Teaching & Students

New Student Orientation 2017

Members of the Stanford Class of 2021, transfer students and their families came to campus for move-in day, Convocation and the start of New Student Orientation. View the slide show.

Public service at Stanford

Through Cardinal Service and other programs, Stanford offers students a 21st-century approach to fulfilling Jane Stanford's hope and trust that students would use their educations to become of greater service to the public.

Sophomore examines how Italy became democracy after WWII

Italy, a previously fascist country, became a democracy shortly after World War II ended. That transition and the country’s 1948 election are still sources of debate, and led Stanford undergraduate Anatole Schneider to search for answers.

Leland Scholars at home on the Farm

The program helps students who may be the first in their families to attend college, come from low-income households or had limited high school curricular offerings.

Engineering students help geneticists study coral bleaching

Tiny devices could help scientists study coral bleaching, parasites, molecular biology and more, but few scientists know how to use them. A new course aimed to change that by pairing students with labs looking for help.

Beyond the classroom

Each year about 1,000 Stanford undergraduates work closely with faculty mentors on research ranging from engineering and medicine to the humanities, fine arts and social sciences.