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

Academic Attire Rentals

Academic attire is required to participate in Commencement. Regalia can be rented from Stanford Bookstore. Custom regalia is available to be purchased through Stanford Bookstore.

Dates for regalia rentals and purchases will be posted in early 2024.

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.