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2022 Dates and Deadlines

In preparation for your arrival, review these important dates and deadlines and complete the following items.

June 8, 2022  |  Approaching Stanford Begins

On this day, the Approaching Stanford program begins! Check your Stanford email for the Approaching Stanford Handbook and the first of your weekly newsletters. You are responsible for regularly checking your email and completing any required action items throughout the summer. Beginning June 8, log in to the Approaching Stanford Canvas course for the Approaching Stanford Requirements Checklist.


June 30, 5:00 p.m. (PDT)  |  Approaching Stanford Forms Deadline

Log in to Canvas to complete the Approaching Stanford Forms online and upload your photo for your Stanford ID card. These forms collect personal information; academic interests; housing preferences; and family contact information for the university. Transfer students living in undergraduate and graduate housing options will apply for housing on the Approaching Stanford Forms.


July 8  |  Transfer Visit Day

Attend this optional virtual "visit" to Stanford and meet with Stanford offices, academic advisors, staff, current students, and each other. Hosted by Academic Advising.


Mid-July |  Parent and Family Newsletter

The first of this monthly Approaching Stanford newsletter will be emailed to the parent(s) or family member(s) you listed on your Approaching Stanford Forms.


July 15  |  Final Official Transcript & Test Scores Deadline

Submit your final college transcript and/or test scores, if applicable, to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by July 15. Email credentials@stanford.edu with questions.

An Enrollment Hold will be placed on Autumn Quarter Enrollment for students who do not submit their final school transcripts and/or test scores, if applicable. 


August 1  |  Vaden Health Requirements & Forms Deadline

Review the 2022-23 Student Health Matters handbook (coming soon) and complete your required Entrance Health Requirements and Forms. All students will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption. You will need to upload or submit an official immunization record to Vaden Health Center. For questions, please submit a Service Ticket to Vaden. For more about the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please see Student COVID Vaccination FAQ

An Enrollment Hold will be placed on Autumn Quarter Enrollment for students who do not complete their Entrance Health Requirements and Forms. 


August 15  |  Cardinal Care Health Insurance Deadline (International)

For International Students waiving Cardinal Care: If planning to waive Cardinal Care, you must first submit the International Student Insurance Coverage Certification Form by mid-August. Between August 1 – September 15, you must log into Axess and formally waive Cardinal Care. Students who fail to waive Cardinal Care by September 15 will be automatically enrolled for the plan year (September 1, 2022–August 31, 2023).
For International Students enrolling in Cardinal Care: If planning on acknowledging/enrolling in Cardinal Care, there is no action required until August 1 – September 15, when you will log into Axess and formally acknowledge your enrollment in the plan. If no action is taken by September 15, you will be automatically enrolled for the plan year (September 1, 2022–August 31, 2023).
The deadline for waiving or acknowledging Cardinal Care for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents is September 15.


Mid-August  |  Student Housing Notification

Transfer students will receive an email notification of your housing assignment from R&DE Student Housing. Transfers living in undergraduate housing will also receive an email from Residential Education. Transfer students living in graduate housing will be supported by the Graduate Life Office


Mid-August  |  ExploreCourses 2022-23 and Academic Advising

ExploreCourses, Stanford's official course catalog, will publish 2022-23 course listings in mid-August. Begin browsing 2022-23 courses and course planning resources. Make a list of questions to share with the Transfer Academic Advisor. After completing an advising meeting with the Transfer Advisor, incoming transfer students can begin enrolling in Autumn Quarter courses on September 1, when enrollment opens for continuing students. You will have until September 26 to register your preliminary study list in Axess. Learn how to enroll in classes through SimpleEnroll or Axess.


Mid-August  |  Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Email

Check your Stanford email for an email introduction of VPUE courses for transfers: Transfer 101 and Stanford Introductory Seminars. Transfers have priority for sophomore-preference seminars.


Mid-August  |  Stanford Required Online Education Courses

Check your Stanford email for notification about these required online courses for all new undergraduate students. Complete them by September 15, before the academic year begins:

  • Office of Community Standards: Fundamental Standard and Honor Code
  • Alcohol Education for College
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates
  • Sustainability - Zero Waste Training

Late August  |  Move-In Information

Email notification with instructions for moving to Stanford, including packing/shipping guidelines, a printable map, and details of what to expect. New student move-in will take place September 20. Students living in graduate housing may be able to choose their move-in date, depending on your circumstances. We advise waiting to make travel arrangements until you have scheduled your move-in date.

If you are bringing a car to campus, you must purchase a campus parking permit.


September 15  |  Cardinal Care Health Insurance Deadline (US Citizens & PR)

For U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: Between August 1 – September 15, you must log into Axess and formally waive or acknowledge Cardinal Care. Students who fail to waive Cardinal Care by September 15 will be automatically enrolled for the plan year (September 1, 2022–August 31, 2023).
The deadline for international students to submit a waiver is in mid-August.


September 20  |  New Student Move-In  

New students will move to campus September 20. Students living in graduate housing will finalize their move-in date with their Housing Service Center. Please wait to make travel arrangements until you have scheduled your move-in date. Guests must adhere to Stanford's Visitor Policy.


September 20  |  University Bill Payment Deadline

Beginning September 3, log into Axess to view your first University bill. Also set up Authorized Users and Direct Deposit in Axess, if desired. Your first University bill is due September 20.


September 21-25  |  New Student Orientation

Welcome to Stanford! NSO will introduce you to the Stanford community and is required for all new students. We will have a full schedule of programs and events that you will be expected to attend. Please do not make any plans off-campus during this week.

Stanford supports students, faculty, and staff in celebrating religious holidays of significance to them. NSO and residential staff are aware that religious commitments may influence attendance at some events.


September 26, 5:00 p.m. (PDT)  |  First Day of Autumn Quarter & Preliminary Study List Deadline

Register your Autumn Quarter courses in Axess by the Preliminary Study List Deadline of 5:00 p.m. on September 20, the first day of the quarter. You can make adjustments to your study list until the Final Study List Deadline of October 14.