The Approaching Stanford Newsletter is sent to all incoming undergraduate first-year students each week, beginning May 10. The newsletter, delivered only to your Stanford email account, provides campus information, critical updates, and necessary action items leading up to New Student Orientation. To ensure you don't miss a newsletter, use your SUNet ID to log into your Stanford email account at webmail.stanford.edu.
We will post all newsletters sent in 2023 by Approaching Stanford on this page.
- May 10, 2023 - Welcome, Class of 2027!
- May 16, 2023 - Required Forms and Special Frosh Programs (ITALIC, SLE, LSP, SSEA, SOAR)
- May 22, 2023 - First-Year Housing, Ethnic & Academic Theme Houses, Medical Housing Accommodations
- May 30, 2023 - Approaching Stanford Forms & Housing App Due June 7; Language Requirement & Placement Tests
- June 5, 2023 - Required Forms and Housing Due June 7; Pre-Orientation Program Applications
- June 13, 2023 - Vaden Health Requirements; Upcoming Deadlines for Summer Bridge/Pre-O Programs
- June 21, 2023 - Commencement Weekend Highlights
- June 28, 2023 - Introduction to Academic Advising at Stanford
- July 3, 2023 - Welcome from the ASSU!
- July 11, 2023 - Your Orientation Coordinators; Advising Video #2: Exploring Interests at Stanford
- July 19, 2023 - OC Meet-Up + Q&A on Thursday, Advising Video #3, President's Message to Stanford Community
- July 27, 2023 - "Ask an Advisor" Q&A Board, Academic Advising Resources, Placement Tests & Diagnostics, OC Coffee Chat
- August 2, 2023 - Math and Physics Placement Diagnostics, OC Chat Today (Wednesday)
- August 8, 2023 - Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education: COLLEGE, ESF, ITALIC, SLE, PWR, IntroSems, Frosh 101, and Ways
- August 15, 2023 - 2023-24 ExploreCourses, Vaden Health Insurance Info Session
- August 23, 2023 - University Core Values & Required Online Modules Due Sep 18
- August 30, 2023 - Move-In Day Instructions and Life on the Farm
- September 14, 2023 - You've Approached Stanford! 2023 NSO Preview
Parent / Guardian Summer Newsletters
From mid-June to September, the Approaching Stanford team will send a monthly Newsletter for Parents/Guardians to parental contacts listed by your in your Approaching Stanford Forms. To add your parent/guardian to the mailing list after the Approaching Stanford Forms deadline (early June), please send an email request with your parent/guardian's name and contact information to email@example.com. Note that this request must come from you, the student, not your parent/guardian.
- June 26, 2023 - Welcome, Stanford Parents & Guardians!
- August 11, 2023 - NSO Dinner with the Provost - Tickets Now Available!
Once the academic year begins, these parents/guardians will begin receiving the quarterly Stanford Parent and Guardian Newsletter. To add your parent/guardian to the mailing list after the academic year begins, please send an email request with your parent/guardian's name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, this request must come from you, the student, not your parent/guardian.