Graduates will be directed by Commencement staff to the line-up and sign-in area at the south end of the Quad, near the Macintosh Building. You must arrive at the assembly area 60 minutes before the start of your ceremony.
A rehearsal for graduates is not conducted. You will receive directions from Commencement officials who have planned and rehearsed. Please give them your attention for instructions.
You will line up by major, in random order. You may sit next to whomever you choose. You will fill out a card with your name, degree, and address. This information will be used on stage to announce your name and by the photographer to send your photos.
We want to ensure your commencement ceremony is a great experience and memory for both you and your guests. For this reason we would like to recommend that you inform your guests that when leaving campus they avoid accessing the 405 Freeway from 7th Street because of construction. Alternative routes are both Palo Verde Avenue and Bellflower Boulevard, from which both the 405 North and South can be accessed.
Because of the large number of graduates at the ceremonies, we ask that each student limit the number of guests to 10 or under so that all attendees may have a pleasant experience.