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Life at Hopkins

Breathtaking ocean views. Hiking, biking, kayaking, diving. And Victorian style housing that’s just a 10-minute walk or 2-minute bike from your classes at the Marine Station. That’s life at Hopkins for you.

From Farm to ocean

We know it’s hard to leave main campus, but you’ll be amazed how liberating it is to step outside the Stanford bubble for a quarter or more. While it’s easy to return to campus for special events and previous obligations (just 90 miles away), many students choose to remain in Pacific Grove to take advantage of the region’s natural playground. You’ll be surprised by how many of your friends will want to come down for a weekend visit.

Ready to dive in?

If you want to learn how to dive,  you can get your open-water certification through one of several local dive shops while at Hopkins. For students that already have their certification, our dive safety officer offers a one-week course to certify you as a scientific diver.  That course is offered over Spring break, and again right after the end of Spring quarter. 

Questions about housing?

Learn more about Housing at Hopkins

Exploring Monterey Bay Area and Big Sur

Bring your bike, your surfboard, your sense of adventure. Monterey Bay and Big Sur are a tourist Mecca for good reason. Over 8 million people visit every year, taking in the sights and seaside, the aquarium and endless miles of hiking trails.