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A Letter from President Hennessy

To the Graduates of the Class of 2016, their parents and families:

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to Stanford University’s 125th Commencement Weekend. This is our opportunity to congratulate and honor our graduates and to thank all of you – parents, family members and friends – for your support and confidence. We look forward to celebrating with you and sharing in the traditions that make Commencement Weekend uniquely Stanford.

Commencement marks both a completion and a beginning. When our students become alumni, they don’t leave – at least not in spirit. At Stanford University, we encourage our alumni and their families to remain involved in the life of the university. You will always be a member of the Stanford family.


                                           John L. Hennessy