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On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the CGU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2014. CGU's 87th 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 

Andrea Bertozzi, recently named the inaugural holder of UCLA's Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, is a world-class applied mathematician with years of distinguished performance as a teacher, scholar and leader in her field.  Current chair of the science board of the National Science Foundation's Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University, Dr. Bertozzi also serves on the science boards of the Banff International Research Station in Canada and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at UC Berkeley.

Sherry Lansing is an American former actress and former CEO of Paramount Pictures.  She was the first woman to head a Hollywood studio when she was the president of production at 20th Century Fox.  Six of the ten highest grossing Paramount films were released during her tenure. She was a partner in Jaffe/Lansing Productions.  Her term on the University of California Board of Regents expires in March 2022.  She is the CEO and founder of The Sherry Lansing Foundation, "committed to making the world a better place by funding and raising awareness for cancer research, and by supporting education, art and culture." 


Student Speaker

The CGU Graduate Student Council is pleased to announce that Norma Leticia De La-Torre-Cervantes has been selected as this year's student commencement speaker.  Cervantes earned a Teaching Credential and MA in education in 1999 and a doctorate in education in 2014 from CGU.


Schedule of Events


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2014 Interfaith Baccalaureate Service of The Claremont Colleges

Friday, May 16, 2014
3:30 p.m.

Bridges Hall of Music
150 East Fourth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Dr. Wendy Mogel, clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and parent of a graduating Pitzer student, has agreed to serve as the guest speaker for the 2014 Interfaith Baccalaureate Service.  The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 3:30 pm in the Bridges Hall of Music on the campus of Pomona College.

Dr. Mogel serves on the scientific advisory board of Parents Magazine and is a research and policy advisor for Challenge Success-a child advocacy program of the Stanford University School of Education. 

A graduate of Middlebury College, Dr. Mogel completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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.


Commencement Forum (panel discussion)

Harnessing Creativity and Innovation

Society places great value on creativity and innovation in many fields, such as business, the arts, technology, and education.  How can we encourage and manage these two critical elements for a successful future across diverse academic and professional fields?

Friday, May 16, 2014
4:30 p.m., with a reception following

Albrecht Auditorium
925 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Featured panel members:

  • Andrea Bertozzi, UCLA Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity and     Director of Applied Mathematics
  • David Pagel, CGU Professor, School of Arts & Humanities, Curator and Art Critic
  • Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, CGU Asociate Professor of Education, School of Educational Studies
  • Maritza Salazar, CGU Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
  • Panel Moderator:  Thomas Horan, CGU Professor and Director, Center for Information Systems and Technology

Reservations required: RSVP by May 9 online at

The 2014 CGU President's Art Award will be presented at the conclusion of the Forum discussion.



International Place Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 16, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Claremont McKenna Auditorium
College Campus





Commencement Exercises

Saturday, May 17, 2014
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The 87th 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 17, 2014
11:30 a.m.

For information about school receptions, please check here

Please view our commencement map to find event locations.


Future Commencement Dates

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • 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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