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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

Effective August 27, vaccinated students living on campus or coming to campus are required to do weekly surveillance testing. Students who are not vaccinated will be required to test two times a week.

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.

Indoor student parties will be prohibited until October 8 to help limit the potential for virus transmission in this period when we are returning on-site. Read  more about indoor student gatherings.

As of August 2, face coverings are required in indoor spaces, at crowded outdoor events, and when using public transportation and university vehicles occupied by more than one person. Face coverings are strongly recommended outdoors in crowded settings when 6 feet of distance from others cannot consistently be maintained. 


Fall Campus Arrivals

Students who are newly-arriving on campus for fall quarter 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 Plans as of August 11, 2021

Information for All Incoming Graduate Students who to contact if you have questions

Information for Incoming International Students visa information, required information sessions, family programs, and more

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

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

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

Campus Drive Bloosms

Academic Information

Stanford plans to return to in-person classes and research for 2021-22, as public health conditions allow.   

Communications latest student communications from VPSA, VPGE & other campus leaders

Academic Calendar important dates & deadlines for your degree program

Stanford Bulletin university academic policies & degree requirements

Explore Courses catalog of courses offered

Stanford Today University news for students & postdocs, updated daily

Please also see information from your School below.

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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


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