Category: Stanford Events

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Celebrate 2020 graduates with Stanford

June 1, 2020 10:19 pm
Members of the Stanford community – from graduates and their families to continuing students to faculty and staff – are encouraged to watch via livestream a special celebration of 2020 graduates on Sunday, June 14, at 10 a.m. The livestream will last about 30 minutes and will be publicly accessible.The celebration is scheduled for the… Read more Celebrate 2020 graduates with Stanford
A parent t-shirt displayed during Parents' Weekend.

More than 4,000 expected to visit during Stanford’s Family Weekend

February 5, 2020 12:56 am
Stanford is preparing to welcome about 4,000 visitors on Feb. 28 and 29 for the annual Family Weekend, which gives parents and guardians a glimpse into Stanford academic and campus life. By Kate Chesley More than 4,000 family members are expected on campus for Stanford’s Feb. 28-29 Family Weekend, the annual event featuring faculty lectures,… Read more More than 4,000 expected to visit during Stanford’s Family Weekend

Explore with curiosity and enthusiasm, Stanford president urges

September 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne encouraged new undergraduate students on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to emulate Leonardo da Vinci’s relentless curiosity, individuality, ability to work well with others and persistent quest to continually improve his work. Speaking at the 129th Opening Convocation Ceremony in the Main Quad, Tessier-Lavigne said many people know Leonardo’s artistic masterpieces – Mona… Read more Explore with curiosity and enthusiasm, Stanford president urges
Moving in

Transfer students and the Class of 2023 arriving at Stanford

September 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Stanford is rolling out its cardinal red carpet on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for its newest residents – first-year and transfer students who will be moving into their new campus homes. When 1,727 new students – including 1,707 first-year students and 20 transfer students – arrive on campus, they will experience New Student Orientation (NSO), a… Read more Transfer students and the Class of 2023 arriving at Stanford
Tim Cook

Apple's Tim Cooks calls on graduates to be builders and to take responsibility

June 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Commencement speaker and Apple CEO Tim Cook urged 2019 Stanford graduates to learn to take responsibility for that which they take credit, to lead lives of purpose marked by humility and to be builders with enduring legacies. Cook spoke to some 30,000 attendees, including graduates and their family and friends Sunday morning in Stanford Stadium.… Read more Apple's Tim Cooks calls on graduates to be builders and to take responsibility
Baccalaureate

Don't allow fear to override your commitment to faith, graduates urged

June 16, 2019 6:32 pm
See the full story and video in Stanford Report. Amid adversity, never be afraid of what you are destined to do, said Ibtihaj Muhammad, an activist, entrepreneur and Olympic athlete, at Stanford’s Baccalaureate ceremony, a multifaith celebration for graduating students and their families and friends. “Each time you have to choose how to deal with… Read more Don't allow fear to override your commitment to faith, graduates urged
Stanford Stadium

Stanford's 128th Commencement Weekend

June 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Stanford will celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2019 during Commencement Weekend, which begins this evening, Thursday, June 13, with Senior Dinner on the Quad and ends with a host of diploma ceremonies and receptions on Sunday afternoon. The main event, the 128th Commencement, will take place Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.… Read more Stanford's 128th Commencement Weekend

What you should know about Commencement Weekend

May 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Stanford is preparing to welcome some 30,000 family members and other visitors for Commencement Weekend, which is June 13 to 16. Here are some things families might find useful to know in advance about Stanford’s graduation. You will need a clear bag to enter Stanford Stadium. For safety reasons, family and friends can only bring… Read more What you should know about Commencement Weekend
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses Stanford families at Family Weekend

February 26, 2019 10:59 pm
For family members unable to join us for the annual Family Weekend, here are the welcoming remarks delivered by President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who took the opportunity to update parents, guardians and others about the student experience at Stanford and the university’s long-range planning. After his remarks, the president engaged in conversation with Harry Elam, senior vice… Read more President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses Stanford families at Family Weekend
Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be Stanford's 2019 Commencement speaker

February 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple and a prominent voice on ethics in technology and business, will be the 2019 Commencement speaker at Stanford University on Sunday, June 16. “Tim Cook has spoken forcefully of the challenges and responsibilities confronting corporations and our society today,” said Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne. “In tackling these, he… Read more Apple CEO Tim Cook will be Stanford's 2019 Commencement speaker