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Main Quad entrance. Two students on bikes in foreground. Photo by Tamer Shabani.

First-Years

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Welcome Class of 2025!

The Approaching Stanford and New Student Orientation team is thrilled to welcome you as the newest members of the Stanford community. We are eager to get to know you throughout the Approaching Stanford process this summer and are excited to share the orientation events with you this fall. Beginning May 10, you will receive your first Approaching Stanford newsletter and gain access to Canvas, both of which will be critical sources of information as you begin your Stanford journey. As we get closer to the fall, we'll share the schedule of events and programs that will introduce you to the rich academic, social, and cultural life at Stanford through New Student Orientation.

We know there will be a lot of questions, and we seek to answer them through our online resources, Canvas discussion boards, and FAQs. Of course, you may always contact us if you don't see information listed or have a specific situation to discuss. We have so much to share with you and we cannot wait to get started.