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Department of Sociology Graduation Ceremony

Sun June 16th 2024, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Professor Michelle Jackson post commencement with 2023 graduates Vanessa Veak and Ryan Cieslikowski

Reception: 11:30am

Ceremony: 12:30pm

Location:  East Oval Grove

Commencement for the 2023-24 academic year will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2024.  Please be sure to check the Stanford COVID-19 Information - Stanford EH&S website for the most current Stanford policies and important information related to the COVID-19 for Visitors.

Stanford University 2024 Commencement Information

General information  - for ceremonies and events,  planning instructions for students, parents, and faculty, can be found on the Stanford University Commencement web site.

Commencement information specifically for graduates.

Student graduation information

Applying to Graduate - to start the graduation process, students must complete the online application to graduate.  

Walk Through Petition - For students who wish to participate in the department graduation ceremony, but will NOT have their degree conferred in spring quarter, please submit your completed walk through petition by June 7, 2024.  You can check to see if you can walk at commencement here.

Spring quarter degree conferral - the application to graduate will open on Axess, March 6, 2024 and the deadline to submit the application to graduate is April 12, 2024 (5 p.m.) . Late applications to graduate spring quarter will be accepted ($50 fee) until June 7, 2024 (5 p.m.).

Graduation Checklist

Commencement Regalia - The Stanford Bookstore offers rental gowns and hoods* (caps will be purchased by the graduates) and other Commencement items.  

Hood color for Sociology Doctoral graduates - Gold

Hood color for Sociology Master's graduates - Gold

GRADUATION SURVEYS - Please submit your survey(s) by June 7, 2024. (surveys will be available May 1, 2024)

Sociology PhD Graduation Attendance Survey - Please complete the survey  if you plan to attend the spring 2024 graduation ceremony.

Sociology PhD Exit Survey - We value feedback from our graduates on their Stanford Sociology experience.  Please complete the anonymous PhD Exit survey.

Coterminal and Master's Graduation Survey Please complete the survey if you plan to attend the spring 2024 graduation ceremony.

Sociology Senior Questionnaire - Class of 2024 - Please complete the survey if you plan to attend the Spring 2024 graduation ceremony.



*Please be advised that all visitors are required to adhere to protocols as outlined on the Stanford COVID-19 Information - Stanford EH&S website