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On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the CGU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2012.  CGU’s 85th commencement will be held at Mudd Quadrangle, located north of Honnold-Mudd Library at the southeast corner of Tenth Street and Dartmouth 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 several 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 the provost, the president, and 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 each school.   Click here for reception information. 

Honorary Degree Recipients

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Commencement Speaker

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Schedule of Events 


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Friday, May 11, 2012
2:30 p.m.,
with a reception following

Please join the School of Information Systems and Technology in a forum presentation to be  held in Albrecht Auditorium, 925 North Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont. Please check back for additional information.

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2012 Baccalaureate Ceremony



Friday, May 11
3:30 p.m.

The Chaplains of the Interfaith Chaplaincy of The Claremont Colleges are pleased to announce that the Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony will be held at Bridges Hall of Music 150 East 4th Street, Claremont.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The 85th commencement exercises for Claremont Graduate University will be held in Mudd Quadrangle.  Board of Trustees Chairman Don Baker will preside over the ceremony.  Parking is available in designated areas around campus.  Plan to arrive early.

Location: Mudd Quadrangle, between Dartmouth and Columbia on 10th Street.
Contact:  Donna Standlea, Office of the President, Donna.Standlea@cgu.edu, (909) 607-3305.


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Saturday, May 12, 2012
11:30 a.m.

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  Future Commencement Dates

  • Saturday, May 18, 2013
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015


 Additional / Contact Information

Need additional information?  Please contact one of the following:

Ceremony - Donna Standlea, Donna.Standlea@cgu.edu, (909) 607-3305

Degree Requirements - Edris Stuebner, Edris.Stuebner@cgu.edu, (909) 607-3370

Facilities - Patricia Stodola, Patricia.Stodola@cgu.edu, (909) 607-7765

Regalia - Susan Navarro, Susan_Navarro@cuc.claremont.edu, (909) 607-5103

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Commencement Archives

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