“As the COVID-19 situation has intensified and recommended restrictions have increased, Cal Lutheran has made the difficult decision to continuevirtual instruction through the end of the spring 2020 semester. We are also canceling most in-person events through May 20.
Sadly, that means that our traditional in-person Commencement ceremonies will not be held in May. We are looking into virtual options to replace them that weekend and considering in-person recognitions that would be held at a later date. The Class of 2020 has accomplished much and been through a lot. They deserve celebration, and we will find ways to recognize and congratulate them.”-President Kimball

In light of the situation, DSS has canceled all Accessibility Seating Area ticket requests. Please refer to the main Cal Lutheran webpage regarding virtual commencement celebrations.

Special Accommodations

California Lutheran University strives to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any guest attending commencement requiring accommodations for a disability needs to submit a request for special arrangements to DSS.  A request to obtain Accessibility Seating Area tickets, and/or to discuss special arrangements, should be submitted at least one (1) month prior to the ceremony.


One guest may sit with the individual needing special accommodations in this Accessibility Seating area.

Each guest must have a ticket, and tickets must be presented at the Accessibility Seating area gate on the day of commencement. Children two years old and younger do not need a ticket if they sit on the lap of an adult.

Once a request for accessibility seating tickets has been processed, the e-tickets will be assigned within the graduating student’s ticket portal. The graduating student will also be sent an email with the tickets attached.

Graduating Students

If a graduating student needs accommodations for commencement, the student must contact Disability Support Services (DSS) personally. 

Graduating students needing accommodations for themselves need to schedule a meeting with DSS as soon as possible to allow enough time for establishing the accommodations. Call DSS at 805-493-3464 or email .  The student also needs to complete a Commencement Accessibility Request.

View more general details regarding commencement