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Biology Virtual Commencement Celebration 2021

Though we cannot be together in-person this year, we are looking forward to virtually celebrating your accomplishments together.  We will be releasing a virtual diploma ceremony for you to view with your family and friends during commencement weekend (Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13).  For more information about the University-wide virtual commencement ceremony, please visit the  main University commencement site

The 2021 Biology Virtual Commencement Celebration can be viewed HERE ( and please find a copy of the virtual celebration program HERE as a keepsake. 


For Graduates

Attendance & Name Pronunciation

Whether or not you plan to confer your degree this Spring, you must RSVP if you intend to participate in the Biology Diploma Ceremony.

Undergrads: RSVP by Sunday, May 16 using the webform below. Questions can be sent to Teri Hankes

Undergrad RSVP Form     


Coterm MS and PhDs: RSVP by Sunday,  May 16 using the appropriate webform below. Questions can be sent to Teri Hankes (Coterms) at or Samantha Schwartz (PhDs) at

Coterm RSVP Form       Ph.D. RSVP Form


Cap & Gown

NOTE – Biology will NOT be hosting any in-person graduation festivities this year, so cap & gown orders are OPTIONAL.

  • Friday, April 16th - Deadline for Ordering Custom Regalia
  • Monday, May 17th - Student Online Cap & Gown Rental Pre-Order Deadline
  • Tuesday, June 1st - Pre-Order Cap & Gown Distribution Begins 
  • Thursday, June 3rd - Open Stock Distribution Begins (Bookstore lower level)

Please contact the Stanford Bookstore with any questions at (650) 329-1217.

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