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The Collins College Of Hospitality Management


2015 Commencement Ceremony

The Collins College of Hospitality Management's Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in the University Quad.

Graduates must arrive by 7:00 pm on Mansion Lane (corner of University Drive and Mansion Lane, in front of Bldg. 1).

Parking Permits Required

Parking permits will be required for every vehicle prior to entering any parking lot.

Payment options:

  • Pre-purchase permits for $6 beginning at the Grad Fair (April 21) and at the Bookstore until Thursday, June 11th.
  • Permits are $10 each when purchasing the day of the ceremony (June 12-14). CASH ONLY. NO CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS

These parking permits will be honored

  • Student Spring Quarter 2015, Student Annual 2014/2015
  • Faculty/Staff Spring Quarter 2015, Faculty/Staff Annual 2014/2015.
  • Other valid Cal State University Quarterly/Semester permit.

Disabled parking is located in Lot C and Camphor Lane and also requires a paid permit.  Please display your Disabled Person Parking Placard.

Limousine parking must be arranged in advance.

Limousine parking is located in Lot C and also requires a $20 paid permit. A parking officer will provide parking instructions.  Please notify by June 3, 2015 to request limousine parking.

To avoid delays and have optimum parking the day of commencement, it is highly recommended that parking permits be pre-purchased for your family and friends.

Admission Tickets Not Required

Admission tickets are not required and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring. Please advise your guests to try to arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony. Commencement e-mail:

Graduation Requirements

General questions about graduation requirements, applying for graduation and deadlines are available on the Registrar’s Office web site.

At the end of the spring quarter, if you have 8 or less units remaining please visit the Commencement Participation web site.

Specific questions about graduation requirements, such as remaining classes an individual student needs to take, should be addressed to the individual’s evaluator in the Registrar’s Office.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns will be available through June 11th at the main register counter at the Bronco Bookstore:

  • Bachelor's Complete = $64.95
  • Master's Complete = $84.95
  • Master's Hood Only = $25.95
  • Extra Tassel = $8.95
  • Cal Poly Pomona Class of 2015 Sash = $34.95

Grad Fair - April 21-22

Grad Fair 2014 will take place at the Bronco Bookstore on April 21-22 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Grad fair is a one-stop-shop for all commencement related items. Click here for details. You may also purchase your cap and gown online through Jostens.

Bookstore Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

It is recommended that you purchase a cap and gown in advance for proper fitting.  Limited quantities and sizes of caps and gowns are available at the Campus Center Marketplace on June 12 -14, starting about two hours prior to the ceremonies.

These caps and gowns are the ONLY outer attire allowed for graduates. It is not an all-weather garment; inclement weather may damage clothing worn underneath. The attire is all black and quite warm, so plan your clothing under the gown accordingly.

Senior Send-Off

Join the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association as they celebrate your accomplishments.  It's FREE come and enjoy food, prizes, gifts, and be entered to win Reserved Seats for your family and friends to the 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP TBD. 

National Anthem singer wanted for Commencement!

Each year, a Collins student is picked to sing the National Anthem at the commencement ceremony. For anyone interested, this opportunity is open to all Collins students, however, graduating seniors have priority. Please contact Carolina Sanchez by Friday, April 10 if interested.

Academic Senate Statement

“Commencement is a ceremony wedded to our academic past but grounded in the events and ideas of the present. We wear academic gowns and hoods out of respect for the traditions of the past. We carry the mace into the ceremony to signify the importance of the role of the faculty and the institution in awarding a degree to each student. At the same time, we should jointly create commencement ceremonies that include important themes and elements of our contemporary and traditional cultures. Sometimes these themes are reflected in the music and in the decorations, but they may also be reflected in the additions students make to the customary academic regalia. The issue of appropriateness is often raised concerning some of these adaptations. Our response as a campus community should be to accept those things that do not distract form the ceremony and to restrict only those adaptations that abridge community standards of good taste or which directly interfere with the conduct of the ceremony.”