When should I arrive on campus?

You should plan on checking in at least 30 mins before your first class.

Please note:

  • Concert is mandatory for ALL STUDENTS

  • Lunch is not provided with R&B/MEAL PLANS

  • Teen dorm meeting is mandatory

  • Contact us if you cannot make the dorm check-in time

  • If you have any overlapping classes, prioritize: 1. Chamber 2. Rep 3. Orchestra

When can I leave on Thursday?

All students are required to participate in the final concert at 5pm. It usually takes less than 2 hours. Students are free to leave after the concert.

Check-in info:


Check-in takes place in Room 102 of Braun Music Center between 9:30am and 4:30pm. Sunday is not a full day. Please see the above schedule and take note of which classes are being held.

Sunday Opening Concert:

Sunday evening, August 5th at 7:00pm we will have a brief introductory meeting for parents and students followed by a chamber music concert by faculty and students. Location: DINK


All parking lots require parking passes or paid meters. Parking is free on Sunday.  You may pay for parking by the hour or by the day.  You may purchase daily parking passes ahead of time during registration. You will need 4 daily passes for the institute at $5 each.  If you need to purchase passes at the institute, please have cash or a check available.

Very Important Forms: 


Please be sure to print and bring signed liability forms required by both Stanford and the Suzuki Music Association of California, SANC Branch. Students must have these to participate!   Stanford also requires non-teen dorm parents (parents observing their student's classes) to fill out the Stanford waiver.  Copies will be available at check-in, but will slow down the process. You can read Stanford's guidelines, here.



Mandatory Teen Dorm Parent Meeting and form:

Teen dorm parents and students are required to attend a short meeting at 12:15pm on Sunday in front of the teen dormitory.  A reminder email will be send 1 week prior.   Teens also need to fill out this additional form:

Special Dining Request:


For dormitory guests staying on campus or those who have purchased meal plans, Florence Moore, our dining hall, has a variety of choices including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.  For mild to moderate allergies to the 7 common food allergens, please see this information from Stanford regarding purple stickers available when you pick up meal passes. If your child has severe, life threatening allergies please complete this additional form and submit it directly to Stanford following the directions on the form.

Dormitory Check-In:


Dormitory Check-In is currently scheduled at 3:00-5:00pm on Sunday in front of the the Store Row House on Mayfield Ave.  If you arrive with luggage before 3pm we can store your belongings in the lounge area of your building until you are able to check into your room. A campus map will be included with registration packets.  (See address below for early check-in.)  Linens are provided.  Please remember that there is a $135 charge for lost keys and $65 for lost fobs (which provide secure entrance to the dormitory hall). So, please be careful with your keys. If meal cards are lost their is a $15 replacement fee.


Early Check-In Address for family checking in Saturday night:

Lausuen Row Housing Front Desk:

572 Mayfield Ave.

Stanford, CA

Tel: (650) 723-8004 

If you are arriving after 5pm or before 9am you will need to call the Housing Access Response Team (HART) number (650) 353-8433.  A team member will arrive to assist you in check-in.  Response time is 10 minutes on average.


Dormitory Check-Out:


Dormitory keys and fobs must be returned between 8:45am and 11:00am on Thursday unless you have paid in advance to stay Thursday night.  Return your key to the Housing Front Desk:


Lausuen Row Housing Front Desk:

572 Mayfield Ave.

Stanford, CA

Tel: (650) 723-8004 

 Lost and late keys will result in the loss of the $135 deposit, lost fobs result in an additional $65 charge. Please retain your receipt.  Key deposits will be mailed within 2 weeks and received within 4 weeks.   You may leave your luggage in Xanadu room 102.  If you have a vehicle on campus, please place your luggage in your vehicle.  Please be sure to dress for the concert as you will not be able to access luggage until after the concert.  Luggage will be locked in room 102 until after the concert.  Please retrieve your luggage within 20-30 minutes after the final concert.

Early and Late Check-In/Out:


If you have arranged and paid in advance to stay Thursday night, you can check out Friday morning using the Stanford housing front desk.  The housing desk is open at 8am.  If you need to check out before 8am you may leave your key/fob in the dropbox at Lasuen.  Please fill out the envelope and place the key/fob in the dropbox.  You must check out before 11am.  The Suzuki office will not be open Friday morning.


Lausuen Row Housing Front Desk:

572 Mayfield Ave.

Stanford, CA

Tel: (650) 723-8004