Commencement 2020

Commencement Day

Map, Directions and Parking

Remember where you park!

Guests are encouraged to park in "F" Lots and Parking Structure 2.  Parking for guests with disabilities is available in Lot C and F8. 

University Drive will be closed between Red Gum and the "M" Lot during the following times:

  • Friday, May 15: 12pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, May 16: 6am to 10pm
  • Sunday, May 17: 6am to 10pm

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University Quad Venue

All ceremonies will take place in the University Quad Venue in the heart of campus.  The venue is accessible from C, F, M Lots, and Parking Structure 1 & 2.  Directional signage will be provided along all walkways from these parking areas to the University Quad Venue.  Depending on your parking location be advised the walk to the venue is slightly uphill, and may take an additional 15 minutes.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  All Bags are Subject to Search.

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Weather conditions in May in Pomona can vary from cool, raining, and extreme heat.  Ceremonies are outside and shade is sparing.  For the latest weather conditions, please refer to your mobile on the week of.  Rain or shine event.

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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 behind building 6

Pony Express Convenience Store - Inside Campus Center Marketplace

Carl's Jr. - Inside Campus Center Marketplace

Jamba Juice - Inside Campus Center Marketplace

Polly Trolley - Center of Quad

NOTE: Hours of operation may vary at each ceremony.

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Commencement Photos

Grad Images

Professional photographers will take three photos of each graduate. Photos are taken prior to ascending the stage. Photographer is positioned just off-stage for the perfect shot of your graduate's proud moment. Proofs will be emailed 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 at ceremony.  Event team, and photographers will provide guidance.  There is no obligation to purchase.  Students may pre-register to obtain a discount.

For additional information please visit Grad Images online, call 800-261-2576, or email GradImages has a large team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything you may need.

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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.  Due to current developments, pre-orders are closed until further notice.  

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Animals at Commencement

Cal Poly Pomona welcomes service animals as defined by the American with Disabilities Act.  For the safety of all, please do not bring pets to the event.

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