Information for Graduating Students 2021-22

All graduating students should be able to confirm completion of all items on this checklist.

Coterminal graduating students conferring their undergraduate degrees may refer to this checklist.

University Commencement in the stadium

Do graduates need to register in order to attend in person?
Yes, all graduates must register to participate in the in-person ceremony on their designated day. All eligible graduates were sent an email from the Stanford Athletics Ticket office on May 4, 2021, with information about how to register. Registration closed at noon PDT on Friday, May 7, 2021. Late registration is still possible.

What if I can’t attend in person? Will the ceremony be available virtually?
Yes. The ceremonies will be livestreamed 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.

Cap and gown rental from Stanford bookstore - now through Sunday, June 13.


You've been invited to participate in a shared "yearbook" for the graduates of 2020-21. You may create and edit your page any time after graduation and that you are under no obligation to participate. But we hope you will participate early, and that your page will highlight your unique experiences on campus and cherished memories with your cohort.

Look for the invitation email sent to you from BrightCrowd []

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. Building access via your Stanford ID card is usually deactivated by the University the same date as your degree conferral. Graduating students may want to activate their alumni email account, which can be done at any time following three quarters of enrollment at Stanford.

If you have already registered for the website, select the "Check Email" button on the top of any page on the site or click here. After logging in, you will be taken to your Alumni Email account.

Stanford's IT staff is responsible for setting up and administering Alumni Email. Stanford Customer Service continues to be the first point of contact for any problems that alums have with the service.


Future Contact Info

Set up email fowarding 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.

Statistics doctoral students (alumni) are welcome to create a Linkedin Group account to stay connected.

A Linkedin group was created for the Statistics and Data Science alumni group this year:

Obtaining your diploma

Diplomas are expected to be mailed in July.