Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT)

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SPOT 2014!!!

Welcome Stanford Class of 2018! The dates for SPOT 2014 are Wednesday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 16. Participant application/ registration for SPOT will open June 23. This year, SPOT is hosting three trip types: read more…

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SPOT – Basecamp

The SPOT Basecamping trips will take you out into the beautiful California wilderness for a five-day camping trip. Many of our participants are first time campers, and our leaders are excited to facilitate an enjoyable read more…

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SPOT – Wilderness

The SPOT wilderness trips will take you out into the beautiful California wilderness for a five-day backpacking trip. Many of our participants are first time backpackers, and our leaders are excited to facilitate an enjoyable read more…

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…are immersive 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.

SPOT 2014

Welcome Stanford Class of 2018!  SPOT 2014 will run Wednesday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 16.

The Registration window for SPOT 2014 closed June 27.  Acknowledgment of lottery placement is intended to go out by July 9.  Feel free to sign-up for the waitlist by clicking the Registration button to the right !  As always, contact us if you have questions!

Last year, everyone who entered the lottery received a trip-placement!  Be sure to comb the links to the right for important dates, FAQs and pertinent information!  For 2014, there will be multiple trip types:

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 2014 Brochure

Download SPOT 2014 Brochure!  (included in Approaching Stanford mailing)