May 15-16, 2020

Parents & Guests

Special Accommodations

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 contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at least one month prior to commencement.

 For accommodation requests and questions, please visit

Disability Support Services

Or call 805-493-3464.

One guest may sit with the individual needing special accommodations in this Accessibility Seating area. The tickets must be presented at the Accessibility 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.

GradImages will be there to capture your images during the ceremony.

You will receive an email when your photos are ready to view and order or check Their phone number is: 800-261-2576.

For more information about the video, check at the video information booth at Commencement or call Media Services at 805-493-3820.


Flowers will be sold 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 proceeds will go to CLU Student Programs.


Balloons will not be allowed in the Stadium or the Gilbert Arena. 

Food and Beverages

No food or beverages, other than water, can be brought into the stadium.

Commencement Day Tips

Arrive early! Parking and seating are on a first-come, first-served 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.