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 Campus Store, Professionals and Graduate Enrollment offices. Order your cap and gown through the Campus Store at the Senior Salute Day in March. After the Grad Events end you may place your order online at You must order your cap and gown by March 31st, otherwise a late fee will be applied. A Jostens (1-800-353-5299) representatives will be on campus early Spring semester to take class ring and graduation invitation orders.

Be a Commencement Speaker

As a senior, it's natural to begin reflecting on your college experience. Consider how your Cal Lutheran experience has influenced your life's journey - the fun times as well as the challenging times, and of course the people who were there for you along the way! We know you have important things to say, and we hope you'll consider the opportunity to share those thoughts with your peers at graduation.

Did you know that any Cal Lutheran student who meets the requirements to walk/participate in graduation is qualified to submit an application to be considered for a commencement speaker? It could be you!


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.

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 entrances 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 in the Plaza which is located near the main stadium entrance. Starbucks will also be opened at 6:30a.m. this day.  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-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.