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Stanford Events

Stanford Events supports the mission and goals of Stanford University through open engagement of the campus community and the worldwide public. The department has three divisions: Public Events, Stanford Lively Arts, and the Stanford Ticket Office.

Public Events oversees, advises, and produces University events and ceremonies as designated by the President's office such as: Commencement, Baccalaureate, the University President's inaugurations, New Student Orientation Convocation, Community Day/Founders' Celebration, and other high-profile university events. This division also serves in an advisory capacity to the schools, departments, and student groups on campus, and oversees University policy and procedure regarding campus events. The Public Events office has final approval authority of Stanford facility and open space use for non-academic public events on campus. For information about University event planning, policies, procedures, and University facilities,see, or call (650) 723-2551.

Stanford Lively Arts, the University's presenting program, annually brings to campus a full season of music, dance, and theater by world-famous artists and exceptional newcomers. It furthers research and creativity through world premieres, collaborations, and commissions. In addition to on-stage performances, Lively Arts extends and supplements the academic life of the University through master classes, extended residencies, workshops, lectures and demonstrations, and group discussions. Internationally acclaimed artists perform serious work with Stanford students in classrooms as well as in residence halls. Discounts on performances are available for faculty, staff, and students. For tickets and more information, see, or call (650) 725-ARTS (2787).

Stanford Ticket Office provides ticketing services for the arts and entertainment events of Stanford University. Tickets for Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford music and drama departments, Stanford Jazz Workshop/Festival, and the ASSU Concert Network are among the event tickets that are available through this office. For more information, see, or call (650) 725-ARTS (2787).

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