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**IMPORTANT COMMENCEMENT UPDATE**
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it appears that federal and state guidelines regarding social distancing will continue at least through the fall of this year. We estimate that the fall commencement would attract over 8,500 graduates and guests. Given that the health and safety of our graduates, their families, and our staff are of the utmost concern, Ashford leadership has decided to cancel the in-person ceremony. Instead, the fall commencement will take place virtually on October 11, 2020, at 10 am PST. More details will be posted on this page and will be sent to graduates in future email communications.
Commencement is a special occasion to celebrate the hard work and academic achievement of every graduate. We are proud of you and hope that you will join us for the virtual commencement ceremony!
Welcome to the Graduation Homepage!
- The Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony: October 11, 2020.
Location: Virtual Ceremony
Time: Starts at 10:00 am PT
Link to ceremony: TBD
Congratulations Celebration Timeline: Starts at 10:00 am PT, Ends at 10:30 am PT
Check out the Fall 2020 Commencement Newsletter (TBD) to get all your commencement weekend questions answered.
View the Archived Fall 2019 Ceremony
Ashford University’s commencement ceremonies are streamed live to students and families around the world.
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
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.