Graduation Visitor & Safety Information

This year’s Commencement Weekend includes dedicated university commencement and Stanford GSB graduation ceremonies for the graduating Class of 2022 and the returning Class of 2020.

Venues & Seating

Stanford University commencement ceremonies will be hosted at Stanford Stadium, and the Stanford GSB graduation ceremonies will take place at Frost Amphitheater. Frost Amphitheater is an outdoor venue with little to no shade available and open seating with folding chairs on the grass for all guests.

Clear Bag Policy & Security Screening

Public Safety will be enforcing a clear bag policy at both Stanford Stadium and Frost Amphitheater for all graduates and guests. Electronic screening equipment will be in use at all venue entry gates for both ceremonies. Before entering, guests will be asked to remove cell phones, keys, and other large metal objects, and must pass through the metal detectors.

There will not be a bag check station available at Frost Amphitheater for items prohibited at entry. If any guests require specific security accommodations, contact Event Operations for assistance.

COVID Protocols

Stanford is committed to taking all necessary precautions and following all local guidelines to ensure a safe event. If you feel sick or test positive for COVID-19, do not attend any in-person events on campus and stay home. Details about specific safety precautions and requirements will be provided as the date approaches so continue to check for Stanford University updates and alerts and read Stanford’s visitor policy.

Visitors must comply with the university’s prevailing indoor and outdoor face covering requirements. With certain exceptions, face coverings are not required but continue to be strongly recommended on-site at Stanford, regardless of vaccination status.