Commencement

How do you explain Stanford’s Wacky Walk?

Stanford’s Wacky Walk, an annual Commencement tradition, is a highly irreverent, often silly, generally entertaining and occasionally touching celebration.

Commencement awards honor faculty, staff and students

Three members of the faculty, two members of the staff and three students, including a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD candidate, will receive awards on Sunday, June 18, at the 126th Commencement ceremony in Stanford Stadium.

Hear the name, say it correctly

Stanford students have a tradition of welcoming first-year students on move-in day by memorizing their names and calling them out when new students arrive at their dorms. A new service uses technology to build on that tradition.

Stanford Commencement 2016 Wacky Walk

Creative costumes at this year’s Wacky Walk, the nontraditional procession into the stadium for Commencement, featured everything from dinosaurs to astronauts.

Stanford Commencement 2016

Stanford celebrated its 125th Commencement Weekend June 11-12, 2016. Experience the highlights, including Ken Burns' Commencement address, the Baccalaureate celebration and the Wacky Walk.

Stanford Commencement Weekend 2016 in pictures

With speeches, sermons, songs and smiles, festooned mortar boards and crazy costumes, the Stanford community celebrated the Class of 2016's farewell to the Farm. University photographer Linda A. Cicero captured some of the festivities.