Information for Graduating Students 2021-22
University Commencement in the stadium
Do graduates need to register in order to attend in person?
The Commencement ceremony for 2022 graduates will be held on Sunday June 12th, 2022 at Stanford Stadium, 9:30 – 11:30a.m. PDT. Students who have/will graduate in the following 5 quarters are eligible to participate in the main ceremony:
- Summer 2021
- Autumn 2021
- Winter 2022
- Spring 2022
- Summer 2022
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 2022 or Summer 2022, please make sure that you have applied to graduate in Axess.
Axess opened for Spring quarter graduation on February 26 and will open for summer quarter graduation on April 9.
** CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021
The Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday June 11th, 2022, Stanford Stadium, 9:30 – 11:30a.m. PDT.
Any student who graduated in any quarter during academic year 2019-20 or 2020-21 is welcome to attend on Saturday.
Alumni who do not fall into the above categories my request an exception to walk:
Commencement Participation Request
Please complete this form to request an exception to participate in the University's Commencement ceremony on Sunday June 12, 2022. Please only complete this form if you do not fall within the eligibility criteria.
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 kzsu.stanford.edu . 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!
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
Career Center for Alumni
Career Resources for Alumni
Don’t forget you still have access to Stanford’s career center.
- Jobs Posted to Handshake in the Last 7 Days (includes remote marketing, writing/editing, media, business, etc. opportunities)
- Additional handouts include:
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: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13835819/
Obtaining your diploma
Diplomas are now being mailed directly to the student. Please allow 6-8 weeks for diploma delivery; international shipping may take more time.
- Verify and Change mailing address in Axess
- Diploma distribution office contact info
- Stanford's diploma distribution dates
- Diploma Holds
Please 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 for $75
• International Expedited Shipping for $150
Expedited Shipping Available
To pay for expedited shipping you may request this in the Diploma Request Portal.