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Welcome to Stanford!

We have been eagerly awaiting you and are delighted that you have chosen to spend the next few years here with us on the Farm.

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Class of 2026 & Transfers

Welcome! We are excited to welcome you to our Stanford family and help you prepare for your first year on The Farm. Approaching Stanford will begin in early May for the Class of 2026, and in early June for new transfers.

At this time, please create your Stanford University Network ID (SUNet ID). When the Approaching Stanford process begins, you will need to use your SUNet ID to check your Stanford email account and to complete your Approaching Stanford Requirements. All Approaching Stanford and official university communications will be sent to your Stanford email account.

This site will be updated by May 1, 2022, with important information, dates and deadlines for the upcoming year. You are welcome to review 2021 information, but please note that requirements and dates may change for 2022.

Image of 6 student orientation coordinators in front of fountain. Photo by Niles Wilson.

Approaching Stanford

Approaching Stanford is the process that guides all new undergraduates in the transition to life on The Farm. Throughout the summer, you'll be introduced to the Stanford community while completing our New Student Requirements (health forms, housing application, first-year course preferences, and more). The process culminates with New Student Orientation when you move to campus in September. 

Move-In & New Student Orientation

We are excited to welcome you campus! Move-in and New Student Orientation will take place in September 2022, the week before the start of Autumn Quarter. Exact dates will be announced by May. All new students are required to live on campus and participate in New Student Orientation. We recommend that you wait for 2022 dates to be posted before making any travel arrangements for the fall.

A Note About Campus Events and Meetings

Please note that as an admitted or incoming student, you are not yet an enrolled student at Stanford and therefore you should not attend university-sponsored events or meetings (virtual or in-person) or join student organizations intended only for current students, before the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year. You will be able to engage with student groups and campus offices and programs through the Office of Undergraduate Admission and through Approaching Stanford. You are welcome to attend any university-sponsored events that are open to the public.

Two student volunteers hold sign on Move-In Day reading, "Welcome to the Farm." Photo by David Gonzales.

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