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Commencement Directions, Parking & Maps

When leaving campus they avoid accessing the 405 Freeway from 7th Street because of traffic congesting. Alternative routes are both Palo Verde Avenue and Bellflower Boulevard, from which both the 405 North and South can be accessed.

Parking for Graduates and Guests

Parking (including short term) is FREE during Commencement in all student lots:

Lots: 1, 11A, 11B, 12, 13, 14A, 14B, 14C, 15, 16, 18, 20

Parking Structures: 1, 2, 3

Free Shuttle Service Routes

Please view the Commencement Parking Map to see the shuttle stops in front of the Pyramid, at Parking Structure 2 and the South Turn Around.

Parking for Elderly and Disabled Guests

Disabled guests with a handicapped placard may park in Lot 6 and 7. Please view the Commencement Parking Map to see all available lots for guest parking.

Limousine Drop Off Area

There will be a uniformed officer at the West Campus Drive drop off area to direct limousines. Limousines may very briefly stop to allow passengers to disembark before leaving to park in Lot 14A. Please view the Commencement Parking Map.

Walking on Campus

From the parking lots, walk along the thoroughfare edges, then go to the nearest intersection and follow the pedestrian sidewalk. Do not walk on the campus roadways and please do not jaywalk across. The ceremonies will take place on the southern portion of campus in the Central Quad.

Drive by the Visitor Information Center on Beach Drive for directions or any additional questions.