- The Lincoln Boulevard entrance onto LMU Drive is the most accessible and convenient entrance to use; however, the Loyola Boulevard entrance will also be open.
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- Limited special needs parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Persons with disabilities and requiring special accommodations should arrive by 8:15 a.m.
- Handicapped placards are required and should be clearly displayed or available so that traffic officers can guide guests to their designated parking area.
- Golf cart transportation will be provided only to the individual needing assistance plus one.
Undergraduate Ceremony, Saturday
- Seating and parking are not guaranteed, and heavy traffic is anticipated in and around the University. Be patient and plan for delays.
- On-campus parking fills quickly, so allow enough travel time to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.
- The campus will be closed to all incoming traffic at 8:45 a.m. or once the campus has reached full parking capacity—whichever comes first. If you have guests arriving on campus close to or after 8:45 a.m., they should head directly to the off-campus parking site and not attempt to park at LMU. Regular campus traffic patterns will resume at approximately 1:00pm or after most Commencement traffic has departed.
- Off-Campus Parking - Off-campus parking and transportation will be available free of charge at St. Bernard’s High School (9100 Falmouth Avenue Playa del Rey, CA 90293). Please plan to allow a minimum of 30 minutes for parking and shuttle transportation to and from the off-site parking location.
- Uber/Lyft Drop-Off & Pick-Up – Due to limited campus access, drop-offs and pick-ups are limited to Leavey Circle (Lot-O) ONLY.
Graduate Ceremony, Sunday
- Parking is available on campus for the Sunday ceremony. It is suggested that guests arrive on campus no later than 9:00 a.m.
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- The seating area opens at 7:30 a.m. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The saving of seats will not be permitted. Please be aware that seating will be in a grassy area and in the sun; no covering will be provided. It is advised that attendees use sunscreen and, if necessary, wear a hat. Umbrellas may be used, but please be considerate of other guests’ sight lines during the ceremony. Also, women may prefer not to wear high-heeled shoes.
- Seating layouts for the Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies will be available in Spring 2018.
Special Needs Seating for Guests
- Seating for those with special needs will be available in Sunken Garden. Please note that seating will be in the sun; guests may prefer to wear sunscreen, a hat, and/or long sleeves. Only one person from a party may sit with the person requiring special seating. If any guests have difficulty walking, it would be to their advantage to bring a wheelchair. The University does not provide wheelchairs for rental.
- There will be remote viewing areas in St. Robert’s Auditorium and Malone 112 with a live feed for those who cannot be in Sunken Garden. There is limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The saving of seats will not be permitted.
- Degree candidates will be divided by college and school.
- As you enter Sunken Garden, Commencement staff will direct you to your seat. Empty spaces are not allowed, and once in a row, you may not move to another seat.
- You should remain standing until the conclusion of the National Anthem.
- Doctoral candidates - While sitting, fold your hood neatly on your lap. You will be hooded by your Dissertation Chair while on stage, facing the audience.
Special Needs Seating for Degree Candidates
- If you have a special need that prevents you from using steps or walking the distance between your line-up area and Sunken Garden, notify Tanya Salvini, Commencement Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar (email@example.com, 310/338-1945), by Friday, April 13, 2018, to make alternate arrangements.