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Prior to the start of NSO, event times, locations, and Zoom links will be listed in the 2021 Approaching Stanford Canvas course (SUNet ID log-in required).


Check your dining hall for exact meal times.

Queer Student Resources Open House

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come familiarize yourself with the Fire Truck House where QSR is located and meet some of the student staff and directors. You are welcome to come ask questions, or just to hang out and get some snacks. Sponsored by the Queer Student Resources Orientation Committee.

Multifaith Welcome Back - Office for Religious & Spiritual Life

11:00 a.m. • Memorial Church
A Multifaith Ingathering - Come begin the school year with faith leaders from across our Stanford community.

Markaz Community Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Take a break and have lunch with the Markaz community. Relax with us on the lawn, get a beautiful henna tattoo, or have your name drawn in Arabic, and contribute to a community art piece. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Markaz Orientation Committee.

Muwekma-Tah-Ruk Volleyball & Ice Cream Social

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
You serve the volleyballs and we’ll serve the ice cream at this lively social event for Native frosh and transfers. Sponsored by the Native American Orientation Committee.

Refuge Welcome Queer Spiritual Gathering

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Refuge is Stanford’s interfaith community for LGBTQ2S+ people. Come get to know Refuge and our programming, meet other LGBTQ2S+ people, and try out what a queer spirituality and/or religion might look like for you. Nothing is required; just bring yourself.

Sunday Music in the Park

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Catch short performances by Stanford Taiko and Stanford Bhangra.

Rec Fest

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Roble Field & AOERC Pool and Climbing Wall
Soak up the California sun with Stanford Recreation & Wellness. Join us for field games, hang out at the pool, check out the climbing wall, and learn about recreation programs, facilities, and resources. We’ll have snacks, music, and free giveaways.

ASSU Student Government Open House

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get to know your student government leaders. Stop by our open house for information on current initiatives and ways to get involved and create change at Stanford. The ASSU President and Vice President will give brief remarks.

Meeting this Moment: Mindfulness Workshop

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour long workshop at Windhover to ground yourself and set your intentions for the quarter to come. In this workshop you will engage with current students and cultivate mindfulness practices. Sponsored by the Religious & Spiritual Life Orientation Committee.

Women's Community Center Crafternoon

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Virtual Event
Want to decompress and recharge with the WCC before your first week of classes? Join us on Zoom for a chill afternoon of collective healing and community building through gender equity-themed arts and crafts. Get to know your fellow new classmates while expressing your creativity through planting succulents and decorating the pots. Pick up a Crafternoon kit at our WCC Open House or throughout NSO Week at the Fire Truck House. Extra kits will be available on a first-come first-serve basis on Thursday, September 16. Sponsored by the Women’s Community Center Orientation Committee.

BROC Panel & Chillout

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Already feel swamped with information after a few days of NSO? Want honest insight into the Stanford experience before classes begin? Bring any and all questions about life at Stanford to an open discussion. Later, enjoy food and music while socializing with your classmates. Sponsored by the Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee.


5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Residence Dining Halls
Check your dining hall for exact meal times.

Closing House Meeting (Frosh)

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Residences (check with your RA for exact timing)
As NSO comes to a close, join your Resident Fellow(s) and residential staff for a discussion about your collective role in creating a house community that will be inclusive, respectful, and fun for the year.