Free parking in lots throughout campus for graduates, their families and friends will help usher in Commencement 2017 ceremonies from Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11.
A shuttle service to the Commencement site from Lot M will be offered to attendees with disabilities and the elderly. Guests with handicapped parking placards should park in Lot M. Lots that are not available for parking will be blocked off by road closures.
Those who have not been to campus for a while or are coming for the first time are encouraged to review a map of parking lots and directions to the ceremony site.
“We will have a lot of Caltrans-type signs out there to guide the disabled and the public into specific areas,” said Mike Biagi, director of parking and transportation services. “We will also have some good signage to direct people to the Commencement venue.”
Ceremonies for the 61st annual Commencement will be held in the University Quad:
Friday, June 9
- Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture at 4 p.m.
- College of Education & Integrative Studies at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 10
- College of Engineering at 9 a.m.
- College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences at 3 p.m.
- College of Environmental Design at 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 11
- College of Business Administration at 9 a.m.
- College of Science at 3 p.m.
- Collins College of Hospitality Management at 8 p.m.
Construction on campus projects and work by Caltrans on the expansion of the 10 Freeway are expected to be put on hold throughout the Commencement ceremonies. Those who plan to take the Kellogg Drive off-ramp from the eastbound 10 Freeway should note that the off-ramp sign has been removed because of the construction, although the exit remains open.
“Make sure you arrive early, and be patient when leaving the ceremony. Even though we have police and parking officers doing traffic control at every possible intersection, it takes a while to get out of the parking lots and parking structures,” Biagi said. “We will do everything we can to minimize that impact. If people pack their patience, they’ll be all better for it.”