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STS 2024 Commencement Info

Science, Technology, and Society 2024 Commencement Diploma Ceremony

Sunday, June 16, 2024, 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

NOTE: All STS students walking in the Commencement Diploma Ceremony MUST REGISTER to attend.  If you have not registered, please contact Philip Gilbert at gilberph [at] (gilberph[at]stanford[dot]edu)

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

See information about parking, stadium guidelines, additional viewing options, and health and safety:

High Profile Guests

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

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 24, 2024. For additional support or information, contact:


Diversity & Access Office:
For fastest response, email: disability.access [at] (disability[dot]access[at]stanford[dot]edu)
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 1, 2024Application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral
Tuesday, March 5, 2024Cap and gown (regalia) rental website opens for orders
Wednesday, March 6, 2024Application to Graduate opens in Axess for Spring
Wednesday, March 6, 2024Cap & Gown ordering website goes live
Friday, March 15, 2024Late application deadline for Winter Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
Thursday, April 4, 2024Conferral of degrees, Winter Quarter.
Friday, April 12, 2024, 5:00pm PSTApplication deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral
Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Grad Fair at the Stanford Bookstore
Wednesday, April 17, 2024Student deadline to order rental regalia (for pickup at Stanford Bookstore beginning June 3)
Monday, May 13, 2024Deadline to order rental regalia to ship to home (shipping fees apply)
Friday, May 24, 2024Deadline to submit form to Request Disability-Related Accommodations
Friday, June 7, 2024Late application deadline for Spring Quarter degree conferral ($50 fee).
Monday, June 3, 2024Student rental regalia distribution begins at the Stanford Bookstore
Thursday, June 6, 2024In-person open stock rental regalia available at the Stanford Bookstore
Thursday, June 15, 2023Senior Dinner on the Quad
Friday, June 14, 2024Community and cultural events and ceremonies
Saturday, June 15, 2024Senior Class Day / Baccalaureate Saturday
Saturday, June 15, 2024Community and cultural events and ceremonies
Sunday, June 16, 20242023 Stanford Commencement in Stanford Stadium
Sunday, June 16, 2024STS Commencement Diploma Ceremony
Thursday, June 20, 2024Posting 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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