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Faculty processional

The 127th Stanford Commencement is fast approaching and we look forward to your participation in this very special weekend 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.

Confirm Your Participation

The RSVP response form is closed. If you are participating in the procession, please email with your information and any questions.

Saturday, June 16

  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Baccalaureate
  • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - President's Reception (RSVP to volunteer at the reception using the form above)

Sunday, June 17

  • 8:45 a.m. - Faculty to meet at Sunken Diamond (light refreshments available)
  • 9:30 a.m. - The Commencement procession into the Stadium begins
  • 10:15 a.m. - The Commencement ceremony begins
  • 11:30 a.m. - The Commencement ceremony concludes
  • 12:30 p.m. - Departmental diploma ceremonies begin (various times and locations across campus)

Commencement Information

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

When to arrive: No later than 8:45 a.m.

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.

Academic Attire Orders

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

  • Monday, March 12: Online ordering with the Stanford Bookstore begins
  • Friday, April 27: Deadline to order custom regalia
  • Monday, April 30: Online ordering ends
  • Friday, June 8: Online orders available to pick up at the Stanford Bookstore, Lower Level
  • Sunday, June 10: Open stock available

At this time, regalia rental orders may be placed at the Stanford Bookstore beginning on Friday, June 8, 2018. Orders will be filled with open stock gown and hoods consisting of Stanford colors only.

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