Commencement 2013 College Information

Cal Poly Pomona

College of Engineering

Saturday, June 15, 2013
University Quad
3:00 pm Line up for the Processional
4:00 pm Commencement

Commencement Ceremony 2013

  • Graduates and faculty will line up for the Processional beginning at 3:00pm. The procession will form on Mansion Lane beginning at University Drive. Graduates will check in at the registration table located at the intersection, where each will receive a card with the graduate’s name and address on it; graduates need to retain the card, since it will be turned in later to assist in announcing each name. If a graduate has a difficult name to pronounce, he/she should write it phonetically on the card to assist the readers. Graduates will line up behind their appropriate program banner. Faculty marshals will assist in forming the Processional in the proper order.
  • The order of the Processional line will be: the Mace Bearer, the College Valedictorian and College Banner; the program banners, faculty and graduates; the Stage party; all late-comers.
  • When requested to come forward, the graduates and the faculty will be directed to one side of the stage. The graduates will line up in a single file as directed by the faculty/staff marshals along the side aisles. Immediately before proceeding across the stage, each graduate will hand the card to a reader, who will announce the name of the graduate and any academic honor as the graduate proceeds. Each graduate will walk across the stage, receive a certificate from his/her own department chair, shake hands and return to his/her seat to await the conclusion of the ceremony.
  • At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Mace Bearer and the Stage party will exit first. The Recessional will form as directed by the ushers and will proceed away from the Commencement Site along the same path.
  • While this is a celebration, it is also a traditional and dignified ceremony, a rite of passage. Please remember to conduct yourself in a manner befitting the celebration; the time for partying is after the formal ceremony. Help us maintain the appropriate decorum; air horns and other loud noisemakers should not be used by you or your guests during the ceremony. The College of Engineering thanks all for their cooperation.

Guest Parking & Seating

  • Parking Permits may be purchased in advance for $5.00 at the Cap & Gown Sale (April 23rd & 24th) and at the Bookstore until Thursday, June 13th. During Commencement weekend, permits can be purchased for $10 (Cash Only). Limousines will be required to have a valid Cal Poly Pomona permit and will park in Lot C. Valid Cal Poly Pomona 2012-13 annual permits, 2013 spring permits, and other valid 2012-2013 Cal State University quarterly/semester permits will be honored during Commencement weekend. 
  • Graduates and faculty will be seated in reserved locations.  There is no limit on the number of guests; guests will be seated behind the graduates in open seating.  Disabled guests may sit in an accessible seating area.  If you have any questions or require special arrangements call 909.869.3333.
Commencement Items & Inforamtion
Caps & Gowns – Tassels & Hoods  Purchased a the Bronco Bookstore, 909.869.3274
Honor Cords Can be obtained the Registrar's Office
Leis, Bouquets, and T-shirts Will be available at the ceremony
College of Engineering Dean's Office 909.869.2600
Commencement Hotline: 909.869.4916
University Commencement Website:

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