Commencement Weekend Schedule & Map

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Times may be subject to change. Please check back often for the latest updates.

Thursday, May 12

4:00 p.m.

Multi Graduation Celebration*
Mitchell Garden
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

6:00 p.m.

Middle East & North African (MENASA) Graduation Celebration*
Sycamore Glen
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

Friday, May 13

10:00 a.m.

Rehearsal (Students only)
Remsen Bird Hillside Theater

11:15 a.m.

Senior Brunch and Class Day Celebration (Students only)
Rush Gymnasium

1:00 p.m.

Lavender Graduation Celebration*
Sycamore Glen
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

3:00 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
Thorne Hall
Reservations are not required.

5:00 p.m. 

Asian Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration*
Academic Quad
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

8:00 p.m.

The OXYs Senior Athlete Recognition and Awards Reception*
Rush Gymnasium
For more information contact the Athletics Department.

Saturday, May 14

9:00 a.m.

Baccalaureate: A Multi-Faith Celebration
Speaker: Yehudah Webster
Sycamore Glen
Reservations are not required.

10:00 a.m.

Brunch with President Elam for Graduates and Family
Gresham Dining Hall, Johnson Student Center and Freeman College Union
Reservations are not required.

11:30 a.m.

International Student Graduation Celebration*
Mitchell Garden
For more information contact International Programs.

12:30 p.m.

First Generation Graduation Reception*
Academic Quad
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

2:00 p.m.

Latinx Graduation Celebration*
Thorne Lawn/Patio
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

4:00 p.m.

Occidental Glee Club Senior Concert
Herrick Memorial Chapel and Interfaith Center, Upper Level
Reservations are not required.

6:00 p.m.

Black Graduation Celebration*
Academic Quad
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

8:30 p.m.

Theater Performance: Into The Woods
Keck Theater
Theater Tickets: purchase online or call 323-259-2922

Sunday, May 15

Doors open at 7 a.m. The Commencement ceremony is expected to last a minimum of 2 1/2 hours. No-host food trucks will be on campus for the post-graduation reception. 

8:45 a.m.

Commencement Processional
Remsen Bird Hillside Theater

8:45 a.m.

Live Stream Commencement
Choi Auditorium, Johnson Hall

9:00 a.m.

Commencement**
Speaker: CA Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-LA)
Remsen Bird Hillside Theater

11:30 a.m. (time approx.)

Post-Graduation Reception
Academic Quad

*Reservations are required. For more information contact the department sponsoring the event.

**Wristbands required for entry to the Commencement ceremonies. Each student will receive 7 wristbands. Children under the age of two, who will be lap sitting, do not require a wristband.