More than 5,400 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree candidates will cross the stage to accept their diplomas at Cal Poly Pomona’s 59th annual commencement ceremonies Friday to Sunday, June 12 to 14.
Each of the eight colleges will hold its own ceremony, all of which take place in the University Quad. Tickets are not required, and guests are encouraged to arrive at least one hour beforehand. Live and recorded video of each ceremony will be available from the commencement website.
Those planning to attend can pre purchase parking permits for $6 at the Bronco Bookstore until June 11. Permits (cash only) are $10 when purchased on the day of the ceremony. Disabled parking will be available in Lot C. For more information, visit the commencement parking website or call (909) 869-3061.
Details about commencement, including maps of campus and professional photography, are available online on the commencement website.
Below is the schedule of the commencement ceremonies as well as valedictorians, recipients of the Julian McPhee Award for Student Excellence and mace bearers. Similar to valedictorian, McPhee Scholars are chosen for their stellar work throughout their college career at Cal Poly Pomona. Additionally, each college chooses an outstanding faculty member to be the mace bearer.
FRIDAY, JUNE 12
4 p.m. – College of Science
Ali Oudich, McPhee Scholar and valedictorian
David Moriarty, mace bearer
Jennifer Switkes, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
8 p.m. – Collins College of Hospitality Management
Christopher Q. Ojales, McPhee Scholar
Jenna Noel Bodenstedt, valedictorian
James Burke, mace bearer
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
9 a.m. – College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Daniel Carrillo, McPhee Scholar, valedictorian
Amanda Podany, mace bearer
4 p.m. – College of Engineering
Jeffrey Trent Miller, McPhee Scholar and valedictorian
Donald P. Coduto, mace bearer
Winny Dong, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service
8 p.m. – College of Agriculture
Madeleine E. Gross, Michaiah J. Leal, McPhee Scholar and valedictorian
Lester C. Young, mace bearer
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
9 a.m. – College of Business Administration
Raya Al-Khatib, McPhee Scholar
Sara A. Heimann, valedictorian
Jeffery Guyse, mace bearer
4 p.m. – College of Education & Integrative Studies
Jaclyn Rae Sleight, McPhee Scholar and valedictorian
Nancy Sanders, mace bearer
8 p.m. – College of Environmental Design
Samantha Schieldge, McPhee Scholar and valedictorian
Alison Pearlman, mace bearer
Richard Willson, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities