Category: Stanford Events

Issa Rae

Producer, writer and actress Issa Rae will deliver 2021 Commencement address

June 1, 2021 4:56 pm
Stanford alumna Issa Rae, an actress, writer and producer, will be the speaker for the university’s 2021 undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 13.Rae, who is known for her wit, wisdom and creativity, has used her platform in entertainment to advocate for civil rights and women’s rights.She graduated from Stanford in 2007 with a major… Read more Producer, writer and actress Issa Rae will deliver 2021 Commencement address
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Stanford plans in-person Commencement 2021 celebration

April 22, 2021 1:04 pm
Dear Stanford community,I’m writing to share positive news about Commencement 2021: We will be able to offer the opportunity to celebrate together in person in Stanford Stadium.Due to ongoing public health considerations, the celebration will have to look different than usual. But improvements in the public health situation and the very recent relaxation of some… Read more Stanford plans in-person Commencement 2021 celebration
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Stanford's Commencement plans announced for 2021

February 16, 2021 1:19 pm
In a message to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addresses how Stanford will celebrate the Class of 2021, as well as the timing for the announcement of spring quarter plans. To our Stanford community,With fall quarter behind us and winter quarter now well underway, I want to look ahead and provide an update about… Read more Stanford's Commencement plans announced for 2021
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Stanford’s Family Weekend theme: Wherever you are, you are family

February 4, 2021 5:31 pm
Like many gatherings during the pandemic, the annual Stanford Family Weekend in late February will be a virtual experience – a livestream town hall, webinar meetings, a photo montage of families with their students and Zoom visits to community centers. Since families are unable to visit the campus in person this year, Stanford is inviting… Read more Stanford’s Family Weekend theme: Wherever you are, you are family
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New Student Orientation goes virtual

September 10, 2020 4:41 pm
New Student Orientation (NSO), the often exuberant and always engaging series of events designed to introduce new students to the academic, cultural and social life at the Farm, has gone virtual this year. This year’s events, scheduled from Sept. 9 to 12, are occurring exclusively online, including for the small number of undergraduates whose special… Read more New Student Orientation goes virtual
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Virtual Convocation marks the beginning of an unusual academic year

September 10, 2020 4:29 pm
Even as they study from afar because of the COVID-19 pandemic, new first-year students and transfers were encouraged to stay connected to the Stanford campus community. Calling it “anything but a normal year,” President Marc Tessier-Lavigne urged new students to “support and check in on one another, just as you would were you on campus.”… Read more Virtual Convocation marks the beginning of an unusual academic year
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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
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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
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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