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Opening Convocation Ceremonies for Frosh & Sophs

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131st Opening Convocation Ceremony for First-Year and Transfer Students

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

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will welcome new first-year and transfer students and their families to Stanford at the 131st Opening Convocation Ceremony, the formal inauguration of the academic year. Together with their new classmates, students will participate in celebrating the beginning of Stanford's New Student Orientation at this time-honored tradition, held this year in Frost Amphitheater.

We invite all families and members of the Stanford community to share this experience with our students by watching the Convocation Ceremony with us via Livestream. 

For family members visiting campus on this day, each student was given the opportunity to invite up to two guests to join us at this in-person event outdoors. Guests must adhere to Stanford's Visitor Policy and reserve tickets in advance. The deadline to order tickets was September 3. We have reached venue capacity and closed ticket orders. 

For entry instructions to Frost Amphitheater, please review the Convocation Guest webpage.

Please note that this event is subject to change, due to health and safety considerations related to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.


Sophomore Convocation Ceremony

Sunday, September 19, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. PDT
Frost Amphitheater | Livestream

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will welcome the sophomore class and their families to Stanford at the Sophomore Convocation Ceremony, the formal inauguration of the academic year. Together with their classmates, students will participate in celebrating the beginning of the year at this time-honored tradition, held this year in Frost Amphitheater.

We invite all families and members of the Stanford community to share this experience with our new students by watching the Convocation Ceremony with us via Livestream. 

For family members visiting campus on this day, each new student may invite up to two guests to join us at this in-person event outdoors. Guests must adhere to Stanford's Visitor Policy and reserve tickets in advance. The deadline to order tickets is September 17. Please note that this event is subject to change, due to health and safety considerations related to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.