Quad Yearbook FAQs

General yearbook page

This page was relevant for the 2017 Quad yearbook. Portraits have now concluded and content submissions are closed.

What’s the deal with portraits?
Senior portraits will be featured in the yearbook! Portraits are being taken by Lauren Studios. If you’re a senior, you should have gotten a legitimate email from info ‘at’ laurenstudios.com that looks something like this:

Make an appointment and get photographed by the studio; that’s all you have to do! The basic session is FREE. If you have any trouble, email Veronica at yearbook ‘at’ stanforddaily.com. The *last* portrait sessions are the week of Feb. 13-17.

Will I be in the yearbook?
The yearbook staff is doing its best to cover as many campus events, groups, activities, performances, competitions, and aspects of student life as possible. However, you can help us (and increase your chances of being in the book) by filling out our Student Organization Submission Form, or our General Content Submission Form by February 28!
Additionally, there will be a few spreads dedicated to each undergrad class that features class events, class candids, and other relevant class material.

My family members want to create a student tribute/recognition ad. How can they do that?
Our yearbook publisher (Jostens) has a web portal that helps take care of creation of and payment for student tribute ads. Create a recognition ad here. The deadline is February 28.

How much does a recognition ad cost?
It depends on what size ad you’d like to place. Full: $500 | half: $350 | quarter: $175 | eighth: $100.
The recognition ad portal requires you to make an account, so that it can save your progress and process payment.

Will the yearbook be accepting corporate ads?
Yes! Contact Veronica at yearbook ‘at’ stanforddaily.com if you’re interested in running a corporate ad. Space is first come, first served so reserve your space now!

I’m part of a University department that would like to recognize its seniors in the yearbook! How can we do that?
Contact Veronica at yearbook ‘at’ stanforddaily.com to arrange it! We are offering discounted University ad space. Space is first come, first served so reserve your space now!

I didn’t know The Stanford Daily produced Stanford’s Quad yearbook.
This is the first year we’ve done it! The student group that used to produce the yearbook no longer exists (their last hoorah was in 2014). Books for 2015 and 2016 were produced by the presidents of the senior class. Producing a yearbook is a lot of work for a small group of presidents, though! The Daily is well-suited to the task due to its existing base of writers, editors, photographers, graphic artists, and newly minted yearbook team! So, this year The Daily is working with the support of the Senior Class Presidents, Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), and some other campus entities to produce a dazzling Quad book! We’ve chosen to retain the Quad name, which dates back to the first Stanford yearbook (from the 1890s!).

Why does it cost so much?
A college yearbook is something that will last for years to come! We will be producing a high-quality keepsake, both in quality of material and quality of content. If you’d like to see examples of finished products, stop by The Daily! To put things into perspective, here’s how Stanford’s yearbook stacks up:
Cal ($69.99), Stanford ($85), Harvard ($100), Santa Clara University ($120), UCLA ($199)

When do I get my book?
Books will be available for pickup from The Stanford Daily office (456 Panama Mall, right behind Old Union and near the PRL) during the final weeks of spring quarter. Books not picked up by July will be forfeited without refund.

Do you have any old yearbooks?
So glad you asked! We have a case of old editions, mostly pre-2000. If you’d like to own one, email us to arrange pickup/shipment! Old books cost $20+shipping.

Got a question we haven’t answered here?
Email us (yearbook ‘at’ stanforddaily.com)! Call us (Veronica is the CRO of The Daily and the yearbook manager; her office number is 650-721-5803)! We’d love to hear from you.