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Diploma Ceremonies

Following the main 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 various times in the afternoon following the main Commencement ceremony. Many of the diploma ceremonies are followed by a reception and in most cases, will conclude by 5:00 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.

For your convenience, a list of ceremony locations and a directional map will be published in the Commencement program distributed at the main Commencement ceremony.

More information regarding specific diploma ceremony dates, times and locations will be available on this site in Spring Quarter 2020.

Please Note:

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.