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1. Follow us on social media to receive reminders and updates about our events!
2. Grad Nutrition Office Hours, June 16
3. Food Pantry Pop Up, July 13, August 10
4. Grad Taxes 101: Filing your 2019 Taxes
5. Census@stanford
6. Virtual Recreation and Wellness
7. Contemplation By Design free guided meditation for Sheltering-in-PEACE
8. Health Alert News and Announcements
9. Health Alerts for Graduate Students and PostDocs


1. Research Restart Town Hall, Jun. 9
2. Virtual Well-Being
3. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2020 - Now Virtual!
4. Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement (SPICE)
5. Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)
6. GSB’s Stanford Rebuild
7. McCoy Ethics Center’s Graduate Fellowship
8. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
9. Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework
10. Professional Development and Interdisciplinary Learning Courses
11. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

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

1. Join the GSPB mailing list
2. GSPB Weekly Virtual Meeting
3. Call For GSPB Event Proposals
4. Sunday Brunch and Crosswords
5. Watch and Discuss "10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki," Episode 4

1. Cardinal Nights Mailing List
2. Cardinal Night Events



** Events listed here are subject to change or cancellation, given uncertainty around COVID-19. The safety of our community is our top priority. If you register or apply for an event, VPGE will keep you informed directly about any changes to our schedule

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


2. Nutrition Office Hours

WHEN: Tuesdays June 16, June 23, June 30
TIME: 12pm-1pm
WHERE: via Zoom
RSVP: Register here in order to receive link and password

Have questions about nutrition, food, and eating that you’ve always wanted answered? Hop in and out of this office hours during your spare time to ask questions to your Well-being at Stanford Dietitians/Nutritionists Bryan & Diane every Tuesday afternoon via Zoom! Register so they can answer your questions live and suggest other programs like:

• Cooking in the time of Quarantine: making the most of what's in your pantry so you don't have to go to the grocery store.
• How to Hack Ramen: make your instant noodles bougie AF.
• Peace with Food: learn about intuitive eating and reject diet culture!
• How to plan, shop, and prep for time and money saving.

3. Food Pantry Pop Up
In partnership with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, Stanford R&DE is piloting a monthly food distribution event for Stanford students and their affiliates who self-identify as food insecure. Each eligible household will receive perishable and non-perishable food items at no cost.

Spring Quarter Dates:

• Monday, July 13
• Monday, August 10

The success and sustainability of this program depends on the participation of students. Please sign up to volunteer at the event - three time slots are available per day! Find out more about the program and how you can sign up at the Food Pantry Pop-Up website.

To receive future communication about pantry events please subscribe to the food pantry listserv:

Please direct questions to the Stanford Sustainable Food Program:
Nell Curran, Sustainable Food Fellow

4. Grad Taxes 101: Filing Your 2019 Taxes

Are you a domestic graduate student trying to figure out how to file your 2019 taxes? Mind Over Money recorded a basic overview of the information and forms you need to file your taxes by this year's due date, July 15, 2020. Find it at

5. Census@stanford
Everyone counts. The 2020 Census will help decide how billions of dollars will help our community and shape congressional districts. Everyone, regardless of immigration or citizenship status, age, or housing status, must be counted in the Census on April 1, 2020 (Census Day) at the location at which they live and/or spend most of their time. Beginning mid-March, graduate students residing both on-campus and off-campus will receive official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. Take ten minutes to complete the Census and shape the future of your community for the next ten years. Spread the word and learn more at

6. Virtual Wellness and Recreation

As part of our continued commitment to your health and wellbeing, your colleagues at Stanford Recreation & Wellness have been working hard to put together a landing page with lots of FREE options to help get you through these times. We call it Virtual Recreation & Wellness. There you will find links to many resources, including our Movement Motivation Contest, where you can inspire or be inspired by your friends and colleagues. We also feature live Zoom classes, live Zoom meditation, a Strava group, and more. In the coming weeks that we continue to work from home, please be sure to visit often as we will be continuing to add more classes and resources to help you take care of YOU! Participate or help motivate by posting pictures of your workout to social media using the tags: #stanfordwalks #stanfordhikes #stanfordruns #stanfordbikes #stanfordurec #sumovementmotivation #suvirtualrecreation

7. Contemplation By Design free guided meditation practice for Sheltering-in-PEACE
You are invited to join the weekly Contemplation By Design free, live guided meditation practice for Sheltering-in-PEACE, based on the Contemplation By Design P.E.A.C.E. process: Pause, Exhale, Attend, Connect, Express. This program will be offered through the end of May via Zoom and YouTube.
To join via Zoom, click on this link:
A livestream of the guided meditation practice will also be available Here on YouTube. Click on the Shelter-In-PEACE title for the date you want to watch.
We look forward to your presence in this Zoom gathering as one way Contemplation By Design can support you during the shelter-in-place public health protocol. The guided instruction will be provided via Zoom video to facilitate a quiet atmosphere for the P.E.A.C.E. practice experience.

8. Health Alert News and Announcements
For up-to-date information and resources for COVID-19, infectious diseases, travel
warnings other public health issues, please visit

9. Health Alerts for Graduate Students and PostDocs…



1. Research Restart Town Hall, Jun. 9
Join Kam Moler, Vice Provost and Dean of Research, and Stacey Bent, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, for answers to your questions about Stanford’s gradual resumption of research activities. Review the Research Restart Handbook for information about the current research restart guidelines. Submit your questions to help identify common themes and FAQs that can be answered at the Town Hall. Tues., Jun. 9, 3:30-4:30 PM

2. Virtual Well-Being
Explore resources, tips, and events designed to support your well-being, accessible wherever you are.

3. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2020 - Now Virtual!
Discover SGSI: immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated week-long courses offered for all Stanford grad students, at no cost! Explore new subjects, experiment with new ideas, and expand your community. SGSI will be virtual this year, so join from wherever you are! Round 2 application deadline: Sun., Jun. 21.

4. Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement (SPICE)
Develop projects and activities that promote intellectual community at Stanford with SPICE funds. Current SPICE projects range from seminar series to journal clubs, conferences to communication groups, and more! Application deadline: Tues., Jun. 30.

5. Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)
Develop projects that advance diversity among graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars with DIF funds. Current DIF projects range from discussion groups to mentoring programs, speaker series to outreach efforts, and more! Application deadline: Tues., Jun. 30.

6. GSB’s Stanford Rebuild
Join people from all over the world to develop solutions that help us rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This 10-week sprint, led by the GSB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and GSB Executive Education, is free and open to Stanford and global community members. All participants will also have free access to Stanford Embark. 10-week program begins Mon., Jun. 22.

7. McCoy Ethics Center’s Graduate Fellowship
The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society will offer up to 10 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 Mon., Jun. 29.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. LinkedIn Learning
Interested in learning a new skill? LinkedIn Learning is an online training library with over 13,000 courses covering business, technology, and creative topics you can explore on your own time and at your own pace. Free for the Stanford community.

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

(Virtual) Writing Consultations
Working on a job letter or conference presentation? Preparing for a big interview? Stuck on a dissertation chapter? Writing Tutors and Oral Communication Tutors are available online to support you. Go to to schedule your free appointment.

Virtual Writing Tutoring Hours:
● Sun., 1–7 PM
● Mon.–Thurs., 7 AM–7 PM
● Fri., 10 AM–5 PM

Virtual Oral Communication Tutoring Hours:
● Sun., 1–7 PM
● Mon.–Thurs., 10 AM–7 PM
● Fri., 10 AM–5 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. During Summer Quarter, all camps will be held online. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date boot camp schedule.

Dissertation Boot Camp - Session 9
● Online registration begins: Mon., Jun. 1
● Camp: Mon., Jun. 18 - Fri., Jun. 19 (weekdays online), 9 AM-1 PM

Dissertation Boot Camp - Session 10
● Online registration begins: Mon., Jun. 15
● Camp: Mon., Jun. 22 - Fri., Jul. 3  (weekdays online), 9 AM-1 PM

Dissertation Boot Camp - Session 11
● Online registration begins: Mon., Jul. 6
● Camp: Mon., Jul. 20 - Fri., Jul. 31 (weekdays online), 9 AM-1 PM

Writing and Oral Communication Workshops
Beginning Spring Quarter, workshop materials will be available on the Hume Center Graduate and Postdocs Workshop Canvas site. 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. To enroll in the Canvas site, please submit your request here.

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

Faculty, campus programs, and grad student groups may request online writing workshops tailored to the particular needs and interests of their students/participants. Please contact to submit your request.

Weekly Vocal Yoga will not meet in-person in Summer Quarter. Online videos with basic exercises will be available. Please check this site regularly for updates:…

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 an online 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. Please contact if you have questions about Summer Quarter courses.



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



1. Join the GSPB 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.

Sign up here:

2. GSPB Weekly Virtual Meeting
Hello everyone! We understand that given the current situation that it may be hard for each of us to find an outlet of relief, so we wanted to reassure you that GSPB is still very much dedicated to promoting social interactions and fostering connections amongst our graduate community. We would therefore like to continue hosting our GSPB Event Planning Meetings virtually in order to meet these needs. We will be holding our meetings online

Time: every Tuesday at 11AM,
Location: via Zoom (  Please note you must authenticate in with your SUNET ID in order to participate.

We hope to “see” you at meetings!

**All student-hosted events are sponsored by the Graduate Student Programming Board.**

3. Call For GSPB Event Proposals:
In light of recent events happening across the country, we wanted to reach out with a call for hosts to coordinate events with the intention of showing support and solidarity for the black community. The primary mission of the GSPB is to support the graduate community as a whole and to ensure that everyone feels welcome, seen, and supported. The events we advertise are initiated by fellow graduate students who welcome and facilitate community and belonging among the whole graduate student body.

We are still actively accepting event proposals from students who are interested in supporting our mission, and would strongly support any student interested in hosting additional events that could contribute to the greater movement happening right now. Whether that be hosting a take-out event from a local black-owned restaurant or facilitating discussion around a documentary on Netflix, we support and welcome any endeavor geared towards standing by our students in this time of need.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in hosting such an event, please email us at or attend our weekly meeting held via Zoom on Tuesday ( Please note that GSPB events for Spring quarter will end on 6/19.

4. Sunday Brunch and Crosswords
When: Sun, June 7, 11am-12pm
Where: Zoom/
Contact: Paul Rudnicki (

Lockdown got you feeling the need to flex your mental muscles? Change things up with a Sunday morning crossword with a few of your new best friends! We’ll Zoom and work together on some crosswords from  We'll be reimbursing people $20 to order brunch from a food delivery app. Even if not selected for food reimbursement, you are free to attend.

5. Watch and Discuss "10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki," Episode 4
When: Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 12:00–12:45 pm PDT
Where: Zoom
Contact: Trevor Bakker (
Step 1: On your own time, watch episode 4 of the documentary. It is 49 minutes and has English narration plus subtitles for spoken Japanese. Here is the link: You do not need to have watched the prior episode or any Studio Ghibli films, though they are worth your while!

Step 2: By 11:59 pm PDT on Tuesday, June 9, fill out the Google Form to get access to the Zoom link and (optionally) enter the lottery for lunch reimbursement. Here is the link:

Step 3: If you are selected in the lottery (to be notified on Wednesday, June 10), confirm your attendance and plan your lunch for Saturday, June 13. Order a meal (no alcohol) from Veggie Grill up to $20 including tax and delivery costs:

Step 4: Sign onto Zoom by noon on Saturday, June 13, to discuss “10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki,” episode 4.

Step 5: If you were selected in the lottery and attended the full event, submit a reimbursement to GLO with your receipt, which should include the vendor and the amount of payment.



1. Join Cardinal Nights Mailing List
Subscribe to the Cardinal Night Mailing list to get more information on events and how to register for events.

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2. Cardinal Nights Events
Cardinal Nights will return spring quarter with virtual programming!  Please check the website for event information and updates at