because they are fast. More information about Stanford ePay may be found at http://epay.shtml • http://fingate. Billing and payment services are delivered electronically on a monthly basis through Stanford’s online billing and payment service. meningococcal. If you have questions about a special health care need. and keep a copy of your prescription on hand Special Needs Finances When you accepted Stanford’s offer of admission.

m. Checks must be drawn in U.edu/students/universbill. Other monthly charges may include phone feature fees. • Walk-in Customers may make a payment in person at the Student Services Center (SSC) between 9:00 a. 459 Lagunita Drive. eChecks are accepted from United States bank accounts.stanford. No service charges apply to payments made by eCheck. and changes to quarterly charges listed above. if not waived. CA 94305-6036. banks) are accepted. on weekdays. the annual Post Office Box fee. Stanford. a check payment drop box is located outside of the Student Services Center (SSC) between 9:00 a. is open and friendly.875 * Stanford Cardinal Care Health Insurance may be waived annually in Axess by the first payment due date if you have outside coverage. These charges are paid as incurred and are not included on the University bill unless paid for with the StanfordCardPlan. Information about waiving Cardinal Care Health Insurance and applicable deadlines can be found at http://vaden. Projected Costs for Autumn Quarter 2010 Tuition $12. and snacks. Students who are not enrolled at the University (e. health insurance. additional bills may be generated after students have left campus. and a one-time Orientation fee will be reflected. Due Dates For undergraduate students. Suite 7.S. Personal checks.edu/insurance/using_your_own. Stanford does not accept post-dated checks. ranging from your RA to Dean Julie. • Check via mail Check payments may be sent to the University Cashier’s Office.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances Bill Structure and Components Charges and credits from University departments are aggregated in a student’s individual account and presented on the monthly bill. ** Documentation fee is usually paid by your admission deposit. For more information. travelers’ checks. • Wire Transfer The University accepts payment to student accounts via direct wire service. room. For the August bill only. miscellaneous items such as music lessons. eager to help you in any way they can. ASSU fees. Your first University bill will be generated on August 20. and money orders (U. Checks must be made payable to Stanford University and include the student’s Stanford ID number. bicycle repairs. html#waive.S.024 Documentation fee** 200 Orientation fee 438 Total $ 19. a one-time document fee. funds payable through U. students are expected to need about $600 per quarter for books and about $900 per quarter for personal and miscellaneous expenses such as phone service. cashier’s checks. Examples of other quarterly charges are ASSU (Associated Students of Stanford University) fees. or discontinuation) may see adjustments to charges and/or financial aid on their account.S. and board are billed prior to the beginning of each academic quarter. banks and must not be post-dated. In addition to the charges on your University bill. – 5:00 p. Charges for tuition. graduation. withdrawal. Students living overseas find this option particularly convenient as they may wire funds directly from Everyone at Stanford.g. Payment for charges on this bill is due by September 15. and.. Posting of or adjustments to University charges to student accounts may occur at any time during the academic year. toiletries. • Drop Box For your convenience. all term charges (tuition.S. and a onetime document fee) are due prior to the start of the quarter unless otherwise specified.086 House dues 100 ASSU fee 120 Telecom 70 Post Office Box fee 70 Campus Health Service Fee 167 Health Insurance* 1. Students must maintain a current email address in Axess to ensure they continue to receive billing notices. If changes occur. Monthly bills are generated on the 20th of each month and due on the 15th of the following month. please see the University bill section of the Gateway to Financial Activities website for students at http://financialgateway.m.600 Room and board 5. – 5:00 p. Charges such as cable and other IT service charges are billed monthly as incurred.stanford.m. room damage or room re-key charges.m. Cardinal Care Health Insurance. on weekdays. due to leave of absence. StanfordCardPlan purchases. funds payable through U. the Campus Health Service Fee. All other charges are billed and due monthly. Payment Methods Stanford offers the following payment methods: • eCheck via Stanford ePay We highly recommend this method of payment. Stanford ePay is the online method for making payments to your University account. – Siddhartha ’11 THE PRACTICAL STUFF 59 .

To ensure charges are paid prior to receiving a refund. Therefore. stanford. Checks returned for any reason are assessed a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee. In addition to this fee. Anticipated aid (aid that has been accepted but not disbursed and is shown on the student account) will reduce the total amount due prior to late fees being applied. Main Office. Past Due Accounts Refunds to students are the result of several processes. Please be aware that receipt of a refund via paper check or Direct Deposit does not imply that all charges on your bill have been paid.shtml. Returned Checks Check or eCheck payments returned due to insufficient funds have already been submitted twice to the bank. By using Direct Deposit. course changes.edu/ students/universbill/payment_methods. For more information and instructions about setting up Direct Deposit. when a financial aid check is submitted to the Cashier’s Office. Unpaid balances after the due date will be subject to a late payment penalty of one percent of the amount past due. student accounts are subject to holds and late payment penalties.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances overseas banks to the University for credit to the student account. The Student Permissions feature is entirely optional. For future reference. Students are responsible for reviewing their bill and ensuring all charges are paid by the due date. the funds are not immediately applied to the student’s account.” Student Permissions All financial aid funds. an overpayment of charges will result in a credit balance on the bill. Payments Received Containing Financial Aid and then they must make a trip to the bank to deposit or cash the check. Your decision whether to sign up for Student Permissions will not affect the amount of your charges or your financial aid award. please see the section below regarding “Student Permissions. All payments made with financial aid are exempt from late fees. Without Student Permissions.html#wire_transfer. Students who opt for the Direct Deposit feature are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of routing and banking account numbers to avoid delays in receiving their funds. Second. must be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. wire instructions are always available on Fingate at: http://fingate. First. Please note that your bank will typically charge a service fee to initiate the wire transfer. Financial aid funds are applied to the student’s account after review by the Financial Aid Office. please visit http://fingate. and diplomas.stanford. If the wire transfer is not posted to the student account in five business days. Student accounts that become past due are subject to financial holds that block enrollment. Students without Direct Deposit must wait to receive a printed check in the mail 60 The University must receive the full amount due on or before the due date indicated on the bill. . Please direct wired funds to: Wells Fargo Bank Corporate Banking Division Attention: Banking Services Officer for Stanford University San Francisco. please contact the University Cashier’s Office at (650) 723-1676 and provide the details of the wire instructions for follow-up. department administrators may complete a “stipend to student” transaction. Credit balances that are refundable are processed on a daily basis and either mailed as a check to the student mailing address on record or deposited electronically into the student’s checking or savings account. Refunds Student Permissions is a new feature in Axess by which a student can authorize Student Financial Services to apply their financial aid funds to all charges on their University bill. Signing up for Student Permissions prevents the student from receiving a refund check when the student account has a remaining balance due. see http://fingate. such as scholarships and employee tuition benefit plans. which will result in a refund from the account paid directly to the student.edu/students/universbill/quick_steps/enroll_ direct_deposit. you will receive any refund or stipends within 24 hours of processing and refunds will reach your bank account regardless of address changes.stanford. For instructions on granting permissions. 420 Montgomery Street Our bank account number is: 4944-863596 Our bank ABA number is: 121-000-248 Our BIC or SWIFT code is: WFBIUS6S All wires must reference the student’s name as well as the student’s Stanford ID number.edu/students/loanscholarship/resources/faq_permit_fund2_all_charges. some financial aid may be restricted from paying some charges. transcripts. Direct Deposit is the fastest and most convenient method of processing refunds.html.

Full details concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) can be found at http://ferpa. The FAO is located in Montag Hall at 355 Galvez Street. Checks should be mailed by mid-August when possible to ensure that the funds are credited to the student account for the September 15 billing deadline.edu/students/index.stanford. You may also speak directly with a financial aid counselor by phone or in person. weekdays.m.stanford. and work-study. court costs.stanford.edu. Additional information about financial aid programs and the application process is available on the FAO website.m. FINANCIAL AID OFFICE http://financialaid. For detailed information about accepting and processing any student loans. Severely delinquent accounts or unpaid returned checks may be referred to a third party collection agency and/or pursued through litigation in accordance with state and federal laws. Outside scholarship checks should be made payable to Stanford University when possible. be sure to complete loan processing in August. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a. FAO staff members determine eligibility for aid and provide information and advising. The student’s full name and Stanford ID number should be included in the memo section of the check. or relatives) without written consent from the student.m..html (650) 723-1676 The University Cashier’s Office is a part of the Student Services Center and is responsible for processing University Bill payments. Funds received will be automatically credited to the student’s account.m. The SSC is located at on the second floor of Tresidder Memorial Union (above the CoHo) with office hours between 9:00 a. attorney fees. The FAO also coordinates processing of student aid funds from outside sources. Privacy http://financialaid. – 5:00 p. UNIVERSITY CASHIER’S OFFICE http://fingate. – 5:00 p.edu/loans. scholarships.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances Account Collection and Credit Reporting Delinquent accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit reporting agencies. please refer to THE PRACTICAL STUFF The clock tower contains the clockworks that hung atop Memorial Church before the church’s steeple was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.m. spouses. and interest rates up to the maximum allowed by California law.edu Email: financialaid@stanford. Students with delinquent accounts may be held responsible for all collection costs. when the office is open from 10:00 a. Stanford.m.stanford. CA 94305-6106. student loans. Federal regulations prohibit Stanford University from releasing student information (records) to third parties (including parents. except on Tuesdays. – 5:00 p. If you want your loan proceeds to be available in time for the Autumn Quarter bill. 61 .edu (650) 723-3058 The Financial Aid Office (FAO) administers federal and institutional financial aid funds including grants. Outside scholarship checks should be mailed to the Financial Aid Office at Montag Hall. 355 Galvez Street.

PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT You may want to consider opening a personal checking account when you arrive at Stanford.edu/students/universbill/stanfordcardplan.m.stanford.stanford. In order to participate in the new StanfordCardPlan. You must confirm your agreement to the Terms and Conditions of the StanfordCardPlan in order to participate. Bank of America has an ATM at Tresidder Memorial Union and http://cdc.edu. financial aid disbursements. stanford.edu Many Stanford students work up to 10 hours per week during the academic year.edu http://askJane. If you are a U. refunds. If you are a permanent resident or international student.m. you need to sign up in Axess. The SSC can assist you with University billing. The SSC strives to resolve 90% of students’ issues upon first contact. 62 .stanford. Students may contact the SSC by submitting a HelpSU ticket. Students bike and walk alongside the Main Quad as they make their way to and from their classes. Stanford ID cards. The SCP accommodates the needs of students who often must purchase books and other necessities early in the quarter before their financial aid is available. The Career Development Center (CDC) maintains a database of available jobs for students. you will need to provide a certificate of citizenship or naturalization or an alien registration card. Complete information may be found at the link above.html The StanfordCardPlan (SCP) allows you to use your Stanford ID card to make purchases of up to $1. – 5:00 p.m. you will need to provide either a U. – 5:00 p.000 per quarter at the Stanford Bookstore and other on-campus locations. Choose StanfordCardPlan from the drop down menu and follow the prompts. and more. Passport or a driver’s license and a Social Security card or birth certificate. which can be accessed via the website shown above.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances STUDENT SERVICES CENTER http://studentservicescenter. registration. THE STANFORDCARDPLAN http://fingate. professional service for answers to questions concerning administrative and financial issues.stanford. Finances section. BANKING OPTIONS a branch near campus. you should check with your bank or credit union to determine whether it has a branch near Stanford.m. Wells Fargo Bank and the Stanford Federal Credit Union have branches and ATMs on campus at Tresidder Memorial Union. course enrollment. calling (866) 993-7772 or (650) 723-7772 Monday through Friday 8:00 a. Here is a partial list of departments and organizations that hire students: • University libraries • Stanford Bookstore • Stanford Dining • Faculty Club • Academic departments Personal Documentation for Students Working on Campus You will need personal documentation if you anticipate working on campus.edu (866) 993-7772 or (650) 723-7772 The Student Services Center (SSC) is committed to providing a single point of friendly. cash advances.S. click on the Student Center tab. forms pickup/drop-off.S. If you already have a checking account. or visiting the SSC in person on the second floor of Tresidder Memorial Union (above the CoHo) Monday through Friday 9:00 a. The charges are added directly to your University bill.. Log onto Axess. Answers to commonly-asked questions of the SSC are available 24/7 by searching askJane at http://askJane. citizen.

• The SUNet ID can be as short as three characters or as long as eight characters. Once you arrive on campus.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources Computing Resources Stanford has one of the most extensive. please call the Approaching Stanford staff at (650) 723-7674. and online information including library resources and student information systems. but for staying in touch with your advisor and for communicating with your instructors. the wireless network. We recommend you use Internet Explorer for accessing these forms. your SUNet ID and password will give you access to many online resources—email. personal web space. including Axess • Storage space within Stanford’s distributed file system • Access to campus computing clusters. – Ming ’11 A Resident Computer Consultant helps a student with her computer questions. not only for administrative matters. because there not a number. To use Stanford’s online resources before you arrive. The most common form of a SUNet ID is a combination of your first and last name. and to submit your online Approaching Stanford forms. If you prefer. If you do not have personal access to the internet. both while you are here as a student and once you have graduated. jdoe@stanford. GETTING ONLINE ACCESS Your University ID Number You will need your Stanford ID number to create your SUNet ID and password. Password. ask your current school or public library about public-access computers with internet connections. Ask for help when you and must begin with a letter. You have received this number as part of your correspondence from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Your Stanford ID number is also required for any inquiries you make about your record. As a member of the Stanford community. 63 THE PRACTICAL STUFF . need to. is plenty around. and Email Account Read the tips below carefully then follow the instructions for creating your SUNet ID. you will find substantial access to online resources through public computer clusters in both common buildings and student residences. Once you select it. you will need access to a computer with an internet connection and a web browser.g. you create a unique SUNet ID and password that identifies you as authorized to use campus electronic services. including serving of personal webpages • Login access to various web-based applications.. It must contain only lower-case letters and numbers (no special characters). diverse computing environments of any university campus in the country. SUNet IDs provide: • Email service and an email address (e. While you are a student. and printing and other services Setting up your SUNet ID. Email is used as a primary means of communication on campus. If you cannot find your Stanford ID number. cannot be composed of all numbers. Stanford University Network Identifier (SUNet ID) and Password A SUNet ID provides access to the Stanford University Network and its services. it cannot be changed and it will be associated with you for the period that you are at Stanford.edu) • Web services. including transcript requests. It is also printed on the letter you received in the first Approaching Stanford mailing. you can also use Firefox or Safari. • Think carefully about what name you want to use for your SUNet ID.

Checking Your Stanford Email Account edu and setting your Stanford email account to forward messages to another email address. Instructions: From your computer.edu.edu. it is vital that you not share it with anyone. and a list of email programs at Stanford can be found at http://email. 64 .edu. reviewing your grades. and students.stanford. Your SUNet ID and password are required each time you use Axess. requesting an official transcript. The standard software choices Stanford uses are available for download at http://ess. Email is an important way of communicating with faculty. It is a violation of University policy to misrepresent yourself in any way and you may lose student privileges or be subject to disciplinary action if you use another student’s SUNet ID password or if you deliberately provide false information in Axess. and thus should check this email account regularly. reviewing the status of your University degree requirements. staff. You may not authorize anyone else to use Axess on your behalf. enrolling in classes. but some students may wish to do so ahead of time.edu Axess is Stanford’s web-based student information system that allows you to take care of many of the administrative responsibilities associated with your undergraduate education. Jane Doe may choose the SUNet ID “jdoe”. and checking which information in your record is releasable to the public. For example. etc.stanford. Most students will want to wait until speaking with the Resident Computer Consultant (RCC. or following the instructions at http://email. but it will not seem quite as funny when you are applying for jobs and using it on your résumé. your SUNet ID will be created and available to you within an hour. For your personal information to remain secure. log in with your SUNet ID and password at http://webmail. Once you have chosen your SUNet password. Your SUNet ID will also give you access to University websites. part of your webpage. After you successfully complete the application process. it is vital that you do not share your SUNet ID password with anyone else. if you create one. be able to set up email aliases based on your name. Connect to the SUNet ID webpage at http://sunetid..stanford. go to https://axess. You are responsible for knowing the information sent to your Stanford email account. and you can begin downloading software that may be of interest to you. evaluating courses at the end of each quarter. updating your personal and emergency contact information.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources • Your SUNet ID automatically forms part of your email address and. • If you need help making a connection to the internet through an internet service provider. Picking a funny name may distinguish you on campus. such as reviewing your financial aid information. To read your messages. see page 50 for more information about RCCs) to make decisions about what email programs to use.stanford. • If you need help understanding the steps necessary to apply for your SUNet ID or using Stanford email.edu. You will. Choose the Request My Own SUNet ID link and follow the instructions. we ask that you contact the provider directly. connect to the Internet and open a web browser. even during this summer. try the Axess online help by clicking on the Help link. however. contact the Approaching Stanford staff at (650) 723-7674 or frosh@stanford. Her email address would then be: jdoe@stanford.edu. Select the Email Programs at Stanford link.stanford. You will be prompted for your SUNet ID and password. checking the balance of your University Bill. Connecting to Axess To connect to Axess.edu to set up an email program to manage your mail. If you have trouble using Axess once you are connected. your Stanford email account should be available within 24 hours. AXESS https://axess.edu. adding or dropping courses.edu (a password-protected site for which you will need your SUNet ID and password).stanford. Other options include going to http://stanfordyou.stanford.stanford.

because you will need them if there are problems. should I buy it at home or wait until I arrive on campus? There are arguments for both options. If you do choose to buy a computer before you come. On the other hand. Cluster computers. having your own computer from day one will be easier than using the computer cluster. If you do wait. but most students buy before they come.” and an advanced multimedia production course. Computers meeting these specifications should remain serviceable for at least your first year. – Charlton ’11 If I’m going to buy a new computer. and possibly longer. are connected to the Stanford University Network (SUNet) and are equipped with a rich offering of software applications. AMD.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources RESIDENTIAL COMPUTING Each student residence has one or more study spaces including a cluster of computers. RCCs offer two 1 unit courses in the residences: “Introduction to Computing at Stanford. owning a printer is not necessary as laser printing is available in computer clusters for a fee (currently 10¢/page). or equivalent processor • PC: Windows XP • 1 GB RAM • 40 GB hard drive • DVD-ROM drive • Ethernet capability Do I need my own computer and printer? Although nearly all Stanford students own a computer. Some students find these resources adequate and get along fine without having their own computers. Lastly. the decision whether to buy a laptop or a desktop computer may depend on the size of your room. or any other operating system.5 GHz Intel. regardless of the age of your computer. this is a cheaper option. and Unix workstations at several convenient locations. you should be proficient in its use. The configurations listed below are the minimum specifications that Residential Computing recommends for reliable use in 2010. other public computing facilities on campus provide Macs. Also. you are not required to have one on campus. Likewise. and thus becomes dated and less expensive very quickly). running both Windows and Mac OS operating systems. since both types of computer are pretty much available anywhere around campus. or whether you like to study in other campus locations where wireless networking is available. For example. RCCs will do their best to assist you. the kinds of classes you take. DVDs. you may be more comfortable bringing a computer with which you are already familiar from home. One or more Resident Computer Consultants (RCCs)—upperclass students who provide technical support and education—live in each dorm as part of your residence staff. you will have a chance to experience the campus computing environment firsthand and to evaluate your particular needs on campus. You can also connect your personal computer to SUNet throughout the residences and adjacent common areas via high-speed ethernet ports or wireless networking. Given printer and ink costs. but ultimately they are not responsible for your personal computer and should be considered a supplemental resource. but also leave 65 THE PRACTICAL STUFF . Either Macs or PCs will do. Windows PCs. If you have an older computer. and laser printers supported by Residential Computing and available 24 hours a day. If you are accustomed to being connected at all times. and your personal computer can be configured to print to these printers. Minimum Configuration for Used Personal Computers • Mac: Intel processor • Mac: Mac OS X • PC: 1. you may not want to spend time buying a computer (and getting used to it) during the whirlwind that is Orientation.” Personal Computing: Frequently Asked Questions If I want to bring an older computer. will it be good enough? You will probably be fine if the computer meets certain specifications. In addition to helping you get hooked up to the network (see the FAQs at right). scanners. In addition to the residential computer clusters. wait long enough that you get the most for your money (computer technology advances rapidly. and manuals. please bring all software/operating system CDs. “Intermediate Computing at Stanford. but may not be as convenient as having your own printer or sharing one with a roommate.

basic applications for Macs and PCs (anti-virus. however. About 41% of undergraduates have PCs. also useful for backing up or just moving files. even slower processors are more than fast enough for 66 most purposes.edu). In our experience. you should be proficient in its use. Stanford offers all students 2 GB of storage on central servers. As for software. the Stanford Bookstore offers appealing computing packages and discounts for students. Many students have small external hard drives as an easy and high-capacity way to backup files. and all cluster computers have USB ports and DVD±RW drives. If you are planning on using Windows XP. so there is no fee for registering a computer Old Union’s Axe & Palm provides a comfortable place to relax or study with friends. If you will work mainly or exclusively at your desk. You may be able to find similar discounts by comparison shopping. For networking purposes. You can also purchase computers directly from Apple or Dell at discounted prices only available online through Stanford. an important task. anti-spyware. and public computer clusters include both operating systems. you may want to consider a larger external monitor and keyboard. If you would like specific package recommendations. Should I buy a Mac or a PC? Both Macs and Windows PCs are used and supported on campus. choose the Home Premium or higher (not Home Basic). but hardly replacements for full-featured computers. . more importantly. DVDs. because trained assistance for alternative platforms may be unavailable. Furthermore. For quick transfers. stanford. or plan to take your computer home over breaks. If you choose an operating system other than these two. if you are using Windows 7 or Vista. Additionally. The mandatory telecommunications fee on your University bill covers all network connections (and basic land-line phone service) in the residences.) are freely available to the campus community. If you are on the fence. because you will need them if there are problems. What do I need to connect to the Internet at Stanford? All residences on campus have network connections (100baseT) available in student rooms for direct access to SUNet and the Internet. online storage. which also makes it easier to do things like share files or printers. Be sure to bring all software/operating system CDs. because they have found them easier to support and.stanford. and manuals. Whether you wait or buy now. and the features of your computer (like screen and hard drive size) will depend on what you want and how you work. Computer rental or lease programs are not available on campus. XP Professional is more secure and has better networking capabilities than XP Home. If you will be studying in the libraries. What features should I get on my computer? Different users have different needs. etc. all new Macs have the capability to run the Windows operating system. see “Information for New Students” on the ResComp website (http://rescomp. high-capacity USB flash drives are useful.edu). Should I buy a laptop or a desktop? Laptops are overwhelmingly more popular than desktops because of their mobility and the widespread availability of wireless networking on campus. like to work outside. about 61% have Macs (some have both). consider that desktop computers offer more power and better ergonomics for less money than laptops. far less susceptible to viruses and network vulnerabilities.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources enough time to get to know your new computer. Netbooks and handheld devices are convenient. The overwhelming majority of security issues on campus resulting in network disconnection are on Windows-based machines (see the security section on page 67 for more details). For details on special educational pricing for computers and software. Residential Computing recommends Macs over PCs. memory is more important than processor speed. consider a laptop. see Information for New Students on the ResComp website (http://rescomp. These days. If you are buying a laptop.

During the registration process. If you want to get a jump on things and do some independent research. Because Stanford’s network is an open research and educational environment. and safe email practices.stanford.g. But there are steps you can take to reduce the risk that your computer is breached and at the same time help the entire Stanford network stay secure. stanford. Each year.edu/info/security and the Information Security Office’s “Secure Computing” webpages at http://securecomputing. Keep in mind the best way to understand the computing environment at Stanford is to experience it firsthand. Using our automatic network registration system.g. The Essential Stanford Software website at http://ess. To register your computer. who can help me with my adaptive technology needs? If you own or require adaptive computing equipment. Office of Residential Computing. about buying a computer).edu (click on the “Personal Computer User” option) both provide helpful advice regarding the importance of operating system patching. and is set to automatically maintain current patches. The first time you connect your computer to the network in your residence. using good passwords. patching. reliability. Make sure you bring all the discs and manuals that come with your computer. provided 67 THE PRACTICAL STUFF . If you have questions now (e. If I have a disability. Residential Computing encourages you to bring an ethernet cable (15 feet or longer will give you more flexibility with various room layouts). so please allow a few days after you arrive for the residential network connections to be activated. you will want to wait until you arrive on campus. simply take a standard ethernet cable (it looks like a phone cable but with a wider connector).THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources (or smartphone. the University provides a number of additional resources to help you maintain a safe computer security profile. or any other device). you will be automatically directed to the Residential Computing In-Room Network Registration System to register your computer with the University. Once on campus. However. you may be vulnerable to these hackers as well. stanford. it is superior to wireless networking because of its speed. In the meantime. cleaning.edu. and security. worldwide. TTY calls: (650) 723-1067. contact the Student Disability Resource Center. virus scanning. SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS When you connect a computer to the Internet.. Also. Stanford’s Information Technology Services (ITS). your computer will be scanned for malicious software. Where can I turn if I still have questions? For many questions. feel free to email approaching2010@rescomp. and you will be asked to select your level of firewall protection. plug your computer into the colored jack in your room. there are sometimes problems and special cases. most students get connected in less than 15 minutes. periodically scans the network for vulnerable machines and reports problems to the system owners. outsiders successfully breach several personal computers on the Stanford University campus network. you will be prompted to set your password. at your desk). (650) 7231066. After your initial computer registration. There are reported incidents where computers had significant content erased or modified. Senior Network Administrator. in case there are problems. at (650) 996-0550. and firewall selection experience. Your RCC will be available for consulting and to help get you oriented with the Stanford computing environment. start by visiting http://rescomp. your computer will be checked to validate that it has current anti-virus software. along with the Information Security Office. your RCC is best suited to answer your questions and help you assess your computing needs. and open a web browser. dorm and public clusters will be available. its network is accessible to almost anyone.. stanford. Residential Computing’s “Practicing Safe Net” webpages at http://rescomp. Will there be someone to help me set up my computer once I get to campus? You will be expected to get yourself up and running and to follow instructions for getting connected to the Stanford network.edu or call Ethan Rikleen ’91.edu also includes a variety of software. it is scanned by potential hackers within minutes to see whether a break-in is possible.stanford. it is essential that you take additional security measures to protect your accounts and computer. However. The staff there can advise you on system configurations that work best in Stanford’s environment and describe the computing resources available to students with disabilities. has an operating system that meets a minimum (safe) patch level. When you are in a location where wired networking is available (e. Once you connect your computer to Stanford’s network. Many of these compromised systems are then used to mount attacks on other computers.

The software tools are provided for both Mac OS and Windowsbased computers. Terman Engineering Library Cluster • PCs. You must have a current Stanford ID or letter of acceptance to be eligible for the special educational pricing. academic research. email. laptop. scanner. Your RCC can assist in making your computer and electronic information secure from hackers. • Computers running Mac OS X and Windows XP • Laptop and general study areas with wireless networking • Mac multimedia stations for digital video editing and image scanning • Meyer Technology Services desk staffed with multimedia consultants during all open hours • Overnight camcorder. first served Terman Engineering Computer Cluster • Linux systems • HP laser printing available for a fee (10¢/page) • Priority given to students in selected engineering courses Meyer Library First Floor • 24-hour quiet study area (Room 160) • 24-hour lobby area with computers running Mac OS X and Windows XP Dorm lounges provide a great place to work with your study group. and MiniDV) • Lost and Found for Meyer and Tresidder Clusters Tresidder Computer Cluster • Computers running Mac OS X and Windows XP • Laptop and general study areas with wireless networking 68 . protect against computer viruses. The Bookstore carries Apple. Details of these clusters are listed below. and laser printing available for a fee (10¢/ page) • First come. to keep your password secure. and patch operating systems. see the Computer and Network Usage Policy (see page 69). Any repairs or upgrades you may need can be handled by the Stanford Bookstore’s service department. and other related purposes. all available to Stanford students at educational discount prices. IBM/Lenovo. and software. Acer. Hewlett-Packard. and color) and full-service poster printer (up to 44 inches) • Blank media for purchase (CD. Adobe. Selections can be shipped to your home as soon as your enrollment has been accepted by the University.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources free to students.stanfordbookstore. and AV equipment checkout (with Stanford ID card) • Fee-based laser printers (black and white. supplies. Microsoft. You cannot use them for commercial or political use.stanford. Stanford also has public computer clusters.com http://bookstorecomputers.stanford.edu Email: computers@bookstore. DVD. Dell. Meyer Library also hosts the Digital Language Lab for foreign language students. COMPUTER CLUSTERS In addition to residence-based computer clusters. Educational pricing provides savings that are often deeper than discounts offered by traditional retail outlets.org (650) 329-1217 x456 or (800) 533-2670 Stanford Bookstore’s computer department carries personal computers. You can call the Bookstore or visit the website for current pricing. • Group study and laptop areas with wireless networking • Collaboration areas with large-screen LCDs and whiteboards Meyer Library Second Floor STANFORD BOOKSTORE COMPUTER DEPARTMENT http://www. You can use these clusters for coursework. Symantec. and more. peripherals. including vendor specials.

it is generally a violation of law to either upload or download copyrighted content. and the integrity of information resources. without the express permission of the copyright owner. A student finds a quiet. privacy issues concerning information belonging to others. it may file a “John Doe” lawsuit against the IP address and Stanford would have to provide the identity of the Stanford network user in response to a valid subpoena. such as songs. You can view the policy online at http://adminguide.stanford.pdf. and even a firsttime complaint for a student may result in the disruption of network services for that student. On a second valid copyright complaint. may disable the SUNet ID. and local laws. Both the copyright owner and the University may impose penalties. While the law provides limited exceptions. video games. software programs.stanford.stanford. state.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources • Black & white and color laser printers (all printing must be pre-paid via the StanfordCardPlan) • Open 24 hours a day • First come. there is an escalating schedule of network reconnection fees: 69 THE PRACTICAL STUFF . students should be mindful that litigation continues to be a viable option for copyright holders to pursue and some rightsholders continue to actively pursue litigation. Although the RIAA announced in 2009 it would end its litigation campaign. shady seat in the Main Quad to finish up her work. which will also be covered after your arrival on campus by your RCC. Stanford requires that users of the Stanford network respect copyright law (http://adminguide. Upon receipt of a third complaint. In cases where a student’s network privileges are interrupted. If the copyright owner chooses to follow up with civil litigation.000 to record companies to settle their claims. edu/62. SUNet ID. In addition. movies. File-sharing and Copyright Infringement Stanford has a Computer and Network Usage Policy that translates the University’s general business practices into the electronic domain and conforms to federal. the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) brought claims against more than 50 Stanford network users. The University does not tolerate the use of its networks to facilitate the unlawful distribution of intellectual property. Stanford estimates that collectively Stanford students paid over $100. Under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). and textual works. We urge you to read and become familiar with the policy. Stanford is required by law to follow up and respond to every copyright complaint. The consequences for students who use the Stanford network to unlawfully file-share can be severe and can come from different fronts. A key piece of the policy is that your campus identifiers (such as your Stanford ID. and the matter is referred to Judicial Affairs as a possible violation of the Fundamental Standard (see page 35 for more information on the Fundamental Standard). This policy defines the appropriate usage of computers and networks with respect to intellectual property rights.edu/about/ policy/use.pdf). you should familiarize yourself with the related Residential Computing Acceptable Use Policy. first served COMPUTER AND NETWORK USAGE POLICY which is available at http://rescomp. From 2005 through 2008. a copyright owner or an authorized agent may lawfully scan internet traffic and send a complaint to Stanford as the internet service provider (ISP) if it is discovered that a copyrighted work was shared without permission. Stanford immediately terminates internet connectivity. TV shows.html. the student’s internet connection is disabled and the student is referred to a Residence Dean. and password) never be shared with anyone. edu/62.

and up to $1. For more information. Senior University Counsel. see the General Counsel’s Office FAQ on Peer-to-Peer File Sharing (http://stanford. Other questions about filesharing may be addressed to Lauren Schoenthaler.pdf for more information).THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources $100 for the first DMCA complaint. (http://stanford. at lks@stanford.edu/dept/legal/Recent/DMCA_ Reconnect_fee_Final1007. which the university may choose to impose (see http://stanford.html).000 for a third DMCA offense. 70 .stanford. Please respect the wishes of copyright owners and the University: do not file-share copyrighted works unless you have the express permission of the copyright owner to do so.edu. $500 for a second DMCA violation. Residential Computing’s file-sharing FAQ (http://rescomp. There are many excellent resources on copyright and file-sharing at Stanford. edu/info/dmca). Each year new students and parents gather in the Main Quad for Opening Convocation.edu/dept/legal/Recent/DMCA_Reconnect_ fee_Final1007. and The Provost’s Copyright Reminder for 2009-10.edu/dept/legal/faqs/p2p. part of New Student Orientation.pdf).

below is a list of what you will likely need or want in your room. turning right at the traffic light on to Santa Cruz Avenue. for Campus Drive East (take the one that will bring you closest to your residence). This means that you will have to unpack and pack a total of at least eight times. Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers Stanford discounts and free lobby pick-up service. while having all the clothes you own. inside and outside. though traffic could easily make this a two-hour ride. As you enter Stanford. DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS The University’s visitors’ website has great travel-related information as well as a searchable campus map. on-campus lodging while visiting Stanford. Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto). GUIDELINES FOR PACKING What to Bring THE PRACTICAL STUFF Based on the expert advice of the freshmen and transfers who have come before you. One important thing to keep in mind is that over the next four years you will be moving at the beginning and end of every school year (and sometimes in between. You can turn left at either the first stoplight.stanford. By Car The next intersection will be with Campus Drive.edu for more information. fitness center. Shuttle service is available from all three airports. Go through one traffic light. Freshmen are not allowed to have cars on campus during the academic year. University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. The San Jose airport is approximately 35 minutes from campus. or the second stoplight. some within a short drive of campus. There are many hotels and motels in the area. So. HOTELS AND MOTELS From Highway 101 North and South take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford. You received this parking pass in the first Approaching Stanford mailing. which circles campus. There is free parking as well as free shuttle service throughout the Stanford campus.stanford. or Oakland International (OAK). you will need to display a temporary pass in your parked car on Tuesday. all of your photo albums. you will most likely be choosing one of three airports to get to Stanford: San Francisco International (SFO).stanford. depending on which option you select when you purchase the permit. Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the University. Galvez will intersect Campus Drive. San Jose International (SJC). the San Francisco airport approximately 40 minutes. A list of nearby guest lodging is available on the University visitors’ website. Continue east. if you go overseas). so make sure you do not pack a bag that is too heavy for you to lift or so many bags that you cannot carry them all if you have to manage alone. Remember that you will have to get your luggage on and off the shuttles. Transfer students who intend to keep a car on campus after Orientation must be sure to purchase and display a parking permit. http://stanford. Be sure to make room reservations as early as possible to ensure availability. to avoid receiving a ticket while moving into your dorm. and complimentary Starbucks coffee. The Stanford Guest House also offers friends and family convenient. and the Oakland airport approximately 75 minutes. At El Camino Real.edu even before arriving on campus. If you or your parents plan to have a car on campus during Orientation. See http://guesthouse. high-speed internet access. The beautiful. you can then move your car to Galvez Field where free parking is available for that day. Transfer students can buy a parking permit online at http://transportation. recently constructed facility offers air conditioning. See http://stanford. Make sure each piece of luggage is clearly labeled. See below for information about shipping belongings to campus. and tons of sports equipment may sound 71 . for Campus Drive West. DVD player. cable TV. edu/dept/visitorinfo. From Highway 280 North and South exit Sand Hill Road east toward Stanford. Your parking permit will be mailed to you or held for you. which circles campus.edu if you misplace it. Make an immediate left onto Junipero Serra Boulevard.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here Getting Here You may hear people say that going to college was one of the biggest moves of their lives. it will also be available online on the Freshman page of http://undergrad.edu/dept/visitorinfo. By Airplane If you are flying. You will soon find out whether this holds true for you when you begin the process of packing in preparation for your move to Stanford. Stay in the left lane and continue toward the center of campus. September 14. From El Camino Real exit El Camino Real at University Avenue. This pass will allow you a maximum of 30 minutes to unload. with your full name and Stanford residence.

and many popular stores in the Stanford Shopping Center (such as Bloomingdale’s. shared or individual • Heating system • At least one communication outlet with two ethernet ports. on the other hand. and Beyond. If you are flying. and a shared landline telephone The Necessities Don’t try to bring your entire wardrobe to college. an alarm clock. we recommend that you wait until after you meet them before buying or renting large items such as microwaves and refrigerators. Shipping versus Shopping • Overhead light • Bookcase. lend themselves well to being shipped. health insurance and prescription cards) Bedding • Twin extra-long sheets (all mattresses are 80" extra-long in length) • Pillows and pillowcases • Twin comforter and/or blankets Clothing • Rain jacket and/or umbrella • At least two weeks’ worth of underwear/socks (the more you have. a telephone line. the Marguerite campus shuttle service. Linens and towels. T-shirt. cable. Zipcar rental. driver’s license. a blanket or comforter. bike. and laundry detergent may be impractical. or Zimride ride-share system. bank/ATM card. several specialty shops in downtown Palo Alto carrying everything on our lists and far more. the less frequently you will need to do laundry) • Warm coat (the temperature can drop to the 30s and 40s at night) • Comfortable clothes that layer easily (e. Coordinating with your roommate to minimize the number of appliances and electronics in your room is the “green” approach to take. and Pottery Barn). Many of these shopping areas can be easily accessed by foot.. online. you are not moving to a remote location. In addition. Almost everything on the list below can be purchased locally. for each roommate • Wall-to-wall carpeting • Small closet or freestanding wardrobe. or from ASSU Stanford Student Enterprises.g. either attached to the wall or freestanding.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here like a good idea now. packing a desk lamp. and Target stores located within a few miles of campus. at the Stanford Bookstore. sweatshirt. Bath. For your first week. since you will not know your roommate(s) until you arrive. so you will not need to pack these things: • Extra-long (80") twin bed for each roommate 72 .. shared or individual • Mirror. While we list the following as necessities. or at local stores. it is unlikely this will feel like a good idea at the end of the year. We recommend you start by bringing only the necessities. You’ll get lots of T-shirts in the first few weeks! – Erin ’12 Moving from across the country or across the globe can be difficult in terms of getting the necessities here. shared or individual • Dresser drawers for each roommate • Desk and chair for each roommate • Wastebasket and recycling bin for each roommate • Cubby or shelf for toiletries (in the bathroom) • Window covering • Robe hook or towel bar. we are not recommending that you have every single item in hand on the day you move in. This way you can discuss and coordinate with your roommate. and you can purchase many of these things online. at the Stanford Bookstore. Also. jacket) Toiletries • Shampoo/conditioner • Soap • Toothbrush/toothpaste • Deodorant/hair products/face products/razors • Shower caddy with which to transport these items Your room will include the following. Wal-Mart. but you will want to make sure that you bring enough with you for your first couple of nights (see page 74 for information about shipping). auto insurance card. there are Bed. What is Already Provided When deciding what to pack or purchase. In addition. Crate and Barrel. and essential toiletries. these are items to include: Personal ID and necessary cards (e. Buying items such as these after you arrive is easier than shipping them.g. a pillow. office supplies. You do not need to have everything on day one. fleece vest. It is easy to shop for what you need once you are here. be sure that you have bed linens. Stanford prides itself in being an energyconscious campus.

reusable pens. Frisbee. etc. tape.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here Towels • Bathrobe or large bath towel(s) • Washcloth(s) • Extra towel(s) Laundry supplies • Laundry bag • Detergent/dryer sheets Alarm clock Shower sandals (plastic flip-flops) Desk lamp (preferably LED design) Surge protector (get the largest one available. two. watch movies or TV saves space and energy) • Headphones • Bike (for more information. heated or refrigerated) • Plastic vertical shelves (like a hanging shoe rack) • Large plastic storage tubs (convenient for in-room storage) • Music and movies • Books (only a few—you will pick up plenty more for your classes) • Pictures (from home to show your new friends) • Room decorations (posters. then have it shipped if you do) • Iron (ironing boards are available in each residence laundry room) • Sports equipment (baseball glove. push pins. etc. 73 . medications/ prescriptions.) • Computer. and computer accessories • Computer speakers (using your computer to listen to music. and recycled paper) First-aid kit (see page 58 for contents recommended by the Vaden Health Center) Personal emergency kit (flashlight. etc. ethernet network cable (as long as possible). snacks) The “You-Decide” List • Formal wear (you can wait and see if you need it.) • Games (deck of cards. we recommend getting one which also helps prevent cord fires) Extension cord (UL approved. water. you do not need a heavy-duty one) Hangers Permanent markers (to label everything) Desk supplies (stapler. see page 75) • Mini-refrigerator and microwave oven (look for Energy Star-rated appliances) Things We Discourage You from Bringing To support Stanford’s sustainability goals.or three-pronged. stuffed animals.) THE PRACTICAL STUFF Many members of the Stanford community look forward to welcoming you on Move-in Day. scissors. board games. think twice before bringing the following items that are less energy efficient: • Holiday string lights • Non-Energy Star-rated appliances • Disposable products that are not “green” • Most electronic equipment (try alternatives like playing music or watching movies through your computer) The following contains items some of you will view as necessities and others of you can easily live without: • Small toolkit • Portable blanket (for taking with you down to the lounge) • Slippers • Foldable chair (like a camping chair) • Stationery and stamps (enough to get you through the first quarter) • Flashlight and batteries (choose a LED flashlight for longer life) • Camera • Plastic mug and spoon (for liquid or food.

CA 94309-2345 • The ZIP code for your residence and your Post Office Box are not the same. incense. Please note: • The city associated with your mailing address and the location of your residence is Stanford. torches.O. International long distance calls as well as 411 (directory assistance) calls must be placed using a code called a Personal Billing Number (PBN). CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Stanford has a U. Box 12345 Stanford.O. do not send your belongings in advance of your arrival. Box ZIP codes are 94309. If you have to lug stuff on and off shuttles. Remember.O. reminding you to renew. The nine-digit ZIP is simply 94309 + the last four digits of your P. you will need to carry whatever you have had shipped from the Post Office to your residence. Be prepared to do some waiting in line once you are here and ready to pick up your boxes. it may be possible to have belongings that you cannot carry with you shipped there. Please check with your hotel. Courtesy Room Service (Stanford-derived programming . or up and down the stairs in your residence. it will be much easier if you have packed in such a way that you can handle the load without needing the help of three professional weightlifters.S.edu Stanford operates its own telephone system. Whether ordering online or in person. Box address and key will be available when you check-in at New Student Orientation.O. Boxes is 94309. prior to the deadline. You may keep the same P.edu/dept/rde/shs/moving/mail. pack everything in boxes that you can lift and carry.stanford. usually July 30.edu Stanford has negotiated discounted personal wireless cellular rates with AT&T and Sprint for currently registered students.O. and free domestic long distance. stanford.stanford. It is not possible to receive packages until after you arrive. You will receive an email each year around mid-May. not the city of Palo Alto. P. The PBN can be ordered through Axess. TELEPHONE SERVICE http://studentphones. Your P.stanford. The fee for your P. Box number. be sure to include your Stanford affiliation to obtain your discount. Charges for billable calls will appear on the University bill. In order to keep the same box number once assigned. If you or your family/parents are planning to stay at a hotel before checking in at Stanford. CA. MAIL in Axess once it is assigned to you in September. Box for as long you stay at Stanford. Therefore.O. Guideline #2 Stanford is working on a new solution for package deliveries. free local calling. • A sample address follows: John Doe P. A shared phone is available in residence common areas with basic phone service including call waiting.htm) websites for updated information. and open-flame devices • Halogen lamps • Non-University lofted beds • Dangerous weapons and ammunition (they must be stored with Stanford Police) • Appliances with open heating elements such as hot plates. Postal Service. If you are planning to ship items as you move to campus. Box address will be recorded 74 http://stv.S. Box will be included on your August bill. The ZIP code for P. Guideline #3 If you are shipping packages via the U. you will need to renew it on Axess annually. and electric heaters (toaster ovens are okay) • Mercury thermometers • Pets of any kind (including aquatic) SHIPPING YOUR BELONGINGS Guideline #1 Regardless of how you choose to ship your belongings to campus. If you fail to follow the instructions in the email. toasters.O. please read below for more information about mail and Post Office Boxes. Packages that arrive before you do will be returned to sender. Your P.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here What You May Not Bring The following items are strictly prohibited in residence halls: • Candles. please continue to check back at the Approaching Stanford or Student Housing (http://www. The Post Office does not deliver mail directly to student residences. your box will expire automatically on August 31. Residence ZIP codes are 94305. See the website above for more information.edu Student residences are wired for cable TV service. CELL PHONE SERVICES http://mycellphone. Post Office on campus with a unique ZIP code.O.

visit http://transportation. teas. The Campus Bike Shop has an online ordering program. The Bookstore is equipped with wireless internet. Buying used books can be a good way to save some money on textbooks. snacks.edu • Transit: http://transportation. Stanford clothing. There is a bike shop on campus and others near campus.50 and is valid for up to three years. computers. To get around. you must do so through the University. http://transportation.edu/frosh_erh • Marguerite Shuttle: http://marguerite. general interest books. so you can have a new bike ready for you when you arrive.edu for assistance: • Thriving at Stanford (without a car): http://transportation. which makes it a great place to study. At the End of the Quarter Buyback. printers. pastries. Additional cable service including premium. SOME BICYCLING TIPS: THE PRACTICAL STUFF • Register your bike: it is required by law.edu • Zimride (ridematching) at Stanford: http://transportation.com. and it is your only chance of recovery if your bike is stolen. The Bookstore also carries school and office supplies. bottled beverages.stanford.stanford. which can cost more than $100 for a single course.stanford. You can use the StanfordCardPlan (see page 62) for purchases at the Bookstore.stanford. greeting cards. If you do choose to subscribe.edu/transit Biking Biking and walking are the most popular ways to get around campus. class rings. HD. All Stanford students receive a 7% discount on required and optional course-related materials purchased in-store or online.edu/enterprise • Freshman Emergency Ride Home: http://transportation. BUSES. Stanfordbookstore.stanford. and pay-per-view programming is available by subscription.stanford.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here and some local channels) is provided in student residences at no charge. A complete selection of both used and new books is offered to help students manage educational expenses.stanford. Parking & Transportation Services gives free bike lights and reflective pant-leg bands with registration during New Student Orientation. CARS.edu/ridematch • Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus: http://transportation. costs $3.edu/thriving • Bicycle program: http://transportation. Reserving textbooks online early will help you save time and avoid lines.stanford. digital. Stanford Bookstore’s Café serves coffees.stanford. Stanford encourages freshmen to take advantage of the many alternative forms of transportation available both on campus and in the region. and more. AND MORE Stanford Bookstore TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES http://www. The local cable TV companies do not provide service at Stanford. and Stanford is designated a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.com carries all required and optional course-related materials. items to customize your dorm room (including refrigerators). Information on this program can be found at http:// campusbikeshop. For bicycling information tailored to new students. the Bookstore will pay cash for your textbooks. See the following programs and resources at Stanford and contact commuteclub@stanford. The heart of the central campus is a bike and pedestrian-only zone.stanford. GETTING AROUND—BICYCLES. 75 .edu (650) 723-9362 University policy prohibits freshmen from bringing cars to campus. depending on the future need of the book on the Stanford campus.edu/ nso-bike. Charges will appear on the University bill. and light lunches.stanfordbookstore.edu/nso-bike • Zipcar (car sharing) at Stanford: http://zipcar. electronics.com (650) 329-1217 Stanford Bookstore sells the required textbooks and supplies selected by the faculty for all coursework at Stanford. some of which sell used bikes.

• Front headlights are required when riding on campus after dark. See Stanford bicycle tips. ethnic and cultural heritage. bike theft continues to be a problem on campus. Any new venture brings excitement and uneasiness. The Campus Bike Shop sells high-quality helmets for $20— an inexpensive way to protect one of your most valuable assets: your brain. Stanford students possess extraordinary talents and abilities and each student’s background and personal life experience contribute to the dynamic and diverse environment of the campus. The excitement of stimulating academic challenges will be matched by the unique opportunity to meet amazing people—individuals with different religious and political beliefs. they can be cut in seconds and are nearly useless against theft. – Always lock your frame and a wheel to an immovable object. or gender and sexual orientation. – A “clunker” bike is recommended for campus riding. riding on the right side of the road. or entrances.edu/bike. bike safety classes. • Request free bike-route maps. – The only recommended lock is a U-type lock that can deter theft. • Despite our best efforts. You are an important member of the class of 2014 and your presence adds to the richness and diversity of our community. ramps. including stopping at stop signs.edu/pdf/bicyclesafety.pdf. your RF. your roommate. • Use designated bicycle racks and spaces for bike parking. It is worth the investment. do not park your bike in front of stairs. and your classmates. such as how to ride your bike in a traffic circle: http://transportation. preferably a bike rack.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here • Always wear a helmet when riding your bike. While making new acquaintances can be uncomfortable at times. especially when you’re leaving family and familiar surroundings. your RA. and yielding to pedestrians. When you arrive on campus in the fall you’ll begin a new chapter in your life. and other bike information at bike-information@stanford. rather than an expensive bike. padlocks. edu or visit http://transportation.and mobility-impaired access. Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean for Educational Resources 76 . doorways.stanford. Please know that as staff in the Student Affairs division we are here to support and guide you as you embark on this incredible adventure and your life as a Stanford student. Although cables. Students register their bikes during New Student Orientation. we all know from past experience that building relationships can be life changing. and chains may be less expensive. Initially you’ll be surrounded by new faces— faculty. and bicyclists must obey all traffic laws. so don’t worry if you have mixed feelings about the future. To allow sight. staff. Sally Dickson.stanford.

is one of over 20 fountains on campus. freshmen are not allowed to bring cars to campus. • Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a branch on campus that rents to Stanford students age 18 and over. students can take advantage of the following programs if they need access to a vehicle: Shumway Fountain. • Palo Alto Caltrain stations. whether to a class at the far end of campus. Visit http://transportation. nearby entertainment. edu/enterprise for more information. Students can connect with one another for trips to the airport. All Marguerite buses are equipped with a bike rack and are wheelchair accessible. the East Bay. 77 . For nighttime travel. The Marguerite runs five days a week year round. schedules.stanford.stanford. Requests for waivers should be submitted in early August. Using radio-dispatched golf carts. the San Antonio Shopping Center. • Zimride is a carpool ridematching application that enables students to arrange rides with others in the Stanford network—or choose to share a ride with the broader Zimride community. including gas and insurance. with cars at various locations on campus available for hourly and daily use by Zipcar members. You are allowed three free rides per academic year. In addition. stanford. Cars • Zipcar operates a car-sharing program at Stanford. Stanford members receive $35 in driving credit when joining and special Stanford rates start at $8 per hour. and weekly vehicle rentals.edu for more information. or a restaurant for a bite to eat. • Transit and bike planning assistance is available as an alternative to vehicle trips. and more at http://transportation.edu/zipcar for more information.U. and downtown Palo Alto.stanford. Visit http://transportation.R. Visit http://5-sure. 5-SURE Escort Services THE PRACTICAL STUFF Since parking is in short supply on campus and in keeping with the University’s efforts to limit vehicle traffic to and from campus. where you can catch buses and trains to San Francisco. and more information are available at http://transportation. Here are places the Marguerite can take you: • Local shopping and dining at the Stanford Shopping Center.edu/frosh_erh for important restrictions and to register. a store for some shopping.E) to receive Stanford’s free safety escort service. Freshmen who can demonstrate a compelling need for a car or who would suffer undue hardship under the Freshman Parking Policy may apply for a waiver. campus residents can register for the Enterprise Residents Rental Program and receive weeknight car rentals for only $10. Town & Country Village. Waivers are reviewed by a committee and will be kept to an absolute minimum. routes. drivers will take you to any campus destination when you are uncomfortable traveling alone.stanford. call Stanford United for Rape Elimination (S. edu/marguerite. However. offering hourly.edu/ ridematch. with late-night and weekend service during the academic year.edu.stanford. daily. Send an email to commuteclub@stanford. • The Freshman Emergency Ride Home program provides freshmen with a taxi ride back to campus if they are caught without a ride within eight miles of campus or to the Vaden Health Center or Stanford Hospital in a non-life-threatening emergency. Visit http:// transportation. the red hoop near Green Library. San Jose. Real-time bus information. Membership is open to individuals age 18 and over for a low annual fee.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here Marguerite Shuttle Service Stanford’s free Marguerite shuttles will take you nearly everywhere you need to go. Visit the P&TS website for more information. and other destinations. Call (650) 725-SURE (or 5-SURE from a campus phone) or request the service online.

PDT. 2010.stanford.edu.. for Transfer Students • Your SUNet ID must be set up before you can go into the forms site. and your phone number along with your inquiry. • Unless otherwise indicated on the specific form. • Go to the Freshman page at http://undergrad. For help on submitting a digital photo. both freshmen and transfers must fill out all of the forms. please contact us as soon as possible. Please be advised that you’ll need to submit a digital photo in Form 14. for Freshmen and Tuesday. your SUNet ID. If you cannot submit your forms online. You cannot complete your Approaching Stanford forms until a photo is uploaded to Form 14. to submit Forms 1–14.edu or (650) 72-FROSH if you have any questions about what you have read or how to fill out the forms. • Contact us at frosh@stanford. June 8. See page 63 for instructions on how to set up your SUNet ID. follow the link on the Freshman page at http://undergrad. REPLY FORMS 79 . the deadlines for receipt of your forms remain the same. please remember to provide your full name.stanford.m.Stanford University Reply Form Instructions INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REPLY FORMS Forms must be submitted online by 5:00 p. or the Transfers page if you are a transfer student. If you call (650) 72-FROSH and have to leave a message. There are a number of specific requirements that your photo must meet. so please start looking for a photo that meets the requirements early on (or take a new one that fits the requirements). We prefer that you use your Stanford email account to contact us via email. 2010.edu. July 13. on the following dates: Tuesday. • Start working on your forms early to allow time for any unexpected problems or issues. Read all of the relevant sections of this publication carefully before submitting your online forms.

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President John Hennessy will host the 120th Opening Convocation. Religious Observances We respect students’ religious commitments and have ensured that there are opportunities on campus for holiday observance. If you cannot arrive by 2:00 p. Late in the day. so that you and your family can enjoy the day’s activities.m. you will settle into your new home away from home. Students who register for International New Student Orientation should plan to arrive on campus by 5:00 p.stanford. please contact the Office of Religious Life at (650) 723-1762 or visit http://religiouslife. For further information about religious observances. In addition to providing a place for parents to meet one another.m. which will take place from early morning to late evening. Students who register for Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT) should plan to arrive on campus by 3:00 p. Plan to arrive and move in before 2:00 p. Those invited to participate in the Native American student retreat should plan to arrive on campus by 12:00 noon on Sunday. September 14—First Day on the Farm Go directly to your residence where check-in will begin at 8:00 a. they will need to register by mail or online with payment postmarked no later than Friday. All Orientation and residential staff will be aware of the need that some students may have to arrive late or leave early from some events.stanford. representatives from campus departments and programs will be on hand to answer questions. Parents are invited to attend a special dinner with the Provost after saying their final goodbyes to you. explore academic opportunities. September 11.edu/NBY/Freshman. September 14 through Sunday. build new friendships. From mid-morning until early afternoon. Various campus offices will hold open houses and welcome programs in the afternoon.NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION http://undergrad.edu Orientation Preview During New Student Orientation (NSO). on Tuesday. September 12. information will be made available regarding Orientation events planned for parents between 11:00 a.m. .html (650) 72-FROSH (723-7674) frosh@stanford. NSO events will take place Tuesday. September 14.m. and 8:15 p.m. Parent Events Your parents are invited to join you for the first day of Orientation. Tuesday. you will need to pick up your room key and welcome packet from the Housing Front Desk in your dorm complex. August 20.edu. Over dinner you will have a chance to meet your dormmates and the day will end with your first house meeting. If your parents or other family members are interested in reserving tickets for the Parent Dinner with the Provost. During the summer. experience the excitement of intellectual engagement with your peers.m.. More information about these programs will be mailed to students in May. You will be expected to participate fully in Orientation activities. parents can visit the Parent Lounge and Resource Center. For Individuals with Disabilities Students or parents with disabilities requiring assistance during Orientation should contact our office at (650) 723-7674 as soon as possible with information about their needs.m. September 19. Parents may join you on the first day. a ceremony you and your family won’t want to miss. on Wednesday. on Saturday. September 8. A detailed calendar of Orientation events will be provided when you arrive on campus and will be available on the Freshman page of the Undergraduate Academic Life website after September 1. and enjoy your first days of campus life. Orientation Volunteers and residence staff members will be waiting to greet you.

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