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Intellectual Programs Preview

Grab a front-row seat as esteemed Stanford faculty explore today's most pressing issues, unveil cutting-edge research and remind us how good it feels to learn something new. Shake off the cobwebs and grab a number 2 pencil: class is in session. Registration will open August 19th.

Schedule Highlights

We have great programs throughout the weekend - you won't want to miss a single minute.

Thursday, October 24

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Classes Without Quizzes & Tours

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Classes Without Quizzes & Tours


Friday, October 25

8:30-9:30 a.m.: Classes Without Quizzes & Tours

10:00-11:30 a.m.: President's Welcome & Micro Lectures

3:15-4:15 p.m.: Classes Without Quizzes & Tours


Saturday, October 26

(Please note these times are subject to change dependent on the football game start time, but we will offer at least two programs on Saturday.)
8:30-9:30 a.m.: Classes Without Quizzes & Tours

Time TBD: Classes Without Quizzes & Tours

Featured Programs

Classes Without Quizzes (CWOQs) and Campus Tours

Listen to Stanford faculty delve into the humanities, hot topics, practical advice, technology, and more. Whether you'd like to see a favorite professor, learn about the latest groundbreaking research or tour an interesting spot on campus, you'll find something to spark your intellectual curiosity. If you'd like to suggest a topic or Stanford professor to teach at Classes Without Quizzes, email

President's Welcome & Micro Lectures

Join fellow classmates as President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes alumni back to campus. Following his remarks, an outstanding lineup of Stanford faculty and students present short talks to boost your brain.