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2024 Commencement

The 2024 Stanford Commencement Weekend will be held from June 14 – 16, 2024.

The Human Biology Diploma Ceremony will take place immediately following the main ceremony on Sunday, June 16th at 12:30pm in the Main Quad. The ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour and will be immediately followed by a reception with light refreshments. No tickets or registration are required for this ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Professional photographers will be on-site taking photos of each graduate during the ceremony. These photos will be available for viewing and purchasing after the ceremony on the GradImages website.
  • Due to the location of our ceremony, you will be in direct sunlight, with minimal shade, for the entirety of the celebration. Please plan accordingly and be sure to bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, fans, and ample water! Please do not bring large items so as not to block the view of other guests.

Stanford Alumni Association joins the weekend celebration with a complimentary snack and water giveaway in front of the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center immediately following Commencement. Family and friends are welcome to swing by to pick up snacks on the way to their individual department ceremonies!

Please visit the Stanford Commencement page for the latest updates on Commencement Weekend.

Stanford University is committed to ensuring its facilities, programs and services are accessible to everyone. To request accommodations for any Commencement Weekend activities, please complete the Request for Disability-Related Accommodations form by no later than May 24, 2024. For more accessibility information, please visit the main commencement accessibility page.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to the ceremony, please contact Jessy Frydenberg at frydenbj [at] (frydenbj[at]stanford[dot]edu).  

Important Deadlines: Application to Graduate

Please review HumBio's Graduation Clearance Procedures for important deadlines and information along with the Registrar's website for a step-by-step guide on how to apply to graduate.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024: Application to graduate available in Axess for Spring Conferrals. Students deferring graduation "walkers" must complete this form

Friday, April 12, 2024 (5:00 p.m. PT): Application to graduate deadline (Applications received after this deadline will be assessed a $50 late fee).

Friday, June 7, 2024 (5:00 p.m. PT): Late application to graduate deadline No applications will be accepted after this date.

Cap & Gown (Regalia) Ordering Information

Tuesday, March 5, 2024: Rental regalia ordering site opens

Tuesday, April 16-Wednesday, April 17, 2024: Grad Fair at the Bookstore

Wednesday, April 17, 2024: Deadline to pre-order rental regalia deadline for store pick-up

Friday, April 26, 2024: Deadline to purchase fine quality regalia

Monday, May 13, 2024: Deadline to pre-order rental regalia deadline for ship-to-home

Monday, June 3, 2024: Pre-ordered rental cap and gown distribution begins

Thursday, June 6, 2024:  Non-pre-ordered rental cap and gown distribution 


Award Ceremony Program

Congratulations to our 2024 award recipients! View the Human Biology Awards Ceremony program here.


Diploma Ceremony Program

Congratulations to the HumBio Class of 2024! View the 2024 Human Biology Diploma Ceremony Program here.