Information for Guests

Lewis & Clark Graduate School Commencement
Sunday, June 2, 2024

Version 06/02/2023. This page will be updated as needed prior to the ceremony.

Timeline for Guests

by 9:30 a.m. — Arrival
  • We encourage guests to arrive to campus by 9:30 a.m. in order to ensure enough time to find parking, walk to Pamplin Sports Center Gym, and to find seating. 
    • Campus Map 
    • General parking is available inside Gates 2, 5, 6, and 8.
    • Shuttle service is available to the parking lots inside Gates 2, 5, and 6, and Pamplin Gym from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Shuttle service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
    • Reception Shuttle Stop: The Gate 6 shuttle stop is the drop-off and pick-up point for the after-reception on the Graduate Campus. Guests and graduates may also walk from Pamplin Gym to the Graduate Campus for the reception.
    • Parking inside Gate 7 on the Graduate Campus is reserved for those who have requested mobility accommodations (West Parking Loop), the food trucks for the reception, and graduate school faculty and staff participating in the event (East Parking Loop).
  • Bleacher seating in Pamplin Sports Center Gym, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Requesting Accommodations including accessible parking (deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023)
  • L&C Bookstore pop-up will be open throughout the ceremony at the Pamplin Gym information desk.
9:50 a.m. — Processional
10:00 a.m. — Commencement Ceremony
Mid-ceremony — Conferring of Degrees and the Hooding Ceremony
  • Professional photographers from GradImages will be capturing images of the graduates throughout the conferral of the degrees and the hooding ceremony.
12 p.m. Recessional (approximate time)
12 p.m. Reception, Graduate Campus (after the recessional; around 12 p.m.)
  • A complimentary or free reception featuring local food trucks including Fifty Licks Ice Cream, Tamale Boy, Phat Cart, Pip’s Original Donuts, and The Whole Bowl will be held on the Graduate Campus  immediately following the ceremony. 
  • Shuttle service is available to the parking lots inside Gates 2, 5, and 6, and Pamplin Gym from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Shuttle service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Reception Shuttle Stop: The Gate 6 shuttle stop is the drop-off and pick-up point for the after-reception on the Graduate Campus. Guests and graduates may also walk from Pamplin Gym to the Graduate Campus for the reception.
  • Parking inside Gate 7 on the Graduate Campus is reserved for those who have requested mobility accommodations (West Parking Loop), the food trucks for the reception, and graduate school faculty and staff participating in the event (East Parking Loop).
Family Pets

Pets are not allowed in campus buildings.