Category: Stanford Events

Family Weekend

Stanford Family Weekend opens

February 23, 2017 4:42 pm
Stanford plans to welcome nearly 4,000 people to campus Friday for two days of festivities during Family Weekend 2017. Activities include tours, “Back to School Classes,” receptions in community centers and residence halls and an “Entertainment Extravaganza” featuring performances by student ensembles. It will be the first Family Weekend for Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who… Read more Stanford Family Weekend opens
Family Weekend

Information to know about Family Weekend 2017

February 10, 2017 4:55 pm
Elaine Enos, executive director of Stanford’s Office of Special Events and Protocol, shares information she hopes family members know about Family Weekend. The annual event, which will be held Feb. 24 and 25, is expected to attract more than 3,000 visitors to campus. If we didn’t register in advance, can we still attend, and where… Read more Information to know about Family Weekend 2017
Family Weekend

Family Weekend is Feb. 24 and 25, 2017

December 7, 2016 10:47 am
Stanford expects to welcome more than 3,000 people when it holds its popular Family Weekend on Feb. 24 and 25, 2017. Online registration is now open and will close on Jan. 26, 2017. The event, formerly known as Parents’ Weekend, offers members of families of undergraduate students a chance to learn more about life at… Read more Family Weekend is Feb. 24 and 25, 2017
Convocation

Stanford's Convocation welcomes new students and transfers

September 23, 2016 2:20 pm
At the 126th Opening Convocation Ceremony held in the Inner Quad Courtyard on Tuesday, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne drew inspiration from an 1891 address university co-founder Jane L. Stanford wrote for the very first class of incoming students. “She wrote: ‘There is only one failure for you and that is not to be true to… Read more Stanford's Convocation welcomes new students and transfers
Ken Burns

Five things for parents to know about Stanford’s 2016 Commencement Weekend

April 29, 2016 11:03 am
Stanford already has begun preparing for Commencement Weekend 2016, which will be held June 11 and 12. The event will attract some 30,000 people to the Stanford campus. Here are five things parents might like to know as they prepare for the big event. Who is giving the Commencement speech this year? Filmmaker Ken Burns… Read more Five things for parents to know about Stanford’s 2016 Commencement Weekend
Parents Weekend

Stanford campus shines for families visiting for Parents' Weekend

February 29, 2016 9:41 am
More than 3,500 family members visited Stanford over the sunny weekend to roam the grounds, sample student life and, most of all, spend time with their sons and daughters. University photographer Linda Cicero captured some of the moments. Visit the Stanford News site to see more photos.
Parents Weekend

Parents' Weekend opens Friday

February 24, 2016 11:19 am
  Stanford will welcome more than 3,500 family members to campus Friday for two days of festivities during Parents’ Weekend 2016, including tours, classes, community center receptions, dance performances and “pop-up talks” in the university’s arts district. The highly anticipated annual event will feature the ever-popular – and final – Q&A with President John Hennessy,… Read more Parents' Weekend opens Friday
Katharine Jefferts Schori

Katharine Jefferts Schori named Baccalaureate speaker

February 22, 2016 8:50 am
The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman to serve as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, has been named Stanford’s 2016 Baccalaureate speaker. Baccalaureate is a multifaith, end-of-the-year celebration for graduating students, their families and the university community. The event, held the day before Commencement, is student-led and designed to recognize the… Read more Katharine Jefferts Schori named Baccalaureate speaker
parents reading

Five things to know about Parents' Weekend

February 19, 2016 3:47 pm
Elaine Enos, executive director of Stanford’s Office of Special Events and Protocol, shares information she hopes parents know about Parents’ Weekend. The annual event, which will be held Feb. 26 and 27, is expected to attract more than 3,000 visitors to campus.  See the Parents’ Weekend story from the January issue of the Parents’ Newsletter.… Read more Five things to know about Parents' Weekend
Ken Burns

Filmmaker Ken Burns will be Commencement speaker

January 29, 2016 1:42 pm
Emmy Award-winner Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, will be Stanford’s 2016 Commencement speaker. Stanford’s 125th Commencement Weekend is scheduled June 11 and 12. Burns will deliver the Commencement address at the university’s main ceremony in Stanford Stadium. The university’s seven schools also will hold… Read more Filmmaker Ken Burns will be Commencement speaker