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PLEASE NOTE: We are not yet accepting reservations for Commencement activities for 2018. Please check back periodically. Once reservations are open, the buttons below will function properly. Details for activities below which are not yet links have not yet been finalized.

Many of the activities surrounding Commencement require reservations.

See the Schedule of Activities for a complete table of events.

Please note that May 18 is the deadline for event reservations.

If you have questions, please contact the following:

Graduate Studies Celebratory Luncheon
Angelica Medina, Graduate Studies Office
626-395-6346 or

President’s Garden Reception & Senior Banquet
Vilia Zmuidzinas, Office of the President
626-395-2352 or

Post-Commencement Luncheon
Tickets are available for purchase on Commencement day at the Information Booth on Beckman Mall from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. After 11:30 a.m., tickets may be purchased on the Olive Walk by the Athenaeum.


Activities requiring reservations:

Graduate Students

All graduate students completing their masters, engineers, or doctoral degrees who plan to walk and have their names read during the ceremony MUST register to participate by June 1, 2018. Learn more.

Activities requiring reservations:

Faculty & Staff

Activities requiring reservations:


Flowers are available for purchase from The Commencement Group.  You can pre-order and pick up your bouquet on site at the Information Booth tent before the ceremony begins.  As a reminder, students cannot process with a bouquet, but you will have the opportunity to present the gift following the ceremony.

Flowers will also be available for sale at the ceremony at the same prices, but the availability of colors and size of bouquets cannot be guaranteed.


Everyone is welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. No tickets or reservations are required.

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