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Provost Persis Drell and Matthew Snipp, Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity and  Engagement welcome new assistant, associate and full professors across all Stanford Schools to New Faculty Orientation 2021.  New Faculty Orientation (NFO), on Monday, September 13, 2021 will be a virtual event.  The meeting will be in two parts, from 10 am – Noon, and then from 1 pm – 2:30 pm.  We will send out the Zoom link to confirmed attendees. 

Please complete NFO 2021 RSVP if you can attend.

Over the course of the Fall Quarter a series of Zoom meetings on different topics relevant to new faculty members will also be held. In addition to these virtual meetings, an online New Faculty Orientation curriculum will be available through Canvas. The New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is an opportunity to learn of Stanford's resources and meet new colleagues. The curriculum on Canvas will be available year round for new faculty members as they join Stanford (for access to the site, contact Laurita Wheeler ( 

New faculty should attend:

1. The academic NFO series of virtual meetings held in Fall Quarter by the Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement.  Fall Quarter Workshops Schedule

2. School-specific orientations. Contact your Faculty Affairs Officer to inquire.

Resources to Get Started at Stanford

New faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to you online here and in the New Faculty Orientation in Canvas, including:

  • A checklist of to-do items to help you settle in to campus and guide you through your first year.
  • Online new faculty orientation about resources and support available to you at Stanford. (Canvas site) Contact Laurita Wheeler ( for access to the Canvas site.

New Faculty Orientation is organized bythe Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement.

If you are a new faculty member and would like to request access to this site, please contact us.

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To Do Checklist

View from the oval of the front entrance of Stanford with the Main Quad and Memorial Church in the background (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).
Easy steps to set up and settle quickly at Stanford.