Some will be crossing the international date line and switching time zones, but nearly half of the students offered admission to the university are on their way to campus for Admit Weekend 2000, April 13-16.
About 1,000 students accepted for the Class of 2004, and 700 parents, will be participating in a full program that includes informal faculty talks, hikes to the Dish, a dance expo on the Quad and tours of various campus attractions.
The number of prospective visitors still may rise, since reservations are accepted until the last minute. "We don't turn anyone away," says Emily Perez, admission counselor and Admit Weekend 2000 co-coordinator.
Students, who have until May 1 to decide whether to accept Stanford's offer of admission, are coming from Central America, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, among other locales.
Offers of admission were sent to 2,391 students, or 13 percent of this year's 18,338 applicants.
For more information on Admit Weekend 2000, visit http://admit.stanford.edu. SR