Commute to Class

Take class on campus.

Join a community of students and staff that come to Stanford from all over the world, bringing with them a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences to share.

Live nearby? You can attend Summer Session as a commuter student.


  • Access the same on-campus facilities—from libraries to health and wellness centers—as a residential student.
  • Attend programming connecting you to a larger Bay Area network of students.
  • Connect with staff dedicated to supporting the needs of commuter students.

Commuter students* take a minimum of 3 units (one course). 

*All students must take a minimum of 8 units if they require an I-20 from Stanford.

Residential or Commuter

Regardless of whether you live on campus as a Residential student or live off campus as a Commuter, there will be opportunities at every turn, inviting you to make the most of your summer experience. Trying to decide which option is right for you?

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Academic Support

Summer Session provides academic support every step of the way, from pre-summer through final exams. Our Summer Academic Resource Center offers Academic Advising, Tutoring, and Workshops to ensure you won't be going it alone.

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Student Life

Go beyond the classroom with speaker events, field trips, faculty teas, campus lab and site visits and more!

Program Dates

June 22 – August 18, 2024

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