Stanford is full of diverse student organizations
Stanford is full of diverse student organizations, including the Stanford Future Entrepreneurs Association (Stanford Pre-Business Association) and the Stanford Solar Car Project, a solar-powered electric vehicle whose members design, assemble and exhibit a new electric vehicle every two years. on solar energy. In total, about 625 student clubs, associations, groups, etc. are registered at the university. An official university student newspaper is published on campus – Stanford Daily. The Stanford University Student Association (Associated Students of Stanford University) is a representative body of student government. On the territory there are about 44 registered religious organizations. The university also has six cultural centers.
Big Game – the annual rugby match against the team of the University of California at Berkeley, “Golden Bears”. Shortly before the game, the Gaities, a festival of student music frenzy, takes place.
Fountain Jumps – a traditional tour of all the fountains of the main campus with a mandatory swim in them.
On the night of Full Moon on the Quad, senior students kiss freshmen in honor of the first autumn full moon.
Wacky Walk (“Crazy Run”) – in the first minutes after the official graduation, instead of taking part in a traditional march, students run out onto the Stanford Stadium pitch, usually in fancy dress.
Stanford is a research university with the possibility of permanent residence. According to the data for the fall of 2014, 6503 bachelor students and 5478 masters and graduate students live in rooms and apartments provided by the university. Bachelor housing is provided for four years from the first year. Approximately 96% of all students are registered and live in apartment-type dormitories on campus. The housing network for bachelor students includes 80 facilities. About 25% of students join one of 16 fraternities or one of 14 women’s communities operating on campus territory. Of these, seven brotherhoods and three women’s communities provide housing for their members.
Stanford is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, one of the most intellectually dynamic and multicultural areas of the country. It is estimated that there are about 13,000 bicycles on the territory of the Stanford campus every day. The American Cyclists League called Stanford the “Top Cycle University”. Freshmen cannot drive into the campus area by car, but the free university bus service Marguerite provides 64 buses and 24-hour routes. The campus also has a short-term car rental service Zipcars with a fleet of 65 cars.