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
  • 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

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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 13. Please allow plenty of time to find parking and a seat by 9 am.


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.


For the safety of the graduates and guests, please keep the aisles clear. The area southeast of the stage platform is designated for guests to take photographs of graduates.

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 College Ave, 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.


Commencement Flowers will have merchandise and flowers available for purchase on graduation day. Booths will be on the west side of Dartmouth Avenue south of 10th Street and on the east side of the Harvey S. Mudd Quadrangle.