Adjunct Guide

Department Contact Information

Department of Communication
Building 120, Room 110
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-2050

Fax: 650-725-2472 ~ Dept. Phone: 650-723-1941 ~ Dept. Website:

Getting Paid

If you haven’t already done so, please contact Lorraine Potter at 650-724-8027 to schedule a time to meet with the H&S Human Resources Department to complete and submit your I-9 employment eligibility verification form. Also, please ensure that once you have set up your SUNet ID, you update your W4/DE4 and direct deposit information in Axess.

Stanford employees are paid on the 7th and the 22nd of every month or the nearest preceding business day if the pay date falls on a weekend/holiday. Pay dates correspond to pay periods as follows: pay date on the 7th for pay period beginning the 16th and ending the last day of the month; pay date on the 22nd for pay period beginning the 1st and ending the 15th of the month. Your online pay statements are made accessible via Axess 1-3 days prior to the actual payday. Stanford employees must enroll in the direct deposit program via Axess with their bank account and routing information. Both regular salary and reimbursements for expenses will be deposited in your bank account electronically. Direct deposit is initiated and authorized via Axess. The payroll system is set up to accept only one direct deposit account. To print paper copies of direct deposit statements, click on the Employment Information tab in Axess. Under ‘Financial Information’, click on the Pay Statement tab.

Office Space

Dedicated office space is assigned to visiting faculty based on need and availability. The department does its best to ensure that all teaching faculty have functional office workspace. Whenever possible, the department is committed to providing each faculty member with a desk, a chair and modest office supplies. You will receive a key to your office and card-swipe access to the building and common internal areas. Please make sure that all doors and windows are locked when leaving. You will be responsible for the replacement cost for any lost keys.


Your mail will be held in the Visiting Lecturers mailbox inside the main office (room 110) of the department.