Category: Stanford Events

Commencement

10 things to know about Stanford Commencement

May 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Stanford is preparing for Commencement Weekend 2018, which will be held June 15 to 17. The event will attract some 30,000 people to campus, so families are encouraged to plan their visit early. Here are 10 things families might find useful to know about Stanford’s graduation. There is a new clear-bag policy for Stanford Stadium.… Read more 10 things to know about Stanford Commencement
Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is named Baccalaureate speaker

April 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Writer, poet and memoirist Elizabeth Alexander has been named speaker for this year’s Baccalaureate. The multifaith celebration led by graduating students will take place on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. in the Main Quad. Alexander joins award-winning actor and alumnus Sterling K. Brown, who was previously named Commencement speaker. Alexander is president of the… Read more Elizabeth Alexander is named Baccalaureate speaker
Family Weekend

4,000 expected for Family Weekend

February 20, 2018 9:19 am
An estimated 4,000 visitors are expected to arrive Friday for Family Weekend, a two-day event that provides families a glimpse into undergraduate life at Stanford through varied activities and informative sessions, including faculty lectures, campus tours, and community open houses and receptions. The annual event, which will take place Feb. 23-24, opens Friday morning with… Read more 4,000 expected for Family Weekend
Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown named Commencement speaker

February 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Stanford alum Sterling K. Brown, who recently made history by becoming the first African American to win both the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and Golden Globe for best actor in a dramatic TV series, will give the 2018 Commencement address at Stanford on Sunday, June 17. “Sterling K. Brown is an eloquent role model… Read more Sterling K. Brown named Commencement speaker
Family Weekend

What you need to know about Family Weekend 2018

February 8, 2018 3:23 pm
Family Weekend, which will be held Feb. 23 and 24, annually draws more than 3,000 visitors to campus. The following is information we hope family members planning to attend find useful. If we didn’t register by the deadline, can we still come? Yes. If you haven’t registered in advance, you can check in at the… Read more What you need to know about Family Weekend 2018
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