New PhD Admit Resources
Congratulations on your admission to Stanford! The Office of Graduate Admissions will provide very useful information about campus housing, health services, grad student expenses, and visas for international students.
Flyout Schedule 2013 - April 8th and 9th
Math Camp/Programming Camp
An optional math review camp will be held in late Aug - early Sept.. Newly admitted Econ PhD students are encouraged to attend. Students arriving early for math camp must contact the summer conference services to reserve campus housing for the math camp. A special programming camp will also be held for new PhD students.
Information & Resources for Admitted Ph.D Students
- Stanford Visitors Information
- Maps of Stanford University and the Bay Area
- Airports/Transportation Options
- Marguerite Shuttle information and schedule The Marguerite is Stanford's free transit system.
- University housing
- San Francisco visitor information
- Bay Area transit systems
- Local Hotels - Cardinal Hotel, Sheraton Hotel
In order to receive your fall quarter stipend check at the start of the quarter, you must file a study list (enroll in courses) in Axess by Friday Sept. 13th, 2013. New international students must physically go to the Bechtel International Center and show your visa/passport in order for a hold to be removed from your account before you will be able to enroll.
Be sure to enroll under the 'letter grade' grading option for all of your lecture courses. Do not enroll under the credit/no credit grading option. (note that all of your future lecture courses require a letter grade; individual study courses and seminars can be taken credit/no credit).
Foreign students: if you do not already have a social security card, you may need to obtain either a social security card or (more likely) an ITINS (individual taxpayer identification number) in order to receive your stipend payments. Please contact the Bechtel International Center regarding the process for obtaining a ITINS and/or a social security card prior to future employment as an RA or TA.
If you are a foreign student (on fellowship) from a country which has a tax treaty with the U.S., file form W8BEN with the Payroll office when you arrive so that tax is not withheld from your fellowship.
To obtain a key to the Economics building, please see the receptionist desk on the second floor. You will need to give her a $10.00 deposit for the key. By early September, you will have a mailbox with your name on it located on the second floor.
To get set up to use the department computers on the third floor, you should contact the Computer Analyst in room 253. Let him know that you are a new incoming graduate student. You will be automatically added to the department mail list.
You are welcome to take the comprehensive examinations in the fall, prior to the start of your program. If you plan to take these exams, please sign up in the Academic Office the week before the exams. You are not required or expected to take the exams at this time, but feel free to give it a shot if you feel prepared.
If you have a car on campus, be sure to head down to the Parking and Transportation Office to buy a parking permit. They do ticket during the summer.