Please Participate

We encourage all faculty to participate in their schools Commencement ceremony as part of the Platform Party. Please see ceremony times for further information.



We encourage parking in lot A located next to the Art Building. If you are attending the last commencement of the day, please park in lots G or H next to the PE Building. If you would like an escort to your vehicle after dark, please call 707-664-4444.

We appreciate your help and making the lots directly across from the GMC open for graduates and their families and friends.



Below is the schedule for the platform party for each ceremony.

Arrive: 1.5 hours prior to ceremony
Robing: 1 hour - 45 minutes before ceremony start time
Platform Party Photo: 30 minutes before ceremony start time
Line Up for Processional: 15 minutes before ceremony start time


Where To Go

Please see the link to the map below for how to enter the Green Music Center on Commencement weekend. All members of the platform party should enter through the artist entrance of the GMC.

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We have 60 masters and 60 doctoral in various sizes. We had plenty last year, so reservations are not needed.

Regalia can be found in the Founder’s Room at the Green Music Center and it is open one hour prior to each ceremony.