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Undergraduate Advising and Research

Director (Acting): Carol Porter

Program Office: Sweet Hall, first floor

Phone: (650) 723-2426

Fax: (650) 725-1436

Web Site:



The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) helps students realize the full intellectual richness of undergraduate life at Stanford. UAR advisers work directly with students in one-on-one interactions to help them develop their scholarly interests before and after they declare a major, overcome obstacles to their academic success, immerse themselves in their chosen fields, engage with faculty, take advantage of academic opportunities and resources outside their major departments, and, for some students, to prepare for post-baccalaureate study.

The UAR staff includes professional advisers in Sweet Hall, academic directors (ADs) in Branner, Florence Moore, Freshman-Sophomore College, Lagunita, Roble, Stern, Toyon, and Wilbur residence halls, the South Row, and the Athletic Academic Resource Center. Freshmen are assigned to academic advisers (faculty and academic staff) according to their preliminary academic interest and residence. The academic directors associated with the residences and UAR advisers complement the role of the assigned advisers with a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum; they advise students broadly on their courses of study and long term goals. Some freshmen receive enhanced academic support through participation in Expanded Advising Programs (EAP).

UAR services include:

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