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Commencement 2021

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 130th Commencement 2021 

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, we do not expect large-scale gatherings to be possible in Santa Clara County by June 2021.  We are therefore planning a virtual celebration.  For more information, please visit the Stanford University Commencement web site.

Department of Sociology Virtual Graduation Cermony

Date: June 11, 2021


Bachelor's  - 1:00 PM 

Location:  Webinar

Coterminal Master's - 1:00PM

Location:  Webinar

Doctoral and Master's - 11:00 AM

Location:  Zoom

Graduation Information

Diploma Reminders and Important Dates

  • If you are expecting to graduate at the end of Spring Quarter 2020-21, please file your graduation application on Axess by the application deadline, April 9, 2021 (5:00pm pst). 

  • Spring Application to graduate available in Axess
  • The application deadline for late applications to graduate for undergraduates and graduates, for Spring Quarter degree conferral is May 28, 2021 (5:00 pm pst). May 28 is the last day to withdraw an application to graduate for Spring.

  • No applications to graduate are accepted after 5pm on May 28, 2021. 

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 Morgan in a separate email.  

Doctoral:  Please complete the anonymous PhD Exit Survey  (available May 1, 2021) by May 28, 2021


Co-Terminal/Master's: Please complete your Co-Term Gradution Survey (available May 1, 2021) by May 28, 2021

PhD: Please complete your PhD Graduation Survey (available May 1, 2020) by May 28, 2021.


We will update this website as more details become available.