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Past Ceremonies

Commencement speaker Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar at the 126th Commencement ceremony.

An archive listing of previous Commencement speakers/speeches may be found on the Stanford Libraries website.

127th Commencement, 2018

Sterling K. Brown, Stanford alumnus and award-winning actor

126th Commencement, 2017

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, California State Supreme Court Justice

125th Commencement, 2016

Ken Burns, Award-winning documentary filmmaker

124th Commencement, 2015

Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent for NBC News

123rd Commencement, 2014

Bill and Melinda Gates, Philanthropists & Founders of the Gates Foundation

122nd Commencement, 2013

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, NY