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STS 2023 Commencement Info

Science, Technology, and Society 2023 Commencement Diploma Ceremony

Sunday, Jun 18, 2023, 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: West Oval Grove

View map here.


11:30 A.M. Stanford's Main Commencement Ceremony ends

12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Enjoy lite bites and refreshments at the STS Ceremony Site (West Oval Grove)

1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. STS Commencement Diploma Ceremony

Stanford Stadium Commencement Info

Commencement is the main ceremony in Stanford Stadium where all graduating seniors and advanced degree graduates gather from all schools with their families.   Find out more information here:

Plan Your Visit

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Guest Information

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High Profile Guests

If you have any high-profile guests that have special security needs, please send us an email at sts-advisors [at]

Regalia (Cap & Gown)

Academic attire is required to participate in many Commencement Weekend activities and will be available to rent or purchase from the Stanford Bookstore, along with graduation gifts and announcements.


All diplomas will be mailed by the Registrar's Office.  All diplomas are mailed by USPS.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for diploma delivery; international shipping may take more time.  Expedited shipping is also available.  To pay for expedited shipping, students may request this in the Diploma Request Portal.  For more information and to access the Diploma Request Portal see Diplomas


Stanford policy allows personal filming and photography by individuals on campus so long as:

  • Lights, tripods, and other standing equipment are not used
  • The images are used exclusively for personal non-commercial purposes (i.e., filming and photography on campus for commercial purposes are prohibited)
  • They do not interfere with the operations of the university, the privacy of individuals on campus, and the taking of such photos is consistent with University policies. 

You can find the Stanford photography and filming policies here.


Stanford University is committed to ensuring its facilities, programs and services are accessible to everyone. To request accommodations for any Commencement Weekend activities, please complete the Request for Disability-Related Accommodations form no later than May 26, 2023. For additional support or information, contact:

Diversity & Access Office:
For fastest response, email: disability.access [at]

Phone: (650) 725-0326

COVID Health & Safety

Be sure to check the Stanford Health Alerts website for the most current Stanford policies and important information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Friday, March 3, 2023 Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Application to Graduate opens in Axess for Spring

Monday, March 7, 2023 Cap & Gown ordering website goes live
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 & Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Grad Fair at the Stanford Bookstore
Friday, March 17, 2023 Late application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
Thursday, April 6, 2023

Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter.

Friday, April 14, 2023, 5:00pm PST Application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral
Monday, April 17, 2023 Deadline for cap and gown rental pre-order for campus pick-up
Sunday, May 14, 2023 Deadline for cap and gown rental pre-order to ship to home
Friday, May 26, 2023 Deadline to submit form to Request Disability-Related Accommodations
Thursday, June 1, 2023 Rental pre-order cap and gown distribution begins at the bookstore
Friday, June 2, 2023 Late application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
Monday, June 5, 2023 Open Stock regalia distribution begins
Thursday, June 15, 2023 Senior Dinner on the Quad
Friday, June 16, 2023 Community and cultural events and ceremonies
Saturday, June 17, 2023 Senior Class Day / Baccalaureate Saturday
Saturday, June 17, 2023 Community and cultural events and ceremonies
Sunday, June 18, 2023 2023 Stanford Commencement in Stanford Stadium
Sunday, June 18, 2023 STS Commencement Diploma Ceremony
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Posting of degrees; degrees will be awarded with a conferral date of Commencement. Graduates will have access to official degree certifications and transcripts the day after degrees are posted. 

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