Alumni Weekend

Stanford Law School welcomes alumni to campus every five years to celebrate their class reunion over Alumni Weekend. Throughout the weekend, SLS engages them in the latest school initiatives and scholarship through interactive panel discussions and talks. We also offer several social gatherings that allow alumni to renew old friendships, celebrate classmates’ successes, and reminisce about their time spent at Stanford. The weekend is always a highlight for our law school community.

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Weekend Highlights

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All-Alumni Lunch

Enjoy an intimate conversation filled with laughter and fond memories as fellow alumni retell your favorite SLS experiences across the years.

Friday Night Reunion Class Party

On Friday evening, the law school will host a party for your class. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to reconnect with classmates and reminisce about your time in law school.

SLS Fest

Don’t miss out on this family-friendly festival, complete with food trucks, beer and wine, dessert, games, music, and more. SLS Fest will be held on Saturday afternoon and the time of the event is determined once the time of the football game is announced.
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Hotel Information

Creekside Inn
Rooms from $229
3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650 493.2411

Crowne Plaza
Rooms from $204
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
888 422.2264

Garden Court Hotel
Rooms from $535
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Hilton Garden Inn
Rooms from $289
4216 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94306
650 843.0795

Rosewood Sand Hill
Rooms from $675
2825 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650 561.1515

*Please note that the hotels listed above are recommended by SLS, but this is not an all-inclusive list of hotels in the area. For other local hotels, please visit Stanford University’s Lodging Guide:
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SLS Families

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SLS Fest

Saturday, October 22, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Law School Pavilion, Canfield Court
This family-friendly festival includes food, games, entertainment, and more. Timing subject to change depending on football game.


Goldilocks Goes on Trial

Saturday, October 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Moot Courtroom 80, F.I.R. Hall, Stanford Law School
Kids 8-14 participate as lawyers, witnesses, judges, or jurors in the case of The Three Bears v. Goldilocks. Younger children, family, and friends can serve as jurors or watch the proceedings.

Kids Amazing Race

Saturday, October 22, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Centennial Green, near the Bing Wing at Green Library
Explore the campus with your family in a uniquely Stanford way through a scavenger hunt for children of all ages. Register with Stanford Alumni Association.

Cardinal Kids Camp

Thursday, October 20: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Ages 4 – 13 years old
Campers will spend their time enjoying plenty of fun-filled games and activities including an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, races, sports, arts and crafts and science experiments! Register with Stanford Alumni Association.

Homecoming Football Game

Kick-Off TBD
Stanford Stadium

Cheer on the Cardinal as they take on the Colorado Buffaloes. To sit in the SLS section (Section 229, upper level goal seating, $60 per ticket), purchase seats directly from Stanford Athletics using promotional code LAW. Guarantee a seat next to your classmates  by ordering all the tickets for your party together.

Promotional Code: LAW
Phone: (1.800.782.6367)

Kick-off time will be determined by the Pac-12 one week prior to game day.
Football tickets are non-refundable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is Alumni Weekend 2016?
Alumni Weekend is October 20 thru 23, 2016.

Which classes are celebrating a reunion?
All class years ending in a “1” or a “6” who are celebrating their 5th through 55th reunions: 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011. The Golden Gavel Society welcomes back alumni who graduated more than 55 years ago. The Class of 2015 will be celebrating its one-year reunion.

What if my graduating class isn’t celebrating a reunion?
The law school welcomes back all alumni to campus for Alumni Weekend. Many activities are not class specific, including the President’s Welcome, Classes Without Quizzes, campus tours, SLS Fest, and the Stanford vs. Colorado homecoming football game. On-site registration is available during Alumni Weekend at no extra cost. Please see “May I register on site?”

Where can I find information about getting to and around campus?
Directions to the law school can be found at the following website:

Stanford University’s Plan Your Visit page and searchable campus map provide directions to reach campus and can help you locate specific buildings. Campus maps will also be available at the law school student lounge during Alumni Weekend.

How do I register to attend?
Online registration for Alumni Weekend 2016 will open in August. You may also purchase registration for Alumni Weekend on site upon your arrival.

I don’t remember my Stanford Alumni web username or password. Where can I retrieve this information?
Please contact or call toll free at 1.866.543.0243 (USA) or 1.650.724.0627 (International). Operating hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. Due to privacy rules and confidentiality, the alumni web help team is the only department privy to this knowledge. Please allow 1 to 2 business days for a response to your inquiry.

May I register on site during Alumni Weekend?
While pre-registration is strongly encouraged, you may register at the law school in person during Alumni Weekend on Friday, October 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the law school student lounge at no extra cost.

What forms of payment are accepted?
You may pay by check or credit card. MasterCard, American Express, and Visa are accepted.

May I bring my spouse/partner, children, and other guests?
Alumni are encouraged to bring family and friends to celebrate their reunion together.

How do I see if my classmates are attending?
Visit the Alumni Weekend 2016 “Look Who’s Coming” webpage starting in August for a list of alumni who are registered to attend Alumni Weekend. Please note that because of privacy settings, the list may not reflect all registrants.

What is the recommended attire?
Generally, alumni and guests wear casual attire for daytime events and business casual for Friday Night Reunion Class Parties.

What should I do if I have a dietary restriction?
Please alert us to any dietary restrictions on your online or printed registration form when you register for Alumni Weekend.

Where can I park once I am on campus?
On Thursday and Friday, parking for those celebrating their law school reunion will be available on the bottom level of Wilbur Field Garage, the underground parking garage below Wilbur Field located at Campus Drive and Wilbur Way.

On Saturday and Sunday, parking is free in most campus lots. Disabled parking is available in all campus parking lots throughout the weekend, including Wilbur Field Garage and Tressider Memorial Union (located on Mayfield Avenue). Disabled person permits from all states are valid in all marked spaces on campus.

What if I or someone in my group needs special assistance?
We are prepared to accommodate guests who require special assistance. If you are hearing- or vision-impaired, need transport assistance to reach on-campus events, or have other special needs, please call the law school’s Alumni Weekend 2016 Hotline at 650.723.2730 or email and we will be happy to assist you with arrangements.

Where should I go when I first arrive on campus?
Upon your arrival, please collect your registration materials and a full weekend program at Registration Central, located at the law school student lounge.

How is the law school Alumni Weekend connected to Stanford University’s Reunion Homecoming?
The Office of Alumni Relations and Reunions team at SLS plan Alumni Weekend, a festive line-up of events for SLS alumni and guests. The Stanford Alumni Association plans reunion events for undergraduate alumni and guests as well as the greater Stanford community. SLS alumni who register with the law school have access to many of the University events, such as Classes Without Quizzes, campus tours, and the President’s Welcome.

Where can I find information about Classes Without Quizzes and Campus Tours?

Detailed descriptions and updates for Classes Without Quizzes will be available on the Stanford Alumni Association Reunions webpage. This site will be made available and regularly updated closer to Alumni Weekend. Refer to this page for updated descriptions and locations. All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis for the weekend. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat.

How do I reach the SLS Office of Alumni Relations during Alumni Weekend?
Call the Alumni Weekend 2016 Hotline at 650.723.2730 or check in at Registration Central at the law school student lounge.

I have another question that wasn’t answered here. Who should I ask?
Please call or email the SLS Office of Alumni Relations at or 650.723.2730 and we will be happy to assist you.


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