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Elaine Ray, News Service (650) 723-7162; e-mail:


Media registration required for Stanford's Commencement

Stanford`s 111th Commencement Weekend will take place June 15-16. All journalists are being asked to register in advance by noon PDT Thursday, June 13. Please provide full name, title, news organization, affiliation, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address to Grace Evans by phone at (650) 723-2558, fax at (650) 725-0247 or by e-mail at

 During Commencement Weekend, those representing established media organizations who have registered in advance will be required to show their press IDs to gain access to activities. All bags will be subject to search.

 Freelance reporters and photographers should fax or e-mail a letter from the news organization for which they will be working along with the information listed above. They will then be required to bring a valid photo ID to the News Service at 425 Santa Teresa St. on Thursday, June 13, or Friday, June 14, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to secure a temporary press credential.

 The Commencement Weekend activities that are open to the press* are listed below:


Saturday, June 15:

 9:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate Celebration, Inner Quadrangle

Speaker: Rabbi Ellen Jay Lewis, Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey


10:30 a.m.

Dedication of the Senior Class Plaque, Inner Quadrangle


11 a.m.

Class Day Luncheon for seniors and their families,

Ford Center Plaza

Speaker: Assistant Professor of Philosophy R. Lanier Anderson


Sunday, June 16:

 9:30 a.m.


Speaker: U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice


*Due to limited space, media seating cannot be guaranteed. Press arrangements are subject to change.



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