Student Life

Go Beyond the Classroom

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.

Experience Stanford

Hear from Stanford faculty and experts in their field at our headline speaker events. Try fountain hopping, participate in service events, and visit San Francisco for a scavenger hunt as you experience activities that are quintessentially Stanford.

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Day of Service—Participate in Stanford's culture of service.

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Scavenger Hunt—Get to know your new community.

Summer 2024 Headline Events

Stanford Traditions, Summer Milestones, Bay Area Landmarks

Event Date
Welcome Weekend June 22–23
Stanford Voices: Leticia Britos-Cavagnaro June 23
Scavenger Hunt June 23 or July 7
Stanford Voices: Ge Wang June 25
Stanford Voices: Hideo Mabuchi July 9
Stanford Voices: Josh Makower July 30
Day of Service various
Sweet Send-Off August 14

Excursions and Community Events

Experience Stanford's rich student life through dances, talent shows, and community gatherings. Attend campus cultural and sports events like a San Jose Earthquakes game or a concert at the Frost Amphitheater. Explore the Bay Area with excursions such as a visit to San Francisco, a day at Great America Amusement Park, or a trip to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
*Registration for off-campus excursions is limited to residential students. Space is limited and students are not guaranteed a space. On-campus excursions are open to residential and commuter students, but space is limited and students are encouraged to register for as many events as desired.

Stanford Spaces

Explore the intellectual eco-system of the Stanford campus. Tour museums like the Cantor Arts Center, visit unique campus spaces like the, Frost Amphitheater, and O’Donohue Family Farm, and get to know the unique community of companies and innovators that gather at Stanford Research Park.

Stanford Voices 

These small gatherings give you an opportunity to connect with Stanford faculty, fellows, and alumni to hear about their work or research, as well as the road that brought them there. Ask questions and continue your intellectual exploration—whether you're taking a course on the topic this summer or just curious. 


Hosted through the Summer Academic Resource Center (SARC), we offer a variety of educational workshops to complement your academic pursuits. Presenters varying from Stanford affiliates, community partners, and graduate tutors will cover a wide range of topics from academic skills to career exploration. Past workshops included college preparedness, software exploration, and building your professional network.

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Calendar of Events

See the full calendar of excursions, community events, Stanford Voices, Stanford Spaces, workshops, and more!

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Your Community

Whether you live on campus or commute to class, you'll have a community of students and professionals devoted to helping you take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you this summer.

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Campus Resources

From libraries to athletic facilities (did you know there's a climbing wall?), academic support to health and wellness centers, Stanford offers a wide variety of resources to meet your needs this summer. 

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