Commencement is a weekend-long series of events that celebrate the achievements of our graduating students.

June 14
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Biosciences PhD Graduation Reception

Quadrus Conference Center

Graduating students from Biosciences PhD programs during the 2018-19 academic year are invited to join Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education Will Talbot and the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association for a reception celebrating your graduation. Eligible graduates will receive an invitation via email by mid-May 2019; RSVP is required. For questions, contact Monica Devlin.

June 15
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Stanford Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate at Stanford is a multifaith celebratory gathering for graduating seniors, graduate students, and professional students, as well as their families and friends.

It is a student-led commemoration acknowledging the spiritual contribution to the education of the whole person, organized under the auspices of the Office for Religious Life (ORL). In addition to lively music from culturally diverse backgrounds, the program includes readings from different communities and perspectives which represent the wide range of religious traditions are represented within the ORL by over 30 organizations of Stanford Associated Religions (SAR).

Activist and entrepreneur Ibtihaj Muhammad has been named as speaker for this year’s Baccalaureate.

June 15
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stanford Medicine Commencement Brunch

Dean's Lawn
Stanford, CA 94305

Graduating Stanford Medicine students and their guests are invited to join us for a pre-ceremony brunch. Graduates may bring up to nine additional guests. Registration is required.

June 15 Jun 15
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Sat

Stanford Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Li Ka Shing Center Alumni Lawn

Commencement Speakers

Provost Dr. Persis Drell

Drell is a physicist who has served on the Stanford faculty since 2002. She is the James and Anna Marie Spilker Professor in the School of Engineering, a professor of materials science and engineering, and a professor of physics. She is the former dean of the Stanford School of Engineering and the former director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford.

In her role as provost, Drell has focused on a range of key campus issues, including advancing diversity and inclusion; promoting the open exchange of diverse ideas; enhancing support for student communities; expanding support for efforts to eliminate sexual assault and sexual harassment; and providing new avenues for communication between university leadership and the campus community.

June 16
9:30 - 11:30 AM

Stanford University Commencement

Stanford Medicine faculty and graduates are encouraged to attend Stanford's 128th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 16, in Stanford Stadium.  The speaker delivering the graduation address will be Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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.

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LKSC Alumni Lawn

291 Campus Drive
Stanford CA, 94305
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Disability access resources for graduates and guests: Visit this site. Requests must be submitted by Friday, May 24.

Caps, gowns and graduation announcements: Contact the Stanford Bookstore at (650) 329-1217 or

General brunch and ceremony inquiries: Contact