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New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)

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2023 NGSO: September 17th - 23rd

Welcome to the Farm! The Graduate Life Office (GLO) coordinates NGSO to welcome and orient new graduate students to Stanford. Our goal is to connect new graduate students with useful campus resources that will assist them during their time as graduate students.

Check back for event offerings, schedules, and updates.

Follow us @glo_stanford for week-long NGSO content and grad life updates!

9/18/2012 Move-In Day 2012. Welcome to Stanford banner across the entrance portals of Palm Drive. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Now Hiring: NGSO Coordinators

Want to join the team? Please review the position description and submit an application by May 22nd, 2023.

NGSO 2021 during lunch.


The Graduate Orientation Activities Lunch and Information Event, otherwise known as G.O.A.L.I.E., is a long-standing tradition and was one of the first campus wide orientation events for graduate students. 

NGSO 2021

Previous NGSOs

Access previous NGSOs from past academic years.