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Parent/Guardian News & Information

Throughout the summer, the Approaching Stanford team will send a monthly newsletter for parents and guardians of incoming frosh and transfer students. This newsletter is an introduction to the Stanford community and serves as a resource for offices and programs across campus. 

The mailing list is comprised of the email addresses of family members for whom your student included on their Approaching Stanford Forms. If you do not receive the first newsletter in mid-June (for frosh families) or mid-July/August (for transfer families), you can be added to the mailing list by having your student contact Note: this request to be added must come from your student.

You are welcome to review the 2023 Family Newsletters on this page. The 2024 Family Newsletters will begin in mid-June.

Summer - Approaching Stanford Family Newsletter

Academic Year - Stanford Families Newsletter

Once the academic year begins, all Approaching Stanford recipients will begin receiving the quarterly Stanford Families Newsletter sent by University Communications. If you would like to be added to this mailing list after the academic year begins, please have your student send an email request to Again, this request must come from your student.

Stanford Report

The Stanford Report is a news publication by University Communications. To receive Stanford news daily, subscribe to the Stanford Report.

Health Alerts

The Health Alerts website is a resource for the Stanford community. We encourage you to review the Health Alerts resources and frequently asked questions, and to subscribe to email updates. Questions can be directed to

Effective April 10, 2023, the university no longer requires – but continues to strongly recommend – COVID vaccinations and boosters for faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students. For more, please see Student COVID Vaccination FAQ