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Approaching Stanford is the process from May to September that guides all new undergraduates in the transition to life on The Farm. The process culminates with New Student Orientation (NSO) when you move to campus in September. 

We welcome questions from incoming students and families throughout the summer as you prepare for Stanford. Students, remember to use your email account whenever contacting University offices so that we can verify your identity.

Approaching Stanford is not the admission office. If you are a prospective student applying to Stanford, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission, as we are unable to answer any admission questions.

Approaching Stanford/New Student Orientation

(650) 723-7674  |  Email the Approaching Stanford team

For general questions about the Approaching Stanford process, new student requirements, emails, mailings, preparing for Stanford, New Student Orientation, or just to chat with the student staff. (Note: Approaching Stanford is not the admission office. We do not respond to admission questions. If you are applying to Stanford, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.)

Additional Campus Offices

Bechtel International Center

For international student questions about visa matters and International Student Orientation (ISO).

Financial Aid Office

(650) 723-3058  |

For questions about your financial aid package and outside scholarship awards.

Office of Accessible Education

(650) 723-1066  |

For questions about services and resources for students with disabilities and/or in need of academic and/or housing accommodations during the academic year.

Student Financial Services

Submit questions via service ticket

For questions about the University billing process and financial aid disbursements.

Vaden Health Center

(650) 498-2336  |  Health Insurance Inquiries | Student Health Requirements Inquiries

For questions about the health requirements, online health forms, health services, or health insurance waivers and coverage.