University Address

The University’s primary address is 160 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711-5909.

Directions to Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University is approximately 10 miles from Ontario International Airport and 60 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The commencement ceremony site is on the southeast corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth Avenue.

From Ontario International Airport and/or the east or south (Orange County):
Take the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) west to the Indian Hill Boulevard exit. Turn right onto Indian Hill Boulevard and drive north approximately 1.5 miles. Make a right turn onto either Eighth or 10th Street and drive east three blocks.

From Los Angeles:
Take the Foothill Freeway (I-210) east and exit at Towne Avenue. Turn left on Towne. Take next right onto West Base Line Road (CA-30) and go 0.92 miles. Turn right onto Indian Hill Boulevard and drive 1 mile. Turn left onto 10th Street (just north of the park) and drive east three blocks.


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; SE corner of Dartmouth and 11th Street; SW corner of Columbia and 10th Street (access from 11th Street and Columbia); Eighth Street between College and Dartmouth. View the CGU parking map.

Street Closures:

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


Guest attendance is unrestricted. Graduates will sit in the middle section; guest seating is designated to the east and west sections. Guests are asked to find a seat and keep the aisles clear, enabling the graduates and platform party to proceed to their seats.

Children are to be seated in the audience and not among the candidates. Those guests bringing strollers are asked to keep the aisles clear.

Special Needs

We encourage guests with special needs to arrive early. Below are two options. Additional inquiries regarding disability-related accommodation may be made during regular business hours by calling Mrs. Pat Stodola in the CGU Facilities’ Office at 909-607-7765.

  1. (Least distance) Park in the handicapped parking spaces in the parking lot north of McAlister Center on the southwest corner of Tenth Street and Columbia Avenue. Due to numerous street closures, the most convenient way to access this lot is from Indian Hill Boulevard, driving east on 11th Street, turn right on Columbia Avenue, and right into the driveway just south of 10th Street. (You will be on the east side of Mudd Quad.)
  2. Before parking, drop off special guests at the corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth Avenue. (You will be on the west side of Mudd Quad.)


The area southeast of the stage platform is designated for guests to take photographs of graduates. After you have completed taking photos, please return to your seat.


Huntley Bookstore will have merchandise and flowers available for purchase on Graduation Day. The booth will be on the west side of Dartmouth Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets (in front of the School of Arts & Humanities building, formerly known as the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity).

Hotel Information

Guests of degree candidates are strongly advised to make their hotel reservations as early as possible. Claremont Graduate University neither recommends nor endorses any facilities.