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Information for Students

Graduating Seniors

Commencement is Sunday, June 15! Before the big weekend, there are a few items to take care of.  Note: In order to process into the stadium and take part in the main Commencement ceremony, you must wear a black cap and a black gown. You must also bring your student ID: A current Stanford ID is required as a condition of entry into the stadium ceremonies.

Things to DO

Diploma Reminders & Important Deadlines


If your degree is not being conferred in June 2014 – To  be considered for active participation in the Commencement ceremonies, you must complete a Commencement Walkthrough Petition. More info »

Only eligible candidates who filed an application to graduate in the current academic year with the University Registrar can participate in the procession or in the graduate seating area on the field. The academic year consists of Summer (prior year), Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Candidates must also be attired in the appropriate cap, gown, and hood to participate. No one else is allowed in the procession or in the graduate seating area on the field.

Ordering Caps, Gowns & Graduation Announcements

  • Order Your Cap, Gown & Graduation Announcements. More info »

RSVP for Events

  • Plan your weekend and RSVP: Deadline, JUNE 9, 2014. More info »

Ceremony Instructions

Share your Commencement photos

The Stanford Alumni Association is providing a fun, easy way for graduating students to celebrate Commencement by sharing photos. Upload photos of your favorite Stanford memories now and share your best shots from all the Commencement Weekend activities.




Baccalaureate Student Speaker Contest

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Graduating Seniors! How have your experiences at Stanford -- personal, moral, or spiritual – shaped who you are today and how can your reflections INSPIRE your classmates as they embark upon the next chapter of their lives? Be the only student speaker during Commencement Weekend by speaking at the...