Commencement Day

Map, Directions and Parking

Remember where you park!

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

(Printable Parking Map and Directions)

University Drive will be closed between Red Gum and the Student Health Center during the following times:

  • Friday, June 8: 12pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, June 9: 6am to 10pm
  • Sunday, June 10: 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 F Lots, Parking Structure 1 & 2, and M Lot.  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 recommended.  All Bags are Subject to Search.

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Weather conditions in early June in Pomona can vary from cool and raining, to extreme heat.  Ceremonies are outside and shade is sparing.  For the latest weather conditions, please refer to the 5 day forcast at

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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

  • Friday, June 8:  3pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 9:  7:30am to 11am; 2:30pm to 9pm
  • Sunday, June 10:  8am to noon; 2pm to 7pm

Pony Express Convenience Store - Inside Campus Center Marketplace

  • Friday, June 8:  Open until 9:30pm
  • Saturday, June 9:  7am to 9pm
  • Sunday, June 10:  8am to 9pm

Carl's Jr. - Inside Campus Center Marketplace (limited menu)

  • Friday, June 8:  Open until 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 9:  7:30am to 10:30am; 2:30 pm to 5pm; 6pm to 8:45pm
  • Sunday, June 10:  8am to 10:30 am; 3pm to 5pm; 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Jamba Juice - Inside Campus Center Marketplace (limited menu)

  • Friday, June 8:  2pm to 7pm
  • Saturday, June 9:  9am to 5pm
  • Sunday, June 10:  9am to 5pm

Polly Trolley - Center of Quad

  • Friday, June 8:  3pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 9:  7:30am to 11am; 2:30pm to 9pm
  • Sunday, June 10:  8am to noon; 2pm to 5pm

   NOTE: All service times are subject to change based on demand.

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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 January 2018.  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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