Stanford University

Undergrad Resources

Peer Advisors

Current Mathematics Majors are here to help answer any questions you may have about the department, different programs, or research. 

Please see our Peer Advisor page for this quarters peer advisor contact information and office hours!

Stanford University Mathematical Organization (SUMO)

The Stanford University Mathematical Organization (SUMO) is the by-students-for-students math club dedicated to promoting mathematics on the Stanford campus and elsewhere by hosting various events and providing tutoring resources. They host various events that are open to everyone: math majors and non-math majors, graduate and undergraduate.

Stanford Undergraduate Research Institute in Mathematics (SURIM) 

During the summer, the department offers the Stanford Undergraduate Research Institute in Mathematics (SURIM) where students can work on a research project either one-on-one with a faculty member or in a group mentored by a graduate student.


  • Current Stanford undergraduate students.
  • Students receiving support during the Summer must be enrolled in undergraduate studies for both the preceding Spring quarter and the following Fall quarter.

Directed Reading Program (DRP)

Students interested in independent reading with a graduate student mentor may wish to participate in the Directed Reading Program.

The Directed Reading Program is a program of Stanford's Graduate Mathematics Outreach Organization in which undergraduate students (of any major) interested in independently reading some mathematics outside of their official coursework are paired for a quarter with math graduate students for weekly guidance and discussions. At the end of the quarter, participants gather for a colloquium in which each participant gives a short talk about their reading. The program began in winter quarter 2017.

Per instructor and departmental approval, students also enroll in Math 199 do reading courses with faculty members, which requires approaching individual professors directly.

Tutoring Resources

Stanford University Mathematical Organization (SUMO): offers free twice-weekly tutoring sessions during the academic year for students in Math 51, 52, and 53

Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL): offers free drop-in and individual appointment tutoring in the following Math courses: Math 19, 20, 21, 51, 52, 53. Tutoring for other Math courses may be available as well. To view the drop-in schedule and information about tutoring for other courses visit here. To schedule an individual appointment visit here

External Organizations

American Mathematical Society (AMS): Offers many resources on their student page, including information about math programs, graduate school, research, careers, and more.

Stanford BEAM: Bridging Education, Ambition & Meaningful Work provides online and in-person career planning resources including job/internship searches (for both academic and non-academic searches), resume, cover letter and CV writing, interviewing and job talk preparation, self-assessment, networking, and more. 

Mathematical Association of America (MAA): Offers many resources on their Undergraduate Student Resources page, including math meeting, research careers, links to other organizations, and more.