Parents and Families
At Stanford, all students, regardless of immigration status, are unconditionally welcomed and play an integral role in our community. We constantly strive and work to improve the resources for our undocumented and DACAmented students to have an equitable and successful education.
- Parents of Stanford DACAmented/Undocumented Students. Your child has an abundance of support and opportunities awaiting them here, and we hope you take comfort in knowing that Stanford is taking leaps to ensure all spaces on our campus are welcome for all. Two websites to that have general Information include this one for current undergraduate students' families and this one for prospective undergraduate students’ families.
- Spouses and Children of Stanford Students. If you are the spouse, domestic partner, or child of a Stanford student and you identify as undocumented or DACAmented, Stanford resources are limited and may be dependent on your spouse/partner/parent’s status. For insight on these particularities, please have the Stanford student email us so that we can connect with you or check out this useful website where you can locate nonprofit immigrant advocacy organizations by zip code.
- Mixed-Status Families. If you as a Stanford student are not directly undocumented or DACAmented, but come from a mixed-status family where your siblings or parents fall under this category, unfortunately resources are limited as to what Stanford can provide. However, please email us and we can try to connect you with resources.
Additional Resources for DACA/Undocumented Families
- Traveling. Traveling can be confusing and there are many details to think about. We encourage you to tap into external resources such as Immigrant Rising’s Traveling as a DACAmented or Undocumented Person in California or Guide for Traveling in the US.
- Housing and Dining. Residential Education supports undergraduates, and the Graduate Life Office supports graduate and professional students living in campus housing.
- Families Visiting Stanford. The Opportunity Fund, run by the First-Generation and/or Low-Income Student Success Center, offers financial support for parents’ flights (both domestic and international) to come visit their children on-campus for major campus events (i.e: graduation ceremonies).