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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
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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
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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.
John L. Hennessy President
President Hennessy greets a new student.
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You are inheritors of our promise that Stanford will always live on. Savor what you love about where you are and who you are with. While the times are different and trends have come and gone. Fondly. For a Stanford graduate. winding down a set of activities. like you. grasping a group of friends more tightly than usual knowing that with excited new beginnings. those precious memories linger on. soon enough—I am all but certain—Stanford will feel like home. the Stanford I knew as a student is the Stanford you will come to know as well. Annually. you are also becoming family. Stanford awaits. 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. beneath our red-tiled roofs. and hundreds of thousands of Stanford alumni live in every imaginable corner of the world. Nothing excites me more at this time of year than the opportunity to welcome a new class of undergraduates to the Farm. come bittersweet ends. you are strangers to us alumni. and then they move on to life’s next adventure. the Class of 2010 is preparing to leave us. As you make your way to the Farm. I remember it like it was yesterday. young people choose to grow to become who they are meant to become under our cloudless blue sky. And though it may feel like a stranger to you. I am not alone in thinking about this transition. 119 classes have graduated from Stanford. I sense your eager apprehension. your laughter rippling off a dorm room wall. set my compass heading to Stanford. I picture you at school going through a last set of exams. alumni far and wide envision your faces lighting Stanford’s pathways. your nervous confidence. your ideas generating new knowledge and understanding. within our sandstone colonnades. they learn in equal measure from each other. and dream about what is to come. During their time here they study with faculty eager to mentor young minds. I remember this time in my own life when I. they have experiences they will remember for a lifetime. your restless calm. With the cyclic rhythm of the school year still in their souls. Though for the time being. I hope you’ll find ways to make the most of these last few months before your Stanford life begins.Welcome to the Stanford Family! Members of the Class of 2014 and Transfer Students. Dean Julie (Lythcott-Haims) ’89 Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education 3 .
Martin Luther King.stanford. freshmen and transfers begin moving in. End-quarter examinations. Review your final examination schedule before committing to travel plans. Day. Winter recess. September 12 Students invited to participate in the Native American student retreat should arrive on campus by 12:00 noon on Sunday. instruction begins. instruction begins. September 11. Thanksgiving recess. No classes. The final exam schedule appears online in Axess. No classes. * For a detailed listing of the academic dates for 2010-11.m. At 8:00 a. The final exam schedule appears online in Axess.edu/registrar/calendar-future. Review your final examination schedule before committing to travel plans. instruction begins. End-quarter examinations. Memorial Day.edu/registrar/academic-calendar. Spring recess. Residences remain open. September 12. Residences remain open. Presidents’ Day. New Student Orientation begins for all new undergraduates.m. The final exam schedule appears online in Axess. Parents’ Weekend. see the Office of the University Registrar’s Academic Calendar site at http://studentaffairs. Residences close at 12:00 noon on December 11 and reopen at 1:00 p. Jr. 4 . First day of the quarter. Review your final examination schedule before committing to travel plans. First day of the quarter. End-quarter examinations. More information about this program will be sent to students over the summer.stanford.. on January 1. See the inside back cover for more information about what you can expect during Orientation. No classes. More information on this program will be sent to students over the summer.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. 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. You can see key academic dates through 2019-20 at http://studentaffairs.m. on Saturday.
the campus is often called “The Farm. seeking to produce “cultured and useful citizens” when most universities were concerned only with the former.” After consulting with leaders of the greatest universities of their day. Leland and Jane soon decided that the most appropriate way to honor him was to do something for “other peoples’ children. Past and Present THE FOUNDING OF THE UNIVERSITY Stanford University is a living memorial to Leland Stanford. and Leland. non-sectarian when most were associated with a religious organization. Jr. Visionary for their time. Jr. It is still on the same 8. Stanford has in many ways stayed the same. Over the years. the Class of 1892. who died in 1884 of typhoid fever at just 15 years of age. and boldly practical. Leland and Jane believed that a liberal education. cultivated through the arts as well as the sciences. Jane. Overcome by their grief and desiring to create a fitting tribute to their only child. the young son of Senator Leland and Jane Stanford. flexible in its program of study when most insisted on a rigid curriculum. Earth 5 . PAST AND PRESENT A reflection of Stanford’s beginnings. In the 119 years since its founding. would provide Stanford students with the basis needed to achieve success and contribute meaningfully to the world around them.Stanford. Stanford has grown to seven schools (Business.” STANFORD TODAY The Stanford family: Leland. Leland Stanford Junior University opened its doors in October 1891 to a set of transfer students who would become the first graduating class..180 acres that was the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Stock Farm and is still a place that never allows tradition to restrict creativity and innovation. These first students attended a university that was untraditional: coeducational in a time when most private universities were all-male. Leland and Jane began to craft their vision for the university community that would bear their son’s name.
6. 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. I am further excited that. This is a place that really celebrates excellence in all forms and there is no doubt that you have the capacity to excel here.STANFORD. 1. You. Dean of Admission.. Education. both proven and potential. Go for it! Welcome to Stanford! Richard H. Shaw.400 graduate students. In the name of Leland. develop as a scholar. Be bold and believe that anything is possible if you work hard to make it so.800 undergraduates. along with my dedicated colleagues in Admission.900 faculty members. Your application clearly revealed special capabilities. 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. I want to emphasize that you have a responsibility to do your best and be your best. the Class of 2014 and transfer students. PAST AND PRESENT Sciences. Let me assure you that you have been chosen—in the most competitive application cycle in Stanford’s history— for good reason. Medicine). Jr. Financial Aid. are whom Leland and Jane envisaged long ago. This is also the twenty-eighth class I have helped evaluate in my career. 8. Law. 600 student organizations. and emerge as a leader. but also to the growing legacy of Leland and Jane’s generosity. It is indeed a most exciting time for me to welcome you to the incoming class. The path you carve through Stanford adds not only to your own personal history. and Visitor Information Services 6 . approach Stanford with the goal of developing into the scholar and citizen you desire to become. With the University’s growth comes greater opportunities and challenges to help you grow as a person. 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. By accepting you into this community of scholars. This is the fifth class at Stanford that I. Engineering. for many of you. Avail yourself of the amazing possibilities that lie ahead and grab them with a sense of adventure. and 35 varsity sports. have had the honor of selecting. Humanities and Sciences.
Writing and Rhetoric Requirement • Part 1: Program in Writing and Rhetoric • Part 2: Writing in the Major 3.edu.stanford. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ACADEMICS To graduate. Humanities. departments. Departmental Requirements for a Major Each quarter make sure to take a class simply because its description excites you. University requirements.stanford. The Bulletin’s Explore Courses website publishes courses and class scheduling for the entire University. – Jack ’12 7 . Degrees STANFORD BULLETIN The Stanford Bulletin is Stanford’s online catalog of courses and degrees. The Global Community. and Gender Studies 2. TO GRADUATE. and interdisciplinary programs. Language Requirement 4.edu/dept/registrar/ bulletin. Honors. American Cultures. Majors. Natural Sciences. and Social Sciences • Education for Citizenship: Ethical Reasoning. Minors. Majors. you will need a minimum of 180 academic units and must fulfill the following requirements. YOU MUST FULFILL: 1. Mathematics. The Stanford Bulletin’s Explore Courses is available at http://explorecourses. and nonacademic regulations. 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. The Stanford Bulletin’s Explore Degrees is available at http://www. The Bulletin’s Explore Degrees website publishes degree requirements.At the Core: Academics Requirements. minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress. General Education Requirements • Introduction to the Humanities • Disciplinary Breadth: Engineering and Applied Sciences. 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.
and 10 units in the Spring Quarter. IHUM and SLE are fully described in the Introduction to the Humanities Course Catalogue. General Education Requirements SLE The General Education Requirements (GERs) are an integral part of your undergraduate education at Stanford. natural sciences. IHUM courses are 4 units each quarter. These courses promote vital intellectual development through the study of human thoughts. or by signing up for a residence based year-long program. values. Majors. The General Education Requirements are divided into three areas: Introduction to the Humanities. twice a week. all of which will help prepare you for future academic success at Stanford. and oral and written expression. Whereas the courses you take in your major will provide you with depth of knowledge in a field. Disciplinary Breadth. and Education for Citizenship. SLE is a residential program that encourages students to live a life of ideas in an atmosphere that stresses critical thinking and interpretation. the General Education Requirements have the complementary purpose of providing you with breadth. films. Lectures are complemented by small discussion seminars. SLE is a chronologically structured three-quarter course beginning in the ancient world and ending with the modern period. reasoning. 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. In contrast to theme-focused IHUM courses. Structured Liberal Education (SLE). social sciences. Together they will serve as the nucleus around which you will build your four years here and perhaps pursue graduate study or professional work. and technology. They also enhance your skills in analysis. for a total of 12 units during the freshman year. which also meet for 50 minutes. which you received along with Approaching Stanford. IHUM courses consist of two 50-minute lectures per week given by Stanford faculty. humanities. you must fulfill the Introduction to the Humanities requirement by completing a three-quarter series of courses.ACADEMICS | Requirements. you will see courses that satisfy a GER are identified as such at the end of the course description. students who complete SLE satisfy the full Writing and Rhetoric requirement (PWR 1 and 2). creativity. Degrees 1. SLE offers students 28 units during freshman year: 9 units in the Autumn and Winter Quarters. and plays. The courses you take must be designated as a GER in the given area. Read the choices carefully and then complete Form 4. Students choose one interdisciplinary Autumn Quarter course and one discipline-based two-quarter Winter/Spring course sequence. Because of its intensive concentration on both the analysis of texts and the written communication of ideas. You may satisfy this requirement in one of two ways: by taking a year-long series of IHUM courses. Once you begin using the Stanford Bulletin. while at the same time fostering close student-instructor relationships. This is the informal setting for lectures. Stanford is committed to a broad liberal arts education for all of its undergraduates. Their purpose is to introduce you to a broad range of fields and areas of study within the applied sciences. 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. You are required to take a specified number of courses within each area. and cultures. as well as the GER breadth requirement in Humanities. SLE freshmen live and learn together in three houses (one all-freshman and two four-class) within one residence hall. small-group discussions. INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES During your freshman year. leaving students with a strong sense of the history of the ideas that have shaped our world. argumentation. Transfer students are not required to complete the Introduction to the Humanities requirement. 8 . beliefs.
you will develop increasingly sophisticated research. In PWR 2. and visual texts. (ii) The Global Community. will give you opportunities to develop more sophisticated abilities in oral and multimedia presentation of research. If you are assigned to take PWR 1 during Students work on a group editing exercise in a PWR 2 class. IHUM courses do not satisfy this requirement. 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. EDUCATION FOR CITIZENSHIP Education for Citizenship is divided into four subject areas: (i) Ethical Reasoning. PWR will post the descriptions of all classes to be offered the following term on the Undergraduate Academic Life website. carry out research projects requiring work with a range of sources and methods. The first course is taken in the first year. (iii) Mathematics.html Email: pwrcourses@stanford. (ii) Humanities. also informing you of the deadline for submitting your section preferences. and the third in the major you declare. the second-level course. 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. Courses that meet both the Disciplinary Breadth and the Education for Citizenship requirements will be designated in the Stanford Bulletin. consists of three courses. the second by the end of the sophomore year. Degrees DISCIPLINARY BREADTH These courses provide students with educational breadth by giving them experience in the areas of (i) Engineering and Applied Sciences. and submit your top seven choices online. with one course in each subject area. You must take two certified GER courses in Education for Citizenship. identify those that best match your interests. Majors. and you will have the opportunity to petition for a change of section during New Student Orientation if necessary. academic argument. The PWR Enrollment Coordinator will contact you via email when the section descriptions are available online.edu/AP/univ_req/PWR/Req. Writing and Rhetoric Requirement The Writing and Rhetoric requirement. oral. 9 . Classes explore writing and rhetoric from a range of perspectives. taught in a seminar/workshop format with 15 students in each class. and (iv) Gender Studies. You will know which courses satisfy a GER by checking the course descriptions in the Stanford Bulletin.edu (650) 723-2631 Through instruction and practice. Building on the analytical and research-based writing focus of PWR 1. (iii) American Cultures. Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) courses will engage you in producing complex and well-researched academic arguments and oral presentations. Before your assigned quarter begins. PWR 2. If you are assigned to the Winter or Spring Quarter for PWR 1. and (v) Social Sciences.stanford. (iv) Natural Sciences. you will consult this site to preview the PWR course offerings. Some courses in Disciplinary Breadth (Humanities and Social Sciences subject areas) may also fulfill an Education for Citizenship requirement. speaking. PWR offers approximately 110 sections of PWR 1 per year. Before each of those quarters. you will analyze written. and researchbased writing and oral presentation. In these small classes. as described online. you will read and analyze your own and other students’ work and meet frequently with your instructor. 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 need do nothing before coming to campus. and present your research in both written and oral forms. each course must be in a different subject area. and writing abilities during your years at Stanford. 2. You are required to take five certified GER courses.ACADEMICS | Requirements. You will be informed of your assigned PWR 1 section early in September. ACADEMICS http://undergrad. which will develop your abilities in analysis. PART 1: PROGRAM IN WRITING AND RHETORIC Autumn Quarter.
Japanese. Each degree-granting department or program offers at least one WIM course annually. Russian. French. Andrea Lunsford. Additional information and instructions are available at http://studentaffairs. Spanish. For information on WIM courses in any particular major. 10 . Korean. • 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. French. • Obtain a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) language test in one of the following: Chinese. Courses taken to fulfill the Language Requirement may be taken credit/no credit. Transfer students: You will be mailed a preliminary evaluation of transfer courses in May. Latin and Ancient Greek written tests will be administered on campus on Wednesday. or three additional quarters of college-level study. If you have difficulty meeting this schedule. Freshmen: Request that the other college or university mail official transcripts directly to the Office of the University Registrar. TRANSFER COURSES AND THE WRITING AND RHETORIC REQUIREMENT not satisfied any part of the writing requirement. you will be required to complete a WIM course in each major. 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. will be announced in your Orientation materials when you arrive on campus. send an email to patricia@stanford. taken prior to college matriculation. German.edu You are required to complete one year of college-level study. Degrees PART 2: WRITING IN THE MAJOR http://undergrad. as noted in the “Online Test Dates” table on the next page. in the SAT II table on the next page. in a foreign language. edu for more information. German. • Obtain a satisfactory SAT II score. see the table of Undergraduate Major Unit Requirements and individual department or program listings in the Stanford Bulletin. Placement test results are valid for one year. making sure to complete the course at your earliest opportunity. Locations and times for the oral tests. you may be able to apply them toward the Writing and Rhetoric requirement.edu/AP/univ_req/PWR/WIM/ WIM. September 15.stanford. Italian.edu/registrar/students/ transfer-credit.edu. Professor of English. The date of your written exam is determined by the first letter of your last name. Information about the exams is available on the web at http://language. Majors.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. the placement test is by appointment only—contact Patricia de Castries at email@example.com. which will address whether previously completed courses can be applied toward the Writing and Rhetoric requirement. as well as the Greek and Latin written tests. 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.edu to arrange to enroll in the appropriate PWR course. If you have http://language. two. subject to current Stanford transfer credit policies. Language Requirement If you have taken writing courses at other colleges or universities. If you are working on a double major. 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. For languages not listed. and Spanish for Home Background Speakers. Latin.stanford. Japanese. or Spanish Language (please note: AP tests in foreign literature do not fulfill the Language Requirement).stanford. or the equivalent. 3.ACADEMICS | Requirements. talks with students after class. The written portion of the placement tests are offered online throughout the summer in Chinese.
but one that appeals particularly to you and that pushes your academic curiosity. Harry J. perhaps by selecting a road less travelled. electives. if you have a strong interest in Renaissance art and want to go to the Florence overseas campus in your junior year. This is a time for you to find and chart your own intellectual course. You embark on a new adventure which will not only further your academic interests but challenge them. however. You will find unexpected educational rewards in such seeming divergences. 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. Jr Olive H. you may wish to begin studying Italian instead of continuing in the language you studied in high school. before you declare a major. the person. In either case. while for others. core courses. 4. your career path may seem clear. we urge you to take a few risks. you must take the placement test to determine the level at which you should enroll at Stanford. For some. ACADEMICS To the incoming class of 2014. Elam. and sometimes a capstone experience such as a senior thesis. ranging from scientific research to theatrical practice to overseas studies at any of our eleven different campuses abroad. for Stanford is a place of unparalleled intellectual opportunities. the lifelong learner you are to be.ACADEMICS | Requirements. and we look forward to helping you become the student. We encourage you to use your freshman and sophomore years as a time of exploration. 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. We hope that you will take full advantage of the varied academic resources that Stanford has to offer. one that will not only ask you to think deeply. This is a time of new beginnings as you enter college and embrace a new wondrous fellowship of the mind. Palmer Professor in the Humanities Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education 11 . I extend my hearty congratulations and warmest welcome to you as you prepare for your Stanford career. These will include prerequisites. For example. to experiment. Now is indeed a special time rich with possibilities. Majors. There may be good reasons to start a new language. We are indeed pleased that you have chosen Stanford. your interests are too many at present to select just one. but differently. Check the individual department or program listings in the Stanford Bulletin to find the specific requirements for the majors of interest to you.
com. see http://studentaffairs. but do not fulfill the General Education Requirements. The College Board website is http://www. and German Abitur may also be awarded credit. CS 106B or CS 106X CS 106B. or PHYSICS 21 and 25 PHYSICS 41. and 45. 5 5 4 Physics C (2 Parts) Mechanics only 4. 5 4. 43. 43. Stanford University policies on AP and other external credit are subject to review and change on an annual basis. SUBJECT Calculus AB (or AB Subscore) SCORE 5 4 Calculus BC 4. You can call the College Board regarding questions about your AP scores at 888-308-0013. or PHYSICS 21 and 25 PHYSICS 45. or PHYSICS 23 and 25 PHYSICS 41 and 45. transfer credit. 5 3 Spanish Language* 5 PHYSICS 43 and 45.collegeboard. and 45. 5 3 Both 4. or PHYSICS 25 PHYSICS 41. or PHYSICS 23 and 25 PHYSICS 41. Majors. Degrees ADVANCED PLACEMENT http://studentaffairs. A score of 5 is required to receive 10 units of credit. 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. or CS 107 Take placement exam if continuing in this language.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. transfers can transfer in up to 90 units of external credit to count towards the 180 units required for graduation. 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). Subjects not listed on this chart are not eligible for AP credit at Stanford University. CS 106X. 43. It is your responsibility to have the College Board send your AP scores directly to Stanford. and 45. Take placement exam if continuing in this language. Take placement exam if continuing in this language. 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. 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.edu/registrar/students/ap. Take placement exam if continuing in this language. 5 3 Electricity and Magnetism only 4. The International Baccalaureate Examination and other advanced placement examinations such as General Certificate Education “A” levels. and/or other external credit (such as International Baccalaureate) may be applied toward the undergraduate degree. 5 5 4.ACADEMICS | Requirements. AP units may be applied toward completion of the Language Requirement. French Baccalaureate. 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. Take placement exam if continuing in this language.stanford.stanford. or PHYSICS 25 Take placement exam if continuing in this language. For more details on Advanced Placement. 5 5 5 4. AP units count as units toward graduation. † A score of 4 or 5 on this test only fulfills the Language Requirement and does not earn quarter units 12 .
The requirements for each major vary. The purpose of declaring a major is to allow you to study. Undergraduates at Stanford earn bachelor’s degrees from the schools of Humanities and Sciences. 13 . Multiple majors require. both of which are social sciences—it is possible to pursue multiple majors in cross disciplinary fields. Earth Sciences. You have until the last quarter of your sophomore year to declare a major. Stanford’s Three Undergraduate Degree-Granting Schools Like most universities. HONORS. do library research on campus. and to join with a community of scholars who share common interests. AND DEGREES Honors Programs Stanford believes the choice of a major is best made after exploring a variety of courses. Majors. more than anything else. Once you have declared a major. Although most students who pursue multiple majors do so in related fields within a broad discipline—for example.” We encourage you to think about whether you have intellectual interests that might lead to an honors project. Therefore. If you are interested in pursuing multiple majors.edu/registrar/students.ACADEMICS | Requirements. form the basis for research you will continue in your graduate career. Minors may be a limited version of a major concentration or a specialized subset of a field defined by a department or degree program. We encourage you to spend your first two years exploring a variety of disciplines and classes. Degrees MAJORS. very careful planning of your four-year schedule because individual courses cannot be used to meet the requirements of both majors. to pursue original and creative work. or Medical schools. you should meet with your Academic Director early in your freshman year to discuss a four-year schedule. Honors programs provide juniors and seniors the opportunity to work on advanced independent research projects. in considerable depth. ACADEMICS Students discuss their assignments for class in Tresidder Memorial Union. you are neither required. Refer to the departmental listings in the online Stanford Bulletin for more information about minors. You will be invited to departmental programs. it is certainly possible to declare more than one major within a single bachelor’s degree. For the administrative policies and procedures governing the declaration of majors and minors. many times. MINORS. including undergraduate societies. and Engineering. Although most students declare only one major. such as physics (natural sciences) and history (humanities). you will become a member of the department or program that offers that major.stanford. Under the supervision of faculty researchers. Think of majors not as career paths but as the opportunity to explore a field of study. although faculty from each of those schools teach undergraduate courses. Undergraduate degrees are not offered in Stanford’s Business. Education. in economics and political science. Honors projects provide a wonderful capstone experience to your four years of undergraduate work. and have the opportunity to work with faculty and graduate students in the department. nor expected. or travel to an archive or fieldwork site. to arrive in September knowing your major. making sure that you will be able to fulfill the requirements of both majors.edu or the Office of the University Registrar website at http://studentaffairs. undergraduate honors students conduct lab experiments. a field that interests you. have access to research funding. Stanford is made up of schools specializing in different academic disciplines. consult the Stanford Bulletin at http://bulletin. The honors thesis is a substantial achievement that the University recognizes by conferring the degree “With Honors.stanford. Law. You can find out what they are by referring to the online Stanford Bulletin or by going to departmental websites. and.
values. French and Italian. Science. Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land. cultural 14 Social sciences focus on the systematic examination of the human experience. described below. Languages and Literatures Central to these disciplines is the interpretation of literary texts. history. drama. They look at questions ranging from the causes of economic growth to the reasons for social stratification to the explanation of psychopathologies. political. mathematics. – Paolo ’11 Psychology. Comparative Literature. Symbolic Systems. scholars focus on analyzing the products of the human imagination as articulated in dramatic and musical texts and performances. Scholars in the humanities analyze the nature of being human. In addition to enrolling in academic courses in these disciplines. 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. International Relations. These include such programs as: Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. classes. Arts In the departments of Art and Art History. . and Urban Studies. and ethical reflection that underpin a variety of advanced degrees and professional careers. Humanities Critical interpretation is at the heart of humanistic inquiry. its creation. including law. Communication. Social scientists study why people behave as they do over time. a social science major provides the ideal background The quarter system for a variety of advanced degrees and gives students many career opportunities. Students encounter questions about the meaning and significance of life through examination of creative representations of human thought and experience. literature. and natural sciences—each of which has its own distinct character. The departments of Classics. as well as the origins and development of human languages and cultures. through historical. students may also take part in extracurricular opportunities in music. The School of Humanities and Sciences allows individually designed majors (IDMs). Social scientists examine human behavior in all its facets. this cluster of disciplines addresses fundamental questions about the human condition. and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Scholars explore the powers of language to express the personal and cultural experiences of diverse peoples. opportunities to explore business. awareness. The School of Humanities and Sciences also offers 19 interdisciplinary degree-granting programs. How do we learn? How do we organize ourselves into families. and traditions. and ideas. Drama. Human Biology. Technology and Society. Political Science. Departments in this cluster include Asian Languages. Economics. and other performance forms. Students explore the history and theory of the arts as well as participate in the creation of art. and in visual representations.ACADEMICS | Requirements. regions. and Religious Studies offer students a range of approaches for developing a deep understanding of knowledge. dance. comparative. Public Policy. natural sciences. H&S includes the fine arts. core humanities. American Studies. Majors. social sciences. English. arts. Philosophy. German Studies. and social sciences. and implications. The core different fields of social science departments consist study and take unique of Anthropology. and Sociology. Core Humanities Traditionally. 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. History. effective writing. communities. The departments within H&S are divided into three academic clusters—humanities. Degrees SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES http://stanford. Students in the humanities learn skills of logical thinking. and Music. Social Sciences Playwright and director Stan Lai and a student work on a scene from his English-translated play. Feminist Studies. They provide occasions to think critically about diverse beliefs. Iberian and Latin American Cultures. and times. organizations. Linguistics.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. and government. languages and literatures. and critical study of languages. and societies? What are the economic.
The School of Earth Sciences offers four degreegranting undergraduate programs. volcanic processes. build. but it is also a fundamental discipline in which the world is understood quantitatively. the energy and resource base that supports society. such as in the areas of biophysics and biochemistry. in our increasingly technological society. Earth scientists use a variety of methods and tools to address their research questions. earthquakes and fault mechanics. The program in Geological and Environmental Sciences focuses on the history and structure of the Earth. Biology. Although engineers focus on the intended function of their creations. its environmental impact. surface deformation. However. such as buildings or integrated circuits. The program in Energy Resources Engineering builds on a foundation of engineering principles to explore a variety of aspects of Earth’s energy resources. and to address questions about global Earth structure. however. societal. and groundwater contamination. including field work. a changing climate. and systems. the processes that cycle those materials on a global scale.ACADEMICS | Requirements. an understanding of the sciences and math is valuable for all students. SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES and geology to explore the Earth using seismic waves. the evolution of the cosmos to quantum mechanics. the physics and chemistry of Earth materials. and rock physics.edu (650) 724-0984 Earth scientists work to gain a better understanding of our planet’s history and its future. or they may be analytical models or computer programs. the structure of proteins to the synthesis of polymers. and chemistry the bridge between the two. 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. The specific topics are diverse and fascinating: ecological processes to DNA replication. and political expertise necessary for the investigation of complex environmental problems caused by human activities in interaction with natural changes in the Earth system. including optimizing oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs. Traditionally. physics is the domain of the inorganic world. geologic hazards that impact a growing population. and the interaction of human activities with geological processes and resources. and related programs. set theory to differential geometry. In recent years. efficient geothermal energy extraction. The program in Earth Systems goes beyond the disciplines within the School of Earth Sciences to combine science fundamentals with the economic. All provide a means for students to study the Earth and its processes in an interdisciplinary fashion using various approaches. These may be physical entities. Many students who major in one of the natural sciences or math go on to careers that are not directly related to the sciences. Majors. study in any of the natural sciences has become more interdisciplinary. with some new areas of study defined by the intersection of two or more fields. carbon capture and sequestration.stanford. electromagnetic fields. Mathematics is considered the language of the sciences. Chemistry. and the challenge of sustainability. the goal of studying the natural sciences is to achieve understanding of how the natural world works. Broadly.stanford. The program in Geophysics combines the principles of physics Robotics lab provides students with hands-on opportunities. ACADEMICS http://earthsci. they must also consider such things as the life-cycle costs of a design. satellite data. laboratory and experimental studies. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING http://engineering. devices. and computer modeling. Students who plan to pursue graduate work and careers in science or medicine often choose to major in one of the natural science disciplines. and the financing available for its 15 .edu (650) 723-5984 Engineers design. biology the domain of the organic world. and analyze structures. and non-traditional energy resources.
To learn more about designing your own major. At least 90 units must be earned at Stanford by incoming transfer students. you will need to plan your four years early on. who are interested in business. Candidates who fulfill major requirements in other schools or departments receive the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. and Language Requirements. Individually Designed Majors and Computational Science. and Language Requirements. The Stanford engineering graduate is able to pose and answer questions that have both technical and societal implications and receives. in every sense. as well as the Office of the University Registrar website at http://studentaffairs. and even medicine. Technology. It can get is awarded to students who confusing. or BAS degree. Of course. a balanced education. At least 135 units must be earned at Stanford by incoming freshmen. economics and civil engineering. complete undergraduate – Tommy ‘11 degree requirements in the School of Earth Sciences. The School of Engineering provides the fundamental scientific and technical education necessary for basic engineering practice and for advancement to graduate study. in the Program for Individually Designed Majors. or in the Departments of Applied Physics. Degrees manufacture. major in engineering. 16 . a number that has steadily risen over the past several years. BA. Majors. many pursue careers in engineering. To qualify. in the School of Engineering. If you are thinking of majoring in engineering. Dual Bachelor’s Degrees (concurrent BA and BS) You may work concurrently toward both a BA and a BS degree. consult the Stanford Bulletin for the policies and procedures governing IDMs. The University also awards BS degrees to candidates in the Program in Science. which include a substantial amount of work in the liberal arts and the social sciences. DEGREE OPTIONS Single Degrees Ask a lot of questions about scheduling The Bachelor of Science (BS) classes. Students with a diversity of postgraduate interests major in engineering. Chemistry. This is achieved within the context of Stanford’s broad educational programs. law.. In addition to the traditional engineering degrees. 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. and Society. and.ACADEMICS | Requirements. or Physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Mathematics.stanford. A minimum of 180 units must be taken at Stanford. Small group classes often meet outside in the many open areas of campus. you will have to complete a minimum of 225 units of University work that includes the General Education. Writing and Rhetoric. one leading to a BA degree and one leading to a BS degree (e. in the Program in Symbolic Systems. Thirty-five percent of these majors are women. the School of Engineering also provides a mechanism for students to design their own majors.g. international relations and geophysics).edu/registrar/students. 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. Writing and Rhetoric. you will have to complete a minimum of 180 units of University work that includes the General Education. Biology. especially if you want to go overseas during your junior year. Curricular requirements for at least one undergraduate major must also be fulfilled. Engineering majors represent about 20 percent of the undergraduate body. but many others. 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. policy. when appropriate. To earn a BS.
Due to major or minor requirements and University graduation requirements. it is more difficult to try to do it in three. 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.ACADEMICS | Requirements. The most common argument for accelerating the degree is persuasive: significant financial savings may be possible. You may. The two degrees do not have to be from the same department. combine a BA in Economics with an MS in Management Science and Engineering. or a BS in Biology and an MA in East Asian Studies. Accelerating the Degree In some cases. many of which take place outside of the classroom. Majors. it is not always possible to accelerate earning of your degree. ACADEMICS A student ascends the stairs to the second floor of Green Library. 17 . You might be able to do this by taking the maximum number of units allowed in some quarters (20). Acceleration has disadvantages as well. by attending classes on a year-round basis. for instance. though they can be. Stanford abounds with opportunities. It is difficult enough to take advantage of all that Stanford has to offer when you are working toward your degree in four years. or by having sufficient Advanced Placement or transfer credit units to graduate early. Degrees Coterminal Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees Bachelor’s and master’s degrees may be pursued simultaneously.
The answers will be yours alone to resolve. First Floor (Academic Directors have offices in your residences) http://undergrad. pre-law. and staff before you arrive. getting involved with research. As you prepare for your journey to Stanford this fall.stanford. the correspondence you’ll have with students. 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. Koren Bakkegard.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics Approaching Your Academics UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING AND RESEARCH Sweet Hall. what classes to take. Once you begin your Stanford career. 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. or AD.edu (650) 723-2426 Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) assigns every freshman two advisors—a Pre-Major Advisor and an Academic Director. and how to find activities that interest you. 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). you will find at Stanford a deeply caring community eager to support you as you determine your unique path. These profound questions about the shape of your Stanford experience will persist throughout your time here.g. in the event that your Pre-Major Advisor or Academic Director is unavailable or if you seek specialized advice regarding pre-professional interests (e. when you will be reassigned to a faculty advisor in your chosen department. but you will never be alone in this process. you will be filled with a mix of excitement and uncertainty. fellowships. the first to travel out of state or overseas for college. 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.. course selection. 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. 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. and they will require constant reflection and examination. research. the first to consider a new academic path. prehealth. during NSO. forming meaningful relationships with faculty and peers. and crafting your intellectual path. defining your purpose. Associate Dean. and post-graduate study. is a full-time professional UAR advisor whose office will be in your residential complex. Whether you are the first in your family to attend college. or the next to continue a particular tradition. 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. and we are deeply honored to be part of your Stanford experience. Academic Directors focus on the freshmen in their residence and sophomores living nearby. pre-business). and in the months that follow. investigating majors. Your Academic Director. you’ll find that your initial uncertainties are replaced with new ones—about choosing and changing majors. We are committed to your personal success. You’ll likely wonder what your dorm and roommate will be like. and can assist with both routine and complex matters pertaining to academic requirements and policies. faculty. Undergraduate Advising and Research 18 .
Whatever the case may be. Good time management skills are absolutely essential for keeping up with your classes. 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. Courses range from 1 to 5 units. and most entering students enroll in three to four courses. what to do. allows courses to be focused and specialized. You may take between 12 to 20 units per quarter. The typical freshman load is 15 units. allowing you to engage in the materials and methods of a particular field. print copies of the catalogue will be mailed to your home address shortly afterward. A link to a PDF of the catalogue will be available in early August. 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. many students will take two or more. as well as being invaluable in helping to narrow down areas for a potential major. Perhaps you have no idea. HOW MANY COURSES TO TAKE Stanford’s undergraduate program is divided into 10-week quarters (3 per year. Seminars vary in subject matter and approach. The result is more flexibility and more choice. 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. 19 . The quarter system provides you the opportunity to take several courses each year. and for balancing your coursework with your other commitments. as is the case at semester schools. and gives you the opportunity to choose courses 12 times over the course of your four years instead of 8 times. my true interests and Rarely will advisors tell you opened exciting doors. you may have midterms as early as your third week. and exploring extracurricular activities. come to Stanford ready to ask questions and seek guidance. and they may last until the eighth week. Transfer students tend to carry a similar load in their first year. but they will help – Laci ’11 you reach decisions that are right for you. students will usually select one to three other courses per quarter during the first year.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics Perhaps you already know what you want to study at Stanford. Along with your required IHUM and PWR courses. you will need to develop them by the end of your first year. getting a feel for the quarter system. 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. 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. Keep in mind that while Pre-Major Advisor and advice will abound. In a 10-week quarter. If you do not have good time management skills now. The choices for filling those slots offer rich possibilities. one challenge of your first year will be getting used to the fast pace of the quarter system. Your Pre-Major Advisor and Academic Director are the first of many people eager to help you along your way. Many students describe these courses as the best way to get to know a professor early in one’s undergraduate career. adjusting to residence life. However. so be thoughtful about completing Guidance from my it. They will read the Advisor Questionnaire Form carefully (Form 7/7T). The seminar setting is intimate and focused. the AD helped me discover choices will still be your own. the summer quarter typically “off ”).
chemistry. Then. you may have a hard time catching up in those classes you finally choose. The curriculum is not strictly divided into upper and lower divisions. All entering students are required to enroll in Autumn Quarter. the Undergraduate Academic Life website and departmental websites to identify the types of classes and the specific courses in which you are interested. School of Earth Sciences. and the School of Humanities and Sciences. 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. you will log on to the PWR and IHUM websites to learn your quarter and course assignments. on the first day of the quarter. . respectively. or physics. Many seminars also fulfill General Education Requirements. use resources such as the Stanford Bulletin. and you will have an opportunity to learn about Introductory Seminar offerings. Before you arrive on campus. do not take too long to finalize your list. Every firstyear student has full access to the undergraduate offerings in the School of Engineering. the Stanford Introductory Seminars Course Catalogue. but you will not be able to enroll in Autumn Quarter classes until the advising component of Orientation concludes on Friday afternoon. and talk to your advisors before deciding your final set of classes. Language Requirement If you have not already satisfied the Language Requirement (discussed on page 10). and you plan to continue studying the language you studied in high school.). However. 20 In most cases. This will allow you to use your newly acquired language skills if you apply to study overseas in your sophomore or junior year. and faculty begin assigning work on the first day of class. If you do not keep up with everything you are considering. The purpose is to ensure that you have the benefit of guidance from advisors while making your course selections.m. You should always verify course scheduling information and the final exam schedule online in Axess before finalizing your course of study for any quarter. consider beginning during your first year. See “Information on Specific Subject Areas” for more information. After these advising conversations take place. All students are expected to register “at status” by 5:00 p. you will meet with your Pre-Major Advisor and Academic Director during Orientation. using Axess. The quarter system moves quickly. so you may enroll in any course for which you are prepared. listen to lectures. 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. You will learn details about the time and location of your advising appointment after you arrive on campus. you will register your preliminary Study List/Class Schedule online. you may also wish to consult with staff and faculty in specific academic departments and with professional advisors in UAR. Over the summer. as you may want to research a few classes prior to making your final choices. consider continuing your language study during your first year at Stanford. If you are in doubt about an appropriate match between your background and a particular class.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics already begun to explore. talk to the instructor. etc. If you want to study a new language. In Mechanical Engineering 204. This enrollment timeline puts you at no disadvantage and will not affect your ability to get into the classes you would like to take. Fulfilling Science Prerequisites Students interested in a major in the sciences or engineering find it best to take prerequisites in the first year. each student designs and builds a custom bicycle frame. 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. armed with all of this information. Exploring a New Field Take something for the sheer pleasure of it. readings. More than 100 freshman seminars are offered throughout the academic year. However. look at the textbooks for the courses. and you will then decide which courses you will take. course prerequisites are intended to serve as a guide rather than a deterrent. This is particularly true for majors that require math. You can pick up syllabi (lists of assignments.
This course is a prerequisite for enrolling in the biochemistry sequence. Because CHEM 31X (or 31A and 31B). and 33. It is the first organic chemistry course in the introductory sequence. For dates. Students who are planning to apply to medical school should be aware that not all medical schools accept AP credit. CHEM 31X Offered Autumn Quarter only. Physical Chemistry for Biosciences. If you have questions about this.edu. 31X. 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 33. and additional information. and calculus are prerequisites for the Bio Core (and CHEM 35 is recommended). please contact the Financial Aid Office at (650) 723-3058 or financialaid@stanford. 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. BIO 1. it is simply a tool to help identify which chemistry course is best for you. Information on Specific Subject Areas BIOLOGY http://stanford. It is the fundamental sequence for students who plan to major in Biology and consists of a three-quarter lecture sequence (BIO 41.edu/dept/biology/programs_bs. Only the more advanced portions of these same topics are covered in CHEM 31X. CHEM 31A and 31B The CHEM 31A and 31B sequence is for students with moderate or no background in high school chemistry. Both tracks will arrive at the same endpoint. 21 . typically. but taught at a calculus level. CHEM 33 CHEM 33 is the next course in the chemistry sequence after CHEM 31A/B or CHEM 31X.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics Transfer Students Transfer students may go online to enroll in classes when ready to do so. your check will be cut within a week of your registering online.edu/dept/ chemistry/classes/index. CHEMISTRY http://stanford. If you are on financial aid and expect to have some financial aid funds to help with expenses not on your student account (e. Students begin their study of chemistry in CHEM 31A. in Autumn Quarter. students generally begin the Core no earlier than Autumn Quarter of their sophomore year. books) and want to have those funds by the first day of classes. please see http://www. CHEM 31X is an accelerated course for students with a strong high school chemistry background.html. and emphasize problem solving. Therefore. or 33. depending on their prior knowledge of chemistry. and 20 are all open to freshmen. you must pre-enroll in Axess by September 11. The Chemistry Placement Test has no impact on your grades.html (650) 723-1826 The Biology introductory sequence is known as the Bio Core. 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. 31X. Students with advanced placement and strong calculus skills can consider enrolling in CHEM 135.edu/dept/chemistry/classes/index.. 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. ACADEMICS Students gain practical experience in a biology lab. 3.stanford.html (650) 723-1525 The Chemistry Department offers the following introductory lecture courses: CHEM 31A and 31B. CHEM 31A is a prerequisite for taking CHEM 31B. 42 and 43) and a two-quarter laboratory sequence (BIO 44X and 44Y). This course is the second half of the introductory chemistry sequence.g. It will be given during New Student Orientation and at the start of Autumn Quarter. 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. 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. locations. In addition to freshman seminars.
The PHySICS 20 series is a three-quarter sequence intended for general. pre-medical. you should consider how comfortable you are with your high school algebra. Feel free to consult with a faculty member in the Mathematics Department for advice. and precalculus. and probability and statistics. science. In deciding whether to take MATH 19 or 41. all students who have an interest in learning calculus or who enjoy mathematics are welcome. MATH 41-42. you should probably take MATH 19 rather than MATH 41. 40. MATH 41-42. MATH 51-52-53 Go to office hours. for academic information and major-specific requirements.edu /undergrad/undergrad.html (650) 723-5984 Freshmen who are thinking about an engineering major should plan carefully from the start. CME 100-102-104-106 The CME sequence of computational mathematics courses covers important areas of engineering mathematics and computation. MATH 51.html (650) 725-6284 The Mathematics Department offers three calculus sequences: MATH 19-20-21. CME 104 (partial differential equations with linear algebra). Placement into the honors sequence requires a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam or permission of the instructor. and the social sciences. and MATH 51-52-53. While calculus is not required. MATH 51H-52H-53H The 50H sequence is the honors version of the 50 series.html (650) 723-4344 The Physics Department offers three entry-level physics courses: the 20. These series are designed for various majors that require different levels of physics study. and 22 differential equations. 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. Seriously. MATHEMATICS http://math. you will be prepared to take the multivariable calculus course. MATH 51. Prospective engineering majors should refer to the current Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs. If you have limited background in mathematics. Previous coursework in physics and calculus at the high school or college level is recommended but not required. It covers similar topics. geometry. Pre-med and biology students. This sequence is recommended for students considering majors in engineering. linear algebra. Calculus The MATH 41-42 sequence is an accelerated version of the MATH 19-20-21 sequence: both sequences cover the same material. math. However. and emphasizes engineering applications and computation using MATLAB. The sequence consisting of CME 100 (multivariable calculus with applications).stanford. 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. and 60 series. Freshman engineering seminars and Engineering Fundamentals (see the Handbook for course listings) also offer an introduction to specific aspects of engineering. The PHySICS 40 series is a three-quarter sequence of calculus-based physics intended for students in engineering and the natural sciences. CME 102 (ordinary differential equations). all students who have an interest in learning physics are encouraged to take the course that best fits their background.stanford. however. particularly those with AP credit in physics and those who anticipate a need for physics in their work. Calculus The MATH 19-20-21 sequence forms the basic single-variable calculus course. Chemistry majors normally begin the series in sophomore year.edu/dept/physics/academics/ undergrad. and biology students. It is recommended that most students begin the PHYSICS . PHYSICS http://www. but MATH 41 and 42 cover it in two quarters rather than three. MATH 19-20-21. First-year students can gain the most flexibility by enrolling in basic science and mathematics courses.edu/current_students/ under_apply. The 50s sequence integrates – Amanda ’12 several topics in multivariable mathematics: multivariable calculus. Prospective engineering. the sciences.edu. After completing MATH 42. but in more depth and from a more theoretical point of view. numerical methods.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics ENGINEERING http://engineering. Calculus is the first step in the mathematics major and is a fundamental component of study in engineering. which is available at http://ughb. often begin the series in junior year. ordinary and partial differential equations. such as multivariable calculus.stanford. and physics majors usually start this sequence in freshman year. you will be prepared to take the multivariable calculus course. linear algebra.stanford. After completing MATH 21.
provides additional advising opportunities through Expanded Advising Programs (EAP) for first-year students who share a common interest or background.g. Review this report during the summer. fellowships and research. Bisexual. Refer to the Undergraduate Academic Life website (http://undergrad. and degree requirements in a specific department.stanford. • 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). With your admission offer.edu to arrange a telephone or in-person appointment. EAP offers access to graduate and undergraduate mentors. In three quarters. it does not guarantee it will fulfill specific requirements for your major. Call (650) 723-4379 or email smentzer@stanford. These programs include Partners for Academic Excellence (PAE) and Lesbian. plus PHYSICS 70 (Modern Physics). 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. the 60 series covers the content of the three-quarter 40 series. research opportunities. These course requirements can affect the length of time you will spend at Stanford. A student works on a helium-neon laser as part of her PHYSICS 107 class.edu Request Category: Student Services Request Type: Student Services Center Request Description: include inquiry UAR. in conjunction with campus community and ethnic centers.. you received a credit evaluation outlining the requirements you have met through previous course work. and networking with Stanford alumni. For a full description of EAP and to sign up for one of its programs. the Athletics Department (PAE II). Gay.edu. 23 .g. community-themed workshops.stanford.stanford. El Centro Chicano (PAE IV). 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. 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. seminars and discussions on academic opportunities like scholarships. LGBT-CASA is co-sponsored by the LGBT Community Resources Center. The PAE programs are co-sponsored by the Black Community Services Center (PAE I). Only those freshmen who have a strong physics preparation in high school (e. dinners with distinguished Stanford faculty. Consult with the Student Services Administrator in those departments immediately to determine which courses they will and will not accept toward major requirements.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics 40 sequence in the Winter Quarter with PHYSICS 41 (Mechanics). Students may elect to participate in EAP for 1 unit of credit during Autumn and/or Winter Quarters. Transgender-Community Academic Support and Advising (LGBT-CASA). and note if any of your transfer course work is not reflected in the report. Additional Advising Opportunities faculty interests.edu) to learn about courses. high scores in the equivalent of AP Physics C and Calculus BC). and the Native American Cultural Center (PAE V). and it is your responsibility to know the requirements. • Pay particular attention to your GERs before you arrive. 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. students commit two hours per week to the program. and who have strong physics and math backgrounds from high school (e. • Begin to investigate potential majors right away. please visit http://eap. On average..
Sketch your possible courses for Autumn Quarter for review with your first meeting with your Transfer Pre-Major Advisor. you may find inspiration for a project of your own. and made faculty connections. Write down your questions. scholarship. UAR also provides grants directly to students who wish to design their own research and creative projects under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. . and with your academic options. Advising is available every weekday in the UAR office in Sweet Hall. General Education Requirements. social sciences. service. using advanced coursework. Think of UAR as your central resource to discover and tap into the rich and dynamic research life of the Stanford campus. Bring materials from prerequisite courses in your potential major to assist department faculty in evaluating your correct course placement at Stanford. directed readings.stanford. • Take advantage of drop-in advising. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH you have chosen. Research partnerships between faculty and students can be among the most satisfying and intellectually exciting experiences of your undergraduate education.edu) can cover project-related expenses such as travel. • Once you are on campus.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. whether it is in the humanities. • Attend New Student Orientation events. arts. and creative projects. and minor equipment. fellowships. Whether you are interested in writing an honors thesis based on your research experience. as they will acquaint you with Stanford. 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.stanford. UAR sponsors programs and services that help you to engage in this kind of research. These grants (http:// studentgrants.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. You should have them available in case the transfer credit office needs additional information. SURPS takes place twice each academic year. and your prospective major requirements. • Turn your research ideas into a working project by learning about the approximately 35 campus-wide. For example.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics • Save your syllabi from courses taken at your previous school. and http://undergrad. as well as summer living expenses. and creativity. • Understand the course sequences and seminars that will best prepare you for the advanced scholarship you are pursuing. material expenses. or engineering. 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. Remember. natural sciences. formulated their research projects. Research with faculty can also foster lasting mentorships built upon shared interests and close collaborative work. books. Sponsored by UAR. Academic Directors and professional UAR advisors serve as sources of information and support for your post-research activities as well. with other students. or you want to leverage your research experiences into strong applications for scholarships. departmental research programs that match undergraduates with faculty projects or by finding the financial resources to support your research and travel expenses. especially during the first week of the quarter. and methodology classes. Come prepared by reading the credit evaluation material. Attend the symposium to talk with undergraduates already engaged in research about how they developed their intellectual interests. Like many students in the past. make the most of your time with your Transfer Pre-Major Advisor. it is up to the department to determine whether any of the courses taken at your previous school will satisfy the major degree requirements.
nursing. contact Adina Glickman at adinag@stanford. 25 . chemistry. economics. Most pre-professional programs—including law.ACADEMICS | Approaching Your Academics graduate programs. veterinary medicine. and physics. statistics. 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. Indeed. reading for meaning. Although coursework in the natural sciences is required. medical. and dental schools—do not require students to major in a particular field. finding relevant opportunities such as field work and research. CTL can help you enhance your academic skills for the fast-paced and intense Stanford learning environment. business. math. and individual coaching. Peer and resident tutors are trained Stanford undergraduates who offer assistance with understanding and applying the material in courses they have recently completed. 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. Academic Skills Resources Students interested in pursuing degrees beyond their undergraduate degree should consult early and often with their Pre-Major Advisor.D. etc. Students interested in the health professions must complete requirements that are set by the schools of medicine. as described on page 30. Tutoring for writing is available through the Hume Writing Center (see page 29 for more information). computer science. In addition. test-taking skills. Academic Director. ACADEMICS HEALTH PROFESSIONS http://undergrad. UAR will offer a program providing information on the many paths you can follow to meet these requirements.edu (650) 723-8676 Through courses. During Orientation. nursing. dentistry. economics. advisors and Academic Directors are available to assist you in selecting a major. many dorms have resident tutors in chemistry. and avoiding procrastination. math. Tutoring Resources Post-Graduate Advising http://tutoring. these advisors are able to help you identify the best opportunities. physics. Topics covered by CTL include time management. Oral communication tutors are also available through the Oral Communication Program. workshops. and preparing application materials. programs—will expect students to major in a field related to their graduate work. Most other graduate programs—such as Ph. In all instances. veterinary. engineering.stanford. human biology. To make an appointment with CTL’s Academic Coach. and several foreign language courses. students do not need to major in the sciences. exam preparation. and the professional advisors in UAR.stanford.edu.edu (650) 736-7996 The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers free peer tutoring by appointment for biology.
With such preparation. or nonprofit organization. Achieving cultural literacy and gaining substantive understanding of other perspectives in the world will deepen your awareness of yourself. BOSP also participates in two consortium programs located in Barcelona and Kyoto.edu (650) 723-3558 Every Stanford undergraduate should give serious consideration to studying overseas. internship. BOSP quarter-length programs provide challenging academic programs designed as entry points to the intellectual resources of the host nations. often in an intimate seminar setting. The academic program overseas is further complemented by group cultural excursions. Language Requirements Students in BOSP’s Madrid program visit the Roman ruins of Mérida in Extremadura. In addition. and your educational goals. Students are encouraged to initiate mentored research projects. you may take classes at an affiliated local university or complete an internship or public service with an arts. you will have the opportunity to live in a home stay. At many of the programs. Prominent members of the local academic community and Stanford faculty teach classes. Therefore. Spain. In addition. One of the most enticing aspects of studying overseas is the opportunity to interact with these faculty members. The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) offers you the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford. The Berlin and Moscow programs. Berlin. for instance. the BOSP staff recommends you do some advance planning and early consultation with both BOSP staff and academic advisors in Undergraduate Advising and Research. offer intensive beginning language courses to enable students with no previous language background to enroll in these programs. class field trips. others are conducted in English or a combination of English and the local language. business. Regardless of the academic path you choose. Kyoto. as well as the chance to gain practical. Additional academic. All courses taught overseas in the BOSP programs offer direct Stanford credit that frequently counts toward one or more majors. 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. and personal explorations into the local culture. using resources often available only at the program locations. an experience that deepens cultural understanding and engages your language skills. governmental. and cultural opportunities are available to those students who participate for at least two quarters.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs Academic Opportunities and Programs BING OVERSEAS STUDIES PROGRAM Program Overview http://bosp. Madrid. Depending on your major. Oxford. international work experience in a given field in various countries throughout Asia. it is possible for nearly every undergraduate to fit one or preferably more quarters of study abroad into his or her Stanford career. you will be enriched by time spent in another country. Florence. Moscow. and Santiago. BOSP’s Asia Internships provide students the opportunity for deeper engagement with local language and culture. however. At certain BOSP programs. Cape Town. your own society. many BOSP courses fulfill General Education Requirements. technology. BOSP operates programs in Australia. Nearly one-half of each graduating class has studied abroad through one of Stanford’s overseas programs. BOSP does not recognize Advanced . in order to prepare a foundation for an honors thesis or other extended academic projects. 26 While some programs require completion of specified language courses prior to arrival. Beijing. Paris.stanford. it may be challenging to plan around the timing of your major requirements.
stanford. Student Advisors http://undergrad. Passport Requirement A valid passport is required to participate in all BOSP programs. you want to be. financial aid continues uninterrupted. CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER http://cdc. You can also schedule an appointment with a CDC counselor to discuss your plans for the future. the center can help you gain around you. if you are interested in BOSP programs that have a language prerequisite. board. Costs associated with airfare and personal expenses will vary for each student and are the student’s responsibility. policy research. Participants in an exchange are not eligible to transfer permanently to the host school. equivalent to mid-level housing and a 19-meal plan. However.edu (650) 723-3963 Aside from its obvious purpose. government service. the CDC has career-related assessments you can take to see where your interests. from. If you want more information about a particular location. or an academic year. HAAS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMICS Student Advisors who have recently returned from at least one quarter abroad represent each overseas program.html The Stanford Diversity Exchange allows Stanford students to trade places with students from another college or university for a quarter. you should plan on completing additional language study at Stanford.edu (650) 723-0992 We encourage you to visit the Haas Center for Public Service. By fostering student initiative. Go to the website and register with Cardinal Careers to receive online newsletters about jobs. and program activities.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs Placement or SAT II credit received prior to matriculation as satisfying its language prerequisites. The Diversity Exchange now enjoys the participation of three historically black colleges and universities: Howard. EXCHANGE PROGRAMS Because the Bing Overseas Studies Program is considered an integral part of a Stanford undergraduate education. Their profiles and email addresses are available on the BOSP website. Costs and Financial Aid trends. and fees to their host schools. and with consideration for a student’s inability to work while out of the country. a semester. which is to help you find satisfying and meaningful employment at the end of your Stanford student days. Workshops on resume writing and interviewing are held regularly. which covers lodging. values. and Spelman. where numerous staff-led programs and community service student organizations offer opportunities for a wide variety of service activity: hands-on action in communities. BOSP strongly encourages you to ensure that you are in possession of a passport that will be valid until your anticipated graduation date. you learn with. and skills might point. and a spirit of giving and many awesome people sharing. If you permanently withdraw from Stanford to attend one of the participating schools.stanford. the Career Development Center (CDC) is also a great place to go long before you graduate. the basic cost of a quarter overseas is about the same as the cost of a quarter on campus. Exchange students pay tuition to and receive appropriate financial aid from their home institution. internships. relevant programs. and the latest http://haas. and about people whose lives may be very different from your own. Morehouse. and information sessions with potential employers. since participants of BOSP remain registered at Stanford. students are charged an Overseas Fee. They pay room.stanford.edu/OO/off_campus_opps/ UniversityExchange. Keep your eyes open for information on the CDC’s annual Frosh Open House held in early January. If you are unsure about which career is right for you. Tuition remains the same. knowledge and skills necessary to be – Kelsie ‘12 27 . The CDC can help you find campus jobs during the academic year. meals. Therefore. The Financial Aid Office automatically adjusts aid packages in accordance with differences in travel and personal expenses while abroad. and instead of on-campus room and board. as are CDC-sponsored career/internship fairs. with so leadership. locally and elsewhere. you are no longer eligible for Stanford services. resources. When you participate in service. 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. contact one of the student advisors. alumni panels. as well as summer jobs and internships. and community development. Academic work completed during an exchange is reviewed for transfer credit by the Office of the University Registrar.
lecture courses. during the summer. learning community where seniors doing honors research write theses that meet both academic and community standards of excellence and usefulness. ethnic community centers.sea. and Stanford in Government (http://sig. ethical challenges in public and community service. Staff members also will help you apply for the wide range of local. you can participate in a service experience while earning a portion of your award through the federally-funded Community Service Work-Study program. The lab is fully equipped for molecular. (http://asb. Applications for courses at Hopkins Marine Station are due the quarter before. national. and international summer fellowships. and is home to nine faculty and scores of postdocs and graduate students. jobs. fraternities. updated quarterly. physiology. education policy. Holistic Biology (http://holisticbiology. community organizing. The learning environment at Stanford extends well beyond The Farm.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs a leader in a democratic. courses. stanford. The center works with faculty to build servicelearning courses and community research opportunities across a range of disciplines. edu). Talk to the staff and use the wealth of resources housed there.edu) spends half of the Spring at Hopkins and the remainder doing shipboard research in the South Pacific. 90 miles south of the main Stanford campus. affordable housing. and ecological research. When you get to campus. Finally. and philanthropic foundations for a year following graduation. and make decisions about possible public service careers. directed readings. Visit the Haas website for current information on all service-related events. edu). neuro. In your junior year. a vibrant. come into the Bing Information and Resource Center (the BIRC) at Haas. Stanford@ SEA (http://stanford. social entrepreneurship. internships. physiological. and invertebrate biology. Courses may take the form of seminars. as well as at the Haas Center. and research as a form of public service. and sororities. Alternative Spring Break. Through outreach by Frosh Service Ambassadors. environmental issues and climate change. the center offers postgraduate fellowships for seniors seeking leadership experience in government. In Spring. You may explore and gain experience in areas such as urban youth development. Haas staff can help you design or find campus or local placements during the academic year or anywhere in the U. a section of the Bio Core course BIO 43 and associated lab is taught as well as an intensive course in undergraduate research methods. religious organizations. In odd years. fellowships. philanthropy.stanford. University housing is available within walking distance of the station.S. and senior honors seminars. 28 . Applications and more information are at the Hopkins website and the Biology Department’s Student Services Office in Gilbert 108. some of which are direct placements and others self-designed service projects. Winter Quarter emphasizes upper level biology classes with hands-on lab experiences such as molecular ecology. except for a longer lead time for Stanford@SEA. a range of youth and education programs. If you qualify for financial aid. 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. you can learn about campus-wide service initiatives available through the residences. supportive. nonprofit organizations. oceanography.edu (831) 655-6200 Hopkins Marine Station is located on the shoreline of the Monterey Peninsula. are posted on the Haas Center website. Lists of service-learning courses.stanford. practica. multicultural society. and more. HOPKINS MARINE STATION http://hopkins.stanford. you may want to consider applying for the Public Service Scholars Program. Haas programs include the Public Service Leadership Fellows Program.edu) is offered in even years combining instruction at the station with an extended field expedition to the Gulf of California.
To learn about the office’s services. and community outreach programs. In accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. IHUM. individual learning strategy sessions. text-to-speech screen readers. and special housing arrangements. and Business participate in this program. for use by students or any other member of the Stanford community who have temporary and permanent mobility impairments or who use a wheelchair. notetaking. oral or sign language interpretation. They are specially designed to create a sense of intellectual excitement. the Center provides workshops for students enrolled in PWR. These applications are intended to assist students in meeting their academic objectives and support their learning needs. The Center offers the Innovative Research Award (IRA). sensory disabilities. Earth Sciences. To arrange for an on-campus ride. Education. INTRODUCTORY SEMINARS http://introsems. Tresidder. learning disabilities. students may self-refer to the SLC. including poetry. the center is designed to be a supportive learning environment offering comprehensive. Direct support services include. Assistive technology software such as screen magnification. Brailing. CART. Engineering. 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. Among the services offered are screening assessments for learning differences. the Center provides academic support and a place to share your words and ideas. tutoring in various academic disciplines. spoken word. as well as a broad range of readings. and WIM classes. The Center hosts “How I Write. the Center provides a meeting and performance space for students working in a variety of forms. An Introductory Seminar catalogue describing the 2010-11 seminars and application dates will be mailed to your home address in August. The OAE supports a variety of assistive computer technology applications throughout the University. contact the OAE directly at (650) 723-1066. During the academic year. and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. and to explore areas of academic interest. OFFICE OF ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION Students who may be eligible for services have a variety of disabilities. the OAE runs a golf cart service. offering seminars on a wide range of fascinating topics. At the core of the Hume Writing Center’s services are individual consultations available to students working on any kind of writing.edu/group/OAE (650) 723-1066. Law. Whatever your writing challenges and interests may be. books on tape or electronic text. to encourage active critical inquiry. the George and Leslie Hume Writing Center has quickly become an important hub of Stanford’s lively culture of writing. 29 . examination accommodations. innovative programs and services to provide students who are LD and/or ADHD an optimal experience at Stanford. 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. There is no cost to use Schwab Learning Center services. Established in 2001 by a generous endowment from Charles and Helen Schwab.edu Introductory Seminars give freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to connect with Stanford faculty in an intimate and focused setting. TTY: (650) 723-1067 The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) provides services and resources to students with disabilities. the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs HUME WRITING CENTER Email: writingcenter@stanford. but are not limited to. including mobility impairments. Beyond support for academic work. and the residences. call (650) 725-2484 (725-CHUG). chronic illnesses. and drama. Schwab Learning Center ACADEMICS http://stanford. and psychological disabilities.stanford. and open mic nights. and you should make a point of applying each quarter in each of those years. Faculty from the Schools of Humanities and Sciences. DisGo Cart.edu (650) 723-0045 Founded in 2001. speech recognition. It also awards excellence in multimedia presentations performed in PWR 2 classes with the Oral Presentation of Research Award (OPRA). which recognizes the creative application of research methodology and outstanding use of sources in PWR 1 essays. as well as the Lane and SSRC Reading Rooms in Green Library. Medicine. the OAE offers an array of accommodations and auxiliary aids and services to students with documented disabilities. and graphic outliners are available from any of the computing clusters in Meyer. performances. It also participates in outreach to public schools in our area. In addition.” a series of engaging conversations with faculty about their own writing in a range of fields. You will have access to these courses in both your first and second years.
and advises on many smaller awards that provide funding for undergraduates to participate in study abroad or language programs throughout the year. Our conviction is that living and learning should be integrated. The Oral Communication Program also offers such resources as a Speaking Center (a rehearsal studio for practicing oral presentations). the Overseas Resource Center (ORC) is Stanford’s advising center for students and alums pursuing international scholarships http://studentaffairs. discussions of issues. and through residence-based advising.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. RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION Bechtel International Center http://www. The Residential Education program at Stanford provides undergraduates with a small-community experience within the context of a large research university. Interpersonal development – providing support for students’ personal growth and maturation. informal learning experiences. residence-based classes. For more course information. Residential Education complements the academic curriculum with programs and activities essential to your preparation for a life of leadership. personal counseling.stanford. Introductory and advanced services are available to accommodate all students. The ORC also offers information and advising on postdocs.stanford. 30 . a peer tutoring and consulting program. and service. 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. OVERSEAS RESOURCE CENTER for study and research abroad. 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. and that formal teaching.edu/ARS/help_oral/oct. and personal support are important components of a Stanford education.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs ORAL COMMUNICATION PROGRAM http://undergrad. but not a common timeline. parental and peer pressure. The ORC administers major postgraduate awards such as the Rhodes. the ORC also sells passport photos and issues International Student ID Cards. citizenship. practicing class presentations. and through programs designed to enhance students’ well-being and ability to use the campus resources available to them.stanford. and integrating multimedia tools. Priorities of Residential Education 1. recognizing there are developmental stages and stressors common to college students.edu/dept/icenter/orc/index. and quarterly creditbearing courses such as CTL 117: The Art of Effective Speaking. assistance in the use of technology. Marshall. and multicultural experiences. It provides personalized assistance to meet your oral communication needs. 2. and Fulbright. and health education.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. through discussions of social norms. The ORC offers one-on-one advising sessions and provides support in all aspects of the application process. Intellectual development – through interaction with faculty. and introduction to an array of stimulating people. exposure to arts and cultures. In addition. In addition to the advising service. including reducing speech anxiety. informal learning. intellectual engagement. ideas.html (650) 725-0881 Housed in Bechtel International Center. The ORC maintains a library of scholarship literature and binders of previous successful application essays.
Students may work with such organizations as the Department of Justice. empathy. 3. the active exchange of views. Green Library. and meet with Supreme Court justices. and the National Endowment for Democracy. However.). and the freedom to differ intellectually. the National Institutes of Health.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. Stanford in Washington is not incompatible with a quarter overseas. Education. they will need to apply and be interviewed three quarters in advance. and wireless internet access. students will explore Washington’s cultural resources and rich history. The Washington community offers a wealth of internships in all areas of study. CDs. supervisors. Gettysburg. etc. which houses the humanities and social science research collection. journalists. 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. yourself when you’re Art. members of Congress. Students apply to the program two quarters in advance of the quarter they wish to attend. talent this vast. During the quarter. The Information Center at the – Adam ‘11 library serves the basic reference and 31 . In addition to the internship and coursework. STANFORD IN WASHINGTON PROGRAM http://stanford. who frequently are policymakers. Green Library houses the Department of Special Collections and the University Archives. Note that Winter Quarter at SIW is focused entirely on health and environmental policy. Green Library also has large and small study rooms.g.. computer immersed in a pool of clusters. Green Library and the Information Center http://infocenter. Stanford community members have access to world-class print and digital collections at nearly 20 libraries. Subject librarians are available to provide research consultation to students across all disciplines.stanford. The library has a “reserves” collection for those materials reserved by faculty for use by students taking particular courses. For most students. government officials. Learning both inside the classroom and beyond it in the Washington community. and public interest group leaders.stanford. but doing both requires careful academic planning. where dayto-day policy decisions are made. Leadership development – where opportunities exist to build skills and exercise responsibility for personal and group decisions.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. plus the Media and Microtext collections (DVDs. Internship http://library. Music). including tours of the Smithsonian museums. and other places of national interest. THE STANFORD LIBRARIES ACADEMICS Residential programs offer freshmen a way to interact academically and connect with peers outside of the classroom. culturally. if they are overseas or otherwise not on campus during that time. These reserve services There’s no reason to are also available in many of the branch learn everything by libraries (e. the internship is the highlight of the program.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs students will explore membership in a pluralistic community. students work at full-time internships in the world of Washington politics and policy. performances at the Kennedy Center. The libraries also provide a variety of individual and group study spaces. the World Bank. and trips to Monticello. and politically. where each student feels fully included and where the environment is characterized by mutual concern. Sciences. basic and specialized computer clusters. microfiche. allow students an insider’s view to the decision-making process. printers and scanners. provides students with an exceptional opportunity to focus their studies and their future career goals.edu (650) 725-1064 The Cecil H. take courses from visiting Stanford faculty and Washington experts. is the largest library at Stanford.
The Lab also hosts large-scale online testing for the Stanford Language Center. Henry Meyer Memorial Library houses the following services and collections: Academic Computing Services provides a variety of instructional support services within Meyer Library. to record voice. and computers running Mac OS X and Windows XP. The Bing Wing of Green Library is among the University’s historic landmarks and a popular place to study. informal 24-hour study areas equipped with laser printers. Specialized subject reference assistance is also available in Green and in the other research libraries. Facilities located on the second floor of Meyer include the Tech Desk. The Multimedia Studio is an all-Mac drop-in facility that includes equipment and software for digital video editing. 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 Lab comprises four learning spaces configured to support instruction and learning of the world’s natural languages. poster printing. The lobby area is also open 24 hours and offers a mix of group study. and computer stations. clusters with computers running Mac OS X and Windows XP. multimedia production.ACADEMICS | Academic Opportunities and Programs instructional needs of students in the humanities and social sciences.edu/depts/meyer (650) 723-5600 The J. and AV equipment checkout.stanford. the Academic Technology Lab for faculty. You are welcome to use these libraries at any point in your undergraduate career. laptop areas. image scanning and manipulation. and to communicate using Voice Over IP. Workstations in the Lab are customized to allow users to do work in foreign character sets. The first floor hosts technology-enhanced classrooms and flexible.edu) is the hub for multilingual computing and communication at Stanford.stanford. 32 . The Digital Language Lab (http://thelab. and video format conversion. The Digital Language Lab and the multipurpose FlexClass are also on the second floor. the Multimedia Studio. wireless access points. Each of the research libraries has professional staff with expertise in the field who can help you with your research needs. and laptop areas. The student staff of the Tech Desk provides general consulting and help for Meyer services and study spaces.
and promote the development of a strong community on our campus in which all members are truly valued. including age. race. We believe encounters between people with different perspectives and points of view stimulate creative thinking. 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. YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY 33 . and Recreation Bechtel International Center Black Community Services Center El Centro Chicano Greek Community LGBT Community Resources Center Native American Cultural Center/American Indian. At Stanford we affirm our respect for diversity in all of the characteristics that describe people. economic status. nationality. faculty. gender. This wide range of life experiences and backgrounds is critical for building a vital intellectual community within the University. ability difference.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. sexual orientation. Physical Education. foster a deeper understanding of the world beyond Stanford. ethnicity. and staff of the Stanford family. political beliefs. and geographical background.
Graduate Life Office. Greg Boardman. Judicial Affairs. questioning mind. Career Development Center.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. a desire to learn as much as possible. carrying all your favorite belongings and bringing with you a slew of questions about your new life.stanford. both in and out of the classroom. JUDICIAL AFFAIRS http://judicialaffairs. move into your dorm room. 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. an observant eye. handle concerns filed with the office. psychological. Ethnic and Community Centers. Integrity and civility toward others in all areas of academic and community life are expected of all students. faculty. the sooner Registrar. and Stanford becomes the Haas Center for Public home. and eat your first meal in the dining hall. to explore new activities. Residential Education. The staff in student affairs stands ready to assist and champion you in your career at Stanford whenever the need arises. Vice Provost for Student Affairs 34 . Service. Student Activities and Leadership. and cognitive development. and you are accountable for your actions and the consequences of those actions. Within a few months you’ll be arriving on campus. ethical. Office of Accessible Education. Some will be answered as you meet your roommate and your Resident Fellow. Members of the Office of Judicial Affairs staff assist students in understanding the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code. – Brian ’12 Values and Standards As a member of the campus community. At Stanford you are continually encouraged to try new classes.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Values and Standards VICE PROVOST FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS http://studentaffairs.stanford. Vaden Health Center. Bring an open.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. 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. and staff. and well-being of students. Offices and programs include: Student Life. The Office of Judicial Affairs also ensures student participation in the judicial process through the Judicial Panel Pool. Office of the University involved. and work directly with students regarding any such concerns. Bechtel International The sooner you get Center. you are expected to live by a code of ethical behavior. The Student Affairs division is committed to the social. Educational Resources. and I expect that your Stanford years will be fulfilling in ways you cannot yet imagine. Others will take much longer and some questions will crop up just as you answer others. and to challenge yourself in the quest for knowledge and self enlightenment. Our community is built on diversity and a profound but fundamental respect for individual differences.
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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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YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Values and Standards
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.
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.
YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s)
Finding Your Place(s)
ARTS IN STUDENT LIFE
http://studentarts.stanford.edu Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.
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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.
Students spin around the dance floor at a ball held in the Roble Dance Studio.
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.
engaging in opportunities to develop your leadership abilities. remember that we want you to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself. 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. edu/philharmonia) is a select chamber orchestra of 35 performers. you will be afforded many privileges—participating in student organizations. check the music office in Braun Music Center for more information. YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY The Department of Music sponsors a variety of student vocal and instrumental ensembles for both music and non-music majors. Auditions for these ensembles are held during Orientation as well. computermediated ensemble that explores cutting-edge technology in combination with conventional musical contexts. Chris Griffith. Inherent in the privilege of being a member of our community is the responsibility to uphold community standards. or you’re struggling with a difficult personal decision.stanford. The Stanford Laptop Orchestra or SLOrk (http://slork.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. stanford. you’ll hear a lot about community and you’ll soon discover that the concept of community is integral to life here at Stanford. You will be able to draw upon many campus resources to promote your personal and intellectual growth.edu). founded just two months after the University in 1891. The Stanford Philharmonia (http://sso. and contemporary works. The Stanford Symphony Orchestra (http://sso. such as the Festival of Lessons and Carols. Welcome to the Stanford community. The group offers accomplished musicians an opportunity to perform works for a small orchestra. has now expanded to nearly 90 members from across the student body and the surrounding community. while radically transforming both. jazz. Whether you’re trying to decide what activities to join. throughout the year. The Fundamental Standard and the Honor Code exist to protect these important community values. We also trust that you will help us maintain the highest academic standards. The groups perform diverse programs of baroque.stanford. Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life 39 . and exploring your academic and extracurricular interests.edu) is a large-scale. As a member of our community. romantic. classical. Over the next few years. Our role in the community is to help you thrive on that journey. We trust that you will treat others with respect and that you will ensure that all members of our community feel valued and included. The Department of Music also has a number of instrumental ensembles.
edu) is an entirely student-run group that performs the traditional art of Japanese drumming. The Undergraduate Senate and the ASSU Executives have intern programs for new students. do an internet search for “Stanford a cappella. Many extracurricular musical opportunities abound on campus outside of the department. is Stanford’s infamous and quirky Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (http:// lsjumb.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. and offers free legal help.000 undergraduate and graduate students on campus issues. Recreation Stanford promotes excellence in academics. and recreation. and meeting and rehearsal space.stanford. brings important speakers to campus.stanford.com (650) 723-4591. but never least. and other locales. Stanford Taiko (http://taiko. and staff to provide seminars. Look for more information at ASSU’s website or attend one of its information sessions held during Orientation.” ASIAN AMERICAN ACTIVITIES CENTER http://a3c. special dinners.edu/ group/windensemble) features about 40 undergraduates. along with Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE).edu/dept/pe http://www. The ASSU represents Stanford’s 15. ATHLETICS.edu (650) 725-2778 On the third day of classes in 1891. the student body met and established itself as the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).edu/ group/jazz) is a group of about 20 students.edu). The ASSU consists of the President.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) The Stanford Jazz Orchestra (http://stanford. 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. Each year. faculty. and lecture series for the campus community. Physical Education (650) 724-9872. AND RECREATION The Savoyards are a Gilbert and Sullivan troupe that performs two operettas by the comic duo every year. 40 http://stanford. funds student organizations.000. 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). Intercollegiate Athletics (650) 723-7686. graduate students.stanford. Neither experience nor musical background is required to join the band. and the Graduate Student Council. Stanford also features many rock and jazz bands organized and run by students. ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY The Band shows its school spirit by participating in campus-wide events. To find out more about specific groups. Stanford has won the Division I Directors’ Cup. sponsors community service projects and student advocacy campaigns. Approximately 850 students participate in Stanford Athletics’ 35 intercollegiate varsity sports. Stanford is home to talented and recognized a cappella groups that compete and tour nationally and internationally. a business subsidiary of ASSU. alumni. which honors the most successful program in NCAA sports. the Vice President. and community members. and staff who focus on and keep alive the tradition of big band jazz. such as this traditional Admit Weekend performance http://assu.gostanford.stanford. The Stanford Wind Ensemble (http://stanford. mentoring programs. a computer cluster. Stanford maintains 1. athletics. .000 gross feet of indoor facilities and more than 100 acres of outdoor fields. informal sessions. the ASSU appoints students to University committees. and provides important student services. The A3C collaborates with faculty. Last. PHYSICAL EDUCATION. The center also provides organizational advising. holds concerts. the last 15 years. the Undergraduate Senate. These bands play at parties.
Equestrian finished 3rd at Nationals.786-yard Stanford Golf Course. In addition. provides programming in trying something assistance and event advising. cricket.000seat Sunken Diamond. soccer. offers individual counseling and If you’re interested coaching. in their fifth straight final championship game appearance. Most teams accept novices. and dodge ball.edu (650) 723-1831 The Bechtel International Center (I-Center) is the office at Stanford that handles visa issues and concerns of international students. http://stanford. BECHTEL INTERNATIONAL CENTER http://icenter. film series. the 7. dance and art classes. and weight training. there’s plenty to development for more than choose from in terms of 30 black volunteer student extracurriculars. faculty. and lectures about current events. and Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee both finished 3rd at Collegiate Nationals. and serves as a place for cultural exchange. Social activities at the I-Center highlight the diversity of cultures at Stanford and include language exchanges. faculty. table tennis. fencing. equestrian. Students may join a club sport. yet still challenge top-quality athletes. 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. as well as support for more than 30 international student organizations. The Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation opened in Autumn 2005. basketball. the center provides an academic support center. Cycling won 2nd in the Nationals Women’s Team Time Trial. volleyball. including basketball. discussions. an annual event at which hundreds of student groups showcase their activities. In 2008-2009. cheer. almost 6. including information on the pre-orientation program for new international undergraduates. squash. Squash finished the season ranked 26th in the nation among club and varsity teams and 2nd among club teams in the US. cycling.stanford. running. the Avery Aquatic Center. and the 50. rugby. including softball. The staff at the BCSC are committed to ensuring that Stanford’s African and Black American students.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) Among Stanford’s facilities are the 6. and houses a variety of recreational sports. Available sports include archery. and alumni enjoy the full intellectual. Incoming international students should visit the I-Center website for answers to the questions that tend to be unique to international students. – Mattias ’10 the BCSC provides computer 41 . cultural. organizations. climbing. taekwondo. table tennis. lacrosse. the 17-court Taube Family Tennis Center. and social benefits of University life.000-seat Stanford Stadium.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. staff. and staff participate annually in a variety of team and individual intramural sports. squash. ice hockey. It also helps international students adjust to the Stanford culture. which competes at the intercollegiate level and accommodates a wide spectrum of talent. fitness. all of which are available to all students. badminton. triathlon and ultimate frisbee. skiing. BLACK COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY The Activities Fair. departments. In addition. and a sports medicine clinic for varsity athletes. In addition. Residence halls. and friend groups compete for bragging rights and Intramural Champion T-shirts that are awarded to Stanford Intramural Sports Champions.000 students.613-seat Maples Pavilion. and staff. The center implements intellectual programs. and coordinates leadership new. offers special orientation programs to incoming students. horse polo. the 4. flag football. Taekwondo finished 2nd at Collegiate Nationals including two individual gold medals and its head coach was named NCTA Coach of the Year. Women’s Rugby finished 2nd at Division I Collegiate Nationals hosted at Stanford. judo.
Contact Ben Davidson or Haleema Jazmin Quill at lgbtcrc@stanford. In addition. Stanford has a deferred recruitment period that does not take place until early Spring Quarter. leadership development retreats. social.edu. Featuring a comprehensive campus LGBT events calendar. next to Tresidder Memorial Union. Alaska Native. a student-run dorm outreach and diversity awareness program. health education workshops. meeting space. and a variety of workshops and activities. 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. questioning.edu (650) 725-4222 Are you lesbian. minicourses. and alumni. the LGBT-CRC provides and coordinates lecture series.stanford. The LGBT-CRC is located on the second floor of the Fire Truck House. and allied freshmen and Safe and Open Spaces at Stanford. residence programs. questioning. (650) 725-6944 The Native American Cultural Center and American Indian. All Greek organizations have affiliations with a national organization. as well as support for LGBT volunteer student organizations and student-driven initiatives through our Queer Awareness Days program.edu/dept/elcentro (650) 723-2089 El Centro Chicano is a focal point for the Chicano/ Latino community at Stanford. nor does Stanford accept recommendations as part of its recruitment process. seminars. EL CENTRO CHICANO LGBT COMMUNITY RESOURCES CENTER http://stanford. cultural.edu (650) 723-0778 Fraternities and sororities have been part of the Stanford student experience since 1891. diverse. academic recognition programs. More information is available on the LGBTCRC website. the LGBT Community Resources Center (LGBT-CRC) is your oasis on campus. NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER/AMERICAN INDIAN. (650) 723-5851. colloquia. and thriving LGBT community even before you arrive on campus.edu (650) 723-4078. The center provides a variety of academic. 42 http://nacc. El Centro’s professional staff helps students succeed academically and personally. gay. and help you to have a fabulous first year at Stanford. the website is a great way to learn about Stanford’s vibrant. and Native Hawaiian Program . searchable database of LGBT-friendly faculty and staff. watch DVDs. campus resources. hang out. address your concerns. or allied. study. and serves as an important link to faculty. Whether you are out and proud. the center is a great place to meet other queer and allied students. diversity trainings. We offer a range of programs including Community Academic Support and Advising (LGBT-CASA). The LGBT-CRC professional staff is available to answer your questions. Through advising and referrals. which is a small-group mentoring program for queer. check email. It houses more than 20 volunteer student organizations. or the significance of personal and cultural differences? Concerned about being assigned an LGBT-friendly roommate? Or wondering if. The Greek community is made up of a total of 28 organizations with ten having housed facilities. http://lgbt.stanford. support groups. and listings of classes with LGBT content. or transgender (LGBT)? Questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity.stanford. when. and how to come out at Stanford? If you answered yes to any of the above questions. or learn about campus resources. bisexual. browse books and magazines. social and cultural events. Freshmen cannot join a fraternity or sorority before this time. GREEK COMMUNITY http://greek. and leadership development programs. or (650) 724-2306. giving students many opportunities to explore career options while serving the Stanford and outside community. join one of a wide range of LGBT student organizations.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) workspace.
the building evolved into an administrative center and became less and less a student center. The Daily publishes five days a week and covers news. there are a number of online academic journals. often. Educational Resources. No student union would be complete without food service. sports. Community. business. RELIGIOUS GROUPS AT STANFORD YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY http://religiouslife. and Experiences). Three of the most widely distributed publications on campus are The Stanford Daily. 43 . Some publications change from year to year and there is always room for student creativity. academic tutoring. Student Activities and Leadership.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) (NACC/AIANNHP) are the nucleus of the Native American community at Stanford. including the Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO). a modern version of a neighborhood diner. Student Life. a diverse intertribal gathering of artists. Currently there are 24 student publications and media groups. and meeting rooms. The center is headquarters for nearly 20 Native organizations on campus. In Autumn 2007. and singers. Located inside the Old Union are offices for ASSU. the Wellness Room. Opposite the Clubhouse on the northern edge of the courtyard is the Nitery that houses El Centro Chicano. no experience is necessary.edu (650) 723-1762 Stanford’s support of a multi-faith university chaplaincy presumes that faith and spiritual quest. approximately 30. Old impossible not to get Union was one of the first involved. and Stanford’s radio station. a small theater. a stunning multi-faith sanctuary. arts. KZSU 90. and science. entertainment. Other forms of media include a student-run TV station. buildings on campus to house – RJ ’11 student services. be sure to check out Old Union. and Old Union features the Axe and Palm. and a weekly humor sheet. The NACC/AIANNHP provides resources and a nurturing environment in which community members and friends can gather. and business skills to Stanford publications.stanford. which prides itself as the second oldest campus humor publication. Freshmen may contribute their writing. a campusbased student blog. it’s almost PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA Constructed in 1922. The building also offers plenty of comfortable study space and a variety of meeting rooms. dancers. The Chaparral. editing.1 FM. cultural awareness education workshops. 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.000 visitors come to campus for this event. The Stanford Review. and The Stanford Chaparral. The center is also the site of frequent Native leadership activities. In 2006. For example. features. there are many thematic ones actively involving students including the Stanford Scientific Review and The Stanford Progressive. and the Office for Religious Life with its centerpiece known as the CIRCLE (Center for Inter-Religious Learning. Old Union was rededicated by Provost John Etchemendy and reopened as a central site for student groups and services. OLD UNION There’s so much to do here. modeled on The Onion. Old Union was temporarily closed for renovation in order to restore it and return it to its original purpose. and research assistance. The largest student-run powwow in the United States. typically publishes twice per quarter. You’ll discover it’s a good spot for hanging out with friends and studying. The Flipside. which has an active sports department covering many Stanford sports. Over the years. Beyond these broad-based publications. Designed as a traditional campus newspaper. The Review is known as the conservative voice on campus and typically publishes every week. both in the individual Memorial Church is one of many historic buildings on Stanford’s campus. When you get to campus. SCBN. Each May since 1970 the SAIO plans and manages the Annual Stanford Powwow.
This is the most highly anticipated and raucous of campus sporting events. promote interfaith dialogue. and Experiences (CIRCLE) on the third floor of the Old Union. Carrying on these traditions ensures that the classes that come after yours will also share in these same special experiences. The symbol of the rivalry between Stanford and Berkeley is the Stanford Axe. the University of California-Berkeley Golden Bears. centers. University Public Worship. Humanists. awarded each year to the winner of Big Game. are consonant with the academy’s most vital pursuits of meaning and purpose. and many Protestant Christian communities. The Dean. including Baha’is. Senior Associate Dean. Sikhs. where the Cardinal takes on its rival across the bay. Buddhists. Islamic worship as well as Jewish Shabbat services (Orthodox. both denominational and nondenominational. teach courses. and Roman Catholic Mass are held each Sunday at Memorial Church. and Agnostics) is also a member group in SAR. STANFORD TRADITIONS Your participation in unique traditions links you to the many alumni who have come before you. Many other worshipping and faith-study groups regularly meet in the church and in other departments. Check the Office for Religious Life’s website for details on all services. Humanists. The deans direct activities and services at Memorial Church and the Center for Inter-Religious Community. sponsor lectures and discussions. Members represent more than 35 religious groups and worshipping communities. AHA! (Atheists. and student residences. They provide support and supervision for Stanford Associated Religions (SAR). and Reform) are offered elsewhere on campus on Friday and Saturday. Learning. . Compline. and note that some are held only during the academic year. Hindus. and Associate Dean for Religious Life lead worship.YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) and in the community. Big Game Big Game is the biggest football game of the season. 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. Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians. convene study groups. 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. Conservative. located in the center of campus. and offer spiritual counsel to individuals and groups. Jews. Muslims. Unitarian Universalists.
tennis.. Stanford University Mathematical Organization) • Athletic/Recreational (e.” Your Resident Assistants will buy a block of tickets for your dorm in advance. golf. students gather on the grounds of the Stanford Mausoleum. Chinese Christian Society. Jane. Stanford holds an activities fair where many Stanford campus groups promote their activities and recruit new members. Stanford Conservative Union. Gaieties is the student-written.g.g.g. Undergraduate Psychology Association.g.g. getting ready for the clock to strike midnight. Undergrad Philosophy Association.” 45 . Habitat for Humanity. Jr. 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. studentproduced musical performed the week of Big Game. Stanford joins hundreds of campuses around the country in embracing the Dance Marathon concept. Labor and Immigration Project. also known as “The Claw. windsurfing) • Career/Pre-professional (e. Women Leaders of Tomorrow) • Community Service (e. Stanford India Association) • Political/Social Awareness (e. Stanford Consulting.. Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students. and Leland.edu to see what’s playing each week.g. freshmen can be found heading toward the Quad. This is the best way to check out clubs you might be interested in joining. Students organize around a wide array of interests and talents. cycling. BioMASS. Cardinal Ballet. Engineers for a Sustainable World. spirited students eager to “Beat the Weenies.edu More than 600 student organizations reflect the diverse interests of Stanford students. tae kwon do.stanford. juggling. Stanford Political Union) • Religious/Philosophical (e.g.. in which Leland. are interred. and splashing around.... kayaking..YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY | Finding Your Place(s) Dance Marathon The biggest and most exhausting party of the year is Dance Marathon. Shakespeare Society) • Ethnic/Cultural (e. Full Moon on the Quad At the first full moon of Autumn Quarter. Stanford Black Pre-Med Organization. rugby. 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. Green Team.. Hong Kong Student Association. Armenian Students Association. Talisman A Cappella. a 24-hour fundraiser supporting HIV/ AIDS-related causes.stanford.g. Stanford Chamber Chorale. some of which follow: • Academic (e. submerging oneself into the refreshing water. Stanford Global AIDS Campaign. FLiCKS Auditorium (MemAud) with crowds of rowdy. Every Autumn. Gaieties guarantees to pack Memorial http://sal. Check out http://flicks. Gaieties The most well-known and loved theatrical production on campus. STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Fountain hopping consists of running from fountain to fountain. Islamic Society) YOUR STANFORD COMMUNITY Spring warmth leads to an impromptu game of volleyball in White Memorial Fountain. Filled with inside humor. 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. for a slightly irreverent dance party. Stanford Solar Car Project. Fountain Hopping At Stanford’s traditional Halloween party. Indonesian Club. Kids with Dreams) • Creative Arts (e.
Find opportunities to be tested and questioned. student organization advising. and networking. Wells Fargo Bank. The Treehouse. Tresidder Fitness Center. Judicial Affairs. The WCC also offers its own programming. and activism. http://wcc. Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Residential Education 46 . Not only are you joining the larger Stanford community. Tresidder also houses Tresidder Express convenience store. The Bike Shop. the Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference. It is the richness of these exchanges that can shape friendships and connections that will last a lifetime. All are welcome to drop by the center in the Fire Truck House or contact us if you are interested in getting involved. Residential Education. Stanford Federal Credit Union. Seek to learn. and The Lively Arts Ticket/ Information office for on-campus events and the campus Lost-and-Found. and a Feminist Theory Reading Group. Fraiche Yogurt. Tresidder Meeting Services. the Student Services Center. The Student Store. At its core that is what living on campus offers and what the residential experience is about. But perhaps even more incredible is the chance to engage in that exploration with fellow members of the Stanford community. Stanford Catering Office. Living in the residences at Stanford is like no other experience. And welcome home. and the LAIR Computer Center. but you will be a member of a residential community. about yourself. and Union Square. Student ID Badge Office. WCC staff works with both graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of capacities. Where the diversity of thought and life experience they bring enriches your understanding of yourself and of others. Making connections. Whether they be interpersonal or intellectual. collective or individual—the connections you make can and will be life changing. FedEx. Tresidder offers indoor and outdoor dining with a variety of dining options which include Jamba Juice.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. political. In addition. I want to join the many who are welcoming you. Challenge your thinking. Your new home can be a dynamic and essential part of your Stanford experience. leadership. Subway. And as you are preparing for this next step. Seek out those who are different than you. In just a short time you will be joining the Stanford community. Deborah Golder. as well. Stanford Hair. The Coffee House. the WCC serves as a hub for the various Women’s Volunteer Student Organizations that provide opportunities for students to get involved in academic. Welcome to this new community.stanford. and social organizations focused on needs and issues regarding women and gender. This is an opportunity that is not to be missed.edu (650) 723-0545 The Women’s Community Center (WCC) promotes the success of women students at Stanford by providing meaningful opportunities for scholarship. This is a time to question and explore—who you are and who you want to be. including programming. Express Lunch. We believe that the dorms are not merely for sleep and study—but are places of discovery and engagement. Welcome to the Farm. about others. examples of which include the Women at Work Series. Tresidder is home to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Many of these programs are coordinated by student staff that are always eager to work with volunteers.
and Living Green. accommodating between 30 and 300 students. Cars.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. and comfortable. All housing locations are managed by full-time staff dedicated to keeping the residences safe. Some are traditional residence halls and others are connected houses 47 . Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries. 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. assigning students to housing. 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. including age. style of architecture. Buses. and layout of student rooms and common areas. such as EatWell. Residences are focal points of intellectual and social life at the University.300) live in on-campus housing. entering freshmen are guaranteed four years of University housing. Under the Guaranteed Housing Plan. meal plans. maintenance. The HFDs are the place to go with any housing and dining-related matters including assignments. Housing Options THE PRACTICAL STUFF University residences differ in their physical characteristics. 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. and operating the Housing Front Desks (HFDs). and junior transfers are guaranteed two years.stanford. Stanford Dining. They also vary in size. sophomore transfer students are guaranteed three years. the Student Housing Sustainability program. keys. and Stanford Conferences. Student Housing is responsible for managing and maintaining the physical aspects of student residences. or other building-related issues.edu (650) 725-2810 Stanford is a residential university where 96% of undergraduates (6. comprised of Student Housing. STUDENT HOUSING http://studenthousing. clean.
Because of this integration. and during organized indoor and outdoor events. If you are a freshman. balancing factors such as home state. please see page 8 and visit the URL above. and then fill out Form 8 online. Residential living is an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom. study. you will rank your preferences among these housing options: 48 http://frosoco. films. enhanced opportunities to interact with faculty.edu For entering freshmen. Most rooms are shared by two students. Cross-cultural theme houses 4. to relax and hang out. FRESHMAN HOUSING Your residence will be more than just a place to sleep. smoking is prohibited in all University residences. 1. The residence provides an informal setting for lectures. All-freshman residence halls 5. to make lifelong friends. 1. All residences (with the exception of fraternities. including all interior common areas. small-group discussions.edu Students are drawn to Structured Liberal Education (SLE) for the intensive year-long academic program and its integration with life in the residences. SLE instructors participate actively in the intellectual life of the dorm. Assignments are made in random order. the housing staff tries to make each residence a microcosm of the freshman class. but also in the dining room at mealtime and in the dorm late at night. and ethnicity. four students share between one and three rooms. 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. outdoor areas where smoke may drift into buildings. regularly dining with students and holding individual writing tutorials. In accordance with California law. 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. This is an important reason to make sure your forms are submitted on time. some floor-by-floor. 2. if you choose SLE as your first preference for your Introduction to Humanities course. and leave your belongings. FroSoCo is particularly designed for students interested in broad intellectual exploration of the liberal arts and sciences. sororities. once the deadline has passed for the return of the forms. Freshman-Sophomore College 3. both options are available.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Housing made up of smaller residences that share common facilities for eating and recreation. academic interest. More information on single-gender and coed floors is provided on page 50. but will have men as neighbors. 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.stanford. Structured Liberal Education (SLE) 2. Freshman-Sophomore College Roble staff welcome freshmen as they arrive on move-in day. you must also list SLE as your top housing preference. and one upperclass all-women’s house) are coed. a few houses have one-room triples. and exposure to academic resources and opportunities on . The SLE community promotes the vigorous exchange of ideas. not only in the classroom setting. Students may opt to return to this assignment for their sophomore year without applying to the yearly housing draw. In some residences. and plays. covered walkways. For more information about the academic requirements and the SLE program. and vice versa. All rooms for freshmen are single-gender. some within floors. Four-class residence halls Read the descriptions of each housing option carefully. and to learn about yourself and others. gender. The strong sense of community that results provides freshmen with a tightlyknit support network and a house full of potential friends and mentors. When making freshman housing assignments. Women living on coed floors will share a room with other women. Structured Liberal Education http://sle. Freshman-Sophomore College (FroSoCo) combines the energy and excitement of an allfrosh house with the perspectives of a four-class residence. In several residences. individual rooms and apartments.stanford.
creativity. Alaska Native. Casa Zapata is also a hub for community events such as Floricanto. history. FroSoCo offers an augmented staff for its residents. Ujamaa focuses on the histories. Two professional staff couples live in-residence as college directors. Some key FroSoCo traditions include courses. in which the dean of the college hosts faculty talks in the lounge followed by dinner at his home. established in 1971 as an Asian American theme house. and tutorials to improve public speaking and writing skills. Whether it is a presentation by an upperclassman on The African Sensibility in Mexico. the indigenous people of the Bay Area. All-Freshman Residence Halls THE PRACTICAL STUFF In all-freshman houses. Zapata has been a source of inspiration. FroSoCo occupies two adjoining houses in Governor’s Corner. drama productions. FroSoCo is coed by hall. and Theme Associates to help plan the educational and social activities of the house. The following four theme houses are available: Casa Zapata focuses on the Chicano and Latino experience through educational and cultural programs. they also provide the added bonus of mentoring opportunities for frosh. Ballet Folklorico. issues. It is named after the Muwekma Ohlone. A wide range of opportunities and activities are offered to residents to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their peers. Zapata residents are engaged in a wide range of activities— staging plays for Zoot Suit week. and sharing poetry and music at regular house gatherings. 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. land. Theme houses offer the same opportunities and resources available in other residence halls but. and Native Hawaiian Theme House located on the lower row. 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. as four-class houses. public speaking. 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. The name comes from the Swahili word for extended family. Dean’s Dinners are another signature event. Students of different racial. Exploration of traditions. and community for over three decades. residents of Ujamaa are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and explore all that Stanford has to offer. Programs and seminars presented in the house are representative of the legal. and the college dean lives in a home across from the college. film and lecture series. film screenings. a cappella groups. religious. honest. 4. There is no required academic component.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Housing campus. and other common freshman academic subjects. multimedia. workshops. and Chicano/Latino Reunion Homecoming. or engaging with notable Ujamaa alumni like Jeff Raikes or Charles Ogletree. These residences house between 30 and 110 students. Native cultures. and teach all of the residents about the focus. Posadas. Native and non-Native. dance. themselves. water. 3. debating the social relevance of The Cosby Show in a Black Sitcoms class. and readings by noted authors. This house prides itself on fostering that sense of family by creating a safe environment for open. 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. Each theme house has a staff of Resident Fellows. and current issues are explored in a supportive environment for all freshmen and upperclass students. including resident tutors in writing. group discussions. and the world. guest speakers. music recitals. and politics fosters cross-cultural dialogue and relationships. Okada. language. The public is always welcome to come and learn. and cultures of the African Diaspora. Muwekma-Tah-Ruk is the American Indian. Decorated with vibrant murals by renowned Latino artists throughout the common areas. as well as host to performing groups such as El Mariachi Cardenal. histories. including in-house classes. and social backgrounds participate in activities that celebrate. inform. planning film series. and rooms for freshmen and sophomores are interspersed on all floors in both houses. and service organizations. Cross-Cultural Theme Houses These four class houses provide cross-cultural living at its best. 49 . and sometimes challenging dialogue. Symbolizing the diversity of Stanford. campus service organizations. ethnic. and excursions to local cultural centers. All-freshman houses usually are characterized by high spirit and an almost constant buzz of activity. and mini-seminars on a wide array of subjects designed and led by sophomores and open exclusively to FroSoCo residents. was renamed in 1979 after Japanese American author John Okada. Resident Assistants. These residences house between 65 and 100 students.
See page 18 for more information about ADs. serve as sounding boards for ideas for IHUM papers. They also conduct workshops and provide general technical education and consulting. men and women are assigned to separate rooms. while others have private shower and toilet facilities with a coed sink area. and your residence computer cluster. “I spent about half my time with Soto students discussing ideas and about half playing ping-pong. RAs are available whenever you have a problem and can provide valuable insights from their own Stanford experiences. there is one bathroom. It is possible that a single-gender floor will have a staff member of the opposite gender. and intervene directly in behavioral concerns.” RAs are upperclass students who will work closely with you and your RF to plan activities and programs. These residences house between 50 and 300 students. ROOMMATES Unlike many other colleges and universities. plus close interaction with upperclass students who have much to share from their own campus history. In addition. enabling them to answer many of the questions that students might have about life in the residences. 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. when necessary. RFs. In addition to guiding the life of the house. your personal computing. On single-gender floors. but year after year. experience tells us this is a winning way to handle roommate assignments. and other administrative matters. rather than being shaped by any preconceived notions stemming from limited information or online communications. individual floors may be coed or singlegender. As one former Resident Fellow said. The RCCs will support your network connections. freshmen comprise up to 70% of the residence’s population. and College Directors. 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. but I had high hopes for the ideas. RESIDENCE STAFF The central support of your residence life will be your residence staff. The PHE provides resources and advice on health and wellness topics. RSASs are frequently the first point of contact for students and provide support for residence staff. Resident Fellows. Some coed floors have separate men’s and women’s bathrooms. introduce stress-reducing social events during exam times. a member of the Undergraduate Advising and Research professional advising staff. each residence is assigned a Residence Dean (RD). RSASs have a broad range of knowledge about campus procedures and resources. and lend guidance to house activities and intramural teams. upperclass students can often assist with problem sets. they are students who want to listen and help. within a residence. 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. and approximately 50% of the residents in a four-class house will be freshmen. The Housing Preference Form allows you to express your preference for coed or single-gender floor arrangements. The RD is a trained professional who can advise students about personal matters. an Academic Director (AD). and RAs in each house. 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. On coed floors. you are urged to think carefully about your responses. assist with personal emergencies. As roommate assignments are based on the information you provide on the forms submitted online.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Housing 5. 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. However. In some instances. The AD. New Undergraduate 50 . Residence Deans work closely with the AD. and a Residence Student Affairs Specialist (RSAS). RDs advise on issues of housing and roommate concerns. Coed or Single-Gender Floor? All residences in which freshmen live are coed. The ping-pong didn’t influence anyone much. In addition. We realize there are practical consequences to this policy that may create temporary inconveniences for you. will help you build your academic path through Stanford.
or who have children should indicate this on the Housing Preferences form in order to receive the appropriate application from the Housing Assignments office. 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. Single non-traditional students can choose to live in the residence halls. International Students Freshmen and transfer students who are married. but who is not so similar that you have nothing to learn from each other (e. Please include your concerns on Question 13 of the Roommate Information Form (Form 11) or contact the Student Housing Assignments office. During winter break..THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Housing Housing.g. You should budget about $300-$400 for this continuous housing option. Saturday. 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.. Like other undergraduates. applies a great deal of time and care towards devising good roommate pairings. using the information you provide on your Approaching Stanford forms. please make sure you let us know about them in your response to Question 13 on the Roommate Information Form (Form 11). Non-traditional students have been comfortable with both types of housing. Information and details about INSO will be sent to international students during the summer. September 13. You can read more about the gender-neutral housing program on the Student Housing website (http://studenthousing.edu). undergraduate residences will be closed. are available on campus for a – Stephanie ’12 fee for international students who will not be traveling during that time. please indicate this on the Housing Preferences form to receive the appropriate application. All inquiries will remain confidential. two varsity athletes are unlikely to be roomed together). stanford.g. you both note similar sleeping hours).stanford.edu. 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. If you have health concerns or important personal circumstances that you feel should be taken into account when making your roommate assignment. In order for your housing to be ready for move-in on Saturday. After the first year at Stanford. If you refuse your assignment. September 11 – Monday. You can also check Bechtel’s website for this information at http:// icenter. someone from California will most likely have a roommate from another state. the division of Housing Assignments that handles the roommate matching process. Student Housing has gender-neutral housing options for interested students beyond their first year. September 11. 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. Couples/Students with Children New transfer students are typically housed in either a fourclass or all-upperclass residence. Couples and students with children are assigned to apartments in Escondido Village. Meet everyone in your Winter break housing options dorm. you forfeit a year of your guaranteed housing. They work to match you with someone who shares important habits (e. Students with Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Concerns International students who register for International New Student Orientation (INSO). 51 . Residences vary in size and are located within a 10 minute walk to classrooms. arrive on campus three days earlier than other incoming freshmen. THE PRACTICAL STUFF Freshman roommates are paired by New Undergraduate Housing Coordinators. an on-campus residential neighborhood. participating international students must register for INSO with the Bechtel International Center by the deadline. students can choose from among 70 different houses on campus.
14. medium. as well as at campus eateries and cafes operated by Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries. the following week’s meal allotment (19. edu for more information.stanford.edu: • The Axe and Palm. You can also add Cardinal Dollars to your card at any time. including meat. You may request an exemption to the meal plan requirement if you have concerns about meeting religious dietary requirements.edu (650) 723-4751 or (650)725-1508 Many of your most memorable conversations will take place around the dinner table with your housemates.S. vegetarian. or 10 + any rollover meals) is added to your card. Tresidder Memorial Union • Subway. 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. Many academic programs such as Faculty Speaker Education Series and dinner lectures. For added savings. nutritious entree options.176 A feature of your meal plan. Any additional unused meals expire at the end of the week. Stanford Dining serves 19 meals each week. Tresidder Memorial Union • Express Lunch. non-meal plan dollars do not expire.stanford. Stanford Dining is Green Business Certified and welcomes your suggestions and new ideas. Peanut Allergies If you have a peanut allergy that requires special dining accommodations. including current promotions. guest meals allow you to take a friend. Your Stanford ID card is your dining card and you will need it with you to eat in the dining halls. Stanford Dining values the cultural and religious diversity that is intrinsic to the Stanford community. $1. Updated information can be found at http://hospitality.176 $5. as well as social activities like Midnight Breakfast and themed dinners. Meal Plan Description Cost per year In addition to the residence dining halls. or constantly hungry—as well as to provide maximum flexibility in eating locations across campus. Fresh soup and salad bars are always available along with a daily variety of delicious. When part of a meal plan. Three All-You-Care-to-Eat meal plans (19. Each exemption request must be accompanied by acceptable written documentation from an independent (non-relative) clergy. vegan. These additional. For more information. or professor to dine with you at no additional cost. provided you are enrolled in a meal plan. Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries Retail Cafes Stanford Dining’s goal is to provide a meal plan for every appetite—light.176 $5. students can also enjoy the regional menu selections and inviting ambiences offered through the following Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail cafes. Tresidder Memorial Union • The Cafe at Arrillaga Alumni Center • Olives@Bldg. 14. go to My Account at http://dining. 10 meals/ week) allow you to choose from all menu selections in the dining hall. locally-grown. please contact the Student Disability Resource Center to file a request for a special housing 52 . with every Cardinal Dollar purchased.edu. sustainable foods in every dining hall. Visit http://religiouslife. 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.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Dining Dining http://dining. Eating in the dining halls is an essential part of Stanford’s Residential Education program. At the end of the day on Saturday.stanford. 14 and 10 meals/week plans provide five guest meals every quarter. One Cardinal Dollar is equivalent to U. or to purchase Cardinal Dollars online via your student bill. Award-winning Stanford Dining features the highestquality. relative. stanford. Old Union • Union Square. Religious exemption applications are processed by the Office for Religious Life. will take place at your dining hall. The 19. and halal. We take pride in our efforts to honor most requirements and constraints in each of our dining halls. a maximum of $50 unused Cardinal Dollars will carry over to the next quarter. you will receive a 10% bonus in Cardinal Dollars.
you can go to your Housing Front Desk. otherwise. THE PRACTICAL STUFF The Residential & Dining Enterprises team (R&DE) is passionate about providing you with an exceptional housing and dining experience at Stanford. you will how strong a community need to pay cash. located only at Ricker Dining Hall.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). Student Housing’s motto of “Welcome Home” reflects our commitment to making your Stanford home a comfortable. When you submit your Residence Agreement (after you receive your housing assignment later this summer). my dorm is. clean. – Anne ’11 Every new freshman is assigned to the 19 meals/week plan. For more information on our Peanut Sensitive program. to the Dining Manager in your dining hall. for you are the reason we are here. Any changes made during the last two weeks of a quarter will be reflected in the upcoming quarter. Please remember to carry the When I’m eating in the card with you at all times.edu. safe. I realize dining hall. organic. Exceptions will not be made. We want your feedback and will solicit it often. You may make a meal plan change at any time during the quarter with the exception of the last two weeks. or to the meal plan office on the second floor of Tresidder Memorial Union. R&DE is excited to welcome and support the Class of 2014! Shirley Everett. and healthy dining options. Stanford Dining’s commitment to excellence defines our dedication to providing you with delicious. 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. and sustainable environment that supports your educational endeavors and personal growth. Residential & Dining Enterprises 53 . ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS Meal Cards Choosing and Changing Your Meal Plan Your Stanford ID Card also serves as your dining card. while also addressing special dietary needs. 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. Our mantra “Students First!” communicates our belief that students are never an interruption in our day. dining hall and catching especially when entering the up with friends. Senior Associate Vice Provost. please call Stanford Dining’s central office at (650) 725-1508 or email diningservices@stanford. you will have the opportunity to either confirm the 19 meals/ week plan or switch to one of the other two plans. Dining Questions If you wish to change your meal plan after you arrive or you need answers to your questions about dining.
Be sure to include your name and return fax number. Stanford’s student health insurance plan. 2. medication. PERSONAL INFORMATION This establishes your confidential personal medical file at Vaden. and immunization records.stanford. Immunizations 3. All students must be vaccinated to prevent these outbreaks.edu/new_students/entrance_req. mumps. and your family history. and Injection Clinic for a fee. 1. . and rubella are serious communicable diseases that can spread in close living or classroom environments. with family members.edu/pdf/ ReligiousorPhilosophicalExemptionfromRequired Immunizations. mumps. A student may request a religious or philosophical exemption from the immunization requirement by completing the form (http://vaden. Notice of privacy practices Stanford University requires all new students to provide proof of measles. 54 The state-of-the-art Vaden Health Center. Tuberculosis screening 5.pdf) prior to June 30 for freshmen and • Gather all your health history. What to do: If you were born after 1956. Cardinal Care. does not cover this expense. • Log on to the Vaden website. A combined measles/mumps/rubella immunization is available at Vaden’s Allergy.stanford. and rubella immunity and to be screened for tuberculosis risk before they begin their studies. If you do not have Internet access and need a paper copy of the Entrance Medical Requirements. Health history 4. Immunization. Personal information 2. These are required regardless of your health insurance plan. only) or (650) 723-1600 (international). fax a request using our toll-free fax number (866) 336-0164 (U. 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. IMMUNIZATIONS Measles.stanford.S.edu (650) 498-2336 SIX MUST-DO REQUIREMENTS BEFORE ENTERING STANFORD Before you can become a student at Stanford. you must complete six health-related requirements online: 1. • Review them. complete the following sections.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Health Services – Vaden Health Center Health Services – Vaden Health Center http://vaden. Agreement to treatment 6. Using your SUNet ID and password. new student section: http://vaden. html.
or preferences that are purely personal are not grounds for an exemption. The chicken pox vaccine consists of a series of two shots. AGREEMENT TO TREATMENT This section presents the Vaden Health Service Agreement to Treatment form. the other requirements must be completed by the above dates. Tetanus diphtheria immunization is recommended every 10 years. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for female college students up to 26 years of age. and people with certain chronic diseases. All students must answer the questions in this section. or live in a household with a hepatitis B carrier. International students have until September 20 to complete and submit tuberculosis screening only. 5. The HPV vaccine consists of a series of three shots. Attitudes. Recommended Immunizations 3. and pertussis vaccine for tetanus diphtheria. it’s great to have a place that’s well-staffed and eager to take care of you.stanford. especially for those at high risk: people who are sexually active. For more details. HEALTH HISTORY This information gives Vaden staff your medical history. 4. Chicken Pox (Varicella) immunization is recommended for adults who have not had chicken pox. Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver that can lead to liver failure.stanford. html#tb. TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING New students and their families often request recommendations for appropriate immunizations before entering Stanford. Recommendations for tuberculosis screening are continuously updated. Please check our website for the most current requirements at http://vaden. or sooner for a substantial wound. diphtheria. 6. We recommend this vaccine for first-year students and other students who wish to reduce their risk. NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES This section presents the Vaden Health Center Notice of Privacy Practices.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Health Services – Vaden Health Center July 31 for transfer students. check Vaden out! Seriously. Hepatitis A immunization is recommended for travelers. Others at higher risk include people traveling to high-incidence areas and those with weakened immune systems. 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. The hepatitis B vaccine consists of a series of three shots. 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. When in doubt. The information in your file is electronically secure and completely confidential. The Campus Health Service Fee covers most services at Vaden Health Center. men who have sex with men. substitute one dose of tetanus.edu/new_students/entrance_req. beliefs. food handlers. are men who have sex with men. have had a sexually transmitted disease (including HIV). For adults 19 to 64 years. enabling them to treat you effectively. or death. use injectable drugs. have multiple sex partners. Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that can be spread in close living or classroom environments. except as required by law. which you must read and sign before we can provide medical services to you.html. go to http://vaden. liver cancer. The hepatitis A vaccine consists of a series of two shots. which you must read and acknowledge before we can provide health services to you.edu/fees/index. – Sophie ’11 55 . It cannot be released without your consent. and people who are health-care workers. It is important for you to enter your complete immunization history in your personal medical file. We recommend this immunization. The vaccine is about 85% effective against the strains of bacteria it addresses. 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.
html. See the Vaden website for the most up-to-date hours of service. HMO coverage outside your primary care area (home) is for emergency services only. A nurse is available during weekdays to answer medical questions. – 3:00 p. mental health care. More details and the form can be found on the Vaden website at http://vaden. 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.edu. There is a fee for some services. or an alternative insurance plan that has comparable benefits.stanford. Information about Cardinal Care can be found on the web at http://vaden. you will be charged for the plan on your university bill. The cost of primary care visits is covered by the Campus Health Service Fee.stanford. you will automatically be enrolled in Cardinal Care for the entire policy year (through August 31) unless you waive the plan. More information about Cardinal Care and the deadlines to waive can be found on the web at http://vaden. stanford. . injury. Vaden provides information about voluntary dental plans and local dentists who offer discounts to students. This requirement can be met either by purchasing Cardinal Care. the University-sponsored student health insurance plan. When the clinic is closed. 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. All students are required to have health insurance that covers the costs of specialty care. They also provide immunizations to meet the entrance medical requirements. Generally.html. the university requires that all international students enroll in Cardinal Care. It is the primary resource for the University’s student health insurance plan. If you have an alternative insurance plan.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Health Services – Vaden Health Center HEALTH INSURANCE Students Covered by an HMO http://vaden. If you need to see a specialist. PERSONAL HEALTH SERVICES Medical Services At the start of each academic year. and a pharmacy. phone advice for urgent medical conditions is available 24 hours a day from one of the physicians. physical exams for scholarships and employment.edu/insurance/index. 56 Medical Services offers comprehensive health care to Stanford students. The cost of primary care at Vaden Health Center is covered by the Campus Health Service Fee. allergy and other optional immunizations. physical therapy. and prevention of acute illness. To request information about these dental options. and other offcampus health services. laboratory and X-ray services.m. visit the Vaden Insurance office or send your name and address to healthinsurance@ stanford.html Email: healthinsurance@stanford. you can waive Cardinal Care via Axess at http://axess.edu/insurance/2010_cardinalcare. the University-sponsored student health insurance plan. emergency and inpatient care. Cardinal Care. Friday until 5:00 p. Cardinal Care Features If you have a primary care physician through your health maintenance organization (HMO) at home. International Students To ensure that international students have sufficient health insurance coverage during their academic career at Stanford. you can use Vaden’s medical services for all your primary care as a student. The Vaden medical staff has expertise in general medicine and sports medicine.m. 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.stanford. Services include diagnosis.edu by the deadline. With your permission. html#internationalenrollment. If you do not waive Cardinal Care by the deadline. On weekends. treatment. You can make an appointment to see the staff for any reason Monday through Thursday until 8:00 p. Vaden health care providers can talk to your personal physician to ensure the continuity of your care. including premiums and how to enroll. a travel clinic.. The insurance policy must cover the entire academic period of September 1 – August 31 with benefits that meet or exceed minimum standards.edu/insurance/index. the staff will refer you to the appropriate clinic at Stanford Hospital and Clinics or Menlo Medical Clinic. edu/insurance/index.m. appointments for acute illness or injury requiring same-day treatment are available 11:00 a. and chronic conditions.stanford.edu (650) 723-2135 The Insurance Office provides health insurance and dental information for students.m. prescriptions.
HPS is a partnership between Vaden’s professional health education staff. and clinical social workers. there is no need to have a physician complete any portion of the entrance medical forms. 57 THE PRACTICAL STUFF The California sun makes the outdoors a tempting place to study. and breast and testicular self exams HPS also actively supports peer health programs. Previous BCG vaccine will not alter the QFT test results (unlike some skin test readings). personal. individual health advising and academic internships. Students requesting or requiring longer. Enthusiastic. you have to repeat them.edu/wellness/index. community centers. and customizes presentations for the needs and interests of residences. .stanford. What is a PPD skin test? PPD is the standard method of screening for tuberculosis in the United States. dedicated. including individual. is injected under the skin and causes a raised reaction in those who have been previously exposed to it. html for more information on programs and volunteer opportunities. and compassionate students make a difference in the health and well being of fellow Stanford students. and student organizations CAPS strictly maintains confidentiality. meditation. 24 hours a day • Evaluation of the need for medication • Workshops and groups that focus on students’ social. If you cannot determine the dates of the required immunizations or test. and academic effectiveness • Consultation and outreach to faculty. PPD. ongoing therapy incur fees. Health Promotion Services Health Promotion Services (HPS) empowers and educates students to pursue optimal health so they can thrive academically and achieve personal fulfillment. lose pre-selected classes. What should I do? Ask your parents if you have a separate immunization record at home. the purified antigen from the TB bacterium. My doctor has retired and I can’t get my medical records. 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. Stanford Peer Health Educators. Other services include: • Crisis counseling for urgent situations.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. Stanford does not require you to have a physical exam. and group therapy. and peer counselors. 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. HPS professional staff offers educational workshops and seminars. See http://vaden. The cost of an initial evaluation and short-term counseling is covered by the Campus Health Service Fee. If Vaden Health Center does not remove the hold. staff. CAPS staff includes psychiatrists. psychologists. couples. Your medical records may also be on file at the school you last attended. and loan and/or stipend checks may be interrupted. you may incur additional registration fees. What is a Quantiferon (QFT) test? The Quantiferon test is a blood test for tuberculosis screening. What happens if I don’t meet the medical requirements on time? A hold is placed on your Winter Quarter enrollment. Medical Requirements: Frequently Asked Questions Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers evaluation and brief counseling.
stanford. diphtheria. including tuition and fees.shtml • http://fingate. Billing and payment services are delivered electronically on a monthly basis through Stanford’s online billing and payment service.stanford. Stanford ePay. see: • http://fingate. Direct Deposit and Stanford ePay are Stanford University’s standard funding and payment methods because they are fast.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. meningococcal.edu/students/universbill/ resources/stanford_epay. acetaminophen. Students enjoying a late afternoon chat. you made a binding contract with the University to pay all debts. You are urged to set up your accounts on Direct Deposit and Stanford ePay prior to the start of school. call Vaden’s administrative office at (650) 725-1364.edu. 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 A . 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. hepatitis B. ibuprofen) Scissors Thermometer Tissues • Bring your bike helmet • Get an extra pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. and pertussis .edu/students/universbill/quick_ steps/enroll_direct_deposit. 58 . Bill notification is sent to a student’s @stanford. listed on page 54 • Complete your required immunizations and bring your optional immunizations up to date (tetanus. and keep a copy of your prescription on hand Special Needs Finances When you accepted Stanford’s offer of admission. For this reason.edu email address as recorded in Axess. For more information. The University’s financial agreement is with you personally.stanford. If you have questions about a special health care need. not with your parents. polio. More information about Stanford ePay may be found at http://epay. secure. your careful study of this section is important in order for you to understand your financial responsibilities as a Stanford student. for which you are liable. human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). and unaffected by student address changes.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances STUDENT HEALTH CHECKLIST • Complete your entrance requirements.
Charges such as cable and other IT service charges are billed monthly as incurred. and.600 Room and board 5..S. room damage or room re-key charges. cashier’s checks. Due Dates For undergraduate students. a check payment drop box is located outside of the Student Services Center (SSC) between 9:00 a. Checks must be drawn in U. is open and friendly.g. Stanford ePay is the online method for making payments to your University account.m. • Walk-in Customers may make a payment in person at the Student Services Center (SSC) between 9:00 a. These charges are paid as incurred and are not included on the University bill unless paid for with the StanfordCardPlan. due to leave of absence. html#waive. – Siddhartha ’11 THE PRACTICAL STUFF 59 .S. For the August bill only. and money orders (U. the annual Post Office Box fee. In addition to the charges on your University bill.m. withdrawal.stanford.024 Documentation fee** 200 Orientation fee 438 Total $ 19. ASSU fees.stanford. Posting of or adjustments to University charges to student accounts may occur at any time during the academic year. health insurance.m.S. Students living overseas find this option particularly convenient as they may wire funds directly from Everyone at Stanford. ranging from your RA to Dean Julie. please see the University bill section of the Gateway to Financial Activities website for students at http://financialgateway. and snacks. • Wire Transfer The University accepts payment to student accounts via direct wire service. if not waived. and board are billed prior to the beginning of each academic quarter. Stanford does not accept post-dated checks. Students must maintain a current email address in Axess to ensure they continue to receive billing notices. additional bills may be generated after students have left campus. Payment for charges on this bill is due by September 15. – 5:00 p.086 House dues 100 ASSU fee 120 Telecom 70 Post Office Box fee 70 Campus Health Service Fee 167 Health Insurance* 1. 459 Lagunita Drive. Personal checks.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. miscellaneous items such as music lessons. on weekdays.edu/insurance/using_your_own. travelers’ checks. Information about waiving Cardinal Care Health Insurance and applicable deadlines can be found at http://vaden. and a onetime document fee) are due prior to the start of the quarter unless otherwise specified. Examples of other quarterly charges are ASSU (Associated Students of Stanford University) fees. room.875 * Stanford Cardinal Care Health Insurance may be waived annually in Axess by the first payment due date if you have outside coverage. ** Documentation fee is usually paid by your admission deposit. Checks must be made payable to Stanford University and include the student’s Stanford ID number. a one-time document fee.S.m. If changes occur. Monthly bills are generated on the 20th of each month and due on the 15th of the following month. All other charges are billed and due monthly. graduation. or discontinuation) may see adjustments to charges and/or financial aid on their account. • Drop Box For your convenience. Other monthly charges may include phone feature fees. • Check via mail Check payments may be sent to the University Cashier’s Office. funds payable through U. StanfordCardPlan purchases.edu/students/universbill. all term charges (tuition. Projected Costs for Autumn Quarter 2010 Tuition $12. Stanford. – 5:00 p. Suite 7. eager to help you in any way they can. bicycle repairs. the Campus Health Service Fee. toiletries. For more information. banks and must not be post-dated. and a one-time Orientation fee will be reflected. Cardinal Care Health Insurance. Students who are not enrolled at the University (e. 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. No service charges apply to payments made by eCheck. on weekdays. CA 94305-6036. banks) are accepted. eChecks are accepted from United States bank accounts. funds payable through U. Charges for tuition. Your first University bill will be generated on August 20. and changes to quarterly charges listed above. Payment Methods Stanford offers the following payment methods: • eCheck via Stanford ePay We highly recommend this method of payment.
In addition to this fee. Please note that your bank will typically charge a service fee to initiate the wire transfer.” Student Permissions All financial aid funds. see http://fingate. 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. All payments made with financial aid are exempt from late fees. please contact the University Cashier’s Office at (650) 723-1676 and provide the details of the wire instructions for follow-up. If the wire transfer is not posted to the student account in five business days. . 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. 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. course changes. The Student Permissions feature is entirely optional. Unpaid balances after the due date will be subject to a late payment penalty of one percent of the amount past due.edu/ students/universbill/payment_methods. Signing up for Student Permissions prevents the student from receiving a refund check when the student account has a remaining balance due. the funds are not immediately applied to the student’s account.edu/students/universbill/quick_steps/enroll_ direct_deposit. Payments Received Containing Financial Aid and then they must make a trip to the bank to deposit or cash the check. please visit http://fingate. which will result in a refund from the account paid directly to the student. Your decision whether to sign up for Student Permissions will not affect the amount of your charges or your financial aid award. 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. For more information and instructions about setting up Direct Deposit.stanford. Past Due Accounts Refunds to students are the result of several processes.shtml.html. Second. Main Office. such as scholarships and employee tuition benefit plans.stanford. wire instructions are always available on Fingate at: http://fingate. First. department administrators may complete a “stipend to student” transaction.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances overseas banks to the University for credit to the student account. Financial aid funds are applied to the student’s account after review by the Financial Aid Office. transcripts. 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. For instructions on granting permissions. must be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. 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. some financial aid may be restricted from paying some charges. Students are responsible for reviewing their bill and ensuring all charges are paid by the due date. Without Student Permissions. Direct Deposit is the fastest and most convenient method of processing refunds. Student accounts that become past due are subject to financial holds that block enrollment. you will receive any refund or stipends within 24 hours of processing and refunds will reach your bank account regardless of address changes. and diplomas. an overpayment of charges will result in a credit balance on the bill. 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. By using Direct Deposit. Therefore. when a financial aid check is submitted to the Cashier’s Office. stanford. To ensure charges are paid prior to receiving a refund. For future reference. Please direct wired funds to: Wells Fargo Bank Corporate Banking Division Attention: Banking Services Officer for Stanford University San Francisco. Checks returned for any reason are assessed a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee.html#wire_transfer.edu/students/loanscholarship/resources/faq_permit_fund2_all_charges. student accounts are subject to holds and late payment penalties. please see the section below regarding “Student Permissions. Returned Checks Check or eCheck payments returned due to insufficient funds have already been submitted twice to the bank.
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. – 5:00 p. If you want your loan proceeds to be available in time for the Autumn Quarter bill. Additional information about financial aid programs and the application process is available on the FAO website. UNIVERSITY CASHIER’S OFFICE http://fingate. FAO staff members determine eligibility for aid and provide information and advising. 61 .edu (650) 723-3058 The Financial Aid Office (FAO) administers federal and institutional financial aid funds including grants.stanford.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. Federal regulations prohibit Stanford University from releasing student information (records) to third parties (including parents.stanford.edu. The FAO also coordinates processing of student aid funds from outside sources. The student’s full name and Stanford ID number should be included in the memo section of the check. FINANCIAL AID OFFICE http://financialaid. be sure to complete loan processing in August. 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. – 5:00 p. For detailed information about accepting and processing any student loans.edu Email: financialaid@stanford.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances Account Collection and Credit Reporting Delinquent accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit reporting agencies. 355 Galvez Street.m. Funds received will be automatically credited to the student’s account. Students with delinquent accounts may be held responsible for all collection costs. court costs. spouses.m. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a. You may also speak directly with a financial aid counselor by phone or in person. CA 94305-6106. 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. Stanford. when the office is open from 10:00 a.edu/loans.m. or relatives) without written consent from the student. student loans. The SSC is located at on the second floor of Tresidder Memorial Union (above the CoHo) with office hours between 9:00 a.stanford. Privacy http://financialaid. – 5:00 p. except on Tuesdays. scholarships.. Outside scholarship checks should be mailed to the Financial Aid Office at Montag Hall. weekdays. The FAO is located in Montag Hall at 355 Galvez Street. and work-study.edu/students/index. Full details concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) can be found at http://ferpa. attorney fees.stanford. Outside scholarship checks should be made payable to Stanford University when possible. and interest rates up to the maximum allowed by California law.m.
refunds. If you already have a checking account. click on the Student Center tab. Wells Fargo Bank and the Stanford Federal Credit Union have branches and ATMs on campus at Tresidder Memorial Union. Answers to commonly-asked questions of the SSC are available 24/7 by searching askJane at http://askJane. The SSC strives to resolve 90% of students’ issues upon first contact. or visiting the SSC in person on the second floor of Tresidder Memorial Union (above the CoHo) Monday through Friday 9:00 a. The Career Development Center (CDC) maintains a database of available jobs for students.m. The SSC can assist you with University billing.stanford. which can be accessed via the website shown above. you will need to provide either a U. Finances section. forms pickup/drop-off.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Finances STUDENT SERVICES CENTER http://studentservicescenter.m. and more. Passport or a driver’s license and a Social Security card or birth certificate.000 per quarter at the Stanford Bookstore and other on-campus locations. Students may contact the SSC by submitting a HelpSU ticket.m. Stanford ID cards. PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT You may want to consider opening a personal checking account when you arrive at Stanford. 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. In order to participate in the new StanfordCardPlan.m. THE STANFORDCARDPLAN http://fingate.stanford. you need to sign up in Axess. cash advances. Log onto Axess. professional service for answers to questions concerning administrative and financial issues.edu (866) 993-7772 or (650) 723-7772 The Student Services Center (SSC) is committed to providing a single point of friendly. financial aid disbursements. calling (866) 993-7772 or (650) 723-7772 Monday through Friday 8:00 a. – 5:00 p. stanford. registration.stanford.stanford.S. 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. Students bike and walk alongside the Main Quad as they make their way to and from their classes.edu Many Stanford students work up to 10 hours per week during the academic year.edu. 62 .html The StanfordCardPlan (SCP) allows you to use your Stanford ID card to make purchases of up to $1. citizen. you should check with your bank or credit union to determine whether it has a branch near Stanford. Choose StanfordCardPlan from the drop down menu and follow the prompts.edu/students/universbill/stanfordcardplan. Complete information may be found at the link above.S. If you are a U. course enrollment. If you are a permanent resident or international student.edu http://askJane. Bank of America has an ATM at Tresidder Memorial Union and http://cdc. BANKING OPTIONS a branch near campus. you will need to provide a certificate of citizenship or naturalization or an alien registration card. You must confirm your agreement to the Terms and Conditions of the StanfordCardPlan in order to participate. The charges are added directly to your University bill. – 5:00 p..
your SUNet ID and password will give you access to many online resources—email. jdoe@stanford. Email is used as a primary means of communication on campus. including serving of personal webpages • Login access to various web-based applications. If you cannot find your Stanford ID number. You have received this number as part of your correspondence from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. is plenty around. It is also printed on the letter you received in the first Approaching Stanford mailing. and printing and other services Setting up your SUNet ID.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources Computing Resources Stanford has one of the most extensive. Ask for help when you and must begin with a letter. and online information including library resources and student information systems. 63 THE PRACTICAL STUFF . you can also use Firefox or Safari. including transcript requests. please call the Approaching Stanford staff at (650) 723-7674. • Think carefully about what name you want to use for your SUNet ID. including Axess • Storage space within Stanford’s distributed file system • Access to campus computing clusters. you create a unique SUNet ID and password that identifies you as authorized to use campus electronic services. personal web space..edu) • Web services. – Ming ’11 A Resident Computer Consultant helps a student with her computer questions. both while you are here as a student and once you have graduated. you will need access to a computer with an internet connection and a web browser. GETTING ONLINE ACCESS Your University ID Number You will need your Stanford ID number to create your SUNet ID and password. To use Stanford’s online resources before you arrive. you will find substantial access to online resources through public computer clusters in both common buildings and student residences.g. If you prefer. but for staying in touch with your advisor and for communicating with your instructors. Once you select it. ask your current school or public library about public-access computers with internet connections. Your Stanford ID number is also required for any inquiries you make about your record. If you do not have personal access to the internet. • The SUNet ID can be as short as three characters or as long as eight characters. diverse computing environments of any university campus in the country. Stanford University Network Identifier (SUNet ID) and Password A SUNet ID provides access to the Stanford University Network and its services. SUNet IDs provide: • Email service and an email address (e. As a member of the Stanford community. While you are a student. and to submit your online Approaching Stanford forms. The most common form of a SUNet ID is a combination of your first and last name. not only for administrative matters. need to. because there not a number. it cannot be changed and it will be associated with you for the period that you are at Stanford. the wireless network. cannot be composed of all numbers. Once you arrive on campus. Password. It must contain only lower-case letters and numbers (no special characters). and Email Account Read the tips below carefully then follow the instructions for creating your SUNet ID. We recommend you use Internet Explorer for accessing these forms.
requesting an official transcript. Her email address would then be: firstname.lastname@example.org. contact the Approaching Stanford staff at (650) 723-7674 or frosh@stanford. Connecting to Axess To connect to Axess. Connect to the SUNet ID webpage at http://sunetid.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. such as reviewing your financial aid information.edu. enrolling in classes.. go to https://axess.stanford. staff. even during this summer. and thus should check this email account regularly. etc. Select the Email Programs at Stanford link. adding or dropping courses. You will be prompted for your SUNet ID and password. evaluating courses at the end of each quarter. reviewing your grades. your SUNet ID will be created and available to you within an hour. be able to set up email aliases based on your name.stanford. You will. If you have trouble using Axess once you are connected.stanford. and checking which information in your record is releasable to the public. and students. You are responsible for knowing the information sent to your Stanford email account. 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 a list of email programs at Stanford can be found at http://email. To read your messages. log in with your SUNet ID and password at http://webmail. and you can begin downloading software that may be of interest to you.stanford. Checking Your Stanford Email Account edu and setting your Stanford email account to forward messages to another email address. Instructions: From your computer. Email is an important way of communicating with faculty. For example.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources • Your SUNet ID automatically forms part of your email address and. your Stanford email account should be available within 24 hours. After you successfully complete the application process. Jane Doe may choose the SUNet ID “jdoe”. Your SUNet ID and password are required each time you use Axess. we ask that you contact the provider directly. Once you have chosen your SUNet password. You may not authorize anyone else to use Axess on your behalf. checking the balance of your University Bill. • If you need help understanding the steps necessary to apply for your SUNet ID or using Stanford email.edu to set up an email program to manage your mail. however.edu. it is vital that you not share it with anyone.edu.edu. Other options include going to http://stanfordyou. see page 50 for more information about RCCs) to make decisions about what email programs to use. AXESS https://axess. try the Axess online help by clicking on the Help link.edu. if you create one.stanford. it is vital that you do not share your SUNet ID password with anyone else. reviewing the status of your University degree requirements. connect to the Internet and open a web browser. For your personal information to remain secure. 64 .edu. Choose the Request My Own SUNet ID link and follow the instructions. • If you need help making a connection to the internet through an internet service provider.edu (a password-protected site for which you will need your SUNet ID and password).stanford. updating your personal and emergency contact information.stanford. Most students will want to wait until speaking with the Resident Computer Consultant (RCC. or following the instructions at http://email. Your SUNet ID will also give you access to University websites. The standard software choices Stanford uses are available for download at http://ess. but it will not seem quite as funny when you are applying for jobs and using it on your résumé. but some students may wish to do so ahead of time. Picking a funny name may distinguish you on campus. part of your webpage.
you should be proficient in its use. since both types of computer are pretty much available anywhere around campus. If you have an older computer. but most students buy before they come. Minimum Configuration for Used Personal Computers • Mac: Intel processor • Mac: Mac OS X • PC: 1. RCCs will do their best to assist you. DVDs. Lastly. regardless of the age of your computer.5 GHz Intel. but may not be as convenient as having your own printer or sharing one with a roommate. this is a cheaper option. and Unix workstations at several convenient locations. Either Macs or PCs will do. but ultimately they are not responsible for your personal computer and should be considered a supplemental resource. Some students find these resources adequate and get along fine without having their own computers. the kinds of classes you take. the decision whether to buy a laptop or a desktop computer may depend on the size of your room. you may be more comfortable bringing a computer with which you are already familiar from home. but also leave 65 THE PRACTICAL STUFF . you may not want to spend time buying a computer (and getting used to it) during the whirlwind that is Orientation. You can also connect your personal computer to SUNet throughout the residences and adjacent common areas via high-speed ethernet ports or wireless networking. running both Windows and Mac OS operating systems. and laser printers supported by Residential Computing and available 24 hours a day. scanners.” and an advanced multimedia production course. and possibly longer. and your personal computer can be configured to print to these printers. The configurations listed below are the minimum specifications that Residential Computing recommends for reliable use in 2010. 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.” Personal Computing: Frequently Asked Questions If I want to bring an older computer. For example. and manuals. If you do choose to buy a computer before you come. will it be good enough? You will probably be fine if the computer meets certain specifications. having your own computer from day one will be easier than using the computer cluster.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources RESIDENTIAL COMPUTING Each student residence has one or more study spaces including a cluster of computers. “Intermediate Computing at Stanford. RCCs offer two 1 unit courses in the residences: “Introduction to Computing at Stanford. If you do wait. should I buy it at home or wait until I arrive on campus? There are arguments for both options. 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. If you are accustomed to being connected at all times. wait long enough that you get the most for your money (computer technology advances rapidly. owning a printer is not necessary as laser printing is available in computer clusters for a fee (currently 10¢/page). – Charlton ’11 If I’m going to buy a new computer. On the other hand. Cluster computers. Likewise. are connected to the Stanford University Network (SUNet) and are equipped with a rich offering of software applications. Computers meeting these specifications should remain serviceable for at least your first year. because you will need them if there are problems. AMD. and thus becomes dated and less expensive very quickly). Given printer and ink costs. or whether you like to study in other campus locations where wireless networking is available. you will have a chance to experience the campus computing environment firsthand and to evaluate your particular needs on campus. other public computing facilities on campus provide Macs. or any other operating system. Also. please bring all software/operating system CDs. Windows PCs. you are not required to have one on campus. In addition to helping you get hooked up to the network (see the FAQs at right). In addition to the residential computer clusters.
the Stanford Bookstore offers appealing computing packages and discounts for students. also useful for backing up or just moving files. You can also purchase computers directly from Apple or Dell at discounted prices only available online through Stanford. about 61% have Macs (some have both). Computer rental or lease programs are not available on campus. If you will work mainly or exclusively at your desk. more importantly. basic applications for Macs and PCs (anti-virus. you may want to consider a larger external monitor and keyboard. choose the Home Premium or higher (not Home Basic). 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). all new Macs have the capability to run the Windows operating system. and the features of your computer (like screen and hard drive size) will depend on what you want and how you work. If you would like specific package recommendations. For details on special educational pricing for computers and software. The mandatory telecommunications fee on your University bill covers all network connections (and basic land-line phone service) in the residences. and public computer clusters include both operating systems. online storage. If you are planning on using Windows XP. 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. What features should I get on my computer? Different users have different needs. even slower processors are more than fast enough for 66 most purposes. but hardly replacements for full-featured computers. Netbooks and handheld devices are convenient. For networking purposes. you should be proficient in its use. DVDs. . These days. For quick transfers.edu). Stanford offers all students 2 GB of storage on central servers. consider a laptop. If you are on the fence. an important task. like to work outside. etc. 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. consider that desktop computers offer more power and better ergonomics for less money than laptops. see “Information for New Students” on the ResComp website (http://rescomp. You may be able to find similar discounts by comparison shopping. high-capacity USB flash drives are useful. so there is no fee for registering a computer Old Union’s Axe & Palm provides a comfortable place to relax or study with friends. anti-spyware. Many students have small external hard drives as an easy and high-capacity way to backup files. because they have found them easier to support and. If you choose an operating system other than these two. memory is more important than processor speed. If you will be studying in the libraries. Furthermore. if you are using Windows 7 or Vista. stanford. Should I buy a Mac or a PC? Both Macs and Windows PCs are used and supported on campus. and all cluster computers have USB ports and DVD±RW drives. however. Whether you wait or buy now. XP Professional is more secure and has better networking capabilities than XP Home.edu). which also makes it easier to do things like share files or printers.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources enough time to get to know your new computer. As for software. Be sure to bring all software/operating system CDs. If you are buying a laptop. In our experience. and manuals.stanford. or plan to take your computer home over breaks. see Information for New Students on the ResComp website (http://rescomp.) are freely available to the campus community. Additionally. Residential Computing recommends Macs over PCs. About 41% of undergraduates have PCs. because trained assistance for alternative platforms may be unavailable. far less susceptible to viruses and network vulnerabilities.
If you want to get a jump on things and do some independent research. TTY calls: (650) 723-1067. Stanford’s Information Technology Services (ITS). stanford. and you will be asked to select your level of firewall protection. about buying a computer). Using our automatic network registration system. start by visiting http://rescomp. your RCC is best suited to answer your questions and help you assess your computing needs. stanford. it is scanned by potential hackers within minutes to see whether a break-in is possible. Because Stanford’s network is an open research and educational environment. provided 67 THE PRACTICAL STUFF . Each year.edu (click on the “Personal Computer User” option) both provide helpful advice regarding the importance of operating system patching. you may be vulnerable to these hackers as well. Make sure you bring all the discs and manuals that come with your computer. you will want to wait until you arrive on campus. worldwide.g. it is superior to wireless networking because of its speed. or any other device).g. has an operating system that meets a minimum (safe) patch level. Many of these compromised systems are then used to mount attacks on other computers. After your initial computer registration. it is essential that you take additional security measures to protect your accounts and computer. at (650) 996-0550. in case there are problems. Your RCC will be available for consulting and to help get you oriented with the Stanford computing environment. Also. and firewall selection experience. However. at your desk). outsiders successfully breach several personal computers on the Stanford University campus network. you will be automatically directed to the Residential Computing In-Room Network Registration System to register your computer with the University.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources (or smartphone. stanford.edu.edu also includes a variety of software. If you have questions now (e. Residential Computing encourages you to bring an ethernet cable (15 feet or longer will give you more flexibility with various room layouts). and security. Where can I turn if I still have questions? For many questions. Residential Computing’s “Practicing Safe Net” webpages at http://rescomp.edu or call Ethan Rikleen ’91. The first time you connect your computer to the network in your residence. If I have a disability. To register your computer. dorm and public clusters will be available. patching. reliability. so please allow a few days after you arrive for the residential network connections to be activated. Once you connect your computer to Stanford’s network. and safe email practices. and open a web browser. your computer will be scanned for malicious software. its network is accessible to almost anyone. Senior Network Administrator. In the meantime. 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. SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS When you connect a computer to the Internet. Once on campus. using good passwords. During the registration process. virus scanning. feel free to email approaching2010@rescomp.. contact the Student Disability Resource Center. There are reported incidents where computers had significant content erased or modified. (650) 7231066. The Essential Stanford Software website at http://ess. 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. there are sometimes problems and special cases. your computer will be checked to validate that it has current anti-virus software.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. However. and is set to automatically maintain current patches. plug your computer into the colored jack in your room. who can help me with my adaptive technology needs? If you own or require adaptive computing equipment. you will be prompted to set your password. When you are in a location where wired networking is available (e. the University provides a number of additional resources to help you maintain a safe computer security profile.stanford. 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. along with the Information Security Office. periodically scans the network for vulnerable machines and reports problems to the system owners.stanford. Office of Residential Computing. cleaning.. most students get connected in less than 15 minutes. simply take a standard ethernet cable (it looks like a phone cable but with a wider connector).
protect against computer viruses. IBM/Lenovo.stanford. DVD. and AV equipment checkout (with Stanford ID card) • Fee-based laser printers (black and white. • 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.edu Email: computers@bookstore. Microsoft. and color) and full-service poster printer (up to 44 inches) • Blank media for purchase (CD.com http://bookstorecomputers. COMPUTER CLUSTERS In addition to residence-based computer clusters. 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 . You can use these clusters for coursework. all available to Stanford students at educational discount prices. and more.stanford. Adobe. see the Computer and Network Usage Policy (see page 69). You must have a current Stanford ID or letter of acceptance to be eligible for the special educational pricing. Your RCC can assist in making your computer and electronic information secure from hackers. and patch operating systems. Terman Engineering Library Cluster • PCs. The Bookstore carries Apple. Meyer Library also hosts the Digital Language Lab for foreign language students.org (650) 329-1217 x456 or (800) 533-2670 Stanford Bookstore’s computer department carries personal computers. Hewlett-Packard. Symantec. Dell. and software. including vendor specials. Stanford also has public computer clusters. supplies. The software tools are provided for both Mac OS and Windowsbased computers. 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. • 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. Acer. to keep your password secure. and laser printing available for a fee (10¢/ page) • First come. and other related purposes. Selections can be shipped to your home as soon as your enrollment has been accepted by the University. Any repairs or upgrades you may need can be handled by the Stanford Bookstore’s service department. peripherals. email.stanfordbookstore. scanner. laptop. You cannot use them for commercial or political use. Educational pricing provides savings that are often deeper than discounts offered by traditional retail outlets. academic research.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources free to students. You can call the Bookstore or visit the website for current pricing. Details of these clusters are listed below.
it is generally a violation of law to either upload or download copyrighted content. you should familiarize yourself with the related Residential Computing Acceptable Use Policy. 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). Stanford immediately terminates internet connectivity. SUNet ID. such as songs. and password) never be shared with anyone. 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. 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. TV shows.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. edu/62.edu/about/ policy/use.stanford.pdf. If the copyright owner chooses to follow up with civil litigation.000 to record companies to settle their claims. On a second valid copyright complaint. The University does not tolerate the use of its networks to facilitate the unlawful distribution of intellectual property.html. Stanford is required by law to follow up and respond to every copyright complaint. Stanford requires that users of the Stanford network respect copyright law (http://adminguide. state. shady seat in the Main Quad to finish up her work. From 2005 through 2008. and even a firsttime complaint for a student may result in the disruption of network services for that student. Although the RIAA announced in 2009 it would end its litigation campaign. Both the copyright owner and the University may impose penalties. This policy defines the appropriate usage of computers and networks with respect to intellectual property rights. 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. In addition. which will also be covered after your arrival on campus by your RCC. and textual works. and the integrity of information resources. there is an escalating schedule of network reconnection fees: 69 THE PRACTICAL STUFF . and local laws. edu/62. movies. While the law provides limited exceptions. Stanford estimates that collectively Stanford students paid over $100. 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. without the express permission of the copyright owner. You can view the policy online at http://adminguide.stanford. software programs. The consequences for students who use the Stanford network to unlawfully file-share can be severe and can come from different fronts. Upon receipt of a third complaint.pdf). the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) brought claims against more than 50 Stanford network users. We urge you to read and become familiar with the policy. privacy issues concerning information belonging to others. A key piece of the policy is that your campus identifiers (such as your Stanford ID. A student finds a quiet.stanford. In cases where a student’s network privileges are interrupted. video games. Under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). first served COMPUTER AND NETWORK USAGE POLICY which is available at http://rescomp. may disable the SUNet ID. the student’s internet connection is disabled and the student is referred to a Residence Dean.
edu. see the General Counsel’s Office FAQ on Peer-to-Peer File Sharing (http://stanford. at lks@stanford. (http://stanford.edu/dept/legal/Recent/DMCA_ Reconnect_fee_Final1007.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. part of New Student Orientation. There are many excellent resources on copyright and file-sharing at Stanford. which the university may choose to impose (see http://stanford. For more information.pdf for more information). 70 . Residential Computing’s file-sharing FAQ (http://rescomp. Other questions about filesharing may be addressed to Lauren Schoenthaler. Each year new students and parents gather in the Main Quad for Opening Convocation.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Computing Resources $100 for the first DMCA complaint. $500 for a second DMCA violation. Senior University Counsel.000 for a third DMCA offense.pdf). and up to $1.html).edu/dept/legal/faqs/p2p. edu/info/dmca). and The Provost’s Copyright Reminder for 2009-10.edu/dept/legal/Recent/DMCA_Reconnect_ fee_Final1007.
it will also be available online on the Freshman page of http://undergrad. edu/dept/visitorinfo. for Campus Drive West. high-speed internet access. Remember that you will have to get your luggage on and off the shuttles. while having all the clothes you own. some within a short drive of campus. 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. The San Jose airport is approximately 35 minutes from campus. inside and outside. Continue east. Make an immediate left onto Junipero Serra Boulevard. and complimentary Starbucks coffee. and the Oakland airport approximately 75 minutes. which circles campus. HOTELS AND MOTELS From Highway 101 North and South take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford.edu/dept/visitorinfo. The Stanford Guest House also offers friends and family convenient. to avoid receiving a ticket while moving into your dorm.edu if you misplace it. you will need to display a temporary pass in your parked car on Tuesday. There are many hotels and motels in the area. At El Camino Real. See http://stanford. though traffic could easily make this a two-hour ride. recently constructed facility offers air conditioning. cable TV. University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. or the second stoplight. See below for information about shipping belongings to campus. By Airplane If you are flying. you can then move your car to Galvez Field where free parking is available for that day. There is free parking as well as free shuttle service throughout the Stanford campus. all of your photo albums. the San Francisco airport approximately 40 minutes. 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. September 14. The beautiful. You received this parking pass in the first Approaching Stanford mailing. Transfer students can buy a parking permit online at http://transportation. on-campus lodging while visiting Stanford.edu for more information. As you enter Stanford. 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. Be sure to make room reservations as early as possible to ensure availability. DVD player.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. Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto). with your full name and Stanford residence. depending on which option you select when you purchase the permit. Galvez will intersect Campus Drive. you will most likely be choosing one of three airports to get to Stanford: San Francisco International (SFO). below is a list of what you will likely need or want in your room. if you go overseas). Shuttle service is available from all three airports. If you or your parents plan to have a car on campus during Orientation.stanford. or Oakland International (OAK). http://stanford. DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS The University’s visitors’ website has great travel-related information as well as a searchable campus map.edu even before arriving on campus. San Jose International (SJC). Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the University. which circles campus. fitness center. Make sure each piece of luggage is clearly labeled. This pass will allow you a maximum of 30 minutes to unload. GUIDELINES FOR PACKING What to Bring THE PRACTICAL STUFF Based on the expert advice of the freshmen and transfers who have come before you. Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers Stanford discounts and free lobby pick-up service. Transfer students who intend to keep a car on campus after Orientation must be sure to purchase and display a parking permit.stanford. Go through one traffic light. Stay in the left lane and continue toward the center of campus. Freshmen are not allowed to have cars on campus during the academic year. From El Camino Real exit El Camino Real at University Avenue. From Highway 280 North and South exit Sand Hill Road east toward Stanford. and tons of sports equipment may sound 71 . for Campus Drive East (take the one that will bring you closest to your residence). You can turn left at either the first stoplight. turning right at the traffic light on to Santa Cruz Avenue. See http://guesthouse. By Car The next intersection will be with Campus Drive. Your parking permit will be mailed to you or held for you. So. This means that you will have to unpack and pack a total of at least eight times. A list of nearby guest lodging is available on the University visitors’ website.stanford.
the Marguerite campus shuttle service. we are not recommending that you have every single item in hand on the day you move in. For your first week. 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. several specialty shops in downtown Palo Alto carrying everything on our lists and far more. a telephone line. online. 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. Zipcar rental. While we list the following as necessities. for each roommate • Wall-to-wall carpeting • Small closet or freestanding wardrobe. or from ASSU Stanford Student Enterprises. What is Already Provided When deciding what to pack or purchase. or at local stores. Many of these shopping areas can be easily accessed by foot. and many popular stores in the Stanford Shopping Center (such as Bloomingdale’s. Coordinating with your roommate to minimize the number of appliances and electronics in your room is the “green” approach to take. shared or individual • Heating system • At least one communication outlet with two ethernet ports. We recommend you start by bringing only the necessities. on the other hand. sweatshirt. Linens and towels. it is unlikely this will feel like a good idea at the end of the year. either attached to the wall or freestanding.. an alarm clock. auto insurance card. so you will not need to pack these things: • Extra-long (80") twin bed for each roommate 72 . and Target stores located within a few miles of campus. Bath. fleece vest. shared or individual • Mirror. and Beyond. Crate and Barrel. It is easy to shop for what you need once you are here. 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. at the Stanford Bookstore. Stanford prides itself in being an energyconscious campus. 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. and essential toiletries. T-shirt. and you can purchase many of these things online. You do not need to have everything on day one. 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). you are not moving to a remote location.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here like a good idea now. a pillow. and a shared landline telephone The Necessities Don’t try to bring your entire wardrobe to college. and Pottery Barn). there are Bed. This way you can discuss and coordinate with your roommate.g. 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. or Zimride ride-share system. bank/ATM card. these are items to include: Personal ID and necessary cards (e. bike. Almost everything on the list below can be purchased locally. Also. be sure that you have bed linens. 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. In addition. since you will not know your roommate(s) until you arrive.g. office supplies. Buying items such as these after you arrive is easier than shipping them. packing a desk lamp. and laundry detergent may be impractical. driver’s license. In addition. Wal-Mart. If you are flying.. lend themselves well to being shipped. cable. a blanket or comforter. at the Stanford Bookstore.
etc. 73 . water. and recycled paper) First-aid kit (see page 58 for contents recommended by the Vaden Health Center) Personal emergency kit (flashlight. push pins. 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. ethernet network cable (as long as possible).) THE PRACTICAL STUFF Many members of the Stanford community look forward to welcoming you on Move-in Day.or three-pronged. medications/ prescriptions.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. stuffed animals. etc.) • Games (deck of cards. scissors. tape. we recommend getting one which also helps prevent cord fires) Extension cord (UL approved. watch movies or TV saves space and energy) • Headphones • Bike (for more information. reusable pens. and computer accessories • Computer speakers (using your computer to listen to music. snacks) The “You-Decide” List • Formal wear (you can wait and see if you need it. then have it shipped if you do) • Iron (ironing boards are available in each residence laundry room) • Sports equipment (baseball glove. etc. Frisbee. you do not need a heavy-duty one) Hangers Permanent markers (to label everything) Desk supplies (stapler.) • Computer. two. 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. 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.
pack everything in boxes that you can lift and carry. usually July 30. Box for as long you stay at Stanford. MAIL in Axess once it is assigned to you in September. 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. and free domestic long distance. Postal Service. Post Office on campus with a unique ZIP code. Courtesy Room Service (Stanford-derived programming . Box will be included on your August bill. The fee for your P. If you fail to follow the instructions in the email. Residence ZIP codes are 94305. Boxes is 94309. Remember. If you have to lug stuff on and off shuttles. your box will expire automatically on August 31.S. Be prepared to do some waiting in line once you are here and ready to pick up your boxes. CA. Please check with your hotel. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Stanford has a U. Whether ordering online or in person. please read below for more information about mail and Post Office Boxes.O. you will need to renew it on Axess annually. If you or your family/parents are planning to stay at a hotel before checking in at Stanford. Guideline #3 If you are shipping packages via the U. Guideline #2 Stanford is working on a new solution for package deliveries.O. Box number. Your P. please continue to check back at the Approaching Stanford or Student Housing (http://www.stanford.edu Student residences are wired for cable TV service. it may be possible to have belongings that you cannot carry with you shipped there. 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. Box ZIP codes are 94309. • A sample address follows: John Doe P. 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.O.O. reminding you to renew.htm) websites for updated information. incense. It is not possible to receive packages until after you arrive.edu Stanford has negotiated discounted personal wireless cellular rates with AT&T and Sprint for currently registered students.stanford. do not send your belongings in advance of your arrival. In order to keep the same box number once assigned.O. TELEPHONE SERVICE http://studentphones. The Post Office does not deliver mail directly to student residences. The nine-digit ZIP is simply 94309 + the last four digits of your P. or up and down the stairs in your residence.edu/dept/rde/shs/moving/mail. See the website above for more information.edu Stanford operates its own telephone system. You will receive an email each year around mid-May.O. The PBN can be ordered through Axess. Therefore. Box 12345 Stanford. CA 94309-2345 • The ZIP code for your residence and your Post Office Box are not the same. International long distance calls as well as 411 (directory assistance) calls must be placed using a code called a Personal Billing Number (PBN). prior to the deadline. If you are planning to ship items as you move to campus. Your P.stanford.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here What You May Not Bring The following items are strictly prohibited in residence halls: • Candles. Box address will be recorded 74 http://stv. Packages that arrive before you do will be returned to sender.O. toasters. not the city of Palo Alto. stanford. Box address and key will be available when you check-in at New Student Orientation. be sure to include your Stanford affiliation to obtain your discount. torches. The ZIP code for P. free local calling.S. Charges for billable calls will appear on the University bill. You may keep the same P.O. Please note: • The city associated with your mailing address and the location of your residence is Stanford. P. A shared phone is available in residence common areas with basic phone service including call waiting. CELL PHONE SERVICES http://mycellphone. you will need to carry whatever you have had shipped from the Post Office to your residence.
stanford. depending on the future need of the book on the Stanford campus. Buying used books can be a good way to save some money on textbooks. and more. greeting cards. Stanford clothing. and pay-per-view programming is available by subscription.stanfordbookstore.stanford.edu/frosh_erh • Marguerite Shuttle: http://marguerite. For bicycling information tailored to new students. The Campus Bike Shop has an online ordering program.edu (650) 723-9362 University policy prohibits freshmen from bringing cars to campus. http://transportation.edu/enterprise • Freshman Emergency Ride Home: http://transportation. some of which sell used bikes.stanford.edu/nso-bike • Zipcar (car sharing) at Stanford: http://zipcar. which can cost more than $100 for a single course. GETTING AROUND—BICYCLES.com.stanford. BUSES.stanford. teas. visit http://transportation. snacks. Additional cable service including premium. The Bookstore also carries school and office supplies. Reserving textbooks online early will help you save time and avoid lines. The Bookstore is equipped with wireless internet. printers. general interest books. A complete selection of both used and new books is offered to help students manage educational expenses.edu/ nso-bike. the Bookstore will pay cash for your textbooks.50 and is valid for up to three years. Stanford encourages freshmen to take advantage of the many alternative forms of transportation available both on campus and in the region. digital.edu for assistance: • Thriving at Stanford (without a car): http://transportation. If you do choose to subscribe. CARS.edu/ridematch • Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus: http://transportation. items to customize your dorm room (including refrigerators). which makes it a great place to study. Parking & Transportation Services gives free bike lights and reflective pant-leg bands with registration during New Student Orientation.stanford.com carries all required and optional course-related materials. bottled beverages. you must do so through the University. 75 .THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here and some local channels) is provided in student residences at no charge. and light lunches. You can use the StanfordCardPlan (see page 62) for purchases at the Bookstore.edu/transit Biking Biking and walking are the most popular ways to get around campus.com (650) 329-1217 Stanford Bookstore sells the required textbooks and supplies selected by the faculty for all coursework at Stanford. All Stanford students receive a 7% discount on required and optional course-related materials purchased in-store or online. and it is your only chance of recovery if your bike is stolen. costs $3.edu • Transit: http://transportation. AND MORE Stanford Bookstore TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES http://www. computers. Stanford Bookstore’s Café serves coffees. Charges will appear on the University bill. To get around. so you can have a new bike ready for you when you arrive.edu/thriving • Bicycle program: http://transportation. The local cable TV companies do not provide service at Stanford.edu • Zimride (ridematching) at Stanford: http://transportation. There is a bike shop on campus and others near campus. The heart of the central campus is a bike and pedestrian-only zone. Information on this program can be found at http:// campusbikeshop. At the End of the Quarter Buyback. pastries. and Stanford is designated a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.stanford.stanford.stanford. class rings. Stanfordbookstore. See the following programs and resources at Stanford and contact commuteclub@stanford. HD. SOME BICYCLING TIPS: THE PRACTICAL STUFF • Register your bike: it is required by law. electronics.stanford.
The excitement of stimulating academic challenges will be matched by the unique opportunity to meet amazing people—individuals with different religious and political beliefs. • Despite our best efforts. your roommate. your RA. • Front headlights are required when riding on campus after dark. See Stanford bicycle tips. – The only recommended lock is a U-type lock that can deter theft. and bicyclists must obey all traffic laws.stanford. Although cables. ramps. • Use designated bicycle racks and spaces for bike parking. ethnic and cultural heritage. When you arrive on campus in the fall you’ll begin a new chapter in your life.stanford. staff. padlocks. It is worth the investment. You are an important member of the class of 2014 and your presence adds to the richness and diversity of our community. they can be cut in seconds and are nearly useless against theft. and yielding to pedestrians. such as how to ride your bike in a traffic circle: http://transportation.and mobility-impaired access. The Campus Bike Shop sells high-quality helmets for $20— an inexpensive way to protect one of your most valuable assets: your brain. rather than an expensive bike. edu or visit http://transportation.edu/bike. preferably a bike rack. Students register their bikes during New Student Orientation. • Request free bike-route maps. bike theft continues to be a problem on campus. or gender and sexual orientation. so don’t worry if you have mixed feelings about the future. While making new acquaintances can be uncomfortable at times. do not park your bike in front of stairs. your RF. we all know from past experience that building relationships can be life changing. riding on the right side of the road. 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. 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. To allow sight. Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean for Educational Resources 76 . doorways. or entrances. especially when you’re leaving family and familiar surroundings.pdf. – Always lock your frame and a wheel to an immovable object. and chains may be less expensive.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here • Always wear a helmet when riding your bike. and other bike information at bike-information@stanford. bike safety classes. – A “clunker” bike is recommended for campus riding.edu/pdf/bicyclesafety. Any new venture brings excitement and uneasiness. including stopping at stop signs. Initially you’ll be surrounded by new faces— faculty. Sally Dickson. and your classmates.
whether to a class at the far end of campus. For nighttime travel.edu/ ridematch. drivers will take you to any campus destination when you are uncomfortable traveling alone. • Transit and bike planning assistance is available as an alternative to vehicle trips. with late-night and weekend service during the academic year. San Jose.stanford. 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. the San Antonio Shopping Center. including gas and insurance. Here are places the Marguerite can take you: • Local shopping and dining at the Stanford Shopping Center.edu for more information. Visit http://transportation. Visit http://5-sure. the East Bay. All Marguerite buses are equipped with a bike rack and are wheelchair accessible. is one of over 20 fountains on campus. Send an email to commuteclub@stanford. • Palo Alto Caltrain stations. campus residents can register for the Enterprise Residents Rental Program and receive weeknight car rentals for only $10. or a restaurant for a bite to eat. • Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a branch on campus that rents to Stanford students age 18 and over. Waivers are reviewed by a committee and will be kept to an absolute minimum. • 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.edu.edu/zipcar for more information. Call (650) 725-SURE (or 5-SURE from a campus phone) or request the service online. and downtown Palo Alto. and weekly vehicle rentals.stanford.stanford. routes.U. Stanford members receive $35 in driving credit when joining and special Stanford rates start at $8 per hour. Requests for waivers should be submitted in early August.stanford. stanford. Real-time bus information. offering hourly. You are allowed three free rides per academic year. The Marguerite runs five days a week year round. Cars • Zipcar operates a car-sharing program at Stanford. students can take advantage of the following programs if they need access to a vehicle: Shumway Fountain. daily.THE PRACTICAL STUFF | Getting Here Marguerite Shuttle Service Stanford’s free Marguerite shuttles will take you nearly everywhere you need to go. call Stanford United for Rape Elimination (S. edu/marguerite. Using radio-dispatched golf carts. and more at http://transportation. Town & Country Village. In addition. Visit the P&TS website for more information.E) to receive Stanford’s free safety escort service. where you can catch buses and trains to San Francisco.R. and other destinations. Membership is open to individuals age 18 and over for a low annual fee. and more information are available at http://transportation. 77 . Students can connect with one another for trips to the airport. the red hoop near Green Library. 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. freshmen are not allowed to bring cars to campus. • 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.edu/frosh_erh for important restrictions and to register.stanford. edu/enterprise for more information. a store for some shopping. schedules. nearby entertainment. Visit http://transportation. with cars at various locations on campus available for hourly and daily use by Zipcar members. However. Visit http:// transportation.
If you cannot submit your forms online. so please start looking for a photo that meets the requirements early on (or take a new one that fits the requirements). You cannot complete your Approaching Stanford forms until a photo is uploaded to Form 14. There are a number of specific requirements that your photo must meet. 2010. and your phone number along with your inquiry.m. on the following dates: Tuesday. 2010. for Transfer Students • Your SUNet ID must be set up before you can go into the forms site.stanford.Stanford University Reply Form Instructions INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REPLY FORMS Forms must be submitted online by 5:00 p. For help on submitting a digital photo..stanford. REPLY FORMS 79 .edu. both freshmen and transfers must fill out all of the forms. or the Transfers page if you are a transfer student. Read all of the relevant sections of this publication carefully before submitting your online forms. your SUNet ID. to submit Forms 1–14. • Go to the Freshman page at http://undergrad. We prefer that you use your Stanford email account to contact us via email. PDT. follow the link on the Freshman page at http://undergrad.edu or (650) 72-FROSH if you have any questions about what you have read or how to fill out the forms. See page 63 for instructions on how to set up your SUNet ID. • Unless otherwise indicated on the specific form. Please be advised that you’ll need to submit a digital photo in Form 14. for Freshmen and Tuesday. the deadlines for receipt of your forms remain the same. please remember to provide your full name. If you call (650) 72-FROSH and have to leave a message. • Start working on your forms early to allow time for any unexpected problems or issues. July 13.edu. • Contact us at frosh@stanford. please contact us as soon as possible. June 8.
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