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Commencement 2018

Ariela Shachter speaking at the 2016 Commencement

Ariela Schachter speaking at Commencent 2016

Stanford University 127th Commencement 2018 - Department of Sociology

General Stanford University Commencement Information

For complete information and description of ceremonies and events, as well as planning instructions for students, parents, and faculty, please visit the Stanford University Commencement web site.

Department of Sociology Diploma Ceremony

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm (Reception Time: 11:30am)

Location:  East Oval Grove

Graduation Information

Diploma Reminders and Important Dates

  • If you are expecting to graduate at the end of Spring Quarter 2017-18, please file your graduation application by the application deadline, April 13, 2018 (5:00pm pst). The Spring application to graduate will be available on Axess, March 3, 2018.

  • After April 13, 2018, late applications to graduate will incur a $50 late fee. The application deadline for late applications to graduate for undergraduates and graduates, for Spring Quarter degree conferral is June 6, 2018 (5:00 pm pst). June 6 is the last day to withdraw an application to graduate for Spring.

  • No applications to graduate are accepted after June 6, 2018. 


If your degree is not being conferred in June 2018 – To  be considered for active participation in the Commencement ceremonies, you must complete a Commencement Walkthrough Petition and submit it to Natasha Newson by June 6, 2018.

Other Useful Links:

Registrar's Office Graduation and Commencement Forms  

Registrar's Office Graduation Information


Undergraduates: Information and survey link will be sent to you by Daniela in a separate email.  

Doctoral:  Please complete the anonymous PhD Exit Survey by May 31, 2018


Co-Terminal/Master's: Please complete your Co-Term Gradution Survey by May 31, 2018

PhD: Please complete your PhD Graduation Survey by May 31, 2018

Cap and Gown Ordering

All graduating students and participating staff and faculty are required to wear a cap and gown to participate in the main Commencement ceremony and Baccalaureate.  Hood: Arts, Letters, Humanities - White

Online Ordering

Beginning March 12, 2018, you may begin to place your cap and gown orders online:

Pre-Order online by: March 12, 2018

Distribution of Orders

Regalia will be available for in-store pick up (lower level) or shipping beginning  June 8, 2018

Graduation Announcements

Announcement orders may be placed online: Ordering Questions? Contact the Stanford Bookstore (650) 329-1217, ext. 348.