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Faculty Information

Stanford Ceremony Information

The Procession at the main Stanford Ceremony (held in the Stanford Stadium) will begin at 9:30. Faculty are to meet inside the Sunken Diamond patio area wearing academic attire (light refreshments will be available). For tickets go to the main ceremony website and RSVP by June 8, 2018 at 5pm PST. The 2018 Stanford Commencement speaker will be Sterling K. Brown.

Stanford GSE Diploma Ceremony Information

RSVP

Faculty should RSVP to ensure a spot on the GSE Diploma Ceremony stage. Academic attire is required.

RSVP here

Cap & Gown Orders

Faculty attire for commencement is available for order online until April 30, 2018 . You will be asked to provide information on your height, approximate weight, and head size for fitting of the cap and gown. Please also remember to check the box for Hood if you will need a hood for your robe. If your name does not appear in the drop down menu, you should scroll to New Faculty Member, and then you'll be able to input your information and select your appropriate sizes. If you need assistance or would like to purchase custom regalia, please contact the Stanford Bookstore by phone at (650) 329-1217 ext. 8329 or via email: WebOrders@bookstore.stanford.org.  Custom regalia must be ordered by the deadline of April 27, 2018

Regalia orders can be picked up at the lower level of the Stanford Bookstore starting June 8, 2018. 

Location

The GSE Diploma Ceremony will be held in Canfield Court, located between the Stanford Bookstore and CERAS.

Parking

Arrive early to get the best parking and ensure that you are not late to line-up. The closest parking lot will be the Wilbur Field Garage. If parking is difficult on Sunday, you may find parking in the Tresidder parking lot as well. For information on any available Marguerite Shuttle routes for that Sunday, click here.

Procession Line-Up

Procession line-up is at 12:00 p.m. A Stanford GSE staff member will meet you with instructions for the procession and the ceremony. 

Order of Procession:

  • Dean Dan Schwartz
  • Faculty Marshals (tbd)
  • Doctoral degree candidates
  • Master's degree candidates

Conferral of Degrees and Hooding Instructions

Follow along in the commencement program and, if you have a graduating doctoral advisee, please make your way to the front of the stage by the time their name is announced. The graduating student will give you their hood and turn toward the audience so that you can hood them. Dean Schwartz will then hand them their diploma and they will exit the stage and return to their seat. Please return to your seat after you have hooded your advisee.

Please note: Doctoral students will be hooded by their advisor and master's students by their Program Director. Graduating students will be instructed ahead of time to unbutton their hood, carry it on their right arm, and squat down a bit when being hooded if necessary. If you are given a buttoned hood, please unbutton it before attempting to hood your advisee. You can view an example video here.

Reception

Warm hors d'oeuvres will be served immediately following the ceremony in the lawn area right next to Canfield Court (towards the Stanford Bookstore side).

Some Tips to Make the Ceremony More Enjoyable…

  • Dress for the heat; light clothing under gown is advisable. Sun block is recommended.
  • Comfortable, close-toed shoes are recommended for walking around campus. 

Please direct questions regarding commencement to Stanford GSE Academic Services