Helena Zhang will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a minor in art history. After a year serving the community as a Haas Center Community Impact Fellow, she plans to pursue a career as a doctor.
No Stanford Commencement would be complete without the “Wacky Walk,” the university's nontraditional tradition where graduating seniors parade in homemade costumes that range from the satirical to the sublime to sometimes silly.
Adam Nayak, winner of the 2022 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding leadership and service, will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and a minor in comparative studies in race and ethnicity. He plans to complete a degree in management science and engineering next year, then pursue a PhD with a sustainability and social impact focus.
Commencement Weekend was a double celebration for the graduating classes of 2020 and 2022, with an estimated 23,000 family, friends, and grads gathering on the Farm to mark the occasion. Photographer Don Feria captured the highlights.
Commencement Weekend 2022 featured Baccalaureate ceremonies, addresses by astrophysicist and higher education and government leader France A. Córdova and Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, and two Wacky Walks. See all Commencement coverage.
Gaurab Banerjee, a leader in Stanford’s social dance community and a member of the Axe Committee, will graduate in June with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science. He plans to work in the artificial intelligence industry and later in community development.