Welcome! There are several people here in the CS Department to help you make the most of your time at Stanford. Not sure who to talk to? Check out the Contact page first!

The Course Advisor is a current student who can answer questions about classes to take, program sheet planning, or anything related to student life at Stanford! Meredith Hutchin is responsible for undergraduate student services, including undergrad program sheet submission, and Claire Stager is responsible for master's student services. For questions about petitions, you can find the appropriate point of contact here.

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Course Advisor (Hilary Sun)

Email: advisor@cs.stanford.edu
Office: Gates B02
Facebook: Course Advisor Page

My name is Hilary (she/her), and I'll be your CS course advisor this year. Feel free to email me or find me in Gates B02 to chat about anything, CS-related or not, and I'll do my best to help or direct you to the right person! A little bit about me: I'm a current coterm student in Human-Computer Interaction, and I just graduated my undergrad with a major in CS (Information track) and minors in Statistics and History. I've been an active member of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) and multicultural Greek communities on campus and a member of groups in my past internships that advocate for women and persons with disabilities in tech spaces, so learning about you and your needs is something I'm passionate about. I'm always open to feedback, comments, and suggestions in this anonymous feedback form.

If you are applying or considering applying to Stanford, you can contact me regarding information about the program, but please check out the High School FAQ first.

Please note there are no office hours during finals week, Thanksgiving, winter or spring breaks, or over the summer. No appointment is necessary, just stop by Gates B02 during my office hours! If you need to meet outside of office hours, feel free to send me an email.

Claire Stager

Office: Gates 182 (Mon-Fri 8-5)
Email: stager@cs.stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-6094

Claire Stager is the Computer Science Program Administrator. She handles all of the paperwork in the department as well as any administrative problems you might have. She also knows basically everything and in 2003 was the recipient of the Amy Blue Award. In general, if you have questions about the master's program requirements or classes you should ask the Course Advisor. If she can't help you, she'll probably direct you to Claire.

Meredith Hutchin

Office: Gates 160
Email: hutchin@cs.stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-6077

Meredith Hutchin is the Computer Science Student Services Specialist and extraordinaire, winning the School of Engineering's Kay Bradley Award for Outstanding Service to Students! Meredith is responsible for working with undergraduate students. Completed undergraduate program sheets should be brought to Meredith so that she can approve them and keep them on file. In general, if you have questions about undergraduate program requirements or classes you should ask the Course Advisor. If she can't help you, she'll probably direct you to Meredith.

Faculty Advisor

When you declare, you must choose a faculty member in the CS department to be your faculty advisor. Some advising groups get together a few times a year to have lunch or dinner together and discuss what's going on in everyone's life. However, you should realize that it is important to be proactive in your relationship with your faculty advisor. Most advisors (and students) are extremely busy, but they do want to see you succeed. Make the time to stop by your advisor's office hours and the lunch/dinner events and build a relationship with him/her. The perspective of someone significantly older and experienced in the field can be invaluable. Each advising group also has a website which lists the members of the group as well as anything else the group has put together. The list of faculty with links to their advising group websites is available here. If you are undeclared and looking for a faculty advisor, take a look at our Choosing an Advisor page.

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