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Welcome, Stanford students.

Undergrad or grad student? You’re in the right place. The Stanford Alumni Association offers free programs and resources for all students throughout their time on the Farm.

Frosh

Welcome to Stanford! Kick off your new life as an undergrad with these frosh-specific offers that will help you maximize the years ahead.

Frosh Send-Offs

Frosh Send-Offs

Did you have a blast meeting fellow incoming frosh, current students and alumni at your own Frosh Send-Off? Help welcome the next incoming class in your area! Keep an eye out for an email invitation (coming this spring) to volunteer at a Class of ’24 Frosh Send-Off next summer.

Class T-shirt

Show your class pride! Each year, the Stanford Alumni Association creates a custom tee for incoming frosh that is unique to their class. Pick one up during New Student Orientation.

Letter to Your Senior Self

If you could talk to your future self, what would you say? Let’s find out. Write your letter anytime during the year (or at the Frosh Winter Warm-Up on January 8, 2020, or Frosh Council spring event) and drop it off at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center; we’ll return it to you in the spring of your senior year at the Kickoff to Commencement event.

Open the letter template (pdf) >

Student Alumni Council

The Student Alumni Council (SAC) is made up of a select group of undergrad students who partner with SAA to strengthen the bond that current students have with the university, their class and their alumni family.
Sophomores

Keep the momentum from your first year going as you continue to build your community, navigate life at Stanford and enjoy special offers from the Stanford Alumni Association.

Frosh Send-Offs

Sophomore Sips

Happy birthday to you! Get a free beverage (on us) from the Alumni Café. Keep an eye on your inbox during your birthday month—you’ll get a note from the Stanford Alumni Association letting you know how to claim your special class gift and beverage of choice.

Student Alumni Council

The Student Alumni Council (SAC) is made up of a select group of undergrad students who partner with SAA to strengthen the bond that current students have with the university, their class and their alumni family.
Juniors

As you start to think about your next chapter at Stanford (and celebrate how far you've come!), take a few moments to enjoy events that connect you with your classmates and alumni network.

Frosh Send-Offs

Junior Dinner off the Farm

During fall and winter quarter, venture off the Farm with a group of five to ten juniors for a casual, home-cooked meal whipped up by a local alum host you can select by major, interest or career. This event is free for students; keep an eye out for an email with details. Dinners will take place October 15 & 16, 2019, and February 4 & 5, 2020.

Cheers to Junior Year

What. A. Year. Mark the end of your third year at Stanford with an afternoon of craft beer, root beer floats, tasty snacks, and—you guessed it—freebies. Stay tuned for more details coming to your inbox, and save the date for June 3, 2020.
Seniors

Your final undergrad year on the Farm is here, and the Stanford Alumni Association is ready to help you celebrate with experiences that will bring you closer to your classmates and alumni family.

Frosh Send-Offs

Senior Welcome

Welcome to the year of a lifetime. Stop by the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center for champagne, cascading chocolate and classmates you can’t wait to catch up with. Save the date: September 29, 2019.

Wine 101

Give us one hour, and we’ll have you speaking sommelier. Join your classmates and the Stanford Alumni Association for Wine 101, a special event where an expert in the field will take you through everything you need to know about wine. Save the date: March 11, 2020.

Commencement events

Celebrate all your accomplishments at Stanford! From freebies and delicious snacks at your Kickoff to Commencement event to a magical evening of food and dancing at Senior Dinner on the Quad, join your fellow seniors in making memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

View SAA Commencement events >

Senior Class Presidents

The Senior Class Presidents, advised by the Stanford Alumni Association, are the voice of the senior class. They’re responsible for creating class affinity and cohesion by planning class programs, encouraging school spirit and developing communication tools for their class.

Meet the presidents >

Stay connected

The Stanford Alumni Association provides opportunities for you to stay involved and close to your class community—especially after graduation. Check out everything that’s available to you in your new life as a young alum.

Explore life as a young alum >

Grad students

Unique grad-only resources, experiences and opportunities have been designed with you in mind—to guide you from your first time stepping onto campus to receiving your master’s degree and beyond.

Frosh Send-Offs

Orientation events

Get adjusted to grad student life when you stop by the New Grad Student Kickoff Lunch (hosted by SAA) on September 15, 2019, which takes place during New Grad Student Orientation, and pick up new grad student resources and freebies during the Graduate Orientation and Lunch Information Event (GOALIE) Fair on September 20, 2019. You'll receive an email from the Graduate Life Office with more details the summer before the academic year begins.

On-campus community building

Keeping your grad family close is important, and SAA is here to help. SAA supports graduate community-building efforts across campus and hosts a winter appreciation dinner for Community Associates (CAs). CAs are grad students who live in grad residences and work with the Graduate Life Office to foster community.

Learn more about Community Associates >

Grad Dinner off the Farm

Enjoy a dinner with five to ten other grad students who share your interests during a casual meal whipped up by local grad alumni hosts. These family-style gatherings are free for grad students, located near campus (aka the “Farm”) and happen throughout the year. Look out for an email from your school or department with more information.

Grad Commencement Celebration

Join your classmates for an evening under the stars as you sample wine, beer, champagne and food pairings outside Old Union on June 10, 2020. This free event is open to graduating grad students who are eligible to participate in June Commencement. Check your email in late May for more information (to receive an invitation, you’ll need to petition to graduate by April 10, 2020).

View Stanford University Commencement events >

Stay connected

The Stanford Alumni Association provides opportunities for you to stay involved and close to your class community—especially after graduation. Check out everything that’s available to you in your new life as a young alum.

Explore life as a young alum >

Explore offers for all students

Nerd Nation gear

SAA’s got love for students, and one of the ways we show it is by showering you with Nerd Nation freebies. Giveaways will take place on October 1, 2019, and November 20, 2019; visit the Student Alumni Facebook page for updates.

Student Alumni Facebook page

Be the first to hear about the newest student offerings from SAA, courtesy of your fellow students! The Student Alumni Facebook page is your source for upcoming event details, event photos and SAA job opportunities.

TREEditions

Stanford traditions are everywhere—and we’ll tell you how to find them! We’ve created a poster of all the Stanford TREEditions you need to experience before you graduate; print one out at the link above.

Reunion Team Leaders

Have fun and earn extra cash as a Reunion Team Leader! You’ll provide essential support for Reunion Homecoming, a four-day extravaganza of 400+ events in October that sees over 10,000 alumni and guests in attendance.

Student jobs at SAA

SAA needs you! Provide information about your skills and interests via the form at the link above, and you’ll be contacted if a good match opens up. Jobs are posted all year long and range from Reunion Team Leader to social media support. (Pro tip: jobs are also posted to our Facebook page.)

Student Community Grants

Do you have an idea for an event or a program that would build community among undergrad or grad students, or connect alums with students? SAA may want to support your efforts with a one-time grant! Apply at the link above to have your idea considered.

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

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, study in the cozy library or relax outside in Ford Gardens.

Alumni Career Services for Students

Looking for an internship or a job? SAA has you covered with resources like the Alumni Job & Internship Board and the private Stanford alumni LinkedIn group (sign up for your alumni.stanford.edu email to join)—plus more career services to get you on the right track!

Alumni Directory (login required)

Wherever you are, you can connect to your extended family of 230,000 Stanford alumni. Studying abroad, moving to a new city or getting familiar with an industry? Use the Alumni Directory to build your network and connect with alumni all over the world.

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