The VPGE wants to help Stanford graduate students make the most of their time at Stanford. Our job is help you find opportunities and resources outside of your department. We will send you to the right people to answer your questions about graduate study at Stanford.
Requirements for graduate studies, student academic progress, and financial support for graduate students are handled by each department and program, consistent with underlying university-wide policies and procedures.
Stanford’s decentralized organizational structure can sometimes make it hard to navigate.
Whenever you need help, keep in mind Stanford's organizational structure. Start with your advisor and the staff in your department. Next, try the dean's office for your school. Here are resources to help in three areas of concern to many graduate students.
Unfortunately, students sometimes have problems. The University's philosophy is to resolve conflicts as quickly, and as locally, as possible. Look here for problem solving resources for students, faculty and staff.
Graduate studies at Stanford provides you the opportunity to explore widely and grow intellectually. Taking advantage of these resources will better prepare you to be a leader in our complex global society. In addition to the coursework and other experiences in your department or program, we urge you to take advantage of all that the university has to offer. Take charge of your own education—set your own goals, delve into ideas you are passionate about, advocate for yourself.
Seize the initiative to explore widely. VPGE is actively collaborating with others on campus to increase learning opportunities in three areas.
Being healthy, making friends, and having fun all contribute to getting the most out of your Stanford education.
The Graduate Life Office (GLO) is a comprehensive resource for information and advice on graduate student life. The Graduate Community Center (GCC) houses the GLO and also has meeting rooms and a pub.