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A Letter from President Tessier-Lavigne

Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne speaking at Commencement 2018.

To the Graduates of the Class of 2019, their parents, families and friends:

Congratulations! I am pleased to invite you to Stanford University’s 128th Commencement Weekend. This exciting weekend is our opportunity to honor and celebrate our graduates and to thank all of you – parents, family members and friends – for your support. We look forward to celebrating with you and sharing in the traditions that make Commencement Weekend uniquely Stanford.

Commencement marks both a completion and a beginning. We encourage our alumni and their families to remain involved in the life of the university, even as you leave campus to build your career and explore your own path. Near and far, you are always a member of the Stanford family.


Marc Tessier-Lavigne