Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT)

PLEASE NOTE: SPOT Registration is closed as of Monday, June 20th. Thank you for your interest!

…are immersive, outdoor experiences that take place the week before New Student Orientation and are designed to ease the transition of students to life at Stanford as well as foster Stanford Identity, community, and personal growth through activity, self-reflection, and mentorship.

The two SPOT trip types are Basecamping and Wilderness Backpacking.

SPOT Purpose

Our purpose is to provide a foundational immersive experience that cultivates Stanford identity by fostering student engagement and personal growth.

SPOT Vision & Goals

Leading the Stanford Experience by…

… empowering personal growth through challenge, self-reflection, and mentorship.

… developing awareness of interconnectedness and the value of community within the Stanford environment.

… contributing students to the campus community prepared to actively participate and lead.

SPOT 2016 Brochure

View and download the SPOT 2016 Brochure.  This brochure is also included in the Approaching Stanford mailing.

SPOT 2016 Registration and Dates

The SPOT Lottery Application is closed as of Monday, June 20. 

SPOT 2016 program dates: Wednesday, September 14 to Tuesday, September 20.