Category: Stanford Events

Provost talks about drinking, bike safety, choosing majors and the myths of college finances

February 25, 2014 11:42 pm
Provost John Etchemendy welcomed parents and other family members to Parents’ Weekend on Feb. 21. In his speech, he asked parents to help curb risky drinking among students, increase bike safety and ensure students pick majors for the right reasons. Following is an edited version of his talk. Thank you to all the family members… Read more Provost talks about drinking, bike safety, choosing majors and the myths of college finances

Parents' Weekend offers a window into students' world

February 24, 2014 7:09 pm
More than 3,600 family members arrived on campus Feb. 21 and 22 to take part in lectures, tours, performances and question-and-answer sessions with senior officials, including university Provost John Etchemendy and President John Hennessy. The smiles on students and their family members matched the sunny skies. The two days were packed with opportunities for family… Read more Parents' Weekend offers a window into students' world

Faculty lectures headline Parents' Weekend, Feb. 21 and 22

January 16, 2014 5:05 pm
Lectures with some of Stanford’s most prominent faculty members are among the dozens of activities planned for the more than 3,000 family members Stanford expects to welcome during Parents Weekend, Feb. 21 and 22. Online registration for the annual event closes Jan. 31. Stanford faculty members and administrators will offer Back to School Classes for… Read more Faculty lectures headline Parents' Weekend, Feb. 21 and 22

Stanford's 122nd Commencement to be June 14-16

April 19, 2013 3:39 pm
Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, will be the 2013 graduation speaker at Stanford during Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 16. Commencement Weekend events begin Friday, June 14. The weekend festivities will also feature a Class Day lecture by Mehran Sahami, associate professor of computer science and a former Google research scientist. The Baccalaureate… Read more Stanford's 122nd Commencement to be June 14-16

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the 2013 Commencement speaker at Stanford

March 4, 2013 11:22 pm
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the 2013 Commencement speaker at Stanford University. Stanford’s 122nd Commencement Weekend, which is scheduled for June 14-16, also will feature a Class Day lecture by Mehran Sahami, associate professor of computer science, and a Baccalaureate address by alumna Valarie Kaur, post-9/11 civil rights advocate and interfaith organizer.… Read more New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the 2013 Commencement speaker at Stanford

Bing Concert Hall to be featured during Parents' Weekend, Feb. 22-23

December 11, 2012 10:32 pm
The Bing Concert Hall, Stanford’s new performance venue, will be featured during upcoming Parents’ Weekend activities, Feb. 22-23. Parents will be offered a special tour of the Bing Concert Hall and a 40-minute concert featuring faculty and student performers. The new concert hall, which was officially opened to the public in January, is considered among… Read more Bing Concert Hall to be featured during Parents' Weekend, Feb. 22-23

2012 Commencement weekend at Stanford

June 26, 2012 10:30 pm
More than 25,000 family members and friends gathered for Stanford’s 121st Commencement weekend June 14-17, 2012. The keynote of Sunday’s Commencement ceremony was an address by Stanford alumnus Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J. He spoke to the graduates who entered Stanford Stadium with the traditional Wacky Walk. Highlights on Saturday included the Baccalaureate address… Read more 2012 Commencement weekend at Stanford

Abraham Verghese in, football out, at this year’s New Student Orientation

August 8, 2011 10:46 pm
There will be no football game, but the Class of 2015 can look forward to learning how to pursue all of their passions during this year’s New Student Orientation, scheduled for Sept. 20-25. The official university welcome and orientation for freshmen and incoming transfer students will offer a variety of programs to introduce new students… Read more Abraham Verghese in, football out, at this year’s New Student Orientation