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Hoover Tower Carillon Performance


The Hoover Tower Carillon can be heard throughout campus each Commencement as it is played to celebrate the graduates and their accomplishments.


Line of school flags

The heraldic banners of the schools of the University combine the colors normally used on the hoods of the various disciplines with symbols illustrating the activities of the histories of the disciplines, particularly at Stanford.


Dean Pizzo with student

Learn more about the traditional caps, gowns, and hoods worn during the main Commencement ceremony.

Past Ceremonies

1962 Commencement, Frost Amphitheater

Transcripts and video links are available for past years' ceremonies.