Visitor and Family Information
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CGU Parking Map
Map of the Claremont Colleges
Seating at the Ceremony
The University's primary address is 160 East Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711-5909.
Direction to Claremont Graduate University
Claremont Graduate University is approximately ten miles from Ontario International Airport and 60 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The commencement ceremony site is on the southeast corner of Tenth Street and Dartmouth Avenue.
From Ontario International Airport and/or the East
Take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) west to the Indian Hill Blvd. exit. Turn right onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north approximately 1.5 miles. Make a right turn onto either Eighth or Tenth Street and drive east three blocks.
From Orange County
Take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) east and exit at Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. Make a left turn onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north approximately 1.5 miles. Make a right turn onto either Eighth or Tenth Street and drive east three blocks.
From Los Angeles
Take the Foothill Freeway (210) drive east and exit at Towne Avenue. Turn left on Towne Avenue. Take next Right onto West Base Line Road (CA-30) and go 0.92 miles. Turn right onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive 1 mile. Turn left onto Tenth Street (just north of the park) and drive east three blocks.
Parking is available on public streets and in the following campus parking lots: between College and Dartmouth/11th and 12th Streets; west of the Burkle Family Building on 11th Street; SE corner of Dartmouth and 11th Street; SW corner of Columbia and 10th Street (access from 11th Street and Columbia); 8th Street between College and Dartmouth. Click here for a CGU parking map.
Street Closures: (1) Dartmouth between Eighth Street and Tenth Street. (2) Tenth Street between Dartmouth and Columbia.
Guest attendance is unrestricted. Graduates will sit in the middle section; guest seating is designated to the east and west sections. Guests are asked to find a seat and keep the aisles clear, enabling the graduates and platform party to proceed to their seats.
Children are to be seated in the audience and not among the candidates. Those guests bringing strollers are asked to keep the aisles clear.
We encourage guests with special needs to arrive early. Below are two options. Additional inquiries regarding disability-related accommodation may be made during regular business hours by calling Mrs. Pat Stodola in the CGU Facilities’ Office (909) 607-7765 or via e-mail. Please make your inquiries no later than noon on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Option One (least distance). Park in the handicapped parking spaces in the parking lot north of McAlister Center on the southwest corner of Tenth Street and Columbia Avenue. Due to numerous street closures, the most convenient way to access this lot is from Indian Hill Blvd., driving east on 11th Street, turn right on Columbia Avenue, and right into the driveway just south of Tenth Street. (You will be on the east side of Mudd Quad.)
Option Two. Before parking, drop off special guests at the corner of Tenth Street and Dartmouth Avenue. (You will be on the west side of Mudd Quad.)
The area southeast of the stage platform is designated for guests to take photographs of graduates. After you have completed taking photos, please return to your seat.
Huntley Bookstore will have merchandise and flowers available for purchase on graduation day. The booth will be on the west side of Dartmouth Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets (in front of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity).
Guests of degree candidates are strongly advised to make their hotel reservations as early as possible. Listed below is a sampling from our local telephone directory of hotels and motels within 20 minutes of The Claremont Colleges. We suggest that you inquire if these businesses offer a Claremont Colleges’ discount. Claremont Graduate University neither recommends nor endorses any of the following facilities.
Ayres Inn & Suites Ontario at the Mills Mall
4395 E. Ontario Mills Parkway
(909) 987-5940, ext. 0 (800) 686-5886
Ayres Suites Ontario at the Mills Mall
4370 East Mills Circle
(909) 481-0703 (800) 706-4892
Ayres Hotel & Suites Ontario Convention Center
1945 East Holt Boulevard
(909) 390-7778 (800) 248-4661
Ayres Boutique Suites Ontario Airport
204 North Vineyard Avenue
(909) 937-9700 (800) 454-8605
555 West Foothill Boulevard
(909) 626-2411, ext. 1
222 North Vineyard Avenue
(909) 937-0900 (866) 445-4454
Embassy Suites Ontario Airport
3663 East Guasti Road
Hilton Ontario Airport
700 North Haven Avenue
Hotel Casa 425
425 West First Street
Hotel Claremont and Tennis Club
840 South Indian Hill Boulevard
(909) 621-4831 (800) 322-6559
4760 East Mills Circle
(909) 980-2200 (888) 492-8847
Quality Inn Ontario Airport Convention Center
514 North Vineyard Avenue
(909) 937-2999 (866) 833-7450
Radisson Ontario Airport
2200 East Holt Boulevard
Red Roof Inn Ontario Airport
1818 East Holt Blvd.
(909) 988-8466, ext 411
Residence Inn by Marriott
2025 Convention Center Way
(909) 937-6788 ext. 4038 Jen Bolanos
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center
601 West McKinley Avenue
(909) 622-2220 (866) 627-8074
Shilo Hilltop Suites
3101 Temple Avenue
(909) 598-7666 (800) 222-2255
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