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Commencement

Celebrate!

Happy Grad

San Diego Mesa College

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 20, 2017

3:00 p.m.

Information Sheet & Map for Grads & Family/Friends
Includes day of details & map with directions

For Grads

  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Graduate check-in. Check-in is located outside the Jenny Craig Pavilion (follow signs).
    Click here, for USD Campus Map to see check-in location.
  • 2:45 p.m.: Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal and Line-up
  • 2:55 p.m.: Procession into the Graduation Arena
  • 3:00 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony begins

* Note: Cap and Gown are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Please consider donating your gown after the ceremony for a future graduate to wear. A box for donated gowns will be located in the courtyard in front of Jenny Craig Pavilion. 

For Family and Friends

  • 2:00 p.m.: Doors open for audiences seating. Disabled seating is available for guests. Guests are seated on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • 3:00 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony begins

This is a free event. No ticket is required to attend. 

*Please allow ample time for travel, parking and seating so that you do not miss any part of your graduate's big day!

Location

Mesa College's Commencement Ceremony is located in the Jenny Craig Pavilion on the University of San Diego (USD) campus at 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

Click here for a USD Campus Map with event and location details. 

Going North on Interstate 5

  • Take I-8 East
  • Exit Morena Blvd
  • Turn right on Linda Vista Road
  • Third light turn left into Main Entrance
  • Make right turn at stop sign and park in parking structure at bottom of hill

Going South on Interstate 5

  • Exit Seaworld/Tecolote Drive
  • Left at signal
  • Right turn on Morena Blvd
  • Left on Napa Street
  • Left on Linda Vista Road
  • Third light turn left into Main Entrance
  • Make right turn at stop sign and park in parking structure at bottom of hill

Going West on Interstate 8

  • Exit Morena Blvd
  • Turn right on Linda Vista Road
  • Third light turn left into Main Entrance
  • Make right turn at stop sign and park in parking structure at bottom of hill

Going South on Interstate 15 or 805

  • Go to 163 South
  • Exit Genesee Road and make right
  • Left on Linda Vista Road
  • Continue on Linda Vista for approximately 2 miles
  • Once you pass the street, Via Las Cumbres, make a right into the second entrance (Main Entrance)
  • Make right turn at stop sign and park in parking structure at bottom of hill

Bus Route

Route 44 stops at the main entrance to the campus.

Parking Information

Parking is free. Enter from the Main Entrance and turn right at the stop sign. Follow the road and the Mission Parking Structure is located at the bottom of the hill.

Disabled Parking
  • There will be signs and persons directing to disabled parking.
Tram
  • There will be a tram to take visitors from the structure to the Pavilion.  Please allow time to wait for the tram and/or walk to the Pavilion from the structure.
  • Tram runs from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • For a USD Campus Map showing tram stops, click here.