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Intellectual Programs

Grab a front-row seat as esteemed Stanford faculty explore today's most pressing issues, unveil cutting-edge research and remind us how good it feels to learn something new. Dust off your notebook and grab a number 2 pencil: class is in session.

Schedule Highlights

We have great programs throughout the weekend - you won't want to miss a single minute.

Thursday, October 22
1:30 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours
3:30 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours

Friday, October 23
8:00 a.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tour
9:30 a.m. President's Welcome and Reunion Forum: "From Inequality to Equal Opportunity"
3:15 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours

Saturday, October 24
9:30 a.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours
12:30 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours
2:00 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tours

Sunday, October 25
8:30 a.m. Alumni Authors Meet & Greet
1:00 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes and Tour

Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily, educational and weekend passes. First-come, first-served, so please arrive early if possible.

Featured Programs

Classes Without Quizzes (CWOQs) and Campus Tours

Listen to Stanford faculty delve into the humanities, current events, technology and more. Whether you'd like to see a favorite professor, learn about the latest groundbreaking research or get a guided tour of campus, you'll find something to spark your intellectual curiosity.

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President's Welcome and Reunion Forum

Join fellow classmates as President John L. Hennessy welcomes alumni back to campus. After that, Professor Larry Diamond, '73, MA '78, PhD '80 moderates a distinguished panel of Stanford faculty in an engaging conversation on "From Inequality to Equal Opportunity." In the United States and most countries around the world inquality of wealth and opportunity has expanded dramatically, potentially affecting generations to come. What is the role of our government, Stanford, and each of us in building opportunity? What policies can reduce inquality and renew the promise of equal opportunity for all in America and around the world?

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Alumni Authors Meet & Greet

Calling all bookworms and authors! Mingle with Stanford alumni authors over breakfast. Signed copies of books available for purchase. If you have questions about this program, please contact Stephanie Ruble at

What people are saying

"If you love brain food, the Classes without Quizzes are superb."

"CWOQs may transform your life or at least give you a lot of mental stimulation and food for thought. Pick a topic almost at random, and be amazed."

"Classes without Quizzes continues this tradition of offering me access to knowledge and perspectives that I wouldn't come across on a daily basis."