Category: Stanford Events

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
Parents Weekend

Stanford campus shines for families visiting for Parents' Weekend

February 29, 2016 9:41 am
More than 3,500 family members visited Stanford over the sunny weekend to roam the grounds, sample student life and, most of all, spend time with their sons and daughters. University photographer Linda Cicero captured some of the moments. Visit the Stanford News site to see more photos.
Parents Weekend

Parents' Weekend opens Friday

February 24, 2016 11:19 am
  Stanford will welcome more than 3,500 family members to campus Friday for two days of festivities during Parents’ Weekend 2016, including tours, classes, community center receptions, dance performances and “pop-up talks” in the university’s arts district. The highly anticipated annual event will feature the ever-popular – and final – Q&A with President John Hennessy,… Read more Parents' Weekend opens Friday
Katharine Jefferts Schori

Katharine Jefferts Schori named Baccalaureate speaker

February 22, 2016 8:50 am
The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman to serve as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, has been named Stanford’s 2016 Baccalaureate speaker. Baccalaureate is a multifaith, end-of-the-year celebration for graduating students, their families and the university community. The event, held the day before Commencement, is student-led and designed to recognize the… Read more Katharine Jefferts Schori named Baccalaureate speaker
parents reading

Five things to know about Parents' Weekend

February 19, 2016 3:47 pm
Elaine Enos, executive director of Stanford’s Office of Special Events and Protocol, shares information she hopes parents know about Parents’ Weekend. The annual event, which will be held Feb. 26 and 27, is expected to attract more than 3,000 visitors to campus.  See the Parents’ Weekend story from the January issue of the Parents’ Newsletter.… Read more Five things to know about Parents' Weekend
Ken Burns

Filmmaker Ken Burns will be Commencement speaker

January 29, 2016 1:42 pm
Emmy Award-winner Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, will be Stanford’s 2016 Commencement speaker. Stanford’s 125th Commencement Weekend is scheduled June 11 and 12. Burns will deliver the Commencement address at the university’s main ceremony in Stanford Stadium. The university’s seven schools also will hold… Read more Filmmaker Ken Burns will be Commencement speaker
McMurtry Building

More than 3,000 visitors expected for Parents’ Weekend

January 20, 2016 2:22 pm
Stanford expects to welcome more than 3,000 visitors for Parents’ Weekend on Feb. 26 and 27. Parents who have not yet registered can do so on site at the Arrillaga Alumni Center. This year’s Parents’ Weekend will feature special programs to introduce the new Stanford Arts District, according to Elaine Enos, executive director of Stanford’s… Read more More than 3,000 visitors expected for Parents’ Weekend
Thanks mom and dad

Journalist Richard Engel tells Stanford grads to experience the world

June 15, 2015 8:22 pm
Every college graduate has the opportunity to shape history by following their sense of adventure, journalist Richard Engel told Stanford’s Class of 2015. Engel, the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, spoke at Stanford’s 124th Commencement on Sunday, June 14, at Stanford Stadium. He said that urbanization, climate and communication technology are issues of the… Read more Journalist Richard Engel tells Stanford grads to experience the world

Stanford prepares for Commencement; fountains to return briefly

May 26, 2015 9:34 pm
Stanford is preparing to welcome some 30,000 friends and families to Commencement Weekend, June 12 to 14. Richard Engel, a Stanford alumnus and the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, will be the Commencement speaker. Stanford’s 124th Commencement Weekend will also feature a Baccalaureate address by Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and former adviser… Read more Stanford prepares for Commencement; fountains to return briefly