PAU Commencement

Palo Alto University holds two commencement ceremonies*.

*Potential graduates must still complete an application, regardless of whether they plan to participate in their commencement ceremony.  In order to participate in the appropriate 2019 commencement ceremony, all graduation requirements must be completed by the end of the summer 2019 quarter.  In addition, doctoral students must complete their dissertation defense by May 15, 2019.  Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions to these policies.


DOCTORAL GRADUATES:

Information for Participants:  This document has all the information our doctoral graduates need to be ready for their ceremony.

Date:  June 8, 2019 at 10 am

Location:  Stanford University-Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305

Parking:  Parking is available in the Galvez Parking Lot.

Map:  Click here for a searchable map of the Stanford campus, where you can search for both the Arrillaga Alumni Center and the Galvez Parking Lot.

Tickets:  Doctoral graduates will have up to five tickets available to them for their guests.  However, we ask that you only request the number of tickets you need so that we can offer any leftover tickets to others guests who want them.  Tickets will be available for pick up in the Student Center at our PAU Los Altos campus from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7.  Tickets can be picked up between 9 am and 7 pm.

Live-Stream & Overflow Room:  There will be an overflow room available at the Arrillaga Center for up to 100 additional guests, for those who were not able to obtain a ticket for the ceremony, where the event will be live-streamed.  Others, not able to attend the ceremony at Arrillaga, will be able to live-stream the event from where ever they are.  The link to the live-stream will be shared with graduates the week of the ceremony.

Application:  Applications to participate in commencement closed on May 1, 2019.

Cap & Gown:  Order through Herff Jones; deadline to purchase your academic regalia is May 13, 2019.

A reception for graduates and their families will immediately follow the ceremony.

Photos from the 2018 Doctoral Ceremony

Photos from the 2019 Doctoral Ceremony (June 8th, 2019)

 


MASTERS & BACHELORS:

Information for Particpants:  This document has all the information our masters and bachelors graduates need to be ready for their ceremony.

Date:  June 22, 2019 at 10 am

Location:  De Anza College-Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

Parking:  Flint Center Parking Garage.  Parking for the day of commencment is free in the Flint Center Parking Garage for those attending the ceremony.

Map:  You can find the Flint Center and the Flint Center Parking Garage on the DeAnza website.

Live-Stream:  Great news!  We are able to provide a live stream of this ceremony.  A link to the live stream will be shared the week leading up to the ceremony.

Tickets:  12 tickets are available for each graduate participating in the ceremony. However, we ask that you only request the number of tickets you need so that we can offer any leftover tickets to others guests who want them.  Tickets will be available for pick up in the Student Center at our PAU Los Altos campus from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21.  Tickets can be picked up between 9 am and 7 pm.

Application:  Applications were due by May 1, 2019.

Cap & Gown:  Order through Herff Jones; deadline to purchase is May 13, 2019.

Honors Cords (only for undergraduate students):  If you are graduating with honors (cum laude, summa cum laude, or magna cum laude), honor cords will be provided to you when you pick up your tickets.  You do not need to order this in advance.

A continential breakfast for graduates and their families will be available before the ceremony starting at 9 am.

Photos from the 2018 Masters/Bachelors Ceremony.