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Ceremony Schedules & Details


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

9:30 a.m.

Colleges of Allied Health Professions &
Podiatric Medicine

Graduate Arrival: 8:00 a.m.
Seating Begins: 8:30 a.m.
Doors Close: 9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker Biography

Programs
Health Sciences
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Podiatric Medicine

3:00 p.m.

Colleges of Dental Medicine &
Pharmacy

Graduate Arrival: 1:45 p.m
Seating Begins: 2:00 p.m.
Doors Close: 2:50 p.m.

Keynote Speaker Biography

Programs
Dental Medicine
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy



Thursday, May 19, 2016

9:30 a.m.

Colleges of Graduate Nursing &
Optometry

Graduate Arrival: 8:00 a.m.
Seating Begins: 8:30 a.m.
Doors Close: 9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker Biography

Programs
Nursing
Optometry

3:00 p.m.

College of Veterinary Medicine
 

Graduate Arrival: 1:45 p.m
Seating Begins: 2:00 p.m.
Doors Close: 2:50 p.m.

Keynote Speaker Biography

Programs
Veterinary Medicine





Friday, May 20, 2016

9:30 a.m.

Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences &
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Graduate Arrival: 8:00 a.m.
Seating Begins: 8:30 a.m.
Doors Close: 9:20 a.m.

Keynote Speaker Biography

Programs
Biomedical Sciences
Medical Sciences
Osteopathic Medicine





Start and End Time

Auditorium doors will open for guests one hour before each ceremony.

Auditorium doors will close 10 minutes before the ceremony begins to clear the lobby and aisles to prepare for the academic procession (graduates and faculty marching in).

The doors will reopen after the processional, national anthem and invocation (approximately 30 minutes).

Late arriving guests will be seated immediately following the invocation.

Each ceremony will last approximately 2-2.5 hours. When making lunch/dinner reservation, allow for ample time for the class photo, diploma pick-up, and photos with guests following the ceremony.

If you have completed all degree requirements, your diploma will be available for pick-up at the Conference Center (next to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium), Room 214, for 45 minutes after the class photo. You may also pick up your diploma on campus in the Office of the Registrar at their new location in the University Student Affairs Annex, second floor of the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (CDHP).

Emergency Number (909) 703-9286: Please remember that commencement is mandatory for all graduates! If you are afraid you're going to miss the start of the ceremony, take a deep breath, then call the emergency number and leave your name, program and what we can expect.


General Information

  • No signs, balloons, air-horns, strollers, bright camera lights or tripods permitted in the auditorium.
  • Graduates and family hooders please leave all "carry-along" items (purses, cell phones, electronic devices, books, flowers etc.) with family members or securely in your car. Graduates should not carry anything during the processional and family hooders will not be permitted to take personal belongings on stage.
  • Prior to the ceremony, you may drop off a lei at the Will Call Station for delivery to your graduate.

Ticket Information

Family Hooder Passes: Two family hooder passes will be issued to each graduate, and will serve as an admission ticket (when required) and provide access to the family hooder seating area. For safety and liability purposes, Family Hooders must be at least 12 years of age. Family Hooders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The adult will count as one of the Family Hooders. No exceptions will be granted.

General Admission Tickets: Tickets are required for all ceremonies except College of Veterinary Medicine, and seating is open and unassigned.

  • Graduates must reserve tickets for their guests using the Graduate Participation Form
  • Children age two and older require a general admission ticket
  • Tickets are free of charge

Number of Tickets: Each graduate is guaranteed the number of tickets indicated below and can request additional general admission tickets on the Graduate Participation Form.

All Colleges (except College of Veterinary Medicine):
   2 Family Hooder Passes + 6 General Admission = 8 Tickets Total

College of Veterinary Medicine:
   2 Family Hooder Passes (General Admission Tickets are not required)


Instruction Packets and Video for Graduates

All graduates should carefully read the Procedures and Instructions in the Commencement Instruction Packet and take a moment to view the instructional video.

Instruction Packet:
Commencement Instruction Packet

Instruction Video:
Commencement Instructional Video for Graduates