Additional Support and Resources
Resources recommended by current families.
- The Graduate Life Office (GLO) provides services, programs and advocacy for all of Stanfords 9400 graduate students.
- WorkLife Office, primarily offers services and resources to faculty and staff. However, some services like childcare, lactation support and backup childcare are also available to graduate students with families.
- Early Childhood Education Programs (On Campus)
- Early Childhood Education Programs (Off Campus)
- Arriallaga Family Dining Commons - children eat for free! Weekly menus are published on their Facebook page.
- Cardinal Kids Club - Cardinal Kids Club members receive an official t-shirt, VIP pass, lanyard, birthday card, special invitations to exclusive events and free admission to more than 75 events (including all men's soccer, women's soccer, women's volleyball, women's basketball and baseball home, regular season events)!
- Graduate Community Center - Sydney Room - located on the 2nd floor of the GCC is a kids play room with books, toys and opportunities to meet other families.
- Stanford Courtesy ID Card - for spouse/partners which provides access to campus libraries, dining halls, gym, tennis courts, pool and recreational facilities.
- Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) - Graduate students can begin registration before moving to campus. However, the final step of the process can only be completed once you move in.
- Stanford Center for Professional Development
- Stanford School of Continuing Studies
- Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE)
- Graduate Academic Policies (GAP)
- Stanford Student Services Center
- Escondido Village Family Fund - is an endowed fund which provides students with two or more children, living in Escondido Village, financial assistance. Applications are available in the Spring with disbursements in the Fall through Spring quarters.
- The Graduate Family Grant - The Graduate Family Grant will provide up to $20,000 per year per family to eligible graduate students with dependent children. Funds may be used flexibly as needed to cover expenses such as childcare, healthcare and rent. Awards will be disbursed via the student’s account and are considered taxable income.
- Student Aid Fund - established to assist graduate students experiencing hardships with paying University fees for the current academic year.
Emergency Grant-in-Aid Funds - assist graduate students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses (e.g., medical or dental) causing financial hardship. This program is designed to assist those who cannot reasonably resolve their financial difficulty through fellowships or loans.
Health and Wellness
- Cardinal Care Student Health Insurance
- Dependent Care
- Vaden Health Center
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Confidential Support Team (CST)
- Motherhood at Stanford (article)
- Parent Net (listserv)
- Stanford Parent Alliance
- Graduate Housing Front Desks
- Bechtel International Center
For New Parents
For current students who are planning a family, a GLO Dean is available to meet and discuss additional considerations, support and resources.