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Information for Parents

Commencement Information for Parents, Families, & Guests

Mark your calendars! Commencement 2016 is nearly here. View the schedule, transportation information and order Graduation announcements. Please check back for updates and announcements as the weekend approaches.

For further information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Planning Your Weekend

Weekend events include Commencement, Baccalaureate and Diploma Ceremonies.

Additional Events & Tours

During Commencement Weekend, various campus organizations conduct special celebrations for students, families, and friends, including the President's Reception, campus tours and other activities & dinners. You are cordially invited to participate in these community celebrations. Please note, some events and tours may require advance reservations or tickets.

Travel, Lodging, & Dining

There are many options to choose from when planning your trip to Stanford Commencement Weekend, including travel & lodging and local eateries. Make sure to plan ahead, as local hotels fill quickly.