Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips (SPOT)

…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 2015

Welcome Stanford Class of 2019!  SPOT 2015 will run Wednesday, September 9 to Tuesday, September 15.

The Registration window for SPOT 2015 will be open June 9 through 16. Acknowledgment of lottery placement is intended to go out by end of June so that you can make travel arrangements. As always, contact us if you have questions!

Trip placement and lottery is based on the number of volunteer upper-classmen leaders we get for the program!  Be sure to comb the links to the right for important dates, FAQs and pertinent information!  For 2015, 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 2015 Brochure

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