As a summer student, you experience all the resources that Stanford offers, from libraries to health and wellness centers.
The Stanford Libraries are an integral part of the academic life at Stanford, providing an extraordinary array of resources and services to the community.
You will have access to noteworthy print and digital collections at nearly 20 libraries on campus, where you may browse journal articles and other scholarly sources in more than 1,000 licensed databases and use SearchWorks to discover books, films, and maps. Subject librarians provide research consultations across all disciplines.
The libraries also provide a variety of individual and group study spaces, basic and specialized computer clusters, and wireless Internet access.
Health and Wellness Centers
Vaden Health Center
Vaden Health Center is Stanford’s campus health care clinic. Within the center, there are many branches including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), an X-ray clinic, a physical therapy center, and an allergy, immunization, and injection clinic.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides individual and group psychological counseling. You are eligible for a free initial evaluation or short-term counseling. CAPS cannot provide long-term counseling. Confidentiality is strictly maintained.
Confidential Support Team (CST)
The CST offers emotional support, consultation and short-term individual counseling to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence. CST is staffed by a team of trained psychologists and social workers specializing in trauma-informed services for students. At CST students can receive information and guidance about their rights and reporting options. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. There is no charge for CST services.
Stanford graduate student tutors facilitate virtual by-appointment one-on-one tutoring sessions that support the summer curriculum. Tutors also administer weekly academic workshops in topics including the personal essay, coding in R and MatLAB, time management, and college research.
Learn more about Academic Advising and Tutoring through the Summer Academic Resource Center (SARC).
Summer Session Academic Advising is available during the summer to assist you with adding or dropping courses, selecting and changing grading options, course withdrawal and annulment processes, and the academic petitions associated with each of these areas. Advising also offers guidance about your goals and academic progress.
Stanford athletic facilities are varied and state-of-the-art. Work out on machines in either of the two gyms on campus. Try a yoga or TaeKwonDo class in the large, well-equipped studio. Challenge yourself on the climbing wall or enjoy free access to our swimming pools; tennis, handball, and squash courts; basketball and sand volleyball courts; our golf course; and the fields and equipment that Stanford devotes to track and field, softball, soccer, and field hockey.
Stanford’s location also gives students access to hiking, bicycling, and running.
Our campus nickname originates from the days when horses rather than students roamed what previously was the farm of university founders Leland and Jane Stanford.