On Memorial Day I was able to take a minute to simply walk through the Oval and appreciate our beautiful campus, so I wanted to share some thoughts about that with you.
I’ve used the word “cool” to describe a lot of this experience, but after awhile, the many experiences Stanford has to offer inherently rings to the tone of amazement and wonder. Going to Stanford continuously feels like the experience of a lifetime that I wouldn’t get anywhere else. Often, I stop and contrast thoughts of what life would be outside of Stanford. It might not be that much different, to be honest—I wouldn’t know what I’d be missing out on… But having known Stanford, I wouldn’t change going here for anything.
You have some choices when it comes to where you want to live during your time at Stanford. The basic options are to live in the dorms, on the row, or in more apartment-style living spaces like Mirrielees or Oak Creek.
As campus takes on a hush during the Thanksgiving holiday break, I am inspired to wax poetic about “a few of my thankful things,” if you will. I’m no Maria from The Sound of Music, but I hope that my rendition – in written form – nonetheless captures some of the magic of Stanford. Enjoy!
It’s the start of a new year here on the Farm, and that means new classes, new dorms, and a big switch from life at home during the summer with family to life on campus surrounded by amazing students and faculty.