The student experience
Meet our community
Get to know some of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who you might encounter as a student at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.
Student sustainability groups
Stanford offers multiple opportunities for students to engage in sustainability. The Office of Sustainability has created a Students’ Guide to Sustainable Living at Stanford that provides practical tips on reducing environmental impact while on campus. You can also find clubs and activities focused on sustainability.
Research, Internships & Professional Development
We offer programs to support success in both your personal and professional life.
Explore our campus
Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, Stanford University’s 8,180-acre campus sits at the heart of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula.
Our scholars and students conduct research or engage in field learning on all seven continents and oceans. Opportunities for hands-on learning and research experience outside the classroom range from two-day field courses to a quarter-long field course in social and biophysical systems in Hawaii.
The people and programs in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability will be brought together in a new Sustainability Commons, located on the west side of campus. The Commons will be anchored by two new flagship buildings that will follow Stanford’s history of creating sustainable, LEED Platinum-certified buildings. The Commons will also include the existing Green Earth Sciences Research Building and the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2). A promenade will connect the academic buildings, rooftop garden, and multiple outdoor gathering spaces.
Sustainable living at Stanford
Sustainability is a core value and way of life at Stanford and the university’s Residential & Dining Enterprises.