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Congratulations, 2021-22 Graduates!

Dear Stanford Graduate,

Dear Stanford Graduate,

Congratulations on the completion of your Stanford graduate degree! On behalf of all of my colleagues in the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE), I want to share our admiration for your achievements and best wishes for your future success.

You are graduating at a time when the world needs talented, compassionate, dedicated individuals like yourself to tackle urgent global problems including public health, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty and social inequality, injustice toward marginalized groups, and climate change. I know you will become mentors and supporters of those around you, showing what it takes to be successful and demonstrating how to care for others as you lift up your communities – exactly what it means to be part of the Stanford community.

With your degree in hand, you are joining a robust, global community of over 230,000 Stanford alumni with graduate degrees. I hope you will continue to be a part of the Stanford community by engaging with current students, alumni, and faculty. I encourage you to sign up for your free Stanford Pass account to access Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) resources, register for alumni events, and make connections with Stanford’s many global alumni communities. SAA and BEAM (Stanford Career Education) have teamed up to offer the Stanford PlusFive program: career development coaching and resources for alumni within five years after graduation.

Again, heartfelt congratulations from all of us at VPGE! Thank you for choosing Stanford for your graduate studies. We look forward to seeing what you do next, so please stay in touch!

Warm regards,

Stacey F. Bent
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs
Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemistry


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