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 Dates and Registration

SPOT 2015 will run Wednesday, September 9 to Tuesday, September 15.

Space on SPOT trips is limited by the number of volunteer upperclass trip leaders who commit to leading SPOT. Participation in SPOT is based on an online lottery system.  The 2015 online lottery registration window is Tuesday, June 9 to Tuesday, June 16. Lottery results will be sent out by the end of June.   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

View and download the SPOT 2015 Brochure.  This brochure is also included in the Approaching Stanford mailing.