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

Faculty and members of the platform party should enter through the artist entrance of the GMC. It is accessed from the service road at the back of the center that is located at the end of Redwood Drive, just off Rohnert Park Expressway. See map below.

Faculty and Platform Party should use the Artist Entrance that is located at the back of Green Music Center. Use the service road that is just before Redwood Drive reaches Rohnert Park Expressway.

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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.


The platform party route to the stage includes a small number of stairs. Faculty who require assistance may join the platform party at the stage right entrance. Please email Caroline Neyman if you are unsure of the location of the stage right entrance and she will assist you on Commencement day.