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2023 Commencement Live Stream Recording

Commencement Photo Library

Event Information

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Graduate Check-in: 7:30 am PT (Check-In Tables)
Graduate Line-Up: 8 – 8:30 am PT
Procession: 8:45 am PT
Ceremony: 9:00 am PT
Location: Mudd Quadrangle (southeast corner of Tenth Street and North Dartmouth Avenue) in Claremont

The CGU ceremony will be simulcast in Albrecht Auditorium and livestreamed online. Please see the main CGU Commencement webpage for additional information when available.

Important Deadlines

March 29, 2024 Last day for Summer/Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 graduates to submit their Commencement Registration Form.
April 4, 2024 Last day to purchase regalia.
April 5, 2024 Last day to submit Petition to Participate in Commencement (for expected Summer 2024 graduates only).
April 9, 2024 Last day for graduate names to be included in the Commencement program
April 12, 2024 Last day to request accommodations for you or your guests (e.g., captioning or ASL interpreter) for the conferral ceremony and reception

Graduate Registration

Registration is required to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

All eligible graduates (see Commencement Participation Policy) will be sent an email containing information and a link to register for the ceremony.

Current students: Commencement registration information will be sent to the student’s CGU email address.

Graduates: Commencement registration information is sent to the graduate’s “Home” email address in their PeopleSoft record. If a “Home” email address was not listed, information was sent to the “Other” email address. If neither of these email types existed in a graduate’s record, the information was sent to their CGU email address.

If you have access to the email address listed above and do not see the email from the CGU Commencement Committee, please check your “junk” or “spam” email folder. If you cannot find the email, please send an alternate email address to the Commencement Committee at commencement@cgu.edu.

Regalia Information

Online ordering deadline: April 04, 2024

Academic regalia are the traditional dress for degree candidates and are required for all students participating in CGU’s Commencement and Doctoral Hooding ceremonies. All graduating students participating in commencement are required to wear the official CGU regalia, as approved by the CGU Commencement Committee and distributed by Josten.

CGU has a new, more branded regalia design to help celebrate your accomplishments in style. We ask that students participating in commencement use these new gowns and do not borrow from a former student or family member. All graduates are expected to wear academic regalia at the May 11, 2024 commencement ceremony.

CGU Masters Degree Candidates

Masters Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel w/ Year Charm $80.00

Students receiving a Master’s degree who plan to participate in CGU Commencement activities can now order regalia via Josten’s. Select your gown fit and major from the drop-down list on the website. The deadline for ALL orders is April 4, 2024. This is a hard deadline, necessary to manage production, processing, and shipping timelines.

CGU Doctoral Degree Candidates (Keeper Regalia)

Doctorate Tam (one size), Gown, Tassel & Hood $115.00

Students receiving a Ph.D. degree who plan to participate in CGU Commencement activities can now order regalia via Josten’s. The regalia fabric is made of red and black poly-crepe fabric a standard material to replicate the fine quality CGU regalia. Select your gown fit and major from the drop-down list on the website. The deadline for ALL orders is April 4, 2024. This is a hard deadline, necessary to manage production, processing, and shipping timelines.

CGU Doctoral Degree Candidates (Fine Quality Regalia)

Doctorate Tam (one size), Gown, Tassel & Hood $950.00

Students receiving a Ph.D. degree who plan to participate in CGU Commencement activities can now order regalia via Josten’s. The fine-quality (premium materials) regalia fabric is a Red Polycrepe Gown with Black Velvet Panels, with high-quality fabric trimming. Select your gown fit and major from the drop-down list on the website. The deadline for ALL orders is April 4, 2024. This is a hard deadline, necessary to manage production, processing, and shipping timelines.

Celebrate Your CGU Graduation

There are a lot of steps that go into planning your graduation. From the grad announcements and invitations to the cap and gown. It’s all an important part of the process. Luckily, Jostens has everything you need for graduation in one place – and by choosing from the packages below, you can get it all at a great value. Add an extra layer of meaning to graduation, choose from a variety of memorable options that represent your CGU journey!

Commencement Photography

Capture your moment with CGU campus partner Grad Images, the official photographer of the 97th Commencement ceremonies. Selecting the image below will direct you to the registration site to begin your ordering process.

Commencement Flowers

Celebrate your commencement with aromatic beauty from a wide range of flowers, gifts, and other items to make your day much more special with CGU’s campus partner The Commencement Group, the official flower vendor of the 97th Commencement ceremonies. Selecting the image below will direct you to the registration site to begin your ordering process.

Accommodations

Graduates may request ADA accommodations during the commencement registration process. Please contact disabilityservices@cgu.edu with questions.

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