In a ceremony that marks the beginning of the academic year, Stanford leaders and a Stanford senior welcomed the university’s newest cohort of young scholars – the 1,702 first-year students and 20 transfer students – and their families and friends to the Farm.
No one can remember the last time it sprinkled during move-in day for first-year students and transfers. But the grey clouds did nothing to damper the spirits of the new undergraduates and their friends and families or the members of the university community who welcomed them to the Farm.
When Galahad Mai fled a tumultuous life in China four years ago for a better one in the United States, he never imagined that one day he would make it to Stanford. Today, he is among the incoming members of the Class of 2023.
Stanford will welcome new undergraduates on Wednesday, Sept. 18 – move-in day – which is also the first day of New Student Orientation. The day will culminate with the 129th Opening Convocation Ceremony, which will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Main Quad Courtyard.
Sunday, Sept. 15, marks the start of New Graduate Student Orientation, or NGSO. The annual weeklong series of events helps new graduate students orient to campus, find resources, network and get accustomed to life on the Farm.
Stanford sustainability and procurement experts discuss how recently updated Responsible Purchasing Guidelines can help campus community members make resource-conscious purchases and meet the university’s ambitious sustainability goals.