The 2018 Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 12 at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center (601 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768) . Other highlights of commencement weekend include:

  • SALS Awards Ceremony and Celebratory Luncheon on Thursday, May 10
  • School of Pharmacy P4 Banquet on Thursday, May 10
  • PPC Awards Breakfast on Friday, May 11
  • School of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 11
  • And more!

All of The Claremont Colleges have graduation on the same weekend, and accommodations for out-of-town guests are sometimes scarce. It is best to make reservations early. A list of nearby hotels can be found here. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.

Ticket Information

Tickets are required for Commencement on May 12. Students are allotted six tickets each and will have the option of donating unused tickets.

Request for ADA Accommodations

Any graduates who will need ADA accommodations for mobility on stage or a sign language interpreter should contact the Office of Student Services by April 27 at


Graduates, order your regalia by March 20. You will need to pick up a hard copy from Student Services located at 535 Cubicle 25B, and pay at the Huntley Bookstore. Regalia includes: cap, gown, hood, and tassel. PLEASE NOTE: Regalia is for rent, not for purchase!

Purchase a Flower Lei

KGI has teamed up with Sherwood Florist to help you celebrate Commencement with a bit of style! We’ve made it easy for parents and grads by having a one-stop shopping site for all lei and floral gift needs. For more details and to submit an order, visit the Florist’s site.

Commencement Weekend Schedule

View the full schedule

Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. School of Pharmacy Financial Planning, Survey, Licensure, and Lunch
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. SALS Awards Ceremony and Celebratory Luncheon
1-3 p.m. Rehearsal (mandatory for all students)
6-11 p.m. School of Pharmacy P4 Celebratory Banquet/Dinner


Friday, May 11, 2018
8-11 a.m. PPC Awards Breakfast
4 – 6 p.m. School of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony


Saturday, May 12, 2018
8 a.m. Student & faculty check-in and robing
8:30 a.m. Class photos by program
9:45 a.m. Graduate staging
10 a.m. Commencement Ceremony begins
1:00 pm Reception