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Ceremony Information Sunday, October 8, 2017, 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.

  • Saturday Family Celebration, October 7, 2017 from 9 am - 1 pm:
    Location address: Ashford University - 8620 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123
  • Alumni Graduation Celebration, October 7, 2017 from 4pm - 6pm
    Location address: Ashford University - 8620 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123
  • Sunday Commencement, October 8, 2017
    Location address: Viejas Arena - San Diego State University, 5500 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92182; Time - Check in - 8am; Hooding ceremony - 9am (prior to entering the arena); Procession - 9:30am; Ceremony begins - 10am; Conclusion ~12:30pm.

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Ashford University’s commencement ceremonies are streamed live to students and families around the world. View the latest commencement program PDF(Spring 2017).

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Graduation Ceremony FAQ's

7:30 am

The Fall 2017 ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The event will take place at Viejas Arena located at 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., San Diego, CA 92115.

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 $15 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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Are you currently a licensed RN?

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.