Welcome Graduate Students! 

The WCC is your space! We want you to make use of the center and help us make it the epicenter of a welcoming and vibrant feminist community. It's available during business hours for any kind of dropping in and hanging out--we often have snacks, and there's a computer cluster available for your use. You can also reserve the space for meetings, study groups, or office hours.

The Stanford Women's Community Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of all women students at Stanford, and we host a variety of programs specifically designed for graduate women. Events include:

  • Dissertation and oral presentation seminars
  • Wellness Series
  • Networking Mixers
  • Pertinent Discussion-Women of color in Academic, Stress & Time Management, Work Balance, etc.
  • Social Events: Lunches, Happy Hours, Dinners, and more!

Fore more information on quarterly events, please see the WCC Calendar, and to kee up to date with the latest events and programs for graduate women, sign up for one of our grad-specific mailing lists:

Graduate Women's Network: An email list for all graduate women in which announcements about WCC Events for Graduate women as well as relevant programs and events from across campus are sent out. Approximately 1-2 emails/week.

Graduate Women of Color List: This email list is for graduate women of color and their allies to receive emails about events and opportunities specific to this group.

If you have an idea for an event or program, or would like to get involved, please contact us at wccstaff@gmail.com.

Past Events

Girls Season 3 Screening, Thursday, May 8, 7-9pm @ WCC


Graduate Women of Color Discussion Group: Allies, Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-8pm @ WCC

Join us for our quarterly dinner and discussion. This quarter's theme is "Allies"--how we define them, how we can find them, and how we can learn to be better allies.

Graduate Women's Welcome: Fem Fondue, Monday, Sept. 23, 7-9pm

Location: WCC, Fire Truck House,1st Floor, 433 Santa Teresa St., Stanford, CA

Monthly Mondays! - Monday, October 7, 8-10pm @ Rose and Crown (downtown Palo Alto)

The first event in what will become a monthly tradition, First Mondays are an opportunity for graduate students to get off campus together and socialize on the first Monday of each month. Event locations will vary, but this month, we will host the event at the Rose and Crown bar on Emerson Street. The first round is on us!

Graduate Women of Color Roundtable Luncheon - Wednesday, October 16, 12-1:30pm @ El Centro Chicano

At this event, we will have several women faculty and staff from across Stanford's campus in El Centro Chicano to speak with graduate women of color. The purpose of this informal discussion is to connect graduate women of color with resources and networks across campus. We will list names of participants as they are confirmed. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

DATE CHANGE! Dissertation Panel Part 1: Preparing for the Dissertation - Friday, November 1, 2-4pm @ WCC Conference Room

This will be a two hour panel about steps to take in preparation for the dissertation including planning your timeline, working with  your advisor, and getting in the dissertation mindset. We are fortunate to have two postdoctoral fellows from the Clayman Institute--Ashely Farmer and Alison Crossley--to share their dissertation experience with us. Light refreshments will be provided.

Monthly Mondays! - Monday, November 4, 8-10pm @ Nola's (downtown Palo Alto)

Join us for feminist conversation and social networking off campus. The first two pitchers of sangria are on us!

Dissertation Panel, Part 2: Writing the Dissertation - Friday, November 15, 2-4pm @ WCC Conference Room

The second session of the dissertation series will focus on strategies for actually writing the dissertation. We are fortunate to have Shay Brawn, dissertation guru from the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, and Lupe Carrillo, fabulous graduate student from the English department, to share their wisdom. Light refreshments will be provided.

Coping with the Holidays - Monday, December 2, 6:00-7:30pm @ Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center (RSVP: http://goo.gl/hFBOnL)

This event aims to unite students in a safe space where they can discuss their concerns and stresses surrounding the holiday. You will have a chance to get connected with the community at Stanford while learning valuable tips on how to manage your end of the year blues, reuniting with family, or loneliness. Conversations will be facilitated by CAPS counselors and Graduate Life Office (GLO) coordinators. Dinner will be provided.

Monthly Mondays! - Monday, December 9, 8-10pm @ The Wine Room (downtown Palo Alto)

Enjoy a finals week study break. We'll buy you a glass of wine!

Winter Wonderland Welcome Back! - Monday, January 13, 7-9pm @ The WCC

Join us as we ring in the new year and the new quarter with a winter wonderland celebration, complete with make-your-own-crepe station and a magician! Yes, you read that right, we have a super-talented magician to start your winter quarter off with a bang :)

The Shriver Report Lunch - Thurs, Jan 30, 12-1:30pm @ WCC

Join us to discuss the latest Shriver Report entitled A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. No need to have read the entire thing, but check out the pieces by Beyonce, Eva Longoria, or Lebron James if you have a minute. You can find the report here.

Finding an Advisor - Wed, Feb 5, 12-1pm @ Y2E2 299

Join us in an engaging conversation with Stanford engineering professors as we discuss what it takes to find your ideal research lab and the right adviso as you embark on an important journey in your academic life.

The Vagina Dialogue: A two-part informal lunch conversation with gynecologist and Stanford Prof. Sophia Yen

Part 1: Self-Care, UTIs, and Menstruation - Thurs, Feb 6, 12-1:30pm @ WCC

Part 2: Sexual Health, STIs, and Contraception - Thurs, Feb 13, 12-1:30pm @ WCC

Graduate/Undergraduate Mentoring Round Tables!: Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts - Tues, Feb 18, 7-8:30pm @ WCC

We are bringing together some of the greatest grad students on campus to advise and mentor undergrads who may be thinking about pursuing graduate study in the Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts over dinner. (If you are a grad student interested in being a mentor, please email Vanessa Seals at vlseals@stanford.edu.)