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 17: 12pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, May 18: 6am to 10pm
  • Sunday, May 19: 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

Professional photographers will take three photos of each graduate. Two are posed photos just prior to ascending the stage, while the third is as the graduate shakes hands with platform party. The 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 on stage. There is no obligation to purchase.

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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.  Pre-Orders available in February 2019.  Print out your receipt and present it to the flower staff at the main booth during commencement weekend, located in the University Quad (next to Campus Center Marketplace).

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Animals at Commencement

Only service animals will be permitted.  No exceptions will be made.  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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