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To help us plan seating and other important logistical arrangements, please confirm your participation in Commencement Weekend 2024 by submitting the RSVP form linked below at your earliest convenience, and no later than Thursday, June 13.

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

Regalia Rentals

Academic attire is required to participate in Commencement. Regalia can be rented from Stanford Bookstore. 

Tuesday, March 5:  Cap and gown (regalia) rental website opens for orders

Wednesday, May 1:  Faculty deadline to order rental regalia
(for pickup at Stanford Bookstore beginning May 28)

Monday, May 13: Deadline to order rental regalia to ship to home
(shipping fees apply)

Tuesday, May 28: Faculty rental regalia distribution begins at the Stanford Bookstore

Thursday, June 6: In-person open stock rental regalia available at the Stanford Bookstore

Regalia Purchase Options

The Stanford Bookstore is the only authorized and licensed seller of Stanford regalia. Faculty and regular Commencement participants often prefer purchasing regalia, though renting is available. Custom regalia is exclusively for purchase. In partnership with Jostens, the bookstore offers standard and custom Stanford regalia. Orders for this year's Commencement should be placed by April 26th.

Standard Regalia Purchase Option
Choose from three PhD gown options and one for Masters. Packages include gown, tam/mortarboard, and a classic hood with degree-color velvet and satin lining in school colors.

Purchase standard PhD/Masters regalia

Stanford Custom Regalia Purchase Option
Custom doctoral gown package features a custom fitted official Stanford University gown with school crest embroidered on the front, doctoral hood with degree-color velvet and satin lining in school colors, tam, and garment bag/hanger.

Order Stanford custom doctoral regalia today

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

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.

Faculty procession into the stadium

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, June 15. 2024

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Baccalaureate
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - President's Reception at Hoover House
Various times - Professional school celebrations

Sunday, June 16, 2024

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 2024 senior class, 2024 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. - School and Departmental celebrations begin (various times and locations across campus)

Schedule subject to change.