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New Grad Student Orientation Events

New to campus? The Alumni Association partners with the Graduate Life Office during New Grad Student Orientation to host the New Grad Student Kick-off Lunch. 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!

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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.

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.

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.

Save the date: February 4, 2020

Community Impact Award for graduate students

The Stanford Alumni Association is pleased to recognize graduate students who have enhanced the Stanford community with the Community Impact Award. Through their unique campus contributions, these students have fostered a sense of belonging with and inspired enthusiasm among their fellow grad students. Nominations are accepted during winter quarter; award recipients are announced in the spring.

Beyond the Farm

Volunteer alongside Stanford alumni, families and friends on April 27, 2019 at the Beyond the Farm Alumni Day of Service. With 224,000+ alumni around the globe, one day can make a world of difference.

Grad Commencement Celebration

Celebrate your graduation with an event just for graduate students. This June, join your classmates outside Old Union for an evening under the stars as you sample wine, beer, champagne and food pairings. EANABs will also be available.

This free event is open to graduate students who are eligible to participate in the June 2019 commencement. You are welcome to bring a guest; check your email in late May for registration information. If you do not receive an email, please contact Pauline Steinhoffer at Space is limited.

Save the Date: June 12, 2019

Alumni Career Services

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Get ahead with great tools, helpful advice and important connections through Stanford Alumni Career Services. Wherever you are in your job search, 224,000+ 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 35,000 Stanford alums.

Alumni Directory


Connect and get connected with your built-in network of 224,000+ 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

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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.