About the Ceremony
The 2013 ceremony will be held outdoors on Beckman Mall on the Caltech campus, just south of Beckman Auditorium (see map links below), on Friday, June 14. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. and usually lasts about two hours.
All are welcome to attend; no tickets or reservations are required. Reserved seating is held for the graduates, special guests, and those with special needs.
Directions to Caltech
Directions to campus, including specific directions from regional airports, are available at www.caltech.edu/directions.
Parking is available in lots and structures throughout the campus. Please see the Commencement Ceremony Map for the locations. As a courtesy, the Caltech Parking Office will not be charging for guest parking on Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14. In addition, the two-hour parking limit on surface streets surrounding campus will be lifted on Friday, June 14.
See www.caltech.edu/maps for a variety of campus maps.
See our Special Needs page for detailed information on services available for Commencement visitors who may need special accommodations or assistance.
For your benefit, reduced Commencement rates have been negotiated at a variety of area hotels. See our Hotels Page for additional details and contact information.
Pasadena is home to some of the finest restaurants in the Los Angeles are. See our Dining Page for a selection of eateries on campus, near campus, and in the popular Old Pasadena area.
Pasadena has something for everyone! See our Visiting Pasadena page for links to a variety of area resources.