Toast to the Class of '13
Wednesday, May 29
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Raise a glass and join your class at the Alumni Center for a pre-commencement celebration. Relax and mingle as you share your not-so-distant memories and not-too-far-off plans. You'll also receive a limited-edition Class of '13 gift at this fun fête.
Senior Dinner on the Quad
Thursday, June 13
Reception: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:30 - 11:00 p.m.
RSVP required by June 10
Enjoy an elegant dinner and one last dance under the stars with your classmates in Stanford's historic Main Quad. A great setting, great food, and great friends make the perfect combination for your celebration, Class of '13! Plan on dressing up, sporting your dancing shoes, and generally having a ball. Valid 21+ ID is required for wine and beer service. In keeping with University policy, please be responsible and respectful if you choose to consume alcohol during Commencement Weekend.
Class Plaque Dedication Ceremony
Friday, June 14
Dedication: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
RSVP requested by June 10
Preserve your past and look to the future at this casual gathering of classmates, family and friends. Add mementos from your Farm experiences to your class time capsule, and pose for photos with the '13 Class Plaque before it's lowered and sealed with the time capsule. While you're there, enjoy light refreshments as you pause to reflect on your years at Stanford during parting remarks from the Senior Class Presidents.
Class Day Lecture
Saturday, June 15
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RSVP requested by June 10
Join your classmates and guests at one of the highlights of Commencement Weekend, Class Day Lecture. Now in its 40th year, this year's Class Day Lecture features an engaging talk by Stanford Professor Mehran Sahami.
Mehran Sahami, '92, MS '93, PhD '99, is an associate professor of computer science and the associate chair for education and director of educational affairs in the computer science department. Additionally, he's the Robert and Ruth Halperin University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. An award-winning instructor, he enjoys teaching a variety of courses in computer science, including the largest class on campus with more than 600 students, CS106A: Programming Methodology. Professor Sahami has also served as a Resident Fellow, taught in the Sophomore College program, and helped revise undergraduate requirements at Stanford as a member of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies.
Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Google. Professor Sahami has published numerous technical papers on a variety of topics including web search, recommendation engines in social networks, and methods for automatically filtering spam email. His research has resulted in over 20 patent filings and has been deployed in several commercial applications.
Parking on campus? Class Day Lecture will be held in Maples Pavilion at 655 Campus Drive East. Parking for this event is available in the Galvez Lot located on the corner of Campus Drive East and Galvez Street, with the entrance on Campus Drive East. It is approximately a 5 minute walk to Maples Pavilion. Shuttle service will be provided from Galvez Lot to Maples from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and returning to Galvez Lot from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Additional parking is available at the Knight Management Center underground parking structure 7, located directly across from Maples Pavilion with the entrance on Campus Drive East. Please note; traffic in this area may be congested.
Parking for guests with state-issued or temporary disabled parking permits is available adjacent to Maples Pavilion.
Coming from Baccalaureate? Maples Pavilion is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from Memorial Church. Shuttle service to Class Day Lecture will be provided from the top of the Oval on Palm Drive from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Shuttles will be provided at the conclusion of the Class Day Lecture from Maples Pavilion to the top of the Oval on Palm Drive and will run from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
All of the above events are free and presented by the Stanford Alumni Association.