On this page, you will find information related to COVID-19 for all Stanford students and postdocs. Please follow links on this page for answers to frequently asked questions specific to undergrads, grad students and postdocs. Postdocs and grad students might also be interested in additional information for researchers and instructors/TAs.
As of Jan. 22
- Classes will be mostly remote for the winter quarter, with limited classes offered in-person. Teaching Commons and Teach Anywhere offer resources for instructors.
- On-campus housing for the winter quarter is being offered to graduate students, new transfer students and approved undergraduates with special circumstances. Dining halls provide takeout meals, with CleanDining protocols. A compact outlines protocols for those living in R&DE-assigned housing or coming to campus. Read an update about the winter quarter plan for undergraduates and additional information about winter quarter return for undergraduates and graduate and professional students.
- Stanford has a COVID-19 screening program with weekly testing for students living on campus, and those living off campus who are coming to campus on a regular basis. A dashboard provides the results of surveillance testing at Stanford.
- Stanford is following a phased recovery of university operations. We are currently in Stage 2 of the restart process. Learn more about Cardinal Recovery.
- To support the safety of the Stanford community on our campuses, those working in-person at a Stanford facility must report their health status through the university’s Health Check tool.
- Stanford has established zones on the main campus intended to limit nonessential visitors. Detailed information here.
- Gatherings are generally prohibited, both indoors and outdoors, with some exceptions for university-led academic activities and other activities. Students in R&DE-assigned housing can gather with members of their registered “households” of up to 8 people (though such gatherings of households are not permitted for the first two weeks that returning or newly arriving students are on campus following winter break). Beyond Stanford, the State’s regional “stay at home” order currently in effect in the Bay Area also prohibits gatherings and limits other activities.
- Nonessential visitors to campus are limited under the campus zones program. Public events, performances and exhibitions are not occurring in person. Certain essential visitors (including spouses/partners and minor dependents) are allowed in student residences. New appointments of visitors, including visiting scholars, visiting postdocs, visiting student researchers and others, are restricted.
- Exercise outdoors is encouraged, subject to physical distancing. Pool reservations and other recreational offerings are available for those approved to be on-site.
An overview of all current policies and status regarding COVID-19 is available here.
Relevant policy information
Frequently asked questions for…
Find information and resources for learning remotely, housing and dining, spring quarter, commencement, and other topics.
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Additional resources for students & postdocs
Attending class online
- Here’s an excellent resource with advice on Internet connections, add/drop, and more.
- Learn how to attend classes online using Zoom in Canvas.
- The Office of Community Standards has posted these tips for remote learning and the Honor Code.
- The Learning Hub can help with home Internet access options.
- Find more resources at learnanywhere.stanford.edu.
- The Student Services Center and the Financial Aid Office are operating virtually and ready to help students.
- Mind Over Money has developed a spring 2020 budget worksheet and money management tool.
Staying connected and active
- Vaden’s new Well-Being Resources website was designed to support student well-being this spring.
- Stanford Recreation and Wellness has published a roundup of online yoga, meditation and other fun activities.
- The Haas Center for Public Service is encouraging students to stay active.
- Currently open virtually:
Timely information on other student services
Vaden Medical Services
Vaden asks all students seeking medical services to call 650-498-2336 and speak with a medical professional before heading to the clinic to keep patients and providers safe.
Dean of Students
Contact Dean of Students Mona Hicks at email@example.com if you’re waiting for or have received COVID-19 test results. This is both to connect you to university resources that can support you, and to help the university assess the impacts of the virus in our community.
Our RDs are available to help undergraduates with personal concerns. Find your RD. For immediate assistance, contact the RD on call at 650-504-8022
Graduate Life Office (GLO) Deans
GLO is available to help grad students with personal concerns. For immediate assistance:
- Text the GLO pager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and reason for paging in the message.
- Call the GLO pager at 650-723-7288. You will reach a Stanford operator. Provide pager ID #25085 and indicate that you need to reach the graduate dean-on-call.
Undergraduate students can contact their Academic Advising Director, AARC Advisor, or Specialist Advisor. Graduate students should keep in touch with your advisor and/or department.
Office of Accessible Education
OAE Connect is a new online platform for students requesting educational and other accommodations.
Schwab Learning Center
SLC’s learning specialists and tutors are available on Zoom.
Student Services Center
The SSC helps students with Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services and Graduate Admissions questions and issues. For the quickest response, submit a ServiceNow ticket.
Bechtel International Center
International students and scholars are encouraged to consult with Bechtel about travel concerns, remote coursework, leaves of absence, optional practical training and more.
Residential & Dining Enterprises
R&DE has updated its website with current information on campus housing and dining.
BEAM Career Education
BEAM has compiled a spring 2020 FAQ to help students keep their future in focus wherever they are this spring and summer.
The Office for Religious Life
The Office for Religious Life is offering virtual gatherings, podcasts, videos and daily reflections.