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We look forward to celebrating Commencement in person at the Stanford Stadium. We will have two ceremonies: one for advanced degree candidates on Saturday, June 12, at 9:30 a.m. PDT and one for the senior class of 2021 on Sunday, June 13, at 9:30 a.m. PDT.


Baccalaureate is a celebratory gathering to acknowledge the spiritual contribution to the education of the whole person. This year's celebration will be held virtually on Friday, June 11 at 11:00 am PDT.

ChemE graduate in regalia speaks at podium with department graduates sitting on the stage behind him.

School & Department Celebrations

Graduates will be honored at their individual school or department virtual celebrations. These celebrations will be held at various times during Commencement Weekend.

Family with graduate at BCSC event

Community Center Celebrations

During Commencement Weekend, community centers conduct special celebrations for graduating students and their guests. 

Social Events

Various student groups and campus organizations will be hosting social events throughout the weekend.

Group of graduates wearing decorated caps with Stanford S.

Additional Virtual Events

During Commencement Weekend, some campus organizations and groups will host special virtual events for graduating students and their guests.