Athletes at Stanford break the stereotypical athlete mold not only in terms of who they socialize with, but also by being very academically-oriented. We are rewarded for our academic achievements just as much, if not more, as our athletic achievements. My coaches value me not just as asset to the team but as person, and have supported all of my academic decisions – I am free to choose any major, can take any class that first into my schedule, work in research labs, and do all the things any other student can do. In this environment, the Stanford student-athlete is equal parts a student and an athlete – not an athlete who happens to be in school.
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 a tour guide, I get a lot of questions from prospective students who want to know more about Stanford. And, many kids ask me how much homework I really do and what time I really wake up at. So, to satisfy any curiosity about my life as a Stanford student and to indulge my narcissistic tendencies, here is an outline of February 11, 2014, as I experienced it.
From open-mic sessions to silent dance parties, Stanford offers a variety of ways to spend a typical night on the Farm.