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2020 Commencement Update from President Tessier-Lavigne

Dear Stanford 2020 graduates,

Since your Stanford graduation was a virtual celebration, we have remained committed to finding a time to celebrate together, in person, on campus. So I am excited to let you know that we have set a date to do that: Saturday, June 11, 2022.

You completed your Stanford education in unusual times. Now we will celebrate your accomplishments with a traditional ceremony, surrounded by family and friends in Stanford Stadium, with all the elements that make Commencement Weekend on the Farm special.

The stadium ceremony, Baccalaureate and Senior Dinner on the Quad will be focused on 2020 graduates. These will be separate from the Commencement ceremony on June 12 and other corresponding events for 2022 graduates. Additional gatherings during the weekend, some of them conducted jointly, will enable you to spend time with others from the departments, schools and programs that helped shape your Stanford journey.

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Student speakers at the podium for Baccalaureate.
Friday, June 10, 2022

2020 Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate at Stanford is a multifaith celebratory gathering, which will be held for 2020 graduates and their guests on Friday, June 10 in Frost Amphitheater.

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

2020 Commencement

We look forward to celebrating with our 2020 graduates and their guests for an in-person Commencement ceremony on the morning of Saturday, June 11 in Stanford Stadium.

Graduates of the Graduate School of Education smile with their diplomas

School & Department Ceremonies

A complete listing of all school and department ceremonies occurring Commencement Weekend will be posted in spring quarter.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Senior Dinner on the Quad

The Stanford Alumni Association is planning complimentary traditional class graduation events for '20 undergraduate degree celebrants including Dinner on the Quad and time capsule activities. Please view information here and look for an email in the spring with more details.

Share your plans for attending

Let us know if you will be joining us for Commencement Weekend to help with our planning.


Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Frequently Asked Questions for additional Commencement Weekend details. These will be updated as we have new information to share with our graduates and their family members.

Family with graduate at BCSC event

Additional Weekend Events

Many additional activities for graduates and their guests will occur during Commencement Weekend. Many community centers will be hosting special celebrations and President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Dr. Mary Hynes will host a reception in the gardens of the Hoover House. 

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Recent Communications & Suggestions

2020 Commencement update from President Tessier-Lavigne - August 16, 2021
A Message to Stanford 2020 Graduates - July 12, 2021

Be sure to sign up for your free Stanford Pass account if you haven’t already. Separate from your SUNet ID, your Stanford Pass is used to access alumni email, the alumni directory, update your contact information, and register for events. Be sure that the email you flag as preferred in your alumni profile is one you check often so you don’t miss out on future communications. Create a Stanford Pass username with your SUID. Need help? Contact the Stanford Alumni Association.

If you have additional suggestions for the weekend, share your thoughts using this form.

Stanford Celebration 2020

2020 Celebration and Graduate Reflections

Revisit the Celebration 2020 website and the reflections shared by you and your classmates.

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