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Ceremony Information Sunday, May 6, 2018, 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: May 5, 2018 from 9 am - 1 pm
Location: Ashford University - 8620 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123
- Alumni Graduation Celebration: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: The New Children’s Museum – 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
- Sunday Commencement: May 6, 2018
Location: 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.
- The Fall 2018 Commencement will be held on October 14, 2018 at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA. More information will be posted after the conclusion of the Spring ceremony.
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
The Spring 2018 ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018. 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 $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.