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NGSO 2021: Home Is Where the Farm Is

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NGSO 2021: Home Is Where the Farm Is

Sept 12 - Sept 19, 2021

Welcome to the Farm! The Graduate Life Office (GLO) coordinates New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) to welcome and orient new graduate students to Stanford. This year, ​we are inviting both incoming students and rising second years (who weren't able to experience NGSO in-person last year) to attend. Our goal is to connect new graduate students with useful campus resources that will assist them during their time as graduate students.

While attendance is not mandatory, we encourage all incoming students to attend as many events as possible. NGSO offerings are designed to equip students with the skills and resources necessary to meet the challenges of graduate life. By the end of NGSO, we hope you will begin to see that home is where the Farm is.

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

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Students will soon be added to an NGSO Canvas Course that contain updates and information on NGSO. Please keep an eye out for the email invitation. You may also find information about our upcoming NGSO events by following us on Instagram.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Graduate Life Office at Requests should be made by 5:00pm September 7, 2021.

Face coverings will be required at all NGSO events. Events with no RSVP will be first-come, first served.

Updated: 09/01/21


NGSO 2021 will offer both in-person and virtual events with offerings from:

  • BEAM, Stanford Career Education
  • Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
  • Community Centers
    • Asian American Activities Center (A3C)
    • Black Graduate Student Association
    • El Centro Chicano y Latino: Center Preview Video
    • Markaz Resource Center
    • Native American Cultural Center
    • Queer Student Resources Center (QSR)
    • Women's Community Center (WCC)
  • Graduate Life Office (GLO)
    • Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB)
  • Graduate Student Council (GSC)
  • Hoover Institute Library & Archives: Video Link
    • Interested in conducting archival research? The Hoover Institution Library & Archives houses over one million volumes and more than six thousand archival collections focusing on war, revolution, and peace in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Learn more about our services and how to access our extensive collections for your current or future research projects!

  • Hume Center for Writing and Speaking
  • Mind Over Money
  • Office for Religious & Spiritual Life
  • Office of Accessible Education
  • Office of Inclusion, Community and Integrative Learning
  • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Education (SHARE) Title IX Office
  • Stanford Alumni Association
  • Stanford Athletics
  • Stanford Bookstore: Welcome to Stanford Bookstore
  • Stanford Federal Credit Union
  • Stanford Libraries
  • Stanford Recreation and Wellness
  • Stanford Transportation
  • Vaden Health Services
    • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    • Well-Being at Stanford
  • VPGE (Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education)

Note: In-person events will be first-come, first served. Face coverings are required for all in-person events.

Check back often for updates and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for exclusive NGSO content.

Welcome and Information Table

The Welcome and Information Table at NGSO is a space where graduate students, whether new, transfer, or current, can come to get a host of information. Stop by to get your questions answered by a fellow grad student!

  • Location: Between EVGR B and EVGR C, next to lawn
  • Hours: 9am-5pm | Monday, 9.13 - Friday, 9/17