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Welcome Class of 2025 and Transfer Students!

The Approaching Stanford and New Student Orientation (NSO) team is thrilled to welcome you as the newest members of the Stanford family. Incoming frosh and transfers will move to campus September 11-13 and New Student Orientation will take place September 14-19, 2021. All new undergraduate students are required to live on campus and participate in New Student Orientation. The multi-day orientation will introduce you to the rich academic, social, and cultural life at Stanford.

Staff greet new students on move-in day.

Move-In Appointment Sign Up

Log into the R&DE Arrival Portal and choose a move-in date (September 11, 12, or 13) and time (8am-5pm). If you are participating in a pre-orientation program, you have been pre-assigned a move-in date that coincides with the start of the program. For those living in graduate housing, you will sign-up for a move-in date with your graduate housing service center.

Photo of Frost Amphitheater. Photo Credit: Joel Simon

131st Opening Convocation Ceremony

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Livestream and Frost Amphitheater

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will welcome new students and their families to Stanford at the 131st Opening Convocation Ceremony, the formal inauguration of the academic year. Together with their new classmates, students will participate in celebrating the beginning of Stanford's New Student Orientation at this time-honored tradition, held this year in Frost Amphitheater. We invite all families to share this experience with your student by watching the Convocation Ceremony with us via livestream.

For family members with tickets to attend the ceremony in Frost Amphitheater, please remember that all guests must adhere to Stanford's Visitor Policy. You will need wear the NSO Guest Wristband and a face covering at the ceremony. For detailed entry instructions to Frost Amphitheater, please review the Convocation Guest webpage.The deadline to order tickets was September 3. We have reached venue capacity and ticket orders have now closed. Please note that this event is subject to change, due to health and safety considerations related to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.

131st Opening Convocation Ceremony 

Move-In Information & NSO Schedule

Move-In is just around the corner! Carefully review the Move-in Day Information Packet for move-in instructions, print the Arrival Day Parking Pass, and review the 2021 NSO Schedule to see what you can expect when you arrive to campus.

A Note About Accessibility & Accommodations

Accommodations are available for those with accessibility or disability needs during New Student Orientation. Contact the Diversity and Access Office by calling (650) 725-0326 or emailing for disability access information and/or to request assistance for NSO.
All NSO event locations are wheelchair accessible.

Web Accessibility

Stanford University is committed to providing an online environment that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. Having trouble accessing any of this content due to a disability? Learn more about accessibility at Stanford and report accessibility issues.