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New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)

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A Whole New World: 9/18 - 9/25

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 out our NGSO Overview for event offerings, schedules, and updates.

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

 8/8/2011 Peter Wegner, ''Monument to Change as It Changes,'' 108 in. x 384 in., steel and polycarbonate, 2,048 flip digit modules each with 80 custom-printed colored flaps, permanently installed at the Knight Management Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA. Credit:  Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

NGSO Overview

Explore more about NGSOs including recent updates and offerings, schedules, and more.

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

NGSO Coordinators

We're excited to show you our gorgeous campus and everything it has to offer through New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO). 

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.