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Commencement 2019

Juan Pedroza being hooded at Commencement 2018

Doctoral graduate, Juan Pedroza being hooded by Professor Saperstein at Commencement 2018

Image credit: Randy Michaud

Stanford University 128th Commencement 2019 - 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 16, 2019

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 2018-19, please file your graduation application by the application deadline, April 12, 2019 (5:00pm pst). The Spring application to graduate will be available on Axess, March 4, 2019.

  • After April 12, 2019, 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 5, 2019 (5:00 pm pst). June 5 is the last day to withdraw an application to graduate for Spring.

  • No applications to graduate are accepted after June 5, 2019. 


If your degree is NOT being conferred in June 2019 – 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 5, 2019.

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, 2019


Co-Terminal/Master's: Please complete your Co-Term Gradution Survey by May 31, 2019

PhD: Please complete your PhD Graduation Survey by May 31, 2019

Cap and Gown Ordering

Alternative Cap and Gown Ordering  - CapGown vendor has Stanford regalia at much lower cost than the Stanford Bookstore.  Please visit their website and use the coupon code: STAN10 for an additonal $10 off your order!

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 4, 2019, you may begin to place your cap and gown orders online:

Pre-Order online by: April 29, 2019

Distribution of Orders

Regalia will be available for in-store pick up (lower level) or shipping beginning  pre-orders will be availabe on June 7, 2019 open stock distribution starts June 9, 2019.

Graduation Announcements

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