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Grad Student Speed Friending

Dinner Off the Farm

Does speed friending sound familiar? It might if you participated in the event during New Grad Student Orientation back in fall quarter. The event was so successful that the Stanford Alumni Association will host it again spring quarter for all grad students. This is a great way to meet 20 grad students in 20 minutes!

Save-the-date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

nerd nation

Nerd Nation

The Stanford Alumni Association loves students, and one of the ways we show our love is showering you with Nerd Nation freebies at giveaways Fall Quarter! Giveaway info is always posted on the Stanford Student Alumni Facebook page.

All Nerd Nation giveaways have been completed for this year. Check our Facebook group for other great events and freebies!

Community Associates
Appreciation Dinner

The Alumni Association hosts a special appreciation dinner for all Community Associates during winter quarter to say thank you for helping build the grad student community. Mingle with other Community Associates and learn about resources the Stanford Alumni Association provides grad students and young alums.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Community Associates Appreciation Dinner. The Stanford Alumni Association values all that you do to support the graduate student community.

New Grad Student Orientation Events

New to campus? The Alumni Association partners with the Graduate Life Office during New Grad Student Orientation to put on Grad Student Speed Friending. It also distributes new grad student resources during the GOALIE Fair. Be sure to stop by our booth at the GOALIE Fair for some freebies!

If you missed the GOALIE Fair just email, and we will set you up with new grad student freebies (did someone say FREE coffee?) that you can pick up at the Arrillaga Alumni Center. Welcome!

Grad Student and Alum Dinner

Enjoy a dinner with five to ten other grad students who share your interests during a casual, home-cooked meal whipped up by local grad alumni hosts. Each family-style gathering is located near Stanford campus and is free for grad students; transportation is arranged as needed.

Stay tuned for more information about the fall quarter Grad Student and Alum Dinner.

Beyond the Farm

Volunteer alongside Stanford alumni, families and friends on May 6, 2017 at the Beyond the Farm Alumni Day of Service. With 219,000+ alumni around the globe, one day can make a world of difference.

Grad Student Commencement Toast

Join us spring quarter for an evening of learning, connecting and celebration. Faculty experts will present short talks focused on making a successful transition to life after grad school. After the talks, you’ll toast your accomplishments over champagne and dessert with your fellow grad students. Don’t miss this chance to connect and celebrate with other soon-to-be-grads and pick up a special gift from the Alumni Association just for grad students.

Save the date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Alumni Career Services

Go Cards

Get ahead with great tools, helpful advice and important connections through Stanford Alumni Career Services. Wherever you are in your job search, 219,000+ Stanford alumni are there to support you. You’ll have exclusive access to our job board that lists hundreds of alumni-posted jobs around the globe. Plus, get links to the Alumni Directory, career videos, coaching and more. You can also join the private Stanford University Alumni Linkedln group with over 34,000 Stanford alums.

Alumni Directory


Connect and get connected with your built-in network of 219,000+ Stanford alumni. Build your network and connect with alumni from all over the world representing a wide range of careers, interests and graduate fields of study.

Golf Cart Freebies


The best things in life are free and courtesy of the Stanford Alumni Association. Be on the lookout for Stanford Alumni Association golf carts with the banners driving around campus—they’re always full of free stuff! We’ll be giving out sweet treats, Stanford swag, Nerd Nation gear and more. Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page, so you’ll be the first to know when freebies are coming!

Grad Student Community Grants

Do you have a great idea for an event or program to help build community with grad students or connect with grad alums? SAA would love to support your efforts with a one-time grant. Email gradstudents@
for more information. Grants can range from $100 to $500. Preference is given to programs or events that build community and/or connect grad students and grad alums.

Stanford Alumni Center

Stay Connected

Never mind the name, the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center isn't just for alumni! Explore your future home-away-from-home as you lounge by the giant fireplace, grab a cup of coffee at the café, use the business center and library or relax outside in Ford Gardens. So come by the corner of Galvez and Campus to relax, study or grab a snack.

Grad Student Jobs at SAA

Class Map

The Stanford Alumni Association has part-time and seasonal jobs throughout the year and over the summer. Jobs range from four to ten hours a week. Email our team to see what is available.