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smiling new students

New students gather at the President's Reception, a highlight of New Graduate Student Orientation.

Stanford's commitment to diversity begins at recruitment. The VPGE office supports departmental efforts to recruit graduate students who participate in and contribute to our diverse community.

Prospective students may want to learn more about campus opportunities by visiting campus and by talking to the school-based Diversity Officers.

School Diversity Officers

Specialized Diversity Officers are available through each school to answer prospective students' questions about graduate student life, admissions, funding, housing, summer opportunities, and more. 

Contact a Diversity Officer

Learn more about the Graduate Diversity Staff Council

Graduate Application Fee WaiverS

Students may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Day (GRAD Diversity Day)

Selected students may be invited to visit campus for GRAD Diversity Day, a day of activities to help prospective students make an informed choice about graduate studies at Stanford. This event is for students applying or admitted to the schools of Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, Education, and Earth Sciences.

Find out about GRAD Diversity Day

Recruitment support to departments

Departments or individual faculty members may request up to $500 from VPGE to defray the cost of travel to visit Stanford campus for prospective graduate students who would bring diversity (boadly defined) to the student body.

Learn about recruitment support

Considering graduate school at Stanford?

Check out the Prospective Students gateway for general information about graduate life at Stanford.

Go to the Prospective Students Gateway

Visit the Graduate Admissions website

The Stanford Grad Experience and Advice to Prospective Students

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