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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

Mental Health Resources at Stanford

GLO Picnic, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins, Ethography

Students with Children

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Being a Stanford student is an exciting, challenging and life changing endeavor.  Being a Stanford student with children adds an additional component that is equally exciting, challenging and life changing.  We are here to support you and your family by connecting you to various campus resources, facilitating access to support services and planning and organizing events for all members of the family.  

Liliore Green Rains Aerial Shot, via R&DE

Living on Campus with Children

The four family courtyards are supported through collaborative partnerships between the Graduate Life Office and the Graduate Housing Staff at the Escondido Village Front Desk, located at 150 Comstock Circle. 

 5/20/2010 Sequoia High students use cutting-edge technique to create fluorescent jellyfish proteins outside of a living organism. Project with Jim Swartz, professor of chemical engineering and of bioengineering, and chemical engineering graduate student Cem Albayrak. Credit:  Jess McNally / Stanford News Servic

Events and Programs for Children

The Graduate Life Office and Community Associates partner with Graduate Student Council (GSC), Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB), the Provost's Office, Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) and other departments to offer large-scale events for the entire graduate families community. 

6/23/2009 A group of young watercolorists worked on their plein-air painting skills with Stanford's Hoover Tower as a subject. The students are part of a summer camp from the AllART studio in San Carlos taught by Alla Tripolsky. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Additional Support and Resources

Resources recommended by current families. 

An african american woman in a wheelchair enjoying a day at the park with her daughter while reading a book together. Credit: @mego-studio, via Freepik

Childcare and Education

Explore options available to graduate students with children. 

 Science and Engineering Quads (SEQ and SEQ2) Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Graduate Academic Policies

The Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures handbook (the GAP) is a compilation of university policies and other information related to the academic progress of Stanford graduate students, from their application and admission to the conferral of degrees and retention of records.