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Best Library Study Spots on Campus

Dealing with a mound of homework? Need to find a quiet spot with coffee nearby to bunker down and study for your quals? Whether you want to study solo or find a spot where your group can work on your project, the Stanford Libraries have you covered. Check out this list of study spots on campus to find the place that's right for you.

Last modified 08/24/2021

Diversity Works Resource Directory

Stanford offers many diversity-related initiatives and a wide range of resources to support an inclusive community. The Resource Directory within the Diversity Works website allows you to easily search Stanford's many diversity-related resources.

Last modified 09/10/2021


Handshake is an online platform that provides Stanford students with opportunities, connections, events, and content related to their career aspirations and interests. Employers also access Handshake to post positions, create events, and connect with students.

Last modified 09/11/2021

Stereotype Threat: How it Affects Us and What We Can Do About It

In this video, Emeritus Professor Claude Steele (formerly Dean of the School of Education at Stanford) discusses his research on stereotype threat. Essential information for anyone interested in promoting equality and diversity, this presentation will be especially useful to graduate students who teach or lead diverse groups. From the Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching lecture series. 

Last modified 09/21/2021

Stanford SPLASH!

Stanford Splash is a twice annual opportunity for you to practice your teaching skills and share your passions (research related or not) with eager students. As a Splash teacher, you have a chance to develop your pedagogical practice by creating your own curriculum, determining the size and duration of your class, and more. All students interested in outreach, education, and sharing what you are excited about are invited to look at past course catalogs and apply to teach anything you desire! Check out this page for more information and learn how to apply.

Last modified 09/20/2021

Cardinal at Work's Worklife Calendar

Cardinal at Work--the office that aims to create a unified experience of community among Stanford's employees--organizes various community events, which are often also open to graduate students. Offerings include pre- and post-natal fitness classes, seminars on planning for retirement, and more. In particular, if you are a parent or caregiver, you may find these resources useful as you navigate life at Stanford. 

Last modified 08/24/2021

Become a Language Conversation Partner

Become a language conversation partner and help Stanford students develop their foreign language skills. Through this Center for Teaching and Learning program, partners meet one-on-one with language students by appointment to help develop skills through conversational practice. Languages include Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Spanish.

Last modified 09/12/2021

The Responsible Conduct of Research Course (MED 225)

Designed for bench scientists, MED 225 focuses on productive discussion of the common ethical issues encountered during scientific research careers. It also addresses contemporary debates at the interface of biomedical science and society. Topics covered include: (1) Authorship and inventorship; (2) Data integrity and information; (3) Conflicts of interest; (4) Regulatory basics; (5) Human subjects research; (6) Human biological materials; and (7) Societal responsibility.

Note that spaces in this course fill up very quickly. Postdocs unable to register via Axess should contact the education coordinator to register.

Last modified 09/22/2021

How to Find, Approach, and Interview Potential Faculty Mentors for a Postdoc Position

For graduate students trying to find a faculty mentor with whom to do a postdoc, this handy guide from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs may help. By asking yourself a series of questions, you can better narrow down what kind of position and mentor you are looking for. There are also additional tips and resources for approaching potential mentors, and a list of key questions you should ask.

Last modified 09/12/2021

Stanford Learning Lab

The Stanford Learning Lab is a pilot program within Student Affairs developed to synthesize the goals within Our Most Important Work and the IDEAL Initiative throughout the student experience within the University and beyond. It aims to create new resources and spaces to support learning variability among Stanford students. Check this out if you are interested in seeking or providing support for learning diversity at Stanford. 

Last modified 09/17/2021