Category: Stanford Events

President Hennessy

Five things to know about Parents’ Weekend

February 5, 2015 6:42 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. 27 and 28, is expected to attract more than 3,000 family members to campus.   See the Parents’ Weekend story from the December issue of the… Read more Five things to know about Parents’ Weekend

NBC's Richard Engel named graduation speaker

January 30, 2015 10:30 pm
Richard Engel, the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News who has covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, will be the 2015 Commencement speaker at Stanford. Stanford’s 124th Commencement Weekend, which is scheduled June 12-14, will also feature a Baccalaureate address by Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and former adviser to President Bill Clinton.… Read more NBC's Richard Engel named graduation speaker
A parent t-shirt displayed during Parents' Weekend.

Stanford welcomes families to the Farm on Feb. 27 and 28

December 2, 2014 10:02 pm
Employment prospects for humanities and arts majors will be the topic of one of 14 lectures, presentations and talks to be offered at Parents’ Weekend on Feb. 27 and 28, 2015. Parents are encouraged to visit the Parents’ Weekend website to register for the popular annual event in advance. Also strongly encouraged is making early… Read more Stanford welcomes families to the Farm on Feb. 27 and 28

Stanford prepares to welcome 30,000 for Commencement Weekend

May 2, 2014 9:40 pm
Husband and wife philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates will share the podium as the 2014 Commencement speakers at Stanford. Stanford’s 123rd Commencement Weekend, scheduled June 13-15, will also feature a Class Day lecture by Associate Professor of Communication Fred Turner and a Baccalaureate address by Zen Buddhist priest and poet Norman Fischer. The Class Day… Read more Stanford prepares to welcome 30,000 for Commencement Weekend

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