Information for parents

Information for parents

We know you would like to do all you can to support your student, and we welcome your partnership. Stanford has activated an emergency operations organization focused on coordinating the university’s response. We are committed to on-going updates to the campus community.

On this page

Recent messages

(March 13, 2020) New COVID-19 actions; letter from University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

(March 11, 2020) Update on campus cases.

(March 6, 2020) Winter quarter to finish with classes moving online.

(March 6, 2020) Two students in self-isolation.

(March 4, 2020) A message to parents and families.

All university updates.

Where to find answers to frequently asked questions

Find FAQs for undergraduate students here.

Find FAQs for graduate students and post docs here.

If you have additional questions or concerns, including concerns about your student in particular, please email the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs at

How to be added to our family email list

We are sending periodic updates to each student’s family emergency email contact. Your student can update this information by following the Student Check-In instructions detailed here.