This year's Founders' Celebration is to be held at Cantor Arts Center during Reunion Homecoming Weekend – the final event on their calendar.
Founders’ Celebration commemorates the founding of the University and the legacy of the Stanford family. This is an opportunity for all members of the Stanford community—students, faculty, and staff—together with members of neighboring communities to join in celebration of the success of Jane and Leland Stanford’s dream to establish a "university of high degree."
2:30 p.m. Founders' Ceremony which will include remarks by President
Hennessy, Doris & Donald Fisher Terrace
3:00 p.m. Reception with period music and light refreshments, Doris &
Donald Fisher Terrace
3:30 p.m. Historical Presentation: "Stanford Beginnings: Lost and Found" by Professor Robert Siegel, Auditorium
4:00 p.m. Period Dance Workshop led by Alan Winston with live music
The official program for the afternoon is available for download here.
by Bangers & Mash, Doris & Donald Fisher Terrace
In and around Cantor Arts Center:
Stanford Family Carriage (stationary exhibit), Front Entrance
Docent-led tours of the Stanford Family Room
Exhibit of Stanford Family memorabilia curated by the Stanford
University Archives, Auditorium
In and around the Main Quad:
Take a walking tour around some of the oldest parts of the University with our Historypin tour. Also available as an app from the iTunes store (In the app, click on Channels, stanford.archives, then Tours).
In and around the Stanford Family Mausoleum area:
On this rare occasion, the Stanford Mausoleum will be open to visitors between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Shuttle service will be provided every 15 minutes between the Cantor Arts Center and the Mausoleum beginning at 3:15 p.m.
Other areas of note around the Mausoleum:
Stanford Family Memorial Statue
Angel of Grief
Arizona Cactus Garden
A flyer of information about the area may be downloaded here.
We suggest you park in Parking Structure 1 at the corner of Quarry Rd & Roth Way and walk the short distance down Roth Way to Cantor Arts Center. Permits are not required in Parking Structure 1 on weekends.
Limited spaces for patrons with mobility concerns or disabilities are available on Lomita Drive and Museum Way.
The 2012 Founders Celebration is presented in partnership with:
The Offices of the President and Provost
The Stanford Alumni Association
Stanford Special Events & Protocol, University Public Affairs
The Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University Archives
The Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs
The Office for Religious Life
Stanford Department of Music
Stanford Historical Society