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New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)

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NGSO 2022: Coming Soon

Welcome to the Farm! The Graduate Life Office (GLO) coordinates New Graduate Student Orientation (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.

This year NGSO will take place 9/18/2022 - 9/25/2022.  GOALIE is set to happen on on Friday 9/23/2022.  Dates are subject to change.

Please check back for 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

NGSO Coordinators

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

 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.

NGSO 2021

Previous NGSOs

Access previous NGSOs from past academic years. 

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.