Commencement 2022

Planning Ahead

Male guest holds phone with ticketTickets for Guests

To manage the number of people coming to campus, all guests will need to show a valid ticket (QR code). Children under 2 years of age are not required to have a ticket and should sit on the lap of an adult.

Save your QR code to your phone or print it out. Your QR code will be scanned at the ticket entry area.

Event Information 

Guests should arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony. All ceremonies will be 90 minutes.

The walk to the University Quad is slightly uphill and may take 10 to 15 minutes to walk from all parking lots to reach ticket entry points. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Before arriving, review the Event Map and list of prohibited items.


Parking is free for all Commencement guests during Commencement weekend.

  • Student/Graduate parking: Lot F
  • Guest Parking: Lot F, Parking Structure 1 and 2
  • ADA Parking: Lot C (Please display your Disabled Parking Placard)

Limousine parking must be arranged by May 2 by emailing A parking officer will provide parking instructions. 

Safer Return Protocols

Cal Poly Pomona is located in Los Angeles County, and our Commencement ceremonies will follow the most current county and state guidelines. Visit our Safer Return website to review our Health and Safety Plan.

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.