Get Ready for Your Arrival to Stanford.
Move-in for Residential Students will occur on Saturday, June 24, 2017 beginning at 10am.
Residential Summer College Students are required to attend multiple mandatory orientation sessions on Saturday, June 24 after this Welcome Session. Families should not make plans with students after 3pm on Saturday, June 24, 2016.
All international students with Stanford sponsored I-20s should plan to attend the MANDATORY international orientation. Information on the location for this orientation will be sent from the High School Summer College office in the spring.
San Francisco and San Jose International Airports provide the most convenient service to the Stanford campus. San Francisco’s airport (SFO) is approximately 30 - 40 minutes north by car; San Jose’s airport (SJC) is approximately 30 minutes south. Students should check flights into both airports to find the best times and prices.
Ground Transportation from the Airport
The High School Summer College office is unable to offer scheduled transportation to and from the airport; however, there are several public and private means of transportation available. The following options are offered at both the San Jose and San Francisco airports.
Shuttle service can be pre-arranged and pre-paid from either the San Francisco or San Jose airports:
Super Shuttle: 800-258-3826, 650-558-8500, www.supershuttle.com
Best Shuttle Service: 866-333-2378, 408-441-4607
Both companies require 24 hours advance notice and often offer pre-paid, round-trip discounts. Both companies will also provide door-to-door service. Students should let the shuttle service reservation agent know the full name and address of the residence hall they will be staying in on campus.
Taxicabs offer direct service to residence halls on campus. Yellow Cab is a popular service provider and can be reached in advance by calling 650-321-1234.
Please be aware that Global Positioning Systems (GPS) provide confusing directions for residence halls and other on-campus locations on the Stanford Campus. We highly recommend that students follow the driving directions that will be sent to them in the spring, shortly before the start of the Summer Quarter.
Nearby Lodging Options
Students should not arrive on campus until Saturday, June 24th. However if a student’s travel plan require that they arrive a day or two early, the student should make arrangements to stay off campus in one of the many nearby hotels and/or motels. Stanford University maintains a convenient Lodging Guide that lists local area accommodations. Distance from campus, price range, and contact information are included for each location.
Note for Our International Students
Most hotels in America do not allow individuals under the age of 18 to stay on their own unless arrangements have been made and approved in advance. If international students under the age of 18 plan on staying in a hotel before arriving at Stanford to participate in the Summer College program, we strongly recommend that they confirm all arrangements before arrival.