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Monthly email brought to you by the Graduate Life Office of Stanford Student Affairs, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Graduate Student Council & Graduate Student Programming Board.

1. Follow us on social media to receive reminders and updates about our events!
2. HIRING: Graduate Student Programming Board Coordinators
3. 2019 DPS Summer BBQ Series
4. Friday Morning Coffee for spouses, partners, and families of international students.
5. 5-SURE Stanford Campus Driving Service.
6. Grad Meal Plan at Forbes
7. Free, Fast, and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus
8. Cardinal Nights Mailing List

1. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2019
2. McCoy Ethics Center’s Graduate Fellowship
3. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
4. Grad Gateway - For New Graduate Students
5. Caltrain Go Pass
6. Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework
7. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

1. New GSC Calendar
2. Questions, comments, concerns?

1. Join GSPB Mailing List



1. Follow The Graduate Life Office on social media for event announcements, updates, and more!


2. HIRING: Graduate Student Programming Board Coordinators

The Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB) strives to improve social interaction between graduate students by organizing, sponsoring and coordinating social and educational activities. We endeavor to bring together graduate students from different areas. GSPB Coordinators are hired by the Graduate Life Office and report to the Assistant Director of Programs.  Coordinators will receive $20/hour

Applications NOW OPEN:
Position Description:

please email for more information

3. 2019 DPS Summer BBQ Series
Stanford’s Department of Public Safety and the Santa Clara County’s Sheriffs Department is sponsoring four BBQs for graduate students, graduate couples and graduate families during the 2019 summer season.  Come eat and meet your Department of Public Safety. 5pm-7pm
• July 1,  Rains
• July 25, Kennedy
• August 14, Munger
• August 21, EV Studios/Families
Please RSVP at

4. Friday Morning Coffee

ongoing weekly event
Fridays, 10AM-12PM
Bechtel International Center, Assembly Room

We invite spouses, partner and families of international students to attend our weekly FRIDAY COFFEE events at the Bechtel International Center. It’s an ideal way to meet other spouses and learn about the many options for enriching the stay in the Stanford area. Newly arrived spouses and partners receive information about classes and opportunities to make their time here enjoyable and meaningful. Parents with young children can join the Singing Circle offered at 11am in Back Lounge.

5. 5-Sure Stanford Campus Driving Service

5-SURE is a student-led driving service offering FREE UNLIMITED rides on Stanford Campus.  Available 7 days a week from 9:00pm – 1:45AM during academic term.  To request service, please call 650-725-SURE (7873).

Brought to you by the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE)

6. Grad meal plan at Forbes

There is now a grad meal dinner option at Forbes Family Café. Grad students with Stanford Dining meal plans can enjoy the all-you-care-to-eat-format (or by weight, $0.62 per ounce) with one meal swipe during dinner (5 - 7:30 PM, Monday-Thursday). Forbes accepts meal plan, Cardinal dollars and credit/debit.

7. Free, Fast, and Anonymous HIV Testing on Campus
Do you know your status? When was the last time you were tested? Do you want to ask questions about sexual health?

HIV*PACT is a peer anonymous counseling and testing organization free to all Stanford students and affiliates. We use Oraquick, an oral test, that reports your HIV status in 20 minutes! We recommend STI testing every 6 months for sexually active folks and we can answer any questions about HIV, STI, sexual health, or other resources on campus! HIV*PACT offers a nonjudgmental environment to talk about gender and sexual identities and sexual health.

Our counselors are also educated about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, a once-a-day pill that lowers your chance for HIV infection. Make an appointment if you would like to learn more!

Go to to make your appointment!

Have questions?
Email the Co-Coordinators, Julia Todderud ( and Jorge Mercado (!

8.   Join Cardinal Nights Mailing List
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1. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2019
Discover SGSI: immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated week-long courses offered (for free!) two weeks before Autumn Quarter begins. Explore new subjects: Ethics and the Academy, Identity in the Classroom, Race in the United States, and more! Choose from 11 courses; see last summer’s photos. Round 2 deadline: Sun., Jun. 9.

2. McCoy Ethics Center’s Graduate Fellowship
The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society will offer up to 12 fellowships open to PhD students across Stanford, in all fields of study. Fellows will join a supportive community and examine ethical questions specific to their research. Apply by Fri., Jun. 28.

3. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
The NCFDD offers professional development, training, and mentoring resources that include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming perfectionism, writing grant proposals, and more. The resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and are FREE for Stanford community members.

4. Grad Gateway - For New Graduate Students
Know any new graduate students coming to Stanford? If so, direct them to the Gateway for New Graduate Students, jam-packed with resources and information to help new grad students transition to and settle in at Stanford.

5. Caltrain Go Pass
Moving off campus? The 2019 Caltrain Go Pass offers unlimited travel on Caltrain between all zones and is FREE for eligible, off-campus graduate students only. Go to the Go Pass website to confirm your eligibility and request a Go Pass on your Clipper card.

6. Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework
Use the GPD Framework to connect your interests and goals with Stanford’s abundant resources and learning opportunities. No matter what your discipline or career goals, the GPD Framework can help you gain valuable skills for success in your graduate studies and future career.

7. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

Individual Consultations
Working on a job letter or conference presentation? Preparing for a big interview? Stuck on a dissertation chapter? The Hume Center offers FREE writing and speaking support for grad students!

● Sun., 1–7:30 PM
● Mon.–Wed., 10 AM–8:30 PM
● Thurs., 10 AM–7:30 PM
● Fri., 10 AM–4:30 PM

Dissertation Boot Camp
Dissertation Boot Camp offers grad students a focused, two-week opportunity to make serious progress on their dissertation or other writing project.

Dissertation Boot Camp—Summer Camp 2
● Registration begins: Mon., Jun. 10, 10 AM
● Camp: Mon., Jun. 24–Fri., Jun. 28, 9 AM–4 PM

Dissertation Boot Camp—Summer Camp 3
● Registration begins: Mon., Jul. 1, 10 AM
● Camp: Mon., Jul. 15–Fri., Jul. 26, 8 AM–12 PM

Writing and Oral Communication Workshops
These workshops provide grad students from all disciplines with general strategies, as well as support for specific writing and speaking tasks, such as research statements, journal articles, multimedia presentations, and more. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date workshop schedule.

Oral Communication workshops are also organized for individual departments and programs. Contact

Writing Group Consultations
Are you interested in starting a writing group? Or find yourself in a writing group that just isn’t as productive as it could be? Contact to request a consultation to help your group meet its writing goals.

Oral Communication Courses
Oral Communication courses provide innovative, discipline-based instruction to help students refine their personal speaking styles in small groups and classroom settings.



1.  New GSC Calendar
• Filled with the events supported by your Graduate Student Activities Fee
• Lots of opportunities for food, fun and new friends!

2. Questions, comments, concerns?
Reach us at or join us at our meetings every Wednesday starting at 6 pm in the Nairobi Room (2nd Floor) GCC



1. Sign up for the Graduate Student Programming Board Mailing List!
Are you interested in attending social events for graduate student run by graduate students? Then sign up for the Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB) mailing list! Every week you will get an email with events that you can enter a lottery to attend.

Click here to join our mailing list

For more info email us at