President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will welcome new undergraduate 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 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 3. Please note that this event is subject to change, due to health and safety considerations related to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.