Spring Commencement is Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.
Colton Hall Lawn, Pacific Street between Madison and Jefferson Streets, Monterey, CA (see map). Seating opens at 12:00 p.m. and guests should be seated by 12:45 p.m.
See complete schedule.
Preparing for Commencement
We will continue to update this page as more details become available. All students preparing for commencement should review and complete the following checklist:
Petition for Graduation
Graduate Information Sheet - Coming Soon
View the Financial Aid Student Loan Repayment Strategy Presentation
Vote for Student Commencement Speaker
View the Commencement Schedule
Graduating Students Meeting
A mandatory information meeting for 2019 spring graduating students is going to be held on Thursday, March 14 at 12:10pm in Irvine Auditorium. Important information about commencement will be presented and student speaker nominees will present summaries of their speeches.
Announcements will be available in late March (have not arrived yet, we will inform you when they have). When available, these paper announcements can be picked at Student Services during regular office hours until April 19th. Each of you will receive 5 paper announcements. If you need additional announcements, you may pick them up beginning on April 22nd. An electronic version is available here.
Special Needs Seating
If you have guests using wheelchairs, walkers, etc. that may require special seating, please submit your request by e-mail to email@example.com by Wednesday, May 1 so arrangements may be made for them.
Commencement Day Parking
The Institute parking lots are available for guests to use on Saturday. Keep in mind street parking in the area often has limited one and two hour time limits. There are several coin operated City of Monterey parking lots available near campus. Please see city parking maps available in the Student Services Office for maps.
Guests should allow ample time to find parking and arrive at the ceremony venue.
If you volunteered for commencement as a flag bearer, usher, or assisted with the reception, please fill out the volunteer form. Flag Bearers should submit the form to Student Services and Ushers and Reception Volunteers should submit the form to Linae Ishii-Devine