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.

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