Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation
Main content start

Welcome to Stanford!

Welcome to graduate studies at Stanford! You are joining a vibrant and diverse graduate community of over 9,400 students across seven schools.

Welcome to graduate studies at Stanford! You are joining a vibrant and diverse graduate community of over 9,400 students across seven schools. We are glad that you’ve chosen Stanford to pursue your graduate or professional degree, and we are eager to support you on this part of your educational journey.

Stanford offers extensive opportunities for your intellectual and personal development as well as many opportunities to collaborate with fellow students and faculty. We encourage you to share your interests and experiences within our community as you deepen your expertise, nurture your creativity, and prepare for your future. 

In close collaboration with your school and degree program, our offices are dedicated to your success and well-being during your studies. 

  • The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) encompasses graduate policy, academic advising, fellowships and funding, teaching support, professional development, and initiatives that support diversity, inclusion, and interdisciplinary learning. 

  • The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) includes medical and mental health services, seven campus community centers, career education, student organizations, immigration and visa services, disability accommodations, the registrar, and the Graduate Life Office.

The health, well-being, and safety of our campus community are our highest priority. Stanford’s public health leaders, including the dedicated staff at Vaden Health Services (our student health center) are preparing for the safe arrival of students from around the world. Please read recent university communications about campus COVID-19 protocols and review campus arrival, travel, and vaccination information.

Here are some actions to take before you arrive on campus:

During your time at Stanford, you will find many people who are eager to offer guidance and support. Our university community, including the dedicated staff in our offices, is committed to supporting your well-being and success.

We are thrilled to welcome you to graduate and professional studies at Stanford and look forward to meeting you soon!

With best wishes,

Stacey F. Bent
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering

Susie Brubaker-Cole
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

More News Topics