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Commencement Day

Map, Directions and Parking

Remember where you park!

Guests are encouraged to park in "F" Lots and Parking Lot Structure 2.  Parking for guests with disabilities is available in "M" Lot. 

(Printable Parking Map and Directions).

University Drive will be closed between Red Gum and the Student Health Center during the following times:

  • Friday, June 9: 12pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, June 10: 6am to 10pm
  • Sunday, June 11: 6am to 10pm

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Quad Venue

The Quad Area venue used for all ceremonies is best accessed via Olive Lane using the walk way between Building 6 and Building 94. Be advised the walk to the Quad is slightly uphill, and may take an additional 15 minutes to walk from all parking lots to reach venue.  Comfortable walking shoes recommended.  All Bags are Subject to Search.

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Weather conditions in early June in Pomona can vary from cool and raining, to extreme heat.  Ceremonies are outside and shade is sparing.  For the latest weather conditions, please refer to the 5 day forcast at

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Food Service

Limited food service is available during the commencement ceremonies at the following locations around the Quad.

Concession stand - Located on Olive Lane between buildings 6 and 94 (Main entrance)

  • Friday, June 9:  3pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 10:  7:30am to 11am; 2:30pm to 9pm
  • Sunday, June 11:  8am to noon; 2pm to 7pm

Pony Express Convenience Store - Inside Campus Center Marketplace

  • Friday, June 9:  Open until 9:30pm
  • Saturday, June 10:  7am to 9pm
  • Sunday, June 11:  8am to 9pm

Carl's Jr. - Inside Campus Center Marketplace (limited menu)

  • Friday, June 9:  Open until 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 10:  7:30am to 10:30am; 2:30 pm to 5pm; 6pm to 8:45pm
  • Sunday, June 11:  8am to 10:30 am; 3pm to 5pm; 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Jamba Juice - Inside Campus Center Marketplace (limited menu)

  • Friday, June 9:  2pm to 7pm
  • Saturday, June 10:  9am to 5pm
  • Sunday, June 11:  9am to 5pm

Polly Trolley - Center of Quad

  • Friday, June 9:  3pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 10:  7:30am to 11am; 2:30pm to 9pm
  • Sunday, June 11:  8am to noon; 2pm to 5pm

   NOTE: All service times are subject to change based on demand.

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Commencement Photos

Professional photographers will take three photos of each graduate. Two are posed photos just prior to ascending the stage, while the third is as the graduate shakes hands with platform party. The photographer is positioned just off-stage for the perfect shot of your graduate's proud moment. Proofs will be mailed to each graduate shortly after the ceremony to be considered for purchase. You do not need to sign up for this service in advance; every candidate and graduate will have their photograph taken on stage. There is no obligation to purchase.

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Graduation Day Flowers

Graduation Day Flowers will be offering fresh flower bouquets and orchid leis at each of the Commencement ceremonies.  Pre-Orders available in January 2017.  Print out your receipt and present it to the flower staff located at the main booth on campus during commencement weekend.  To ensure convenient pick up, the main booth is located in the University Quad (next to Campus Center Marketplace).

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Animals at Commencement

Only service animals will be permitted.  No exceptions will be made.  Please leave pets at home for their safety and comfort as the commencement environment will have large crowds, heat, noise and confusion.  Please note California State Law prohibits leaving an animal inside a confined vehicle.

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