CS Commencement

Computer Science Department Undergraduates and Graduates Diploma Ceremony

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: The Sand Hill Athletic Field, 357 Oak Rd, Stanford

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 Sterling K. Brown, an Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe-winning Stanford alumnus.  More information about the University Ceremony can be found at https://commencement.stanford.edu/.

When & Where
  • When:  The CS diploma ceremony will begin at 1 pm, Sunday June 17, 2018. Guests should be in their seats by 12:45 p.m. to ensure a timely start of the event.
  • Where:  The Sand Hill Athletic Field, 357 Oak Rd, Stanford
Important Reminders
  •  Please note the location of this year’s ceremony is the Sand Hill Athletic Field, 357 Oak Rd, Stanford.  It will NOT be held at our traditional site due to construction at Frost Amphitheater.
  • Stanford University has implemented certain restrictions for the main Ceremony to provide a safer environment for the public and expedite entry into Stanford Stadium. For details, see the Clear Bag Policy.  This policy is in effect for the main ceremony but is not enforced for the CS diploma ceremony.
General Information
  • No tickets are required for guests. 
  • We recommend bringing a sun hat and sunscreen.
  • A light lunch will be available before the ceremony. Finger sandwiches, fruit, green salad, chips, cookies, apple cider and lemonade. Bring a blanket if you'd like to picnic on the grass. There will be a small number of tables and chairs available.
Parking/How to Get There
  • If you are driving from the main ceremony, we recommend waiting 20-30 minutes for traffic to lighten and then driving and parking is tight. We have delayed the start of the ceremony to allow for this travel time.
  • The Sand Hill Athletic Field is about a 30 minute walk from the main commencement ceremony at Stanford Stadium. 
  • Parking for the CS ceremony is available at the Stock Farm Parking Garage and the adjacent lot across the street from the ceremony, but traffic will be heavy so please consider walking if you are able. 
  • There are a number of large parking lots in the vicinity of the Stanford Stadium. For more information on parking for the main ceremony, please view the Weekend Parking and Transportation page at Stanford's main commencement website.
  • The Computer Science ceremony will be located at the Sand Hill Fields, which is across campus.  It is recommended that guests with mobility limitations move their cars and be dropped off along Oak Road and park in the parking lot next to the Stock Farm Parking Garage, which is directly across from Sand Hill Fields. Below are driving directions:
    From the Stadium, you will exit out of the Varsity Lot (designated disability parking lot) via Sam MacDonald Road.  You will then turn right onto El Camino Real.   You will make a u-turn at the next light and head the other way on El Camino.  Continue on El Camino and turn left onto Sand Hill Road (past Stanford Shopping Mall).  Continue on Sand Hill Road until you get to Stock Farm Road and turn left.  Turn left onto Oak Road and Sand Hill Fields are located on the left and the Stock Farm Garage is located on the right. 
  • There will be a handicapped seating area with easy wheelchair access.
  • Handicapped parking for the CS Ceremony will be available at the Stock Farm Parking Garage.
  • The CS Ceremony will be held on a grassy ball field.  A limited number of shuttles (golf carts) will be available to transport guests unable to navigate the field. The pick-up point will be near the entrance of the open air parking lot next to the Stock Farm Parking Garage.
  • Photos: There will be professional photographers taking pictures as each graduate receives their diploma. For information about ordering photos go to http://www.gradimages.com/Preregistration.
  • Guests are allowed to take photos, but must follow posted signs about where you are allowed to go.  Access to the graduate seating and in near the stage is prohibited due to safety regulations.
  • To comply with fire and safety regulations, no one will be allowed to block the aisles, including directly behind the graduate seating area.