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New Graduate Student Gateway: Settle in & Thrive

Explore the Grad Gateway. Find the resources you need to begin your graduate career at Stanford. Check your school and degree program websites for important information, too.

Haven’t applied yet? Visit the Prospective Student Gateway to learn more about the application process.

Incoming 2021-22 grad student? Read the Vice Provosts' welcome letter.

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Before Arriving | Upon Arrival | Settle in & Thrive | General Resources

Student Life

Get involved. Meet other students. Find and expand your community at Stanford. Contribute to a vibrant and diverse graduate community.

Graduate Life Office

Graduate Student Council

Community & Ethnic Centers

Bechtel International Center

Student Organizations

Office for Military-Affiliated Communities

Office of Religious Life


Family Life

Settle your family in the Stanford community. Learn about housing, insurance, childcare, schooling and other services.

Campus Family Housing

Dependent Health Insurance

Palo Alto Unified School District

Campus Child Care

Stanford PARENT-NET Mailing List

Worklife Office


Getting Around

Get around campus and the Bay Area by foot, bike, or shuttle. Explore Stanford Transportation's resources. 

Searchable Campus Map

Interactive Map: Grad Life at Stanford

Stanford Transportation

Marguerite Campus Shuttle

Campus Access Guide

Bay Area Public Transportation


Academic Support

Use Stanford's academic support services to expand your skills and ease the transition to graduate school.

Office of Accessible Education

Stanford Learning Lab

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Lathrop Learning Hub

English Language Courses


Career Centers

Find out what Stanford's five career centers offer. Begin planning and preparing for your career.

BEAM, Stanford Career Education

Stanford EDCareers

BIOSCI Careers (School of Medicine Career Center)

Career Management Center (GSB)

Office of Career Services (Law)