New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will speak at Stanford University's 122nd commencement ceremony Sunday, June 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Stanford Stadium.
Gates open at 8 a.m. for the main ceremony, which is open to the public. Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a non-traditional processional into the stadium by graduates known as the "wacky walk."
Stanford President John Hennessy will open the formal program at 10 a.m. A live webcast will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Attendees are advised to dress for heat with hats, visors and sunblock.
Also open to the public is Stanford's Baccalaureate, a student-led ceremony organized by Stanford's Office for Religious Life. It will be Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Main Quad.
The baccalaureate and commencement are among dozens of graduation festivities planned for the weekend, which began Thursday night with a dinner on the quad for graduating seniors.
The university said it expects to confer 1,715 bachelor's degrees, 2,318 master's degrees and 1,092 doctoral degrees.