Commencement Day Information
There is a complimentary shuttle service before and after the cermony from various locations around campus to the stadium. Commencement Map
California Lutheran University strives to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any graduating student or a guest attending commencement, requiring accommodations for a disability, needs to call the Accessibility Resources Program Coordinator at 805.493.3878 at least one month prior to Commencement. Go to www.callutheran.edu/caar for all the details.
If you wish to receive this material in an alternative format please contact the Accessibility Resource Program office directly. One guest may sit with the individual needing special accommodations in the reserved seating area. After calling the A.R.P. Coordinator to request reserved seating, the graduating student must pick up the accessible seating area tickets from the Center for Academic and Accessibility Resources office. The tickets must be presented at the reserved accessible seating area gate on the day of commencement.
During the Commencement ceremony all personal photographs and videos must be taken from designated areas. A professional photographer will be taking pictures of the graduates receiving diplomas. Proofs will be sent directly to your student's CLU email address. (Ultimate Exposures, Inc., 818-781-9530, www.ultimateexposures.com)) A video will also be available. For more information about the video, check at the video information booth at Commencement or call David Grannis 493-3949.
Flowers will be sold at the Chapel and outside the entrance to Rolland Stadium during the day's activities. Rose and orchid corsages, bouquets and leis will sold on a cash-and-carry basis. A percentage of the proceed will go to CLU Student Programs.
Food and Beverages
Food and beverage items may be purchased at The Purple People Eater Food Trailer which is located near the main stadium entrance. No food or beverages, other than water, can be brought into the stadium. The Departmental Receptions will begin immediately following the Commencement ceremony in the Lundring Events Center and Gilbert Arena.
Commencement Day Tips
Arrive early! Parking and seating are on a first-come, first-server basis. The weather can be unpredictable. Since Commencement takes place outdoors, please consider the weather when planning for the day. Suggested items to bring include hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, blankets, umbrellas and water. The graduates will be recessing to University Plaza between the Rolland Stadium and the Gilbert Sport and Fitness Center after the ceremony. It is best to confirm with them prior to the ceremony a place to meet after the ceremony.