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Stanford’s Response to COVID-19

This site provides information on Stanford’s operations and policies in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The page below provides a summary of the current status and is updated each weekday. Information on this page is current as of March 31.


Latest news and announcements

Current Status

Health

Admit Weekend

Academics

Spring quarter

  • For all students except those enrolled in the Graduate School of Business, the School of Law or the School of Medicine, spring quarter will begin on Monday, April 6, one week later than originally scheduled.
  • Spring quarter will end on June 10, as originally scheduled. All coursework will be completed online. There will be no traditional final exam period for timed exams. Instructors will continue teaching to the quarter’s end on June 10, using in-class quizzes and out-of-class assignments throughout the quarter to assess student performance.
  • Students can take a leave of absence for spring quarter for any reason including you do not want to take remote classes.
  • All spring quarter courses will be graded on a satisfactory/no-credit (S/NC) basis. (Note: Stanford’s professional schools have their own grading policies.)
  • Students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business, the School of Law or the School of Medicine should check their respective websites for information on spring quarter.
  • Commencement will not be held in its traditional form this spring. See here for more information about our planning for celebrating Stanford’s graduates.

Research

  • Labs conducting non-essential research have been shut down except for critical maintenance procedures.
  • Extensive information about laboratory research is available here.
  • Stanford Medicine scientists have launched dozens of research projects as part of the global response to COVID-19.

Working at Stanford

  • In light of the shelter-in-place orders, all employees who can work remotely are asked to do so. More information for employees is available here.
  • The university is continuing to pay all full-time and benefits-eligible part-time employees at their current base rate of pay at this time, even if reduced operations result in a lack of work.
  • Stanford has instituted a hiring pause for staff positions.

Campus

  • For undergraduate students remaining on campus, students are assigned a dining location based on where they live.
  • Grad students on a meal plan may pick up meals at any dining hall location.
  • For those living and working on campus, R&DE has dining locations available. See current hours and locations here.
  • The Dish recreation area is currently open. Hikers must adhere to social-distancing requirements.