Commencement News: Computer Science Department Undergraduates and Graduates Diploma Ceremony

Date:Sunday, June 13, 2010
Time:12:15 PM
Place:Gates Computer Science Building Lawn (AT&T Plaza)

Dear Students, Families, & Friends:

We are looking forward to this year's graduation ceremonies. The main University event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Stanford Stadium. This year’s Commencement Speaker will be US Ambassador to the United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. More information about the University ceremony can be found at http://commencement.stanford.edu/.

The Computer Science Departmental diploma ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Gates Building. Guests should be in their seats by 12:15 p.m. to ensure a timely start of the event.

  • There is no limit to the number of guests a student may invite, however seating is first-come, first-serve. No tickets are required. We recommend bringing a sun hat.
  • There will be a few disabled seating areas available with easy access from North Service Road (at the back of the Gates Bldg, off Campus Drive West).
  • A light snack will be served after the ceremony (around 2:00 p.m.). Finger sandwiches, fruit, cookies, apple cider and lemonade.
  • The closest parking is Parking Structure 1 (P-1) at the corner of Roth Way and Campus Drive West. No permits are required on weekends. Parking Structure 2 (P-2) at the corner of Panama Street and Via Ortega is not too far (see map below).
  • We have a small parking lot off North Service Road which will be available to vehicles with handicapped placards only. There are 16 spaces and these will be given out on a first-come basis. There is an area where cars will be able to pull over (where North Service Road intersects with Campus Drive West) to allow unloading.
  • Traffic on campus is heavy during Commencement, so allow extra time for driving between sites & parking. Map to Gates

Photos: There will be professional photographers taking pictures as each graduate receives his/her diploma.