Commencement Guest Information

Commencement Emails

Cal Poly parents, supporters, family and friends are invited to sign up to receive Spring Commencement 2019 emails to stay in the loop about commencement ceremonies, regalia, parking, tickets and more. Emails will be distributed throughout spring quarter.


Commencement Guide

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Parking and Shuttle Services

Parking permits are not required during commencement weekend. Please note that campus parking will be highly impacted throughout the weekend. Please consider using alternative transportation such as SLO Transit, Uber, Lyft and carpooling.

General Parking

Fall Commencement

General parking will be available to all Fall Commencement graduates and guests in the Grand Avenue Parking Structure and Parking Structure 131.

Spring Commencement

General parking will be available to all Spring Commencement graduates and guests in Parking Lots H-1, H-12, H-14, H-16, the Grand Avenue Parking Structure and Parking Structure 131.

Accessible Parking

Fall Commencement

Accessible parking for Fall Commencement guests with mobility impairments will be available in the Grand Avenue Parking Structure and Parking Structure 131. All vehicles must have a valid accessible parking placard or license plate in order to park in accessible spaces.

Spring Commencement

Accessible parking for Spring Commencement guests with mobility impairments will be available in Parking Lot C-7Grand Avenue Parking Structure and Parking Structure 131. All vehicles must have a valid accessible parking placard or license plate in order to park in accessible spaces.

Accessible Shuttles

Accessible campus shuttles are provided for guests with mobility impairments and one companion. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the day, stopping at various locations.

Ceremony Seating and Services

Doors

Doors open two hours before each ceremony. Tickets are required to enter the Recreation Center Main Gym so please have your tickets readily available at the entrance.

General Seating

General seating is located throughout the gym.

Accessible Seating

Accessible seating is located throughout the gym and is available on a first-come basis for guests with mobility impairments and one companion. If you need assistance, please ask the nearest usher. 

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