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Week 9: Quick list of reminders

View the provost's update on winter quarter and more.

Hello students and families, 

As autumn quarter comes to a close, we’re offering a quick list of reminders. We would also like to thank all of you for working with us this year as we sought to build the best community possible while apart. We know it has not been easy—and, at times, incredibly challenging—but we are tremendously grateful for your patience, understanding and good humor in the face of these unprecedented difficulties. We hope you’ll continue to keep in touch with us (our contact information is below). Your thoughts help shape our direction.

And now, on to our reminders:

  1. If you haven’t read this email message from Provost Drell about Stanford’s winter quarter plans, please do so as soon as possible. Here’s where you can find information specifically for students
  2. Check in with your academic advisor if you plan to take a flex quarter or a leave of absence, or if you need help with classes during the last few weeks of fall, and in academic planning for winter quarter. Reminder: you can only take one flex quarter.
  3. Did you know CAPS will be open throughout winter break? Here’s a new video on how to access services.
  4. Prepare for Quarterly Check-In, beginning Nov. 30. Review this chart on student services available by enrollment type.
  5. Having trouble with your computer and/or Internet connection? Help is available to all students, everywhere. Here’s more information.
  6. Please take a moment to double check your emergency contact information in Axess. The people you identify will also receive major messages from the university. 
  7. Meeting with friend groups and student orgs over Zoom? We all have a shared responsibility to help ensure that those who join our virtual events do so with good intentions. Use caution when sharing Zoom links directly on social media, online bulletin boards, blog posts, chat rooms, or via listservs or email lists with a wide distribution. Familiarize yourself with Zoom’s settings and features so you know how to protect your virtual meeting or event if you need to. Here is how to protect your Zoom meetings and manage cloud storage space
  8. If you’re living on campus this fall, check out this winter break testing and travel guidance.
  9. If you are living on campus this winter, your housing assignment is coming in mid to late November. Keep an eye on your email!
  10. And finally, know that we’re here for you. You can reach us here with your general suggestions, comments and concerns about this unique year. If you have a personal question, please submit a ServiceNow ticket. During the university’s Winter Closure from Dec. 14 to Jan. 3, our Residence Deans will be available for emergencies that may ariseHere’s how to contact our RD on call.


Susie & Sarah

Susie Brubaker-Cole
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Sarah Church
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education