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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 welcomed 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 participated in celebrating the beginning of Stanford's New Student Orientation at this time-honored tradition, held this year in Frost Amphitheater. 

Program
Processional: University Flags, The Board of Trustees, University Officials
Land Acknowledgement: Brooke Schmoyer ’23, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Invocation: The Rev. Dr. T. L. Steinwert, Dean for Religious & Spiritual Life
Welcome: Richard H. Shaw, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Remarks: Sarah Church, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Remarks: Mona Hicks, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students
Student Address: Sreya Guha ’22
Presidential Address: Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Stanford University
Hail, Stanford, Hail! Jin-Hee Catherine Lee ’23 and Westley Montgomery PhD ’25
Benediction: Dr. Amina Darwish, Associate Dean for Religious & Spiritual Life
Carillon: Timothy Zerlang
Special Thanks: Brassview Brass Quintet, Office of Special Events & Protocol


Sophomore Convocation Ceremony

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

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomed 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 participated in celebrating the beginning of the year at this time-honored tradition, held this year in Frost Amphitheater.

Program
Processional: University Flags, The Board of Trustees, University Officials
Land Acknowledgement: Ryan Duncan ’24, Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Jade Araujo ’24, Tlingit, Athabascan, and Aquinnah Wampanoag
Invocation: The Rev Colleen Hallagan Preuninger, Associate Dean for Religious & Spiritual Life
Welcome: Sarah Church, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Remarks: Mona Hicks, Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students
Student Address: Sreya Guha ’22
Presidential Address: Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Stanford University
Hail, Stanford, Hail! Jin-Hee Catherine Lee ’23 and Westley Montgomery PhD ’25
Benediction: Lara Hafez ’24
Special Thanks: Brassview Brass Quintet, Office of Special Events & Protocol