Special Senior Information
Caps and Gowns, Graduation Invitations and Class Rings
Order forms for caps, gowns, personalized announcements and class rings will be available at the Bookstore, ADEP and Graduate Enrollment offices. A Jostens (1-800-353-5299) representatives will be on campus early Spring semester to take class ring and graduation invitation orders (exact date to be determined).
Deadlines for Cap and Gown purchasing:
For standard processing: March 31st. After that, $5 late fee until April 16th. $10 late fee from the 16th till the 30th of April. Final Order Deadline for a cap and gown is April 30th
Are you interested in being a speaker at Commencement? If so, please contact Jane Rider at email@example.com or (805) 493-3413. Traditional Undergraduates please read the criteria for speaker if you are interested in being the commencement speaker: Criteria for Speaker
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 Glen Rewal 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.