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Stanford welcomes new graduate students at NGSO

Stanford welcomed incoming graduate students to campus during New Graduate Student Orientation, introducing them to the vast network of resources available at the university.

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Convocation in Frost Amphitheater marks the beginning of New Student Orientation

The 131st Opening Convocation Ceremony, which will inaugurate the academic year on Tuesday, also marks the start of New Student Orientation for first-year and transfer students.

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Stanford welcomes international community in new video

Stanford’s Office of Community Engagement created a new video to help welcome international scholars and students to the university. According to pre-pandemic numbers, around 5,000 students from more than 100 countries and nearly 2,000 scholars from more than 85 countries are part of the Stanford community.

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Health Alerts —

Update on COVID testing and policies

In a message to the Stanford community, Persis Drell, Lloyd Minor and Russell Furr offer updates on COVID-19 testing, travel and employee support.

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Late summer on the Farm

Most of the campus remains quiet and life is slowly beginning to return to normal as summer draws to an end. Stanford University photographer Andrew Brodhead captures the calm before fall quarter.

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Pandemic-delayed Commencement 2020 scheduled

In an email on Monday, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne told Stanford’s 2020 graduates that their long-awaited in-person Commencement has been scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022.

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Marguerite returns to pre-pandemic passenger capacity

Beginning July 19, capacity limits will be lifted on all Marguerite buses. Face coverings will continue to be required for passengers regardless of their vaccination status.

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Plans take shape for helping students transition to life on campus

For more than a year, student leaders have been working with Student Affairs and Undergraduate Education to create opportunities for students to connect and form bonds in virtual settings. With a return to a full campus on the horizon, new and existing programs will support students as they adjust to campus life.

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Congrats to the Class of 2021 and a campus walk with Riva

In a message to undergraduates, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole joins students and staff to celebrate spring and summer, and discuss fall plans.

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Update on fraternity and sorority housing

In a message to student leaders and advisors for Greek-letter organizations, the Undergraduate Residence Governance Council provides an overview of its considerations and decisions.

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