Claremont Graduate University’s
93rd Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 10:00 am

Join Virtual Ceremony

CGU celebrates its graduates! Student success is the number one goal of the administration, faculty, and staff at Claremont Graduate University.

Out of an abundance of caution, the annual in-person commencement celebration has been postponed until a time when health regulations determine it is once again safe to gather in public.

Instead, CGU will host a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Much like the in-person ceremony, family and friends are invited to tune in to this virtual event. You will be greeted by President Len Jessup and Provost Patricia Easton. Student speaker and graduate Carrie Herr will offer words of encouragement and pride at the accomplishments of all our graduates.

Instead of walking across the stage, names will be read aloud while photos and personal messages from each graduate are displayed on the screen.

And once life has returned to normal, Claremont Graduate University intends to host a celebratory event where doctoral and MFA graduates will be hooded, and we can laud every graduate in person.

Celebrate the Class of 2020!

Celebrate the class of 2020 with special limited release coloring pages. Download or grab a screenshot of our commencement coloring pages, and show off your artistic side on social media. Be sure to tag @claremontgraduateuniversity on Instagram or Facebook!

Congrats Grads! (PDF – 318kb)
Harper Hall (PDF – 464kb)

As a special salute to the graduates, we’d like to flood our social media channels with this really cool, animated graphic. Please help us.

Commencement 2020 graphic (MP4 – 23MB)

Download the graphic and post it to your social media public profile just before 10:00 am Saturday morning, May 30, with a message similar to this:
“Come and applaud our CGU 2020 graduates at their virtual ceremony. We are so proud of them!”

Be sure to use #cgualum and to tag Claremont Graduate University!


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.



Donna Standlea

Degree Requirements
Sarah Jaques-Ross

Kelly Holtzer