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A Commencement Weekend update for 2020 Graduates - Feb. 8, 2022

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Feb. 8, 2022

Dear Stanford 2020 graduates,

Your in-person Commencement ceremony is fast approaching, and we’re excited about welcoming you back to Stanford.

If you have not yet completed this expression of interest form please do so by 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, Feb. 28. Your response is very important to our planning. It will help us anticipate the number of people returning to campus and guides schools, departments, and other organizations in identifying appropriate venues and avoiding capacity limits.

Please Note: After Feb. 28, updates about the Commencement ceremony and other activities will be emailed only to those who have submitted the form indicating they plan to attend.

As a reminder, your ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 9:30 a.m. PDT will be separate from the 2022 Commencement the following day, but some events will be conducted jointly during the weekend. The campus will be bustling, so please keep the following reminders and updates in mind as you plan your trip:

Financial Aid. Limited financial support may be available for undergraduate students who received full financial aid during their last year at Stanford and continue to have financial hardship. Please fill out this form by February 28 to apply for support.

COVID protocols. We anticipate that campus health and safety guidelines for all visitors will continue to be in effect during Commencement weekend. Details will be included in subsequent updates.

Registration. Due to COVID protocols, all graduates, family members and other guests will be required to register for Commencement and other events. More details will be available in March and registration will open a few weeks later.

Lodging. You still have time to make hotel reservations, but hurry because this will be a very busy weekend due to other graduations and events in the Bay Area. Click here to learn more about discounted rates for 2020 graduates.

Regalia. The website for placing orders goes live on March 7 and closes April 25. To guard against continuing delays in the supply chain, place your order as early as possible and visit the Commencement website for further details.

Additional events. A complete listing of all school and department ceremonies occurring Commencement weekend will be posted in mid-May.

More questions? See Commencement FAQs.

Wherever your journeys have taken you, we hope your path will lead you back to the Farm this June!