Information for Graduating Students 2022-23

University Commencement in the stadium

Do graduates need to register in order to attend in person?

The Commencement ceremony for 2023 graduates will be held on Sunday June 18th, 2023, at Stanford Stadium, 9:30am to 11:30am PDT. Students who have/will graduate in the following 5 quarters are eligible to participate in the main ceremony:

  • Summer 2022
  • Autumn 2022
  • Winter 2023
  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

Additionally, coterminal students who began their undergraduate degree program in Autumn 2018 will be eligible to participate in the main commencement ceremony.

If you will be graduating in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023, please make sure that you have applied to graduate in Axess. Axess opened for Spring quarter graduation on March 4th and will open for summer quarter graduation on April 10th.

What if I can’t attend in person? Will the ceremony be available virtually?

Yes. The ceremonies will be live streamed on this website, and guests and graduates are encouraged to watch at home if they are unable to attend the in-person event. A complete recording of the ceremonies will be available on Stanford’s YouTube channel following the event. The ceremonies will also be broadcast live on Stanford’s radio station KZSU 90.1FM and on . Other events throughout the weekend will be fully virtual.

Alumni Association Membership

The Alumni Association is gifting graduates with a free lifetime membership! This is a chance to take advantage of extraordinary networking resources and events to stay connected to Stanford for years to come. Membership includes:

  • A Stanford Alumni email account.
  • Exclusive access to the Alumni Directory.
  • Event registration and more!

Alumni email

Your SUNet ID, access to Sherlock, and student email account are active for 120 days after degree conferral. Graduating students may want to activate their alumni email account, which can be done at any time after three quarters of enrollment at Stanford.

Future Contact Info

Set up email forwarding at StanfordYou. Please also update your contact information (e.g., email, mailing address) in Axess. Direct Deposit information may be updated in ePay.

Career Center for Alumni

Career Resources for Alumni

Don’t forget you still have access to Stanford’s career center at BEAM.

  • Jobs Posted to Handshake in the Last 7 Days (includes remote marketing, writing/editing, media, business, etc. opportunities)
  • Additional handouts available from Handshake:
    • Job Searching During the Coronavirus - Who's Hiring?
    • Reset During an Economic Disruption
    • How to Find Gig and Remote Work
    • How to Make a Good Impression in a Virtual Job Interview
    • How to Get a Last-Minute Internship
    • How to Connect with Stanford Alumni

This year a Statistics and Data Science Alumni LinkedIn Group was created for our graduates to stay connected!

Obtaining your diploma

Diplomas are now being mailed directly to students. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for diploma delivery; international shipping may take more time. Do not submit a Service Request for status inquiries until this allotted time period has passed.

Available shipping options:

  • Regular 1st Class Mail USPS (free of charge)
  • Domestic Expedited Shipping ($75)
  • International Expedited Shipping ($150)

To pay for expedited shipping, request this option in the Diploma Request Portal.