mourns terrorist attacks
updates and resources
updated: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001 at 2:30 p.m.
Religious Life sponsors daily discussions
The Office of Religious Life is sponsoring daily
opportunities for open discussion in response to the
events of Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Round Room at the
rear of Memorial Church. The discussions take place Sept.
24-28 from 12-1 p.m. (Participants should feel free to
bring a bag lunch).
available to campus community
support resources are available on campus to help
faculty, staff and students in the wake of Tuesday's
On Sept. 12,
was "staffing up" to prepare for an expected
increase in the number of calls, said Help Center
Director David Rasch. Faculty from the Department
of Psychiatry (723-6643)
have extended offers to counsel campus community members
if needed, he said.
Help Center staff is also available to meet with
department groups that would like to come together and
discuss the emotional impact of the incidents.
William "Scotty" McLennan, dean for religious
723-1762), and Dr. David Spiegel, a psychiatrist with
expertise in trauma (723-6421), also have invited campus
community members to contact them directly.
need of support can contact Counseling
and Psychological Services at the
Cowell Student Health Center (723-3785).
Website also may
provide solace to members of the university community.
New Student Orientation events for incoming freshmen and
transfer students will proceed as scheduled. If you are a
new frosh or transfer student and must arrive late,
please be in touch with us by emailing our orientation
office at firstname.lastname@example.org
(or call at 650.725.2487).
will be delayed in their arrival to campus should first
check in at their residence hall. An orientation packet
and calendar of events will be waiting for you in your
dorm room. Upon arrival, your Resident Advisor (RA) and
Peer Academic Advisor (PAA) will fill you in on missed
activities and information. For more information on
Orientation, visit http://orientation.stanford.edu
graduate student orientation
orientation program still is scheduled to begin Tuesday,
Sept. 18, at 5:15 p.m. Events will be held throughout the
week. The Bechtel International Center, however, expects
that fewer students than usual will arrive the first few
days, and plans to offer make up orientations on Friday,
Sept. 28, and Monday, Oct. 1. Both sessions will be
scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
community volunteers have been welcoming new students all
week at the International Center but numbers are far less
than last year at this time. Graduate students who may
arrive late and are worried about on campus housing can
call the Graduate Welcome Center at (650) 723-5155. That
office is maintaining a list of such students and is
forwarding details to the relevant housing office.
Alternatively, students can contact their residence
office directly. More
undergraduate student orientation
orientation program is scheduled to begin on Wednesday,
Sept. 19, and will go ahead as planned. The Bechtel
International Center, however, is preparing follow-up
orientation activities to address specific needs of
international undergraduate students that are not covered
in Stanford's regular Orientation program. Bechtel, in
fact, believes some students may arrive even after the
start of classes.
questions can contact John
director, or Rolando
assistant director at Bechtel.
Department heightens security measures for Stanford
The Athletics Department announced that in the interest
of public safety, and consistent with other major
athletic facilities throughout the nation, additional
security measures will take place at Stanford Stadium,
beginning with Saturday's football game between the
Cardinal and Arizona State. Full
Hennessy's statement in response to hateful e-mails
following statement by President John Hennessy was
released in response to hateful e-mails sent to the
Islamic Society of Stanford University and the Muslim
Student Awareness Network. Full
Center requests appointments
The Stanford Blood
400 units of blood Sept. 11, but donating blood will
continue to be important, said Michele Gassaway, Blood
Center spokesperson. Potential donors can call
1-888-723-7831 to make an appointment. Full story
resources and information regarding yesterday's terrorist
attacks has been assembled for the School of Medicine
community. On the page are links to news outlets,
Stanford-specific information and closures, blood centers
and financial institutions accepting donations.
Alumni Association website
The Alumni Association has prepared a
website with resources, including
links to sites for locating family and friends.
Admission program changes
Stanford Undergraduate Admission's regional programs
scheduled for this week in the Los Angeles area
(Manhattan Beach, downtown Los Angeles, Century City and
Sherman Oaks) have been postponed. The Office of
Undergraduate Admission hopes to reschedule the programs
for later this fall. For more information, please visit
the Admission website at www.stanford.edu/dept/uga/applying/regionals.html.
Studies Program status
The Overseas Studies Program remains open. At this time,
Overseas Studies anticipates that all Autumn Quarter
programs at Stanford's overseas centers will start as
scheduled. If you have questions about Autumn Quarter
enrollment or need help in contacting a student already
at a center, please call the Overseas Studies office at