Evenings and weekends offer an array of activities from which to choose: local excursions, intramural sports, discussions with Stanford faculty, outreach and service projects, residence hall programs, and adventures on- and off-campus.

A Sampler From Summers Past:

  • Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Spending a day at the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk
  • Attending a San Francisco Giants baseball game
  • Singing karaoke in your house's lounge
  • Participating in dodgeball, e-gaming, and kickball tournaments with intramural sports
  • Participating in public service workshops

Please note that activities are funded by program fees collected during the acceptance process. 

Student Photos From Past Activities
Student in SF

A student explores San Francisco.

Lifeguard Station at Beach

A student photo of the lifeguard station at the beach.

Students making s'mores

Students make s'mores.

The view of Monterey Bay during a trip to the aquarium.

The view of Monterey Bay during a trip to the aquarium.

Alamo Square

Students hang out in San Francisco's Alamo Square.

Students in Muir Woods

Students stand among California's famous redwood trees.


The view from a student trip to Yosemite National Park.

Student in SF

Students admire the Golden Gate Bridge.

Giants Game

Students enjoy a San Francisco Giants baseball game.

Filmore Jazz Festival

Students enjoy the music at the San Francisco Filmore Jazz Festival

Ice Cream Social

Students enjoy an ice cream social.

Never A Dull Moment!

All students—residential or commuting students—may participate in activities. Weekends and evenings are packed with field trips, informal discussions with Stanford faculty, outreach projects, intramural sports, residence hall activities, and more!

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