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Grad Updates aggregates Stanford's current COVID-19-related information for new and continuing graduate and professional degree students.

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Latest Updates

For students planning to travel during the Thanksgiving Break: effective November 27, students should test twice for COVID-19 after returning from travel outside California. Students who are not fully vaccinated and all students returning from international travel on or after November 27 are required to restrict their activities. Restricted activity means you cannot attend in-person class.

Effective August 27, all Stanford students with an on-campus presence are required to participate in surveillance testing at their assigned cadence.

As of August 11, all new arrivals will be required to undergo entry testing on Day 0 (the day they arrive on campus) and Day 5, regardless of vaccination status.

As of August 11, unvaccinated international students and other unvaccinated students traveling to campus from international locations should arrive 7 days before in-person activities to complete entry testing, vaccination, and a period of restricted activity.

If you or a close contact tests positive for COVID-19, please follow these instructions to get the support and care you need quickly.


Campus Arrivals

Students who are newly-arriving on campus are required to follow specific procedures to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

Entry testing required on Day 0 (the day you arrive on campus) and Day 5 for all students living on campus, living in university provided off-campus student housing, or coming to campus frequently, regardless of vaccination status

Restricted activity for some unvaccinated new arrivals

Student COVID Vaccination FAQ upload your vaccination status as soon as possible

Current Fall Quarter Requirements as of August 11, 2021

COVID-19 Safety Information

All students living in R&DE-assigned housing or who are coming to campus are required to follow these public health protocols:

Current COVID-19 policies and status

Daily Health Check now on Stanford mobile app

COVID Vaccinations information about COVID vaccines and Fall Quarter vaccination requirements. If you have any questions about the health requirements specific to your circumstances, submit a ServiceNow ticket

COVID-19 Testing information about COVID-19 testing for grad students living on or off campus

COVID Surveillance Testing Locations & Hours information on where to pick up and drop off COVID testing kits

Testing for Student Partners/Spouse eligibility for non-student partners/spouses living in RD&E housing

Stanford's COVID Dashboards updates about surveillance testing, vaccination metrics, Health Check submissions, isolation, and prevalence in the Stanford community

COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices training required online training for all students coming to campus

Face Covering information on face covering policy

Campus Life

Campus activities are informed by university, county, state, and federal public health guidelines.

Current Guidelines on Gatherings restrictions differ for academic and non-academic gatherings and are subject to change

Health Attestation Required for Visitors guests from outside the Stanford community are permitted to visit student residences. Guests must comply with the Residence Agreement and follow the university’s COVID-19 visitor policy, including completion of the Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation, which requires 1) being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or 2) taking a COVID-19 test no sooner than 72 hours prior to the visit and receiving a negative test result.

Stanford Transportation updates on transportation services, including Marguerite and DisGo shuttles, Zipcar car sharing, parking, and Enterprise car rentals

Residential & Dining Enterprises COVID-19 updates regarding on and off campus subsidized housing

Vaden Health Center for more information about care and testing

CardinalRecovery  current policies and protocols in for research

Student Union Fountain

Visa & Travel Information

Immigration and travel policies continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Bechtel International Center support and resources for students studying at Stanford on visas

Immigration Issues and Resources general updates for Stanford’s international community

Travel Policy updates to COVID-19 related  travel policies and guidelines

Emergency Information & Contacts

Campus emergency information Learn more

CardinalReady outlines procedures for various emergencies

Graduate Life Office 24/7 Support: call 650-723-7288, provide page ID#25085 and indicate you need to read the GLO on-call dean; or email and provide your name and reason for paging

Counseling and Psychological Services  24/7 mental health crisis support: 650-723-3785; call 911 (or 9-911 from an on-campus phone) for life threatening emergencies