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Stanford University's newest class of graduates will be ushered into the "real world" this weekend with words from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

Kennedy will speak at Stanford's 118th commencement ceremony, being held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The university expects to award roughly 1,750 bachelor's degrees, 2,000 master's degrees and nearly 1,000 doctorates.
Kennedy himself is a Stanford alumnus. The Sacramento native earned a political science degree in  1958, according to the university.

The dignified ceremony at Stanford Stadium will begin with Stanford's notoriously undignified preamble. Students will participate in the "wacky walk," a Stanford tradition involving costumes, balloons and signs thanking parents before the solemnity of commencement begins.

On Saturday, American Jewish World Service president Ruth Messinger will give a Baccalaureate address. Stanford neuroscientist and MacArthur Fellow Robert Sapolsky will also speak to graduates and their parents.

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