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Plan ahead, arrive early during Commencement week

May 10, 2018

By Cal State LA News Service

About 40,000 guests are expected to visit the California State University, Los Angeles campus during Commencement 2018. Plan accordingly and arrive early to find parking or consider using public transit. 

Commencement 2018 will feature 14 separate ceremonies at the University Gymnasium in the Billie Jean King Sports Complex from May 21 to 25. 

Graduating students and their guests will be allowed to park at no cost in Structure C and Lot 5.  Accessible parking will be available at no cost for graduating students and their guests in Lots 3 and 8. Parking for faculty and staff will be available in Structures B and C. Shuttles will be available to transport graduating students and guests from the Transportation Center, Structure C and Lots 5 and 8 to the University-Student Union.

Visit the Commencement map webpage to see parking areas, shuttle stops and other venues. 

The Main Walkway from the gymnasium to the University-Student Union will be transformed into a festive village with photo areas, food booths, flower vendors and stroller parking. Alternative Commencement ceremony viewing locations will be set up in the Golden Eagle Ballrooms.

The Cal State LA Transportation Center is serviced by L.A. Metro and Foothill Transit bus lines that connect the campus to the greater Los Angeles region. The center also has a Metrolink train station. For more information about public transit options, see the Parking and Transportation website

Each Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed on the Cal State LA homepage. Make sure to follow along with the festivities on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Commencement photos will be posted on the university’s Flickr page

For additional information, see the Commencement webpage

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California State University, Los Angeles is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. Cal State LA is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, the University serves more than 28,000 students and has more than 245,000 distinguished alumni.

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