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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Will there be an in-person Commencement for 2020 graduates?
  2. Will the virtual celebration be available to view after June 14?
  3. How will graduates receive their diplomas?
  4. Will graduates still have an opportunity to join the Stanford Alumni Association and receive the benefits of being alumni in June?
  5. I missed the virtual celebration on June 14th. Where can I find the recording I can view?
  6. My name isn’t in the list of graduates that was posted on the Celebration 2020 website. Did I graduate?
  7. Where can I view my school or department’s virtual celebrations?

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not addressed on this website, contact the Office of Special Events & Protocol.

1. Will there be an in-person Commencement for 2020 graduates?

Yes. We are committed to holding an in-person, on-campus Commencement for 2020 graduates. The timing and format will depend on the evolution of the COVID-19 situation. We also plan to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students in a virtual celebration on June 14, 2020.

2. Will the virtual celebration be available to view after June 14?

Yes, the Celebration 2020 website will remain online after June 14.

3. How will graduates receive their diplomas?

For information related to the Spring Quarter 2019-20 and obtaining your diploma by mail, see the Registrar's Diplomas for Spring Commencement 2019-20 page.

4. Will graduates still have an opportunity to join the Stanford Alumni Association and receive the benefits of being alumni in June?

Beginning with the Class of 2020, all new graduates (both undergrad and grad) will receive a lifetime membership as a gift from the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA)—no purchase required. Learn more on the SAA Class of 2020 membership FAQ page.

5. I missed the virtual celebration on June 14th. Where can I find the recording I can view?

Please visit celebration2020.stanford.edu to view a recording of the celebratory June 14th livestream.

6. My name isn’t in the list of graduates that was posted on the Celebration 2020 website. Did I graduate?

For questions about your graduation status please submit a ServiceNow ticket to the Student Services Center, Stanford Registrar’s Office.

7. Where can I view my school or department’s virtual celebrations?

Please reach out to your school or department regarding their specific virtual festivities.