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Asian American New Student Orientation

**Please Note** - Due to COVID-19, All AANSOC 2020 events will be held virtually. All interested participants must register through Stanford's New Student Orientation website page or on Canvas unless noted below:

Community Welcome

Saturday, September 12 from 3-4PM PST.  Registration for event is on Canvas labeled for AANSOC.

Kick off NSO with the Asian American Activities Center (A3C) and hear from your members of the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community - all are welcome!  


Welcome to the Family

Sunday, September 13 from 11AM-12PM PST.  Registration for event is on Canvas labeled for AANSOC.

Hang out the student leaders ofthe A3C ,the Okada Dorm, and others in the community.  If you signed up for the AASIB Progra, your SibFam will also be revealed and you'll get to meet your Co-Lil Sibs and Big Sibs!


A3C Speaker Series: "Finding Your Place" Student Panel

Thursday, September 17 from 12NOON-1PM PST 

Unsure about where you fit in at Stanford? Come hear our student panelists talk about how they shaped their Stanford experiences through their passions and involvements.   


A3C Speaker Series: A Guide to Stanford Success

Thursday, September 24 at 12NOON-1PM PST

With so many academic and community resources here at Stanford, where do you begin?  How can you access and make the most of these resources remotely?  Come build connections with Stanford faculty and staff as they share their strategies and resources for making the most of your Stanford career in a low stakes environment. 

A3C Speaker Series: Staying Ahead of the Curve: Breaking the Tutoring Stigma

Thursday, October 1 at 12:30-1:30PM  PST 

At a school like Stanford, there exists a stigma that tutoring is an admission of weakness or defeat. However, even only half an hour of extra help can aid anyone in gaining a deeper understanding of class materials. Join us to hear a panel of speakers from the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking and the Center for Teaching and Learning as they explain how to best utilize the tutoring resources available at Stanford.

AASib Game Night

Saturday, October 24 at 2-4PM PST

Take a study break and join us for some fun over the internet with the Asian American Big Sibs/Lil Sib program! Meet fellow frosh, upperclass students, and your sib family while enjoying online games like and Uno with your SibFam.    


More Community Events to come!

The API community will be hosting more events throughout the first weeks of fall quarter for you to get to know each other!  Check out this page below our flier for more updates on these events!



Week 1 Events:

Monday, September 14:

5-6PM PST - A Cappella Meet & Greet, hosted by O-Tone: Come hang out with O-Tone, Stanford’s co-ed East Asia-focus a cappella group! We’re here to tell you more about us, answer any questions, and have a fun and relaxing time together :)  Register Here

9-10PM PST - From Padawan to Jedi Master: Experiencing Martial Arts At Stanford, hosted by Stanford Martial Arts Register Here

Wednesday, September 16:

3-4PM PST - Intro to Stanford Wushu, hosted by Stanford Wushu Register Here

5-6PM PST - Welcome to South Asian Society, hosted by the South Asian Society Register Here

6-7PM PST - Raagapella Family Game Night & Get To Know Us, hosted by Stanford Raagapella Register Here

Thursday, September 17:

2-3PM PST - Connecting… : How to build a community while socially distanced, hosted by Lambda Phi Epsilon, Fraternity, Inc. Register Here

4-5PM PST - UCAA AANSOC Welcome. hosted by the Undergraduate Chinese American Association (UCAA) Register Here

6:30-7:50PM PST - ASES Info Session, hosted by the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Society (ASES) Register Here

8-9PM PST - Stanford Tzu Ching First GM, hosted by Stanford Tzu Ching Register Here

Friday, September 18:

7-8PM PST - Stanford Taekwondo Event, hosted by Stanford Taekwondo (TKD) Register Here

Saturday, September 19:

2-3PM PST - Stanford Taiko Audition Info Session, hosted by Stanford Taiko Register Here

2-3PM PST - Hui o Nā Moku Welcome: Pacific Islander Coalition at Stanford, hosted by Hui o Nā Moku Register Here

7-8PM PST - Asian American Theater Project Info Session, hosted by the Asian American Theater Project (AATP) Register Here

Week 2 Events

Sunday September 20:

1-2PM PST - Stanford Noopur Meet and Greet, hosted by Stanford Noopur Register Here

4:30-5:30PM - Kaorihiva Post-practice Hangout, hosted by Kaorihiva Register Here

Monday, September 21:

6-7PM PST - HSU Hustle Life Help: Academic Tips and Tricks, hosted by the Hmong Student Union (HSU) Register Here

7-8PM PST - SVSA Welcome Back Bash (general interest meeting), hosted by the Stanford Vietnamse Student Assocation (SVSA) Register Here

8-9PM PST Meet the Fan-Mily! hosted by Mua Lac Hong (MLH) Register Here

Tuesday, September 22:

7-8PM PST - MICS Meet & Greet, hosted by the Multiracial Identified Community at Stanford (MICS) Register Here

Wednesday, September 23:

Time TBA - Mabuhay Merienda, hosted by the Pilipino American Student Union (PASU) Register Here

Thursday, September 24:

4-5PM PST - Meet Kayuties (Stanford Kayumanggi), hosted by Stanford Kayumanggi: Meet the leaders of Kayumanggi, Stanford’s only Pilipinx arts and dance group, and learn about our past experiences and vision for this upcoming year! We would love to meet everyone and receive insight on what prospective members want to see this year! Register Here

Friday, September 25:


5:30-6:30PM PST - Japanese Trivia Night, hosted by the Japanese Student Union: Come get to know the Japanese Student Union with a fun game of Japanese Trivia! Test your knowledge about Japanese/Japanese-American history, culture, and language. No previous knowledge is required. Register Here

6-7PM PST - Chai Chat: Welcome to Spicmacay! hosted by Spicmacay Register Here

7-8PM PST - Stanford Lion Dance: Virtual Edition, hosted by Stanford Lion Dance (SLD) Register Here

7-8PM PST - Get to know KSA (Korean Student Association), hosted by the Korean Student Association (KSA) Register Here

Week 3 Events

Sunday, September 27: 

12:30PM - 2:30PM PST - Get to Know Sikhs at Stanford, hosted by the Sikh Students Association at Stanford: Join us for a Zoom lunch and learn about the Sikh and Punjabi community at Stanford. All are welcome to attend! Register Here

2-3PM PST - Q&A Hangout, hosted by the Stanford Queer and Questioning Asians and Pacific Islanders (Q&A) Register Here

7-8PM PST - Harmonizing yourself with Stanford Aikido, hosted by the Aikido Association Of Stanford Register Here

Friday, October 2:

7:30-8:30PM PST - Hangout with Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)! Hosted by the Undergradate Chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) Register Here

Saturday, October 3:

1-2PM PST - Come Meet Common Origins! hosted by Common Origins Register Here

7-8:30PM PST - Indonesian Student Association Welcome Event, hosted by the Stanford Indonesian Student Association: Come meet and learn more about the Indonesian student community at Stanford. Open to everyone who's Indonesian or of Indonesian heritage, or simply interested about the Indonesian culture. Register Here

Week 4 Events

Monday, October 7:

4-5PM - ISSA Mixer, hosted by the Indian Stanford Student Association: Interested in Indian and Indian American culture? Want a community who shares those interests? Come to our mixer to find out more about Indian Stanford Student Association (ISSA)! Register Here