Advising Corner: Your Stanford Journey Will Be Unique
Hello, Class of 2026 and Transfers! As your Undergraduate Advising Directors, we have talked about the importance of academic exploration in the last couple weeks. This isn’t only because it’s fun for us. It is because the university’s mandate to itself, and to its staff, faculty, and students, is to encourage the kind of breadth that will prepare you for a changing world. Placing an emphasis on exploration now will allow that impulse to grow even more as you go out into the world. It is one of the things that will support your success here on the Farm, and your success beyond. And it will connect you to other Stanford grads, past, present, and future.
Remember that there is no one correct path through Stanford. Though you will share this journey with your class, and all the other classes, your experience will be unique. And, once you arrive, please remember that you don’t need to have it all figured out, because figuring things out is a core part of your Stanford experience.
But as you start really thinking about your first steps at Stanford, remember, too, that it is really important to just relax a bit. Even if you are working, or taking classes, it is important to grant yourself a little downtime, because being at Stanford is a full time experience. You are about to start a wonderful adventure. But it will be a very busy one, too! Do whatever things support your wellness and wellbeing this summer, so you are as refreshed as possible for the amazing journey ahead!