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Class of '16 Events

Students at Dinner on the Quad


Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:30 PM

RSVP by June 2, 2016.
A program of the Stanford Alumni Association for all graduating seniors. 

Graduating seniors in the Class of '16 enjoy an elegant dinner under the stars in Stanford's historic Main Quad.


Friday, June 10, 2016 (All day)
Friday, June 10, 2016 -
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

A program of The Stanford Fund, this event is for graduating seniors, their families and friends, faculty, and staff. No tickets or RSVP required. 

The graduating Class of '16 and their families gather together to celebrate their class' commitment to philanthropy at the Senior Gift Check Presentation.


Saturday, June 11, 2016 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Limited seating, no tickets required.


A bookend to students' Opening Convocation held four years earlier, Baccalaureate at Stanford is a multifaith celebratory gathering for graduating seniors, graduate students, and professional students, as well as their families and friends.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 -
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

No tickets are required.

President John L. Hennessy and Mrs. Andrea Hennessy will host a reception for graduates and their guests in the gardens of the Hoover House.


Sunday, June 12, 2016 -
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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.

Degrees will be conferred; however, no diplomas will be awarded at this ceremony. President Hennessy will address the assemblage as well as the Commencement speaker; the Cuthbertson, Gores, and Dinkelspiel awards will be presented.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 12:30 PM
various locations across campus

Tickets and/or RSVP may be required.

Following the Commencement ceremony, graduates will be awarded their diplomas during their individual school and department ceremonies at various locations on campus.