Claremont Graduate University’s
91st Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 9:00 am

Location: Mudd Quadrangle

Address: 170 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711

The ceremony, beginning at 9 am and concluding about 11:30 am, 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.

The Mudd Quadrangle is on the southeast corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth Avenue. The ceremony will be held under a large canopy, rain or shine.

Commencement Speaker and Honorees

Learn more about our commencement speaker and this year’s honorary degree and alumni award recipients.

Additional CGU Commencement Events

Friday, May 11
CGU Commencement Forum: Re-imagining the University Through the Arts, Design, and Innovation

Other Commencement Events

Thursday, April 26
Queer Resource Center’s Lavender Graduation

Friday, May 11
Office of Black Student Affairs’ Graduation Ceremony
Office of the Chaplains’ Baccalaureate Service
Asian American & Pacific Islander Graduation Ceremony
Chicano/Latino Student Affairs’ Graduation Ceremony
International Place’s Farewell Ceremony


Information for Students

For information about participation, regalia, deadlines, and more, visit the Graduates Commencement page or contact the Registrar’s Office: or 909-621-8285.


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.

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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
  • Eighth Street between College and Dartmouth

Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the McAlister Center parking lot on the southwest corner of 10th Street and Columbia Avenue. Access to this lot is available via 11th Street and Columbia Avenue. Additional handicapped parking is available on 10th Street between Dartmouth and College avenues, and on Dartmouth between 10th and 11th streets.

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Street Closures:

  1. Dartmouth between Eighth Street and 10th Street.
  2. Tenth Street between Dartmouth and Columbia.


Ceremony Information

The ceremony begins at 9 am on Saturday, May 12. Please allow plenty of time to find parking and a seat by 9 am.



Donna Standlea

Degree Requirements
Sarah Jaques-Ross

Lorena Roa

Susan Navarro