Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation
Main content start
Democracy Day

What is Democracy Day?

Spruce tree character

Election Day is an academic holiday at Stanford University— Democracy Day!

No classes are scheduled on this day, and students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in programming designed to promote democratic participation, civic engagement, and community building.

Mark your calendar!

This year, Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.

Go vote, and then plan to attend some of the special events, including a keynote speaker, Donuts and Democracy, Party at the Polls, and more!

Watch this space for the full lineup of events in fall.


Stanford's inaugural Democracy Day took place on November 2, 2021.

Do you have thoughts about any of the 2021 events? Please submit feedback here.

Haas Center logo
Stanford in Government logo
ASSU logo