Claremont Graduate University’s
96th Commencement Ceremony

Emergence and Adaptation: Re-imagining in a New Light & Having New Eyes

Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 9:00 am (Pacific Time)

Great news! Claremont Graduate University is happy to announce CGU’s 96th annual commencement ceremony plans. The celebration will be a tremendous on-the-ground event.

Ceremony Information

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Mudd Quadrangle
Address: 170 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711

Honorary Degree Recipient and Keynote Speaker
Aldon Morris
Leon Forrest Professor Emeritus of Sociology and African American Studies
Northwestern University

Student Speaker
Holly Eva Allen
MA in English with a concentration in American Studies
President of the Queer Graduate Union, intern in the Disability Studies division of the University of Michigan’s 1Cademy education project, and former secretary for the GSC

Alumni Board Speaker
Liron Marks
PhD in Organizational Behavior, 2016
Vice President of the CGU Alumni Association Board, Human Resources Director of Berg Mill Supply, USA and Classic Fibres, International, and SHRM-CP


Event Livestream and Photography

The CGU ceremony will be simulcast in Albrecht Auditorium and livestreamed online.

Commencement Live Stream Recording

Commencement Photo Library

General Information


Getting Here

Claremont Graduate University
150 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

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The commencement ceremony site is on the southeast corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth Avenue.




Campus parking is limited. Plan on parking in the surrounding neighborhoods. Do not block driveways. Call a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft if you need assistance getting from your parking spot to campus. There are special street closures in place for Commencement. View the map for drop-off and parking locations. Limited handicapped parking is available at the McAllister Parking Lot at the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street. Also, along Dartmouth Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets (enter at College Avenue and 10th Street). Valid handicapped placard required.

View the CGU parking map


Post-Ceremony Receptions

Following the ceremony, graduates and their families are invited to a reception at the graduate’s school. For reception location information, see the campus map in the program.


Information for Graduates

For information about participation, regalia, deadlines, and more, visit the Graduates Commencement page.