Category: Stanford Events

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
Family Weekend

What you need to know about Family Weekend 2019

February 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Family Weekend, which will be held Feb. 22 and 23, annually draws about 3,000 visitors to the Stanford campus for two days of information sessions, faculty lectures, campus tours and open houses. Staff members from the Office of Special Events & Protocol offer the following information for family members planning this always-popular event. If we… Read more What you need to know about Family Weekend 2019
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