Claremont Graduate University’s
93rd Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 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

More information coming soon.

Additional CGU Commencement Events

More information coming soon.


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
170 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/Drucker Way
  • 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 8th Street and 10th Street.
  2. 10th Street between Dartmouth and Columbia.


Ceremony Information

The ceremony begins at 9 am on Saturday, May 16. Please allow plenty of time to find parking and a seat by 9 am.



Donna Standlea

Degree Requirements
Sarah Jaques-Ross

Kelly Holtzer

Susan Navarro