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Donna Standlea

Degree Requirements
Edris Stuebner

Patricia Stodola

Susan Navarro

Commencement 2013

Event Information


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On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the CGU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2014. CGU's 87th commencement will be held at Mudd Quadrangle, located north of Honnold-Mudd Library at the southeast corner of Tenth Street and Darthmouth Avenue.

The ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding about 11:30 a.m., will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees to distinguished individuals, and greetings by university officials and our commencement speaker.  Tickets are not required.

Each graduating candidate is recognized by name and will walk across the stage to shake hands with either the provost, the president, or the chairperson of the board of trustees.  Doctoral and MFA candidates (CGU's terminal degrees) will be hooded on stage.  Immediately following the ceremony receptions will be held at various venues.


Honorary Degree Recipients 

Andrea Bertozzi, recently named the inaugural holder of UCLA's Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, is a world-class applied mathematician with years of distinguished performance as a teacher, scholar and leader in her field.  Current chair of the science board of the National Science Foundation's Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University, Dr. Bertozzi also serves on the science boards of the Banff International Research Station in Canada and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at UC Berkeley.

Sherry Lansing is an American former actress and former CEO of Paramount Pictures.  She was the first woman to head a Hollywood studio when she was the president of production at 20th Century Fox.  Six of the ten highest grossing Paramount films were released during her tenure. She was a partner in Jaffe/Lansing Productions.  Her term on the University of California Board of Regents expires in March 2022.  She is the CEO and founder of The Sherry Lansing Foundation, "committed to making the world a better place by funding and raising awareness for cancer research, and by supporting education, art and culture."




Student Speaker

The CGU Graduate Student Council invites students participating in the May 2014 commencement ceremony to submit an application to be this year's student speaker.  An application may be found at the following Graduate Student Council webpage:


Completed application, personal bio (maximum 350 words), three-minute speech and headshot must be submitted as listed in the application by March 24, 2014 at 5 pm.  After reviewing the applications, GSC’s Graduation Committee and CGU Administrators will select a small group of students to deliver their speeches before a panel of judges.  The selected student will be listed in the commencement brochure and on CGU’s website. For additional information, please contact Gloria Page, GSC Secretary, at


Past CGU student speakers’ speeches may be found at: .




Schedule of Events


forum flyer

2014 Interfaith Baccalaureate Service of The Claremont Colleges

Friday, May 16, 2014
3:30 p.m.

Bridges Hall of Music
150 East Fourth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

baccalaureate service

Commencement Forum (panel discussion)

Harnessing Creativity and Innovation.


Friday, May 16, 2014
4:30 p.m., with a reception following


International Place Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 16, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Claremont McKenna Auditorium
College Campus






Commencement Exercises

Saturday, May 17, 2014
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The 87th commencement exercises for Claremont Graduate University will be held in Mudd Quadrangle.  Board of Trustees Chairman Michael Rossi will preside over the ceremony.  Parking is available in designated areas around campus.  Plan to arrive early.

Location: Mudd Quadrangle, between Dartmouth and Columbia South of tenth Street.
Street address for GPS:  231 East Tenth Street, Claremont 91711-3913

Contact:  Donna Standlea, Office of the President,, (909) 607-3305.




Saturday, May 17, 2014                                                                                               11:30 a.m.

For information about school receptions, please check here.


Future Commencement Dates

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019


Additional / Contact Information

Need additional information?  Please contact one of the following:

Ceremony - Donna Standlea,, (909) 607-3305

Degree Requirements - Edris Stuebner,, (909) 607-3370

Facilities - Patricia Stodola,, (909) 607-7765

Regalia - Susan Navarro,, (909) 607-5103


Commencement Archives

Click here to view the names and speeches of past CGU student speakers.


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