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Commencement Weekend is fast approaching and we look forward to your participation in this very special celebration for the Stanford community, graduating students, their families, and friends. Please take a moment to review important faculty instructions and scheduling information regarding the weekend's festivities. Note: information is subject to change, so check back often.

Faculty, staff and trustees gather at the Sunken Diamond to dress in academic regalia and prepare to march in the processional.

Confirm Your Participation

To ensure your processional arrangements and stage seating are confirmed, it is important to RSVP no later than Monday, June 6 by 5:00 p.m.

Commencement Information

When to arrive: No later than 9:00 a.m.

Where to go: Sunken Diamond near Chuck Taylor Grove across from the stadium.

What to bring: A current Stanford ID and academic attire (worn). 

Where to park: Due to road closures and heavy traffic at the end of the ceremony, you may consider parking further away and walking to the stadium.

What to do: Faculty marshals will provide instructions regarding the procession and stage seating when you arrive.

Caption/Description: Rev. Joanne Sanders and Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann process at Baccalaureate. 128th Commencement Baccalaureate, Main Quadrangle

Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 10

10:00 a.m. - 2022 Baccalaureate
4:00 p.m. - 2020 Baccalaureate

Saturday, June 11

8:30 a.m. - Faculty to meet at Sunken Diamond (refreshments available)
9:15 a.m. - Faculty processional lineup begins
9:30 a.m. - The procession into the Stadium begins, led by the 2020 senior class, 2020 advanced degrees, and faculty/stage party
10:15 a.m. - The Commencement ceremony begins
11:30 a.m. - The Commencement ceremony concludes and faculty recession out of the stadium begins
Various times - Professional school celebrations
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - President's Reception (RSVP to volunteer at the reception)

Sunday, June 12

8:30 a.m. - Faculty to meet at Sunken Diamond (refreshments available)
9:15 a.m. - Faculty processional lineup begins
9:30 a.m. - The procession into the Stadium begins, led by the 2022 senior class, 2022 advanced degrees, and faculty/stage party
10:15 a.m. - The Commencement ceremony begins
11:30 a.m. - The Commencement ceremony concludes and faculty recession out of the stadium begins
12:30 p.m. - Departmental celebrations begin (various times and locations across campus)

Schedule subject to change.

Caption/Description: Faculty procession at the 127th Stanford Commencement Ceremony, Stanford Stadium

Academic Attire Rentals

Academic attire is required for all faculty processing in the main Commencement ceremony.

Wednesday, April 13: Deadline to order custom regalia
Monday, April 25: Student/Faculty regalia rental pre-order deadline
Tuesday, May 31: Online regalia pre-orders available to pick up at the Stanford Bookstore, Lower Level
Thursday, June 2: Open stock available at the Stanford Bookstore, Lower Level

Note: To guard against continuing delays in the supply chain, we recommend you place your order as early as possible.

Have questions? Visit or email the Stanford Bookstore at stanford@bkstr.com.

The deadline to order regalia has passed. Please visit the Stanford Bookstore beginning June 2 for open stock distribution.

Custom Regalia

Custom Stanford regalia bearing school crests and colors reflecting areas of study are available to purchase. Please submit your orders by Wednesday, April 13.

Should you have questions regarding your order, please contact the Stanford Bookstore: (650) 329-1217 ext. 8329 or WebOrders@bookstore.stanford.org