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GRAD ANNOUNCE, September 2020

GRAD ANNOUNCE, September 2020

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 Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to receive reminders and updates about our events!
2. Virtual New Graduate Student Orientation Events for Week 2, Sept 8 – Sept 11
3. R&DE Office Hour, Sept 9
4. Food Pantry Pop Up, Sept 14
5. Census@stanford
6. Virtual Recreation and Wellness
7. Stanford Votes
8. Schwab Learning Center Hiring Grad Tutors
9. Health Alert News and Announcements
10. Health Alerts for Graduate Students and PostDocs

1. Grad Updates
2. How can VPGE help you?
3. Welcome, new grad students!
4. VPGE @ NGSO, Aug. 31-Sept. 11
5. Diversity Works: Racial Group Norms and Political Participation in the United States, Oct. 13
6. Preparing Future Professors
7. BioSci Careers' Fun and Effective Virtual Networking, Sept. 9
8. CTL’s Autumn TA Orientation, Sept. 11
9. BEAM’s Leveraging LinkedIn for your Professional Development, Sept. 23
10. CTL’s Stanford Teaching Commons
11. Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework
12. 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 Meetings

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. New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) Week 2: 9/8-9/11

NGSO Events
NGSO Canvas Calendar
NGSO Office Hours

3. R&DE Office Hour
9/9 4pm-5pm
Zoom Link:…

** Please make sure you are authenticated into Zoom using your SUNETID**

4. Food Pantry Pop Up
In partnership with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, Stanford R&DE hosts monthly pop-up food pantries for undergraduate and graduate students and their affiliates who need additional food support. Each student household is eligible to receive produce, dairy, meat or poultry and non-perishable items at no cost. The initial pop-up events have included seasonally appropriate stone fruits, apples, squash, and greens, plus chicken, cheese, yogurt, milk, eggs, legumes, cereal, and peanut butter among other food items.
R&DE Stanford Dining is reviewing the frequency and location of future pop-up pantries given the constraints placed on events and shelter-in-place directives. The next event is scheduled for Monday, September 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dudley Lane behind Building 49 in Escondido Village. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 9 at 12:00 p.m. Please bring your own grocery bags and transportation (e.g., wagon, stroller, cart, suitcase, car). Check out our FAQs to assist with some commonly asked questions.
Register for the September 14 event
We remind students of measures that would prevent the spread of COVID-19: take social distancing seriously and stay 6 feet apart, not participate in events over 10 people, continually wash their hands and get plenty of rest. These habits will help to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 to your fellow students, staff, and residential and dining workers.

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

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. Stanford Votes
The Presidential Election is coming up on November 3. Are you ready to make your voice heard? Register to vote and request a mail-in ballot.  For more information visit

8. Schwab Learning Center Hiring Grad Tutors
The Schwab Learning Center is looking to hire tutors who will work virtually 1:1 with Stanford students over the quarter to help them master content for a specific course.
• Must be enrolled as a Stanford student
• GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Must be able to dedicate up to 5 hrs/wk for tutoring
• Hiring all subject areas, but seeking CS, Math, Stats, Physics, Chem, MS&E, Engineering and Econ expertise
• Preferably rising Juniors and Seniors and Graduate students
• Pay rate is $30/hr
Apply here

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to hire students who will be working outside the United States at this time.

9. 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

10. Health Alerts for Graduate Students and PostDocs…



1. Grad Updates


Stay up to date as you jump into the academic year ahead. Visit the Grad Updates website regularly for the latest university communications and FAQs for Stanford grad students. Our collective goal is to keep Stanford and the surrounding community safe and healthy!


2. How can VPGE help you?
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) works collaboratively across the University to ensure that Stanford’s 9,400+ master’s, doctoral, and professional degree students receive the best possible educational experience.

Learn more about how VPGE can support you in graduate school by:
● Watching a 90-second video introducing you to the VPGE office
● Downloading VPGE’s brochure
● Following VPGE on Facebook and Twitter
● Browsing VPGE’s website and the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework for learning opportunities to complement your degree program

3. Welcome, new grad students!
Many people are here to support you during your graduate school journey! Get to know some of the offices that can help you thrive, grow, and learn at Stanford through this collection of short videos.

4. VPGE @ NGSO, Aug. 31-Sept. 11
New Graduate Student Orientation is going on now! See the full schedule of events on Grad Connect. Get to know VPGE at upcoming NGSO events. Wed., Sept. 9, 11 AM-12
PM PDT: Meet VPGE; Thurs., Sept. 10, 3:30-4 PM PDT: President’s Welcome.

5. Diversity Works: Racial Group Norms and Political Participation in the United States, Oct. 13
Join Allison Anoll, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Black Americans vote at rates far exceeding Latinos and Asian Americans; learn how beliefs about ancestors and their legacies shape turnout in America. Tues., Oct. 13, 12-1:15 PM PDT.

6. Preparing Future Professors
Experience faculty life first-hand by shadowing a professor at a Bay Area teaching-focused university or community college. Application for Winter 2021 now open; application deadline: Wed., Oct. 7.

7. BioSci Careers' Fun and Effective Virtual Networking, Sept. 9
Discover what networking is and how it can benefit you with BioSci Careers. Learn the five simple steps of conversational networking, try them out, and begin developing professional relationships all at the same time! Wed., Sept. 9, 12-1 PM PDT.

8. CTL’s Autumn TA Orientation, Sept. 11
Will you be a teaching assistant (TA)  during Autumn Quarter? Whether you are a new or returning TA, prepare for your teaching responsibilities and learn evidence-based online teaching practices. Fri., Sept. 11, 9 AM-12 PM PDT.

9. BEAM’s Leveraging LinkedIn for your Professional Development, Sept. 23
Learn how to get the most out of LinkedIn by building a dynamic profile and utilizing unique LinkedIn features to find connections. The last half hour of the session is optional and will be dedicated to giving individuals personalized feedback. Wed., Sept. 23 9-10:30 AM PDT.

10. CTL’s Stanford Teaching Commons
Check out the Stanford Teaching Commons website, which is designed for all members of the Stanford community who are interested in learning, education,and pedagogy.  Explore teaching guides, find articles, connect to resources, and more. 

11. 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.

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

(Virtual) Writing and Oral Communication 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 and Oral Communication Tutoring Hours Beginning Sept. 17th:
● Mon. - Wed. 9AM - 9PM
● Thurs. 9AM - 8PM
● Fri.  10AM - 5PM
● Sun. 1PM - 8PM

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. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date boot camp schedule.

Writing and Oral Communication Workshops
Workshop materials are 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. Enroll in the Canvas site 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 Autumn 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. Check out our newest course, Conquering Screenfright:  Presenting Online, ORALCOMM 120/220. Please contact if you have questions about this or other Autumn 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
When: Every Tuesday beginning 9/15 12pm-1pm
Zoom Link:…



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