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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

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Our Mission is to foster an environment where all students can be successful during their Stanford tenure by providing support to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the university community, regarding issues concerning student life, across all facets of a student’s experience. 

About the Dean of Students

Welcome (Back) to the Neighborhood

"What makes our neighborhood special—and all the neighborhoods special—is that there are a bunch of different houses and dorms. It’s a unique group of different communities, and it will be really fun to get to know all of them.” - Kelly Niethammer, ‘24


The essential purpose of Residential Education is to support the integration of student living and learning through the formal teaching, informal learning, and personal support in the residences that is integral to a Stanford education. Now, more than ever, is a time we need to bring community to our campus. Your neighborhood was designed to be your home at Stanford, and now is the time to truly make it yours. Explore more information about the neighborhoods, connect with local staff, find out what events are happening and explore the types of houses found within each one. 

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COVID-19 Guidance for Students

We want to assure you that we are taking steps to protect everyone’s health and safety. We invite you to join us in minimizing the prevalence and reducing the spread of COVID-19 on our campus.

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Resources for Our Communities

Student Affairs offers our communities support and we are continually seeking ways in which we can provide resources to those who may need it, whether on or off campus.

Stanford Against Hate

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, more attention and awareness has grown around long standing issues of oppression and injustice.

Share a Concern

Learn more about how to get help for yourself or someone you are concerned about.

Upcoming Student Affairs Events

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