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Stanford Class of 2015 in a box

A message in a bottle, one pinned to a necktie, one written on a bag of noodles. These and many other items form a collective memory of the Class of 2015, which will be marked with a shiny bronze plaque. In a sealed metal box, measuring less than a cubic foot, graduating seniors will lay to rest memories, aspirations and, in a few cases, letters to themselves.

A time capsule, buried beneath the commemorative marker near the west gate of the Main Quad will be the resting place for items that students contributed during the Senior Toast last week.

The Class Plaque and time capsule are Stanford traditions that date back to 1892. University Photographer Linda Cicero captured a glimpse of the items, which were collected by the Alumni Association, before their burial, which is scheduled to take place today, Friday, June 12.

Photographs by L.A. Cicero

A silk flower An instant photo Stuffed elephant keychains A circuit board A tintype A shape cut from plastic A mini bottle of cinnamon tequila A note attached to a men's tie Message in a bottle A tiny llama A ball from the Women's Lacrosse team A white rubber ducky A note inside a ring A tiny koala bear souvenir from Melbourne A block wrapped in a sheet of paper A signed tennis ball A small orange plastic astronaut figure A garment worn by a member of the Stanford Dollies A paper towel tube with a message A black book A rubber diabetic bracelet A cookie with a muppet face icing A stress relieving foam CAPS cow squeezing toy A folding paper fan with a floral design Instant Indian Noodles A small hard rubber draught horse An object made from a 3-D printer A J. Cole CD A plastic pom-pon Beach glass A military issue name tape A dog tag and chain