Things are opening up, but our first priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Lab access is no longer limited by density as long as people are six feet apart. Requests for increased lab density should be routed to Tom Koos in facilities. Offices are now open for single person occupancy, but meetings should be held outside. Find more important details in an April 16 email here and remember to follow the building access steps below. Vaccines are now available to anyone over 16. More info on vaccines can be found here.
Anyone on campus one day+ weekly must test regularly
All students must test TWICE a week. As of March 19, graduate students should test via Color. Undergraduates should continue to test through Verily. Faculty, postdocs and staff must test ONCE a week through Color.
Do the one-time, 10-minute Stanford Hygiene Best Practices training in Stars which covers hand-washing, face coverings use, and social distancing protocols.
Step 3 | Request lab or office access approval
Only faculty can submit requests for lab access for themselves or members of their research group. Everyone can submit requests for office access for themselves.
Complete the daily health check each day you plan to work in our buildings. The health check should be done before coming to campus.
- April 16 | Workspace access updates - Senior Associate Dean Amy Balsom
- January 20, 2021 | Testing and Health Check reminder - Vice Provost Student Affairs
- December 9 | Winter closure reminders: testing protocols and compliance- Dean Steve Graham
- November 7 | Limited Office Access - Senior Associate Dean Amy Balsom
- October 20 | Increasing lab density - Senior Associate Dean Amy Balsom
- August 25 | WIldfires, compact, grad student updates - Assistant Dean, Student Services Alyssa Ferree
- August 14 | Fall quarter curriculum planning memo for faculty and academic staff - Associate Dean Robyn Dunbar.
- August 13 | Fall quarter decision - Dean Steve Graham & President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
- July 29 | University workforce reductions - Dean Steve Graham & President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
- July 22 | University-sponsored travel restricted until at least September 1 - Health Alerts
- July 2 | Key academic dates for AY 20-21 announced - Faculty Senate Steering Committee
- June 23 | Protocols for Stage 2 Restart - Dean Steve Graham
Note: To help limit the spread of COVID-19, visitors to the Stanford Educational Farm will be restricted to only those with a Stanford ID until further notice.
Be aware that older announcements may be superseded by later announcements.
For the most up to date information from university leadership, check the Stanford Health Alerts page.
Here are just a few of the FAQs available at Health Alerts:
- What if you are sick or exposed?
- For undergraduates
- For all students and postdocs
- For faculty and researchers
- For staff
Sign up at Stanford Health Alerts for automated email when new items are posted.
The most comprehensive source for teaching guidance is Stanford's Teach Anywhere site. Please consult it regularly for new updates. Resources below are added suggestions from our Stanford Earth Educational Affairs team.
- Latest | Online Teaching Workshops available now.
- March 30 | Crowdsourced teaching resources for geosciences | VPTL/suggested by Robyn Dunbar, Associate Dean Educational Affairs
- March 16 | University providing online workshops for remote teaching | Suggested by Robyn Dunbar, Associate Dean Educational Affairs
- March 12 - Jumpstart your online classroom | This useful post from the Tomorrow's Professor newsletter edited by Rick Reis, a VPGE consultant, is worth reading. | Suggested by Robyn Dunbar, Associate Dean Educational Affairs
- March 12 - Zoom tips for virtual lectures | These quick, useful insights come from assistant professor Jenny Suckale in Geophysics.
- April 23 | Zoom Meeting Recommendations - CIO John Freshwaters. Watch the step-by-step VIDEO made by our own Clare Swan
- April 23 | How to keep Crashplan from disrupting your home network - CIO John Freshwaters/UIT.
- March 27 | Tips to improve network bandwidth, CIO John Freshwaters
- March 24 | Zoom Warning - CIO John Freshwaters
- March 18 | How to conduct effective Zoom meetings - UIT videos
Technologies / Platforms
- Zoom (for video-conferencing and multi-party meetings with remote participants. WebEx is a backup alternative)
- Slack (group and person-to-person chat and person-to-person conferencing)
- Jabber (Chat, person-to-person conferencing and "work anywhere" voice calling)
- Microsoft O365 (email/calendar)
- Google Drive (File Sharing and collaboration tools)
- Canvas and other teach-anywhere resources (learning management and academic collaboration)
- Stanford Network - wired and wireless