Contact Information

Donna Standlea

Degree Requirements
Edris Stuebner

Patricia Stodola

Susan Navarro


Visitor and Family Information


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University Address

Parking information

CGU Parking Map
Map of the Claremont Colleges

Seating at the Ceremony

Special Needs

Hotel Information

University Address

The University's primary address is 160 East Tenth Street, Claremont, CA  91711-5909.

Direction to Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University is approximately ten miles from Ontario International Airport and 60 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The commencement ceremony site is on the southeast corner of Tenth Street and Dartmouth Avenue.

From Ontario International Airport and/or the East
Take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) west to the Indian Hill Blvd. exit.  Turn right onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north approximately 1.5 miles.  Make a right turn onto either Eighth or Tenth Street and drive east three blocks.

From Orange County
Take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) east and exit at Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont.  Make a left turn onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north approximately 1.5 miles.  Make a right turn onto either Eighth or Tenth Street and drive east three blocks.

From Los Angeles
Take the Foothill Freeway (210) drive east and exit at Towne Avenue.  Turn left on Towne Avenue. Take next Right onto West Base Line Road (CA-30) and go 0.92 miles. Turn right onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive 1 mile. Turn left onto Tenth Street (just north of the park) and drive east three blocks.


Parking is available on public streets and in the following campus parking lots:  between College and Dartmouth/11th and 12th Streets; west of the Burkle Family Building on 11th Street; SE corner of Dartmouth and 11th Street; SW corner of Columbia and 10th Street (access from 11th Street and Columbia); 8th Street between College and Dartmouth. Click here for a CGU parking map.

Street Closures:  (1) Dartmouth between Eighth Street and Tenth Street.   (2) Tenth Street between Dartmouth and Columbia.


Guest attendance is unrestricted.  Graduates will sit in the middle section; guest seating is designated to the east and west sections. Guests are asked to find a seat and keep the aisles clear, enabling the graduates and platform party to proceed to their seats.

Children are to be seated in the audience and not among the candidates. Those guests bringing strollers are asked to keep the aisles clear.

Special Needs 

We encourage guests with special needs to arrive early. Below are two options.  Additional inquiries regarding disability-related accommodation may be made during regular business hours by calling Mrs. Pat Stodola in the CGU Facilities’ Office  (909) 607-7765 or via e-mail.  Please make your inquiries no later than noon on Friday,  May 6, 2016.

Option One (least distance).  Park in the handicapped parking spaces in the parking lot north of McAlister Center on the southwest corner of Tenth Street and Columbia Avenue.  Due to numerous street closures, the most convenient way to access this lot is from Indian Hill Blvd., driving east on 11th Street, turn right on Columbia Avenue, and right into the driveway just south of Tenth Street.  (You will be on the east side of Mudd Quad.)

Option Two.  Before parking, drop off special guests at the corner of Tenth Street and Dartmouth Avenue.  (You will be on the west side of Mudd Quad.) 


The area southeast of the stage platform is designated for guests to take photographs of graduates.  After you have completed taking photos, please return to your seat.


Huntley Bookstore will have merchandise and flowers available for purchase on graduation day.  The booth will be on the west side of Dartmouth Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets (in front of the School of Arts & Humanities building, formerly known as the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity).

Hotel Information

Guests of degree candidates are strongly advised to make their hotel reservations as early as possible.  Listed below is a sampling from our local telephone directory of hotels and motels within 20 minutes of The Claremont Colleges. We suggest that you inquire if these businesses offer a Claremont Colleges’ discount. Claremont Graduate University neither recommends nor endorses any of the following facilities.


Ayres Inn & Suites Ontario at the Mills Mall
4395 E. Ontario Mills Parkway
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 987-5940, ext. 0  (800) 686-5886

Ayres Suites Ontario at the Mills Mall
4370 East Mills Circle
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 481-0703  (800) 706-4892

Ayres Hotel & Suites Ontario Convention Center
1945 East Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 390-7778  (800) 248-4661

Ayres Boutique Suites Ontario Airport
204 North Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 937-9700  (800) 454-8605

Best Western Plus Inn Suites 
3400 Shelby Street 
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 466-9600

Courtyard Marriott
11525 Mission Vista Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 481-6476

Doubletree Hotel 
555 West Foothill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 626-2411, ext. 1

DoubleTree Ontario
222 North Vineyard Avenue
(909) 937-0900  (866) 445-4454

Embassy Suites Ontario Airport
3663 East Guasti Road
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 605-0281

Hilton Ontario Airport
700 North Haven Avenue  
Ontario, CA 91764  
(909) 980-0400  


Holiday Inn Ontario Airport  
2155 East Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 212-8000

Hotel Casa 425  
425 West First Street 
Claremont, CA 91711
(866) 450-0425

Hotel Claremont and Tennis Club
840 South Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-4831  (800) 322-6559 

Hyatt Place
4760 East Mills Circle
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 980-2200  (888) 492-8847

Quality Inn Ontario Airport Convention Center
514 North Vineyard Avenue  
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 937-2999 (866) 833-7450 

Radisson Ontario Airport
2200 East Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 975-5000 

Red Roof Inn Ontario Airport  
1818 East Holt Blvd. 
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 988-8466, ext 411

Residence Inn by Marriott
2025 Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 937-6788 ext. 4038  Jen Bolanos

Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center
601 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 622-2220  (866) 627-8074

Shilo Hilltop Suites
3101 Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 598-7666  (800) 222-2255




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