Stanford 125 October Highlights

The anniversary kicked off in line with Stanford’s historic emphasis on service, as students from the Class of 2019 spent Oct. 1 preparing thousands of sandwiches for needy Bay Area residents.

On Oct. 6, distinguished Stanford historians James Campbell and David Kennedy offered a public reflection on Stanford’s past, present and future, co-sponsored with the Stanford Historical Society in Cemex Auditorium.

The same day, University Archives debuted Stanford Stories from the Archives, exhibits in Green Library, the Arrillaga Alumni Center and online that reveal the evolution and unique aspects of student life on the Farm.

The public got a glimpse of the community’s performance talent at the free Stanford Live Inside/Out Arts Open House on Oct. 9 at Bing Concert Hall.

Community members also learned about Stanford’s role in World War I, a century ago next year, in a talk by author Barbara Wilcox at the Stanford Bookstore.

The alumni community celebrated the 125th during the Stanford Alumni Association’s Reunion Homecoming, Oct. 20-23, including Founders’ Day on Oct. 23.

At the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, employees marked Stanford’s 125th anniversary with an employee celebration Oct. 27.