Commencement 2022

Commencement Day

Tickets for Guests

To manage the number of people coming to campus, all guests will need to show a valid ticketChildren 2 years or above must have a ticket. Children under 2 years must sit on a parent's lap.  Guests should arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony.  

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Remember where you park!

Graduates and faculty are encouraged to park in "F" Lots.  Guests may park in "F" Lots and Parking Structure 1 & Parking Structure 2.  Parking for guests with disabilities is available in Lot C and F8.  University Drive will be closed between Red Gum and Collins Street during event dates May 20-22, 2022.

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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 Lots, and Parking Structure 1 & 2.  Directional signage will be provided along walkways from these parking areas to the Ticketing Entry Points, prior to entering University Quad.  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.

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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 events.  Commencement is a rain or shine event.

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Commencement Photos

Grad Images

Professional photographers will take 2-3 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 customer care representatives are 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.  

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Animals at Commencement

Cal Poly Pomona welcomes service animals. Service animals are working animals trained to perform tasks for the benefit of individuals with a disability such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, alerting and protecting people prone to seizures, or other tasks directly related to a disability. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the American with Disabilities Act.  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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