Contact Information

Donna Standlea

Degree Requirements
Edris Stuebner

Patricia Stodola

Susan Navarro

Commencement 2013

Event Information


Please check back; additional events will be added as details become available.  To view the items below, scroll down the page or click an entry in the following list:


On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the CGU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2016. CGU's 89th commencement will be held at Mudd Quadrangle, located north of Honnold-Mudd Library at the southeast corner of Tenth Street and Darthmouth Avenue.

The ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding about 11:30 a.m., will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees to distinguished individuals, and greetings by university officials and our commencement speaker.  Tickets are not required.

Each graduating candidate is recognized by name and will walk across the stage to shake hands with either the provost, the president, or the chairperson of the board of trustees.  Doctoral and MFA candidates (CGU's terminal degrees) will be hooded on stage.  Immediately following the ceremony receptions will be held at various venues.


Honorary Degree Recipients 

Please check back for further information.


Student Speaker

The CGU Graduate Student Council will soon announce the Student Commencement Speaker application process.


Schedule of Events


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2016 Interfaith Baccalaureate Service of The Claremont Colleges

Friday, May 13, 2016
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Claremont, CA 91711

Student speakers, music, and a distinguished guest speaker.  Please check back for additional information.

The Interfaith Baccalaureate Service is the opening ceremony for Commencement Weekend and the one event that brings together students, faculty, staff, friends and family members from all seven of The Claremont Colleges.


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Commencement Forum and Awards

"Creativity and Innovation" Plenary Panel

Friday, May 13, 2016
4:30 p.m., with a reception following

Albrecht Auditorium
925 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Please check back for further information re featured panel members.

  • Panel Moderator:  Thomas Horan, CGU Professor and Director, Center for Information Systems and Technology

The winners of the Transdisciplinary Studies Commencement Forum Competition and the 2016 CGU President's Art Award will be presented at the conclusion of the Forum. 

A reception showcasing student research projects will follow the Forum.



International Place Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 13, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Claremont McKenna Auditorium
College Campus

Graduating and departing international students and scholars, and their families and friends are invited to a reception in their honor.  Join International Place for light refreshments as we say goodbye to our international friends.  For more information, contact International Place.






Commencement Exercises

Saturday, May 14, 2016
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The 89th commencement exercises for Claremont Graduate University will be held in Mudd Quadrangle.  Board of Trustees Chairman Michael Rossi will preside over the ceremony.  Parking is available in designated areas around campus.  Plan to arrive early.

Location: Mudd Quadrangle, between Dartmouth and Columbia south of Tenth Street.
Street address for GPS:  231 East Tenth Street, Claremont 91711-3913

Contact:  Donna Standlea, Office of the President,, (909) 607-3305.






Saturday, May 14, 2016
11:30 a.m.

For information about school receptions, please check here

Please view our commencement map with reception locations to find event locations.



Future Commencement Dates

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019



Additional / Contact Information

Need additional information?  Please contact one of the following:

Ceremony - Donna Standlea,, (909) 607-3305

Degree Requirements - Edris Stuebner,, (909) 607-3370

Facilities - Patricia Stodola,, (909) 607-7765

Regalia - Susan Navarro,, (909) 607-5103


Commencement Archives

Click here to view the names and speeches of past CGU student speakers.


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