May 15-16, 2020

General 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, Professionals and Graduate Enrollment offices. Order your cap and gown through the bookstore at the Graduate and Professionals Commencement Open House events in February/March. After the Grad Events end you may place your order online Last day to order online is March 31 and. 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).

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. More information will come about pictures closer to the ceremony.

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 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 proceeds will go to CLU Student Programs.

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.