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2019 Commencement Ceremony

 

Pacific Oaks College will hold its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 300 E Green Street in Pasadena, CA 91101.

Please review the Bag Check Policy if you plan to attend Commencement.

 

Commencement Ceremony Event Schedule

9:00 a.m. Participant Check-In Opens (Ballroom, Pasadena Convention Center).
9:00 a.m. Pasadena Civic Auditorium opens for general seating (balloons prohibited). Information about the Pasadena Civic Auditorium can be found at: http://pasadenacivic.visitpasadena.com/.
10:30–1:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony*

*The auditorium lobby doors will close at 10:25 a.m. and will remain close until the platform party and graduates have marched into the auditorium and have taken their seats.

Questions?

Please contact [email protected].

GRADUATES

In order to participate in the Commencement ceremony, graduates must fill out and submit an RSVP form. The deadline to submit an RSVP for graduation is Sunday, March 17, 2019. Please click here to fill out the form.

 

Academic Regalia (Cap & Gown)

Graduates participating in the commencement ceremony must wear commencement regalia.

Jostens is the only company authorized by Pacific Oaks College to provide official Pacific Oaks graduation cap and gown. Order your cap and gown by the deadline to ensure delivery before commencement date and to avoid late order fee.

To avoid paying late shipping fees, please order your Regalia no later than Sunday, March 17, 2019.

 

Graduate Sponsor Recognition

Pacific Oaks College allows graduates to recognize individuals who may be family, faculty, staff, or friends to thank them for their support during their academic journey.  Graduates may submit their sponsor recognition on the RSVP form.

Sponsor recognition will appear in the Commencement program. 

 

Graduation Announcements

Graduates may wish to send printed announcements to friends and family to announce their achievement. Personalized Pacific Oaks announcements are available for purchase from Jostens. Please note that these announcements will not serve as entry to the commencement ceremony, a ticket will need to be provided for each guest in attendance as seats are limited. 

 

Pacific Oaks College Spirit Store

Pacific Oaks apparel and merchandise can be purchased at the online Spirit Store. Choose from a variety of items including apparel, bags and totes, hats, and much more. 

 

Diplomas

Diplomas will not be distributed at the ceremony. Commencement participants will receive diploma covers and a note of congratulation. Graduates will receive their diploma after final grades have been submitted and an audit of their record is conducted to confirm all degree and program requirements have been met. Graduates will be notified of their degree conferral through their Pacific Oaks College email account. Diplomas are mailed out approximately six to eight weeks after the date of conferral of the degree.

 


 

Guest Information

Date & Location
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 300 E Green Street in Pasadena, CA 91101

Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m.
Guest seating starts at 9:00 a.m.
*The auditorium lobby doors will close at 10:25 a.m. and will remain close until the platform party and graduates have marched into the auditorium and have taken their seats.

Guest Tickets
Graduates can request up to 6 guest tickets through the RSVP form.
Please note any guest requiring a seat will need a ticket.
Note:  A child under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may enter without a ticket.

Accessibility
Graduates can request accessibility accommodations, such as wheelchair seating or sign-language interpretation, for themselves or a guest, on the RSVP form.

Arrival & Seating
For attendees the ceremony: auditorium seating will begin at 9:00 a.m.
All guests must wait outside until the auditorium doors open.
Please show respect for everyone who has come to share the experience. Individuals who engage in inappropriate or disruptive behavior will be removed from the event.

As a courtesy to those around you and to our graduating students, please turn off cellular phones and all other electronic equipment during the ceremony. Balloons, sound makers and confetti will not be allowed in the auditorium.

Please note that the balcony is not handicap accessible.

Due to fire code regulations, stroller/carriages are not allowed in the auditorium.

Please note that photography will occur at the event. Click here to read the full statement.

 


 

TRANSPORTATION, LODGING, AND PARKING

LOCATION

The Pasadena Civic Auditorium (view map)
300 E Green Street
Pasadena, CA  91101

Directions to Pasadena Civic Auditorium

FROM THE 210 WESTBOUND
Take the 210 freeway west to the Fair Oaks/Marengo exit. Turn left on Marengo and proceed 4 blocks to Green Street. Turn left onto Green Street, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located on the right hand side at 300 E. Green, on the same campus as the Pasadena Convention Center.

FROM THE 210 SOUTHBOUND
Take the 210 freeway south to the Colorado Blvd exit on to St John Ave. Continue south on St John past Colorado Blvd and turn left onto Green Street. Travel five blocks east on Green Street. The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located on the right hand side at 300 E. Green, on the same campus as the Pasadena Convention Center.

FROM THE 134 EASTBOUND
Take the 134 east to the 210 east and exit at Fair Oaks/Marengo. Turn right on Marengo and proceed 4 blocks to Green Street. Turn left onto Green Street. The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located on the right hand side at 300 E. Green, on the same campus as the Pasadena Convention Center.

FROM THE 110 NORTHBOUND
Take the 110 freeway north to the end of the freeway. Proceed north on Arroyo Parkway. Turn right onto Green Street. The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located two blocks down on the right hand side at 300 E. Green, on the same campus as the Pasadena Convention Center.

LODGING

To accommodate friends and family of the graduates, Pacific Oaks College has negotiated special hotel rates.

Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town 
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue  Pasadena  CA  91103

  • King single: $159.00 USD per night
  • Double Queen: for $159.00 USD per night
  • Self-parking: $19.00/ $22 Valet per day

Booking dates: May 10 – 12, 2019
Last day to book: 4/19/19

Please click here to book your group rate for Pacific Oaks College Commencement Group

Please check back regularly for updates on lodging, or click here for information regarding additional lodging around the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

PARKING

Graduates and their guest should please park in the Los Robles Garage at 400 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 or at the Marengo Garage at 155 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105. The rates for both lots are $9 for the day. Please see the map below.

In addition, self-pay parking is available in public parking lots around the venue. Please budget time for locating parking and travelling to the venue. Location of various parking areas.

Parking