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New Graduate Student Gateway: Before Arriving

ESSENTIAL FIRST STEPS

Accept your admissions offer. Complete the Grad Admissions checklist. Find information about courses and enrollment. Submit your medical information.

International Students

Housing

Kennedy Commons

Apply for on-campus housing when you accept your admissions offer. Or explore off-campus housing resources. Take advantage of CalTrain to commute to campus.

FINANCES

Arcade at Stanford

Understand your Stanford bill and the billing cycle. Learn about funding and other financial matters relevant to your graduate studies. 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Vaden Health Center

Learn about campus health services and your insurance options. Prepare the documents you need before arrival. Explore campus recreation and wellness resources.

Diversity

Students

Explore the diversity of Stanford and the Bay Area. Find resources that support diversity. See how you can contribute to campus diversity.

Family Life

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