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MCS Diploma Ceremony 2019

Graduates and their family and friends are cordially invited to the Mathematical & Computational Science Program's diploma ceremony following the University's ceremony. Our ceremony is a joint affair with the Mathematics and the Statistics departments.

Sunday, June 16
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

General Information

Location
The diploma ceremony will take place in the oak grove between Sequoia Hall and Sloan Hall (Math Corner).

Time
Graduates and guests generally arrive from the main ceremony at approximately 11:30am. The department will provide light refreshments immediately prior to the diploma and awards ceremony. Everyone should be seated by 12:30pm. The ceremony will begin at shortly thereafter and ends at approximately 2:00pm.

Seating and Ticket Information
Tickets are not required, and there is no reserved seating for guests. There will be plenty of seating, however, guests may wish to arrive early for best seat selection. The majority of seating is in the shade.

Wheelchair Seating, Accessibility, and Other Services
Information about disability accommodations and special requests for Commencement weekend can be found at the Commencement webpage

Your graduate can request accessible seating through our RSVP link.

For Graduates

Attendance
All graduates (autumn, winter, spring) and "walks" (summer) must complete the webform that was emailed to you by Friday, May 31 regardless of whether you intend to participate in the Diploma Ceremony.

Cap and Gown
March through April, you can order your cap and gown online via the Stanford bookstore.

The deadline for ordering is Monday, April 29. Online orders and open-stock will be available from the Bookstore lower level on June 10. (Limited stock is available at the bookstore the day of graduation.)

Graduate Seating
All graduates will be seated alphabetically by program/degree in the section on the right-side, facing the stage. Upon arrival at the grove, please look for the "RESERVED FOR GRADUATES" sign and locate your name. If you cannot find your a seat with your name on it, let your student services officer know immediately.

Accessibility
If you or your family need accessible seating, please indicate how many seats you will need in the RSVP webform. There will be a marked section of chairs for guests with wheelchairs and their families on the left side facing the stage. Please check in with student services for the correct location of these seats.

Information about disability accommodations and special requests for Commencement weekend can be found at the Commencement website. Please plan accordingly.

Letters of Invitation for Use by F-1 or J-1 Students

Students are advised to write their own invitation letters along with providing supporting documents.

For Guests

Location
The department ceremony will take place in the oak grove between Sequoia Hall and Sloan Hall (map link) where Lomita Mall meets Serra Mall.

Time
Graduates and guests generally arrive from the main ceremony at approximately 11:30am. The department will provide light refreshments immediately prior to the diploma and awards ceremony. Everyone should be seated by 12:30pm. The ceremony will begin at shortly thereafter and lasts until approximately 2:00pm.

General Seating and Ticket Information
Tickets are not required, and there is no reserved seating for your guests; We will have plenty of seating for your guests, however, they may wish to arrive early for best seat selection. The majority of seating is in the shade.

Photography
There will be no professional photography at the event, but there will be a photography area to the left of the stage. We politely ask that you leave the photography area once your graduate has walked across the stage so that other guests may have the opportunity to take photos.

Refreshments
We highly recommend eating a proper meal prior to the University ceremony and bring a water bottle and a snack for later. The department will provide light refreshments immediately prior to the diploma ceremony, starting at approximately 11:30am.

Wheelchair Seating, Accessibility, and Other Services
There will be a marked section of chairs for guests with wheelchairs and their families to sit. Upon arrival, please have your graduate check-in with their student services officer. Information about disability accommodations and special requests for Commencement weekend can be found at the Commencement website. Please plan accordingly.

Additional commencement weekend details including planning details can be found on the Commencement Website

Restrooms
Sequoia Hall will be open from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday.

Restrooms are also available at the following locations:

  • Lasuen Street at the tour group loading area
  • Memorial Church (One restroom on each side of building; These are the only restrooms open to the public in the Quadrangle area of the campus.)
  • Stanford Bookstore
  • Tresidder Union

Parking
Parking for the main Commencement ceremony is available in the parking lots surrounding the Stadium. Please note that some lots require a permit. Parking for guests with state-issued or temporary disabled parking permits is available in the Varsity Lot.

We recommend leaving your car near the stadium and walking or taking the free shuttle to the department ceremony. Sequoia Hall and Sloan Hall (map link)

 

Additional information for graduates and their families attending the ceremony at the stadium can be found at Stanford's general commencement information site. Be sure to note Stanford's new Clear Bag Policy for the Commencement ceremony in the Stanford Stadium!