Student life

Class of 2023 descends on 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.

Transfer students and the Class of 2023 arriving at Stanford Wednesday

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.

Stanford Convocation student speaker selected

As the featured student speaker at Stanford’s 129th Opening Convocation Ceremony, Will Paisley will help welcome incoming students and their families and friends to the university community.

Welcome back to Frost!

Stanford’s iconic amphitheater reopens after extensive renovations and upgrades that make it one of the premiere music venues in the Bay Area and a place for university pomp and circumstance.

Motherhood at Stanford

In honor of Mother’s Day, Stanford graduate students and postdocs reflect on the joys and challenges of raising kids on the Farm.

What it’s like to be a theoretical physicist

Theoretical physicist Shamit Kachru and three of his graduate students talk about the social fabric behind their research, the cycle of confusion and discovery, and the sense of awe – or the cool factor – that drives them.

Admit Weekend welcomes Stanford’s Class of 2023

Admit Weekend offers prospective first-year students a glimpse of life on the Farm, with academic and social activities designed to showcase the university’s breadth and depth.