The Gates Building
The CS Department is located in the Gates Computer Science Building on Jane Stanford Way near the Campus Drive West intersection. The building address is 353 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305. Note on mail: Incoming students should have mail and packages sent to their residence address until they are assigned to a Gates office. We do not have the capacity to hold mail without a specific Gates room designation.
Computers & Email
The CS Department has a networked workstation for each person with an office. For all CS students, the department provides a Linux server called Xenon for general use, including email and web browsing, but not for class work. For more information, see: http://cs.stanford.edu/csdcf/policies/xenon-student-account-policies.
Students involved with a given research project (including most Ph.D. and some Masters students) generally move most of their activities onto machines owned by the research group. Every Ph.D. student can pretty much expect to have a research-group workstation on his or her desk at least by the second year. Such machines generally give better response and more available disk space than can be obtained from Xenon.
For class work as well as general use, the University provides the Leland machines, which are Unix/Linux workstations and servers of various kinds. For more information about these machines, see: http://www.stanford.edu/services/unixcomputing/which.html. A myth cluster is located in Gates basement in room B08.
II. Stanford and CS User IDs and E-mail
Your University username is known as your SUNet ID, and you use it to log onto the Leland machines and various Stanford web pages, such as stanfordyou.stanford.edu and axess.stanford.edu. Your Stanford email address will be in the format of email@example.com where sss is your SUNet ID. That address will be valid as long as you are a Stanford student.
As a CS student, you get a CS ID and an email address in the form of firstname.lastname@example.org where ccc is your CS ID. New students, please go online at https://cs.stanford.edu/webdb/csid/ on or after September 15th to request a CS ID. We generally recommend that you choose a CS ID that is the same as your SUNet ID. If you graduate from the CS department, current policy allows you to keep your CS email address permanently.
Your CS email MUST be forwarded to the computer where you read your email, e.g., email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Do NOT leave your CS email forwarding address blank or set it to firstname.lastname@example.org; if you do, your CS email will bounce. You can update your CS email forwarding and other personal information (password, phone numbers, addresses, web page, etc.) in the CS database at http://cs.stanford.edu/pedit.