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Ceremony Information Sunday, May 5, 2019, San Diego, CA

Twice a year, graduating students and their families are invited to attend Ashford University commencement festivities in San Diego. Explore the city, take part in our pre-commencement celebration activities, and join your fellow graduates as you complete this chapter of your life and start a new journey.

  • The Spring 2019 Graduation Celebration will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019.
    Location: Ashford’s San Diego Campus
    8620 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123
    Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • The Spring 2019 Alumni Networking Reception will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019.
    Location: Parq Event Center
    615 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
    Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • The Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019.
    Location: Viejas Arena - San Diego State University,
    5500 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
    Time: 8 am - Check in
    9 am - Hooding ceremony (prior to entering the arena)
    9:30 am – Procession
    10 am - Ceremony begins
    ~ 12:30 pm - Conclusion
  • Check out the Spring 2019 Commencement Newsletter to get all your commencement weekend questions answered.
  • The Fall 2019 Commencement will be held on October 13, 2019 at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA. More information will be posted after the conclusion of the Spring ceremony.

View the Archived Spring 2019 Ceremony

Ashford University’s commencement ceremonies are streamed live to students and families around the world.

View the archived Spring 2019 commencement ceremony.



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Graduation Ceremony FAQ's

The eligibility requirements for commencement participation are as follows:

Spring ceremony: Grad date is between January 1 and June 30

Fall ceremony: Grad date is between July 1 and December 31

7:30 am

The Fall 2019 ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019. The event will take place at Viejas Arena located at 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., San Diego, CA 92182.

Please allow at least 20 minutes to walk to the arena from any parking area east of College Avenue. Please note that parking will be $20 cash only.

From east of College Avenue: Take I-8 west to College Avenue, then proceed south on College Avenue. At the first intersection of College/Alvarado Road, turn right onto Canyon Crest Drive, then west to Parking Structure 12.

From south of Montezuma Road: Take Route 94 or another east/west route to College Avenue north, then left on Montezuma Road, then right on 55th Street to Parking Structure 7.

From west of College Avenue: Take I-8 to College Avenue south, then right on Canyon Crest Drive to Parking Structure 12.

Alternate Route: Take I-8 to Fairmount Avenue, east on Montezuma Road to 55th Street, then left on 55th Street to Parking Structure 7.

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This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.