Commencement 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations to the Class of 2022. We are so proud of you in reaching this important milestone!

Ticket and Ceremony Information

Ticket disbursement is now closed, due to event set-up for commencement ceremonies.

Please park in Lot "F" and proceed through Engineering Meadow, and enter through building 9 walk way.

Children 2 yrs or older will require a ticket.  Children under 2 yrs will need to sit on a parent's lap.

Two entrys will be available:  Music building or Engineering building.  Please view event map

Tickets are for guests. The Grad pass is used by graduates will for entry and the name reading prior to crossing the stage.

All guests 2 yrs or older require a ticket.

Yes, you are considered a guest at another ceremony.

All faculty are invited to attend commencement and will need to confirm their participation in advance with their college commencement liaison (representative). A digital ticket will be issued to each faculty member who will be in attendance. For additional questions and information, email commencement@cpp.edu.

Parking is free for all Commencement guests during Commencement weekend.

  • Graduate parking: Lot F
  • Guest Parking: Lot F, Parking Structure 1 and 2
  • ADA Parking: Lot C

Yes, if you have a final scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022, you may pass through Collins Street closure with a valid Cal Poly Pomona parking tag.

For safety reasons, all bags are subject to search. All guests and graduates must go through the Bag Check areas around the Commencement venue. Visit the campus safety section for a list of prohibited items.

The planned maximum capacity for each commencement ceremony will not exceed 8,500 guests and graduates.

Yes. All 12 ceremonies will be streamed live and be available for on-demand viewing via the Commencement website. 

A virtual ceremony will not be scheduled for 2022. All 12 ceremonies will be streamed live and be available for on-demand viewing via the Commencement website. 

Seating for all guests will be outdoors in the University Quad. Additional or overflow seating will not be available. All 12 ceremonies will be streamed live and be available for on-demand viewing via the Commencement website. 

Cal Poly Pomona is located in Los Angeles County, and our Commencement ceremonies will follow the most current county and state guidelines.

Currently, the protocols include:

  • Face masks or face coverings are not required for outdoor mega events. Voluntary wearing of masks is recommended (subject to change based on COVID-19 conditions)
  • Proof of vaccination will not be required of attendees. However, we strongly recommend everyone to be up to date with their vaccines (including getting the booster shot), as it is the best way to protect yourself and our community from COVID-19.

Cal Poly Pomona will continue to follow public health and safety guidelines and restrictions, including that of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department and California Department of Public Health. 

No, university is following state and county guidance for mega events. There will be no vaccine checks at commencement ceremonies. (This is subject to change following COVID-19 state and country guidance.)

Cal Poly Pomona is located in Los Angeles County, and our Commencement ceremonies will follow the most current county and state guidelines.

Currently, the protocols include:

  • Face masks or face coverings are not required for outdoor mega events. Voluntary wearing of masks is recommended (subject to change based on COVID-19 conditions)
  • Proof of vaccination will not be required of attendees. However, we strongly recommend everyone to be up to date with their vaccines (including getting the booster shot), as it is the best way to protect yourself and our community from COVID-19.

Hooding for Graduate Students

It is recommended to purchase your hood with college and degree color distinction from Cal Poly Pomona’s Bronco Bookstore.

Please carry your hood to the event, and you will be hooded on campus.

You will be hooded by department faculty at the Hooding Garden near the line-up area (University Drive/Mansion Lane).

Please arrive on campus one hour before your assigned ceremony.

  • Park in "Lot F"
  • Proceed to Engineering Meadow, Building 9 breezeway to student ticketing entry
  • Have Grad Pass ready on your cell phone
  • Proceed to Hooding Garden (University Drive/Mansion Lane)

Yes, a professional Grad Images photographer will take photos and will provide proofs within a week of event.

Classmates and faculty, prior to line-up.

Event Information

Graduates should plan to arrive 60 minutes prior to the start of their ceremony. Gates open for all guests one hour prior to ceremony.

University Quad at Cal Poly Pomona. Review the Event Map for more information.

To request accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center at Cal Poly Pomona at drc@cpp.edu

Guests may contact the Commencement team at commencement@cpp.edu. Interpreting requests should be made as early as possible, but no later than April 25, 2022.

Due to the number of expected participants and guests at commencement, the university is unable to provide wheelchairs, walkers and other assistive devices of a personal nature.

Yes, Grad Images photographers will be on hand and proofs will be sent to each graduate by email after event. 

Yes, graduates will be required to wear the approved Cal Poly Pomona cap and gown. They can be purchased through the Bronco Bookstore.

Diploma covers will be distributed at the event. For spring 2022 grads, diplomas will be mailed within two months of completing your exit survey. You can contact the Registrar’s Office for more information regarding diplomas at registrar@cpp.edu.