JUNE 13 JUN 13
2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SATURDAY SAT

Commencement

Stanford Medicine's Diploma Ceremony

291 Campus Drive
Li Ka Shing Center, Alumni Green
Stanford, California 94305

Stanford Medicine's Commencement is Saturday, June 13! Before the big weekend, there are a few items to take care of.  

All graduating students and participating staff and faculty are required to wear a cap and gown to process in the Commencement ceremony.

Outdoor ceremony with a covered tent on the Alumni Green in front of LKSC.

Participating graduates check-in at 10:00 am inside LKSC 1st Floor. Faculty check-in at 10:30 am inside LKSC 1st Floor Lobby.

 

Commencement Speakers

Lucy Shapiro, PhD

Stanford developmental biologist Lucy Shapiro, PhD, whose unique worldview has revolutionized the understanding of the bacterial cell as an engineering paradigm, will be the Commencement Speaker for the School of Medicine Class of 2015.


Megan Galligan

2015 Graduating Class Medical Student Speaker

MD Graduate in Pediatrics, Stanford Medicine

Francisco Jose Emilio Gimenez

2015 Graduating Class Graduate Student Speaker

PhD Graduate in Biomedical Informatics, Stanford Medicine


Things to DO

For Graduating MD and PhD Students who plan on actively participating in the Stanford Medicine Commencement diploma ceremony. All graduating students and participating staff and faculty are required to wear a cap and gown to process in the Commencement ceremony.

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Ordering Caps, Gowns & Graduation Announcements

Academic regalia is required to be worn to participate in the ceremony. You may rent or purchase your cap/gown online from the Stanford Bookstore. More info »

Minimum Order: The Doctor Basic Package ($96.00) includes your official Doctor graduation rental gown, rental hood (GREEN/MD Hood) (BLUE/PhD Hood), tam (8-sided cap), and Class of 2015 tassel.

Please provide your Height and Area of study in the Comment Field at checkout. The tam and tassel are yours to keep. Please return the rental gown and hood to the LKSC Med Bookstore after Commencement. Orders will be available for in-store pick up or shipping on June 5th, 2015.

The online order deadline for cap & gown RENTAL for Students is Fri., May 8th


For Masters Students who plan on actively participating in the Stanford Medicine Commencement diploma ceremony. All graduating students and participating staff and faculty are required to wear a cap and gown to process in the Commencement ceremony.

Ordering Caps, Gowns & Graduation Announcements 

Academic regalia is required to be worn to participate in the ceremony. You may rent or purchase your cap/gown online from the Stanford Bookstore. More info »

Minimum Order: The Master Basic Package ($67.00) includes your official Master graduation rental gown, rental hood, cap (4-sided cap), and Class of 2015 tassel. Please provide your Height and Area of study in the Comment Field at checkout. The cap and tassel are yours to keep. Please return the rental gown and hood to the bookstore after Commencement. Orders will be available for in-store pick up or shipping on June 5th, 2015. 

 

The online order deadline for cap & gown RENTAL for Students is Fri., May 8th


If your degree is not being conferred in June 2015 – To  be considered for active participation in the Commencement ceremonies, you must complete a Stanford Medicine Commencement Walkthrough Petition Form (PDF). More info »

  • INSTRUCTIONS: Complete this form and submit to the Office of Medical Student Affairs, Sarina Tom, MSOB, 3rd Floor, x3C19 (Mail code: 5404), Email: stom@stanford.edu
  • FORM DUE: Friday, May 1, 2015 
    Walkthrough participant name to be included in the printed program.
  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 
    Master students should have completed at least 36 units or department/school approval

    Ph.D students should have completed their oral defense or department/school approval or will be completed before the end of the calendar year. Expected Graduation Quarter:  ☐ SUMMER 2014-15    ☐ AUTUMN 2015-2016    
  • Accessibility
    Please let us know in advance if you need assistance on/off stage. Faculty and Graduates process from the LKSC building, across the lawn (Alumni Green/LKSC), then march up a short set of stairs to get onto the stage. ADA/wheel chair lift available to get onto stage.
  • Ceremonies
    The Stanford Medicine Commencement Diploma Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 13 at 11:00am, Alumni Green/LKSC. This ceremony is school specific. Diploma's may be received at the ceremony, unless you are a walkthrough and/or already received your diploma.

    To extend your Commencement Weekend Experience. The Stanford  University Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 14 at 9:30am, Stanford Stadium. This ceremony is University wide. All graduate schools will be present. You will march into to the Stadium as a School. President Hennessy will address the assemblage as well as the Commencement speaker; the Cuthbertson, Gores, and Dinkelspiel awards will be presented. You will join Dean Lloyd Minor to stand as a School and be recognized. 
  • Children on Stage
    It has become a bit of a tradition that some graduates take their children with them onto the stage when they are hooded and to receive their diploma.  Because you will all be seated on the stage, there is an established process for those of you who plan to do this. Details will be sent to participating graduates.
  • Diploma
    The Name on your Diploma is determined by your official name in Axess. If your name has changed, visit the Registrar website and complete form for "Diploma Name Change".

    If you selected on Axess to receive your diploma at the ceremony, you will receive your diploma on Saturday, June 13th.

    For ceremony staging purposes, you will receive a Diploma Cover during the ceremony. Your official Diploma will be available to pick-up a stations located near the ceremony tent.

    Although you may be receiving  your diploma on Saturday, June 13th, your diploma will read Sunday, June 14th, the official diploma received date.
  • Dress Code
    Business casual under the regalia, especially plan to wear comfortable shoes.  You will be marching on grass and going up and down stairs to the stage, and risers on the stage. 
  • Dual Degrees
    If you are graduating with two Stanford School of Medicine degrees (ie. MD, PhD), you must order two hoods (Blue and Green). You will sit with your MD Class and called up twice and hooded twice.

    If you have an exisiting degree (ie. MD, PhD or MS), you may need to order an additional hood. This hood will be worn during the ceremony. The degree you're being recognized for will be placed over your existing degree.
  • Placing Hoods
    See Placing Doctoral Hood 101 menu below.
  • Tickets
    No tickets are required for the Ceremony. Seating for 1,700 guests. Outdoors, covered tent.

    RSVP is required for the Graduation Lunch following the ceremony (1:30pm-3:00pm). Details sent to each graduating student. 
  • Walkthrough Petition
    If your degree is not being conferred in June 2015 - To be considered for active participating in the Commencement ceremonies, you must complete a Stanford Medicine Commencement Walkthrough Petition Form and signed by your Advisor. More info »
  • Who May Participate?
    Graduating Stanford School of Medicine Medical Students, Biosciences Graduate Students and Masters Students. All School of Medicine Faculty.

    Note: The Bioengineering Department holds a separate department diploma ceremony. Please follow up with the Bioengineering Student Services Administrator.

How Place Doctoral Hood

If you are a faculty member placing a hood on a PhD or MD graduate, please click on the video below. 

How To Carry Your Hood

MD and PhD Students will need to carry their hood(s) on to stage. Your faculty advisor will place your hood during the ceremony.

  • How to Carry Your Hood Proceeding to the Stage (Video)
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  • NOTE:
    MD Graduates: Select Advisors/E4C will assist with placing hood.
  • PhD Graduates: Please invite your Department Advisor or Chair to place your hood. If your Advisor/Chair is not available, please check with other Advisors who will be at the ceremony.
  • Masters Graduates: You will wear your gold-hood during the ceremony.
  • *Special Note: if you have an existing PhD or MD degree and are receiving an additional degree. You should order the MD/PhD hood and wear it during the ceremony.

Stanford Medicine Faculty

For Stanford Medicine Faculty who are interested in participating in the Stanford Medicine Commencement diploma ceremony and/or the Stanford University Commencement ceremony. All graduating students and participating staff and faculty are required to wear a cap and gown to process in the Commencement ceremony.

Faculty RSVP by Friday, May 15, 2015.

Academic Attire Rental

Order online at the Stanford Bookstore website: www.stanfordbookstore.com

Locate Faculty Name in the drop down list or add new as needed.

Faculty online orders will be available for in-store pick up beginning Fri., June 5th.

For those who miss the May 17th online ordering deadline, "open stock" will be available beginning Fri., June 5th


Important Dates

  • Faculty online ordering deadline for custom regalia PURCHASE is Mon., April 20th
  • The online order deadline for cap & gown RENTAL for Faculty is Sun., May 17th
  • Online orders will be available for in-store pick up (lower level, textbook dept.) or shipping beginning June 5th.

Placing Hoods

Stanford Faculty members who have been invited to place academic hoods for graduates during the ceremony, please review the "Placing Hoods 101" video in the menu above. 

Information

No tickets are required for the Ceremony.

RSVP is required for the Graduation Lunch following the ceremony. Details sent to each graduating student.

Important Dates

Diploma Reminders & Important Deadlines

  • Apply to Graduate: Deadline, APRIL 10, 2015. More info »

Walkthrough Petition Forms Due

  • Apply to Walkthrough: Deadline, MAY 1, 2015. More info »

Ordering Caps, Gowns & Graduation Announcements 

  • Stanford Bookstore. More info »
  • The online order deadline for cap & gown RENTAL for Students is Fri., May 8th
  • Faculty online ordering deadline for custom regalia PURCHASE is Mon., April 20th
  • The online order deadline for cap & gown RENTAL for Faculty is Sun., May 17th
  • Online orders will be available for in-store pick up (lower level, textbook dept.) or shipping beginning June 5th

Main Campus Ceremony

Stanford Medicine Graduates are encouraged to attend the main campus ceremony. Seated by School. Stanford University 124th Commencement will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 9:30am, Stanford Stadium. 

No tickets are required.

Gates open at 8:00 AM
Procession begins at 9:30 AM*
Ceremony begins at 10:00 AM

*Ceremony participants report at 8:30 AM. Please refer to the ceremony instruction links on the student and faculty pages for complete details.

Plan your weekend. More info »

Contact Us

For general questions please contact stanfordomsa@stanford.edu. We're happy to help!

Questions about Cap, Gown & Graduation Announcements, please contact the Stanford Bookstore with any questions at (650) 329-1217, ext. 348.