Student life

Teaching biology in the bush

Stanford students are traveling through Africa to learn effective mentoring and field techniques, on an expedition designed to provide new perspectives on ethical ecotourism, the applications of novel technology and defining meaningful collaborations in developing countries.

Enjoy the great outdoors

When the time is right, take a break and enjoy what Stanford and the greater Palo Alto area have to offer. Here are some fun things to do outside and off-campus this summer.

Stanford to celebrate graduates during 127th Commencement Weekend

Sterling K. Brown, an award-winning actor and alumnus, will give the Commencement address on Sunday in Stanford Stadium, and Elizabeth Alexander, renowned writer and president of the Mellon Foundation, will give the Baccalaureate address on Saturday in the Main Quad.

Time capsule introduces Class of 2018 to the future

Among this year’s treasured items: cloth leaves from the Stanford Tree mascot’s costume, a classroom clicker, seeds from campus trees, a well-loved straw cowboy hat and the key ingredient  for boba tea along with a recipe.

Studying aquatic ecosystems

Sophomore biology major Laura Anderson discusses researching aquatic life at the Hopkins Marine Station, and what it’s like to have the ocean as her classroom.