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Aeronautics & Astronautics Diploma Ceremony for the Classes of '20, '21 & '22

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Stanford Aeronautics & Astronautics Diploma Ceremony

The Stanford Aeronautics & Astronautics Department is thrilled to welcome the classes of ’20, ’21 & ’22 to attend our in-person Diploma Ceremony.  We’re excited to finally get to celebrate with you as you walk the stage in front of family and friends.

The departmental ceremony will be on Sunday, June 12, in the Cemex Auditorium at 12:30pm (line up at 12pm). Our reception will be held at the GSB Bowl. Tickets are not required for either ceremony. This will be our largest ceremony ever, we’re celebrating graduates from ’20, ’21 and ’22. Because this is an unprecedented year, we are asking that all students planning to attend our departmental ceremony fill out our RSVP Form by May 1st.

Who should fill out this form:

-You are an Aero/Astro graduate (BS, MS or PhD) from any quarter in academic year 2019-20, 2020-21, or 2021-22.

-You will graduate with a Aero/Astro degree (BS, MS, PhD) in Summer 2021-2022, or possibly fall 2022-23. (walkthroughs)

-You are a coterm senior and you want to walk with your class.

-Your guests do not need to fill out this form.

Aero/Astro Ceremony Details

When: Sunday, June 12, from 12:30-2:30pm followed by a reception at the GSB Bowl.

Where: Cemex Auditorium

Who: Graduates and walkthroughs from ’20, ’21, and ’22. We call you each to the stage by name and hand you a diploma cover. (Your actual diploma will be mailed to you by the Registrar’s Office.)

Guests: We do not anticipate needing to limit guests, but we may need to adjust depending on the RSVP.

Cap and Gown

Dress Code: Cap and Gown required. Regalia can be ordered from the Stanford Bookstore. Order your regalia now!

·         Monday, March 7 – Cap & Gown ordering website goes “Live”

·         Wednesday, April 13 – In-store Grad Fair & custom regalia/class ring ordering deadline (to have in time for commencement)

·         Monday, April 25 – Student/Faculty online cap & gown pre-order deadline

·         Monday, May 16 – Last day for students to order for home delivery ($12.95 shipping)

·         Friday, May 27 – Last day for students to order for home delivery with RUSH delivery ($19.95 shipping)

·         Tuesday, May 31 – Pre-order cap & gown distribution begins (Stanford Bookstore lower level)

·         Thursday, June 2 – Open stock distribution begins (Stanford Bookstore lower level)

Note: To guard against continuing delays in the supply chain, we recommend you place your order as early as possible.

Here is the breakdown of what to rent for graduation regalia:


Bachelor of Science

"Graduation Bachelor Gown Rental”

"Graduation Cap”

Master of Science

"Graduation Master Gown Rental”

"Graduation Master Hood Rental" in Red/Orange

"Graduation Cap”

Doctor of Philosophy

"Graduation Doctoral Gown Rental”

"Graduation Doctoral Hood Rental" in Red/Orange

"Graduation Cap" or "Graduation & Sided Tam”


Please let us know right away if you will need reasonable accommodations for the Commencement Activities. Cemex Auditorium is accessible for those in wheelchairs. Unfortunately golf carts and wheelchairs are not available from the University. Stanford University is committed to ensuring its facilities, programs and services are accessible to everyone. Please submit your requests for disability-related accommodations no later than May 27, 2022.

 Apply to Graduate

The Spring Quarter late application to file for graduation is due on Friday, May 27, by 5pm ($50 fee). Please log into Axess and under the Academics tab, select Apply to Graduate.

Health and Safety Updates

Please review the FAQ page on the commencement website.

Additional General Health Alerts Guidance:

Face Coverings

Questions? Please email the Events Safety team at

 Main Ceremony Schedule

Commencement Weekend is June 9-12, 2022. This email mostly pertains to the Aero/Astro Commencement Ceremony that will take place on Sunday, June 12. If you have any questions about the main university ceremony at the football stadium, please read the information at and send follow-up questions to


Information for the Class of 2020

Friday, June 10, 2022
2020 Baccalaureate
4:00 p.m.
2020 Senior Dinner on the Quad
6:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 11, 2022
2020 Commencement
9:30 -11:30 a.m.
President’s Reception
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Professional School Celebrations
various times in the afternoon
Community & Cultural Events 
various times throughout the day and evening

Sunday, June 12, 2022
School & Department Celebrations
afternoon (12:00 p.m. +)


Information for the Class of 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022
2022 Senior Dinner on the Quad
6:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Friday, June 10, 2022
2022 Baccalaureate
10:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 11, 2022
President’s Reception
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Professional School Celebrations
various times in the afternoon
Community & Cultural Events 
various times throughout the day and evening

Sunday, June 12, 2022
2022 Commencement
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
School & Department Ceremonies
afternoon (12:00 p.m. +)