Stanford University 130th Opening Convocation Ceremony

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes new students and families to Stanford
during this formal inauguration of the academic year. 

Please watch the recording of this event.


The Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert
Dean, Office for Religious Life

Land Acknowledgement
Juliann (Juju) Hallum ’20 '21
Muscogee Creek Nation

Richard H. Shaw
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Sarah Church
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Mona Hicks
Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Student Address
Vianna Vo ’21
President, Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU)

Presidential Address
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
President, Stanford University

Stanford Hymn: Hail, Stanford, Hail
Stanford Chamber Chorale
Conducted by Professor Steve Sano, Director of Chorale Studies

Hail, Stanford, Hail!
Where the rolling foothills rise
Up towards mountains higher,
Where at eve the Coast Range lies
In the sunset fire,

Flushing deep and paling;
Here we raise our voices,
Hailing Thee our Alma Mater.

From the foothills to the bay,
It shall ring,
As we sing,
It shall ring and float away;
Hail, Stanford, hail!
Hail, Stanford, hail!

Special Thanks
Office of Special Events & Protocol
Stanford Video


Stanford New Student Orientation 2020