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

Thursday, May 16, 2024

10:00 a.m.

Indigenous Graduation Brunch Celebration*
Intercultural Community Center Patio
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

12:30 p.m.

Lavender Graduation Celebration*
Cannon Plaza
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

2:00 p.m.

Theater Performance: TBD
Location: TBD
Admission is free.

4:00 p.m.

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

6:00 p.m.

Middle East and North African (MENA) Graduation Celebration*
Collins House Patio
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

7:30 p.m.

Welcome to GOLD (Students only)
Samuelson Alumni Center Patio
 

Friday, May 17

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.

First Generation Graduation Celebration*
Cannon Plaza
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 Desi American (APIDA) 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 18

9:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate: A Multi-Faith Celebration
Keynote speaker: TBD
Herrick Memorial Chapel and Interfaith Center, Upper Level
Reservations are not required.

10:30 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*
Collins House Patio
For more information contact International Programs.

1:00 p.m.

Latine Graduation Celebration*
Cannon Plaza
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*
Cannon Plaza
For more information contact the Intercultural Community Center.

8:30 p.m.

Theater Performance: TBD
Keck Theater
Theater Tickets: purchase online or call 323-259-2922


Sunday, May 19

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
Wristbands are not required.

9:00 a.m.

Commencement**
Speaker: TBD
Remsen Bird Hillside Theater

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

Post-Graduation Reception
Academic Quad
Reservations are not required.

 

*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.

Contact Commencement
Office of the President