The first day of school is always exciting - even for us at the Creekside Inn! Set your Stanford Freshman Orientation provides a series of activities and events designed to help new students figure out what life is like on campus. Gear up for tons of action and get ready to meet plenty of new people - many students make friends for life during this high-energy orientation. Stanford orientation for freshmen and new students takes place on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 and concludes with a Provost dinner at NSO that night. Schedule and event details will be posted to the Stanford University website on September 1. New students should try to attend as many events as possible to help with their adjustment to a new home and new life. Make it easy to attend Stanford Freshman Orientation by booking your reservations at our Palo Alto hotel, which is located about a mile and a half from the university campus - a two-minute drive. Students and their families will love our free shuttle which can take you to campus, ample amenities and relaxing creek-side setting.