Category: Stanford Events

Tessier-Lavigne

Do your part to foster belonging, president urges new students

September 20, 2017 10:41 am
At the 127th Opening Convocation Ceremony held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Main Quadrangle, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne urged new students to commit themselves to the university’s values of diversity, inclusion and free expression, and to do their part to make Stanford a community that fosters belonging for all its members. “Throughout the university,… Read more Do your part to foster belonging, president urges new students
3 books

Three Books program focuses on sustainability and equity

July 25, 2017 3:36 pm
Following 13 years of tradition, Stanford’s incoming, first-year students received a special package for the summer: three books, carefully curated by a Stanford faculty member. Their assignment: read all three prior to New Student Orientation, which begins Sept. 19 and will include a panel discussion with the authors. This year’s selections for the Three Books… Read more Three Books program focuses on sustainability and equity
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Stanford graduates encouraged to expand their awareness

June 19, 2017 2:53 pm
In a personal and impassioned speech, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar asked the Stanford University Class of 2017 to reflect on their privileges, on the importance of fair and factual debate, and on opportunities for future growth and contribution. Speaking at the university’s 126th Commencement on Sunday at Stanford Stadium, which was… Read more Stanford graduates encouraged to expand their awareness
Commencement

Here come the graduates!

June 16, 2017 12:58 pm
Stanford will honor graduates during Commencement Weekend with festivities galore, ending with a performance by the Stanford Chamber Chorale in Memorial Church on Sunday afternoon. The main event, the 126th Commencement ceremony, will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, in Stanford Stadium. Baccalaureate, a multi-faith gathering led by students, will… Read more Here come the graduates!
Commencement

Five things to know about Commencement

May 12, 2017 1:56 pm
Stanford has already begun getting ready for Commencement Weekend 2017, which will be held June 17 and 18. The event will attract some 30,000 people to campus, so families are encouraged to plan their visit early. Here are five things families might want to know as they prepare for the big event. Who is giving… Read more Five things to know about Commencement
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