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The 2019 Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 18 at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center (601 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768). Other highlights of commencement weekend include:

  • Riggs School Awards Ceremony 
  • Postbaccalaureate Certificate Celebration 
  • School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Hooding Ceremony 
  • 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. View our list of nearby hotels. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.

Ticket Information

Each student will receive five Commencement tickets. Tickets are complimentary to students. If there are more tickets available, Student Affairs will notify graduates by email no later than April. The Commencement ceremony will also be livestream for individuals who are unable to attend the ceremony. If you miss the livestream, you can view our commencement ceremony video archive. There will also be a livestream overflow room at the Commencement Ceremony and seats will be available at a first-come first-serve basis.

Request for ADA Accommodations

Any graduates who will need ADA accommodations for mobility on stage or a sign language interpreter should contact Andrea Mozqueda in the Office of Student Affairs. 


Graduates will need to order and pay at the Huntley Bookstore for their regalia. Regalia includes: cap, gown, hood, and tassel. Regalia is mandatory to participate in the Commencement Ceremony!

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

Please view the full schedule for additional details.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Postbaccalaureate Certificate Celebration
8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Sonoma Ballroom 1 and 2
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Riggs School Awards Ceremony
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sonoma Ballroom 1 and 2
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Commencement Rehearsal
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
California Ballroom 1, 2, and 3
Thursday, May 16, 2019
PharmD Hooding Ceremony Rehearsal
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
California Ballroom 1 and 2
Thursday, May 16, 2019
SPHS Class of 2019 Celebratory Banquet
6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens
Friday, May 17, 2019
PharmD Hooding Ceremony
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
California Ballroom 1 and 2
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Commencement Ceremony
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
California Ballroom 1, 2, and 3
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Commencement Ceremony Reception
12 p.m.-2 p.m.