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131st Opening Convocation Ceremony

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT | Frost Amphitheater

We invite all families to share this experience with your student by watching the Convocation Ceremony with us via livestream at

Guest Tickets - Order by September 3

For families visiting Stanford, each student may invite up to two guests to join us at this in-person event held outdoors. Tickets are required for all guests 3 years and older, and must be reserved in advance. The deadline to reserve tickets was Friday, September 3. We have reached venue capacity and closed ticket orders.  We will not offer tickets on the day of the event. Tickets are complimentary; there is no cost to attend. Only guests will need tickets; please do not order a ticket for your student.

Disclaimer: This event and event policies are subject to change in order to comply with university policies and county and state public health guidelines. We will notify ticket holders by email if things change due to the pandemic, as we may receive further guidance from state, county, and university officials. Thank you for your understanding.

Stanford Visitor Policy

To protect the health and safety of our Stanford community, all guests must register for this ticketed event in advance and be in compliance with the Stanford Visitor Policy:

  1. All visitors coming to Stanford must meet at least one of two criteria:
    A) Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or
    B) Receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival onsite. 
  2. On the day of the event, all guests will be required to complete the Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation Form. All guests will be asked to attest that they have screened themselves prior to arriving, do not have COVID-like symptoms, and are not in a restricted status requiring isolation or quarantine.
  3. We will ask all guests to wear a NSO Guest Wristband for entry to Convocation and to any other NSO events on this day, including lunch in the dining hall. To pick up a NSO Guest Wristband, guests will need to bring photo ID and will be asked to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival onsite. 
    • COVID-19 vaccines accepted are those fully approved or approved for emergency use authorization by the FDA: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen, and WHO: AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, Sinovac-CoronoVac.
    • COVID-19 tests accepted: PCR tests and LAMP tests.

The Visitor Policy is to ensure the safety and public health of our Stanford community. For questions, please email

Print Tickets

Once your ticket order is complete, you will receive two emails from The second email, "Print At Home Tickets", will contain your tickets to the event, which you will need for entry.

If you do not receive both confirmations, please contact to inquire about the status of your registration.

Day of Event

Prior to arrival, all guests must complete the Stanford Visitor: Daily COVID-19 Health Attestation Form. Any visitor unable to attest to the conditions on the form cannot come to campus. For questions, please email

Parking: Free parking for the day is provided in the following lots. Your student will receive a printable NSO Parking Pass to place in your car.

  • Galvez Parking Lot, located near Frost Amphitheater, and
  • Underground Residence Parking Garages: Wilbur Field Lot, Roble Field Lot, and Manzanita Field Lot.

Please remember to lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables inside. Parking attendants will not be monitoring parking areas closely.

Galvez Gate Entrance - Ticketed Guests Only: Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. All guests should enter at the Galvez Gate. At the entrance, please show your event tickets and wear your NSO Guest Wristband. Wristbands may be picked up at the Family Welcome Booth in White Plaza from September 11-14, or at the event venue beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Students will enter at a separate entrance from guests. All students should enter at the Lasuen Gate and wear their NSO Nametags, which will serve as their ticket to the event. 

Face Coverings Required: Face coverings will be required* for all people, regardless of vaccination status. To protect the health of the community, we ask all guests to please bring and wear a face covering. It is possible that public health guidelines may change.
*Anyone advised by a medical professional not to wear a face covering and/or those having a need for a clear face mask must contact and register with the Diversity & Access Office. Please contact them at or 650.725.0326.

Clear Bag Policy: Frost Amphitheater has a clear bag policy that will be strictly enforced. Only small clutch bags (no larger than 5”x8”), non-clear diaper bags, and clear plastic bags that do not exceed 12"W x 12"H x 6"D will be allowed inside the venue (one bag per person). Please visit Frost’s What to Bring page for a full list of prohibited items.

Seating: Chairs in Frost Amphitheater will be arranged side-by-side at full-capacity and will not be socially-distanced. Seating is first-come, first-served. Students will be seated in the lower bowl. Guests will be seated in the upper bowl. The weather may be hot and sunny. We recommend that you dress casually and bring a hat.

Access: If you need a disability-related accommodation (captioning, sign-language interpreter, assistive listening devices, large-print/Braille materials, etc.) please contact the Diversity & Access Office at or 650.725.0326 by September 3, 2021.

The closest disability parking to Frost is located on Lasuen Street near Roth Way. The accessible entrance (step-free route to seating area) to Frost is via the Lasuen Gate near the corner of Lasuen Street and Roth Way. Wheelchair seating and a limited mobility seating area is available and ushers will be available to assist as needed once inside the Lasuen Gate. NOTE: The Galvez Gate is not on an accessible route for those using wheelchairs/mobility devices and/or have limited mobility.


If you have questions about NSO or Convocation, please contact Approaching Stanford,

If you have questions about your ticket order, please contact