Graduates will be directed by Commencement staff to the line-up and sign-in area at the south end of the Quad, near the Macintosh Building. You must arrive at the assembly area 60 minutes before the start of your ceremony to fill out your Yellow Name Card. You will keep this card until you cross the stage as this is how the name readers will announce you are crossing the stage.
A rehearsal for graduates is not conducted. You will receive directions from Commencement officials who have planned and rehearsed. Please give them your attention for instructions.
You will line up by major, in random order. You may sit next to whomever you choose. You will fill out a card with your name, degree, and address. This information will be used on stage to announce your name and by the photographer to send your photos.
We want to ensure that your commencement ceremony is a great experience and memory for both you and your guests. For this reason we would like to recommend that you inform your guests that when leaving campus they avoid accessing the 405 Freeway from 7th Street because of traffic congesting. Alternative routes are both Palo Verde Avenue and Bellflower Boulevard, from which both the 405 North and South can be accessed.
Because of the large number of graduates at the largest ceremonies HHS, LA, Arts, and Business, will require tickets for each guest. Each student will receive 8 tickets so that all attendees have a pleasant experience. Tickets will be available for pick up from the Bookstore during cap and gown distribution.