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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.

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This event is all about joy and total celebration! Show up in your fullness! 


The fierce and glam stylings of the STANFORD DRAG TROUPE will transport you to Draglywood! Now that we have your attention, come through for performances of a lifetime from our very own FIERCE leadership and not to mention, one of the most fabulous performers everYOU!

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7056+ Undergrad Students 

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9368+ Grad Students

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Who We Are

The Dean of Students Office is committed to ensuring that all students are successful during their time at Stanford by providing support to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the university community, regarding issues concerning student life.

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Social Life Accelerator Task Force

Stanford’s long been known for its fun, irreverent, whimsical social scene. Yet it just hasn’t felt as vibrant as it could be. Now, a group of alumni, students, staff and families are getting together to accelerate undergrad social life on The Farm.

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OSE Upcoming Events

The Farm is a very special place indeed with connections occurring every day across our communities. We want our students to flourish and to find their space. Find out about upcoming events hosted through CardinalEngage and Stanford Events to see how you can expand your experience. 

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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.