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Diploma Ceremonies

Following the Commencement ceremony, graduates will be awarded their diplomas during their individual school and department ceremonies at various locations across campus. Most ceremonies will begin at 12:30 p.m. however start times may vary. Many of the ceremonies are followed by a brief reception. In most cases, the diploma ceremonies will conclude by 2:30 p.m. Generally, no tickets are required to attend diploma ceremonies; however, some departments may require tickets or reservations due to the limited capacity of a venue.

More information regarding specific diploma ceremony dates, times and locations will be available on this site in early Spring Quarter 2018.


These events may be located some distance from the Stadium. There is no general campus transportation from the Stanford Stadium to these sites. Please plan accordingly. Following the Diploma Ceremonies, limited shuttle service is available along portions of Serra Mall to return to the stadium parking areas. Please visit the Parking & Shuttles page for routes.

For those with mobility limitations, it is recommended that you drive from the Stadium to the Diploma Ceremony site to drop-off and/or park closer. For assistance locating close disabled parking or drop-off locations near the Diploma Ceremony site, please complete a Special Needs Request Form by June 1, 2018.