Student life

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.

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EAST House: Exploring education and society

Undergraduates in Stanford’s EAST (Education and Society Theme) House view pressing social issues through the lens of education as a tool for changing the culture.

Dean of Students Christine Griffith to retire August 31

Christine Griffith, associate vice provost and dean of students, is retiring after nearly 38 years at Stanford. Griffith, who originally joined Stanford as an office manager in Escondido Village, is credited with developing the university’s first Graduate Life Office.