Families & Guests


Commencement promises to be a positive and memorable experience for you and your graduating student. The links provided here with assist with planning your day.

Guest Tickets

Commencement for the Class of 2020 will take place in Graham Athletic Center. Due to diminished capacity in the building, graduates will be limited to four guests each.

Accommodations for Disabled Guests

Reserved parking for guests who have impaired mobility will be available in the lot(s) adjacent to Memorial Stadium (stadium lot and Graham Athletic Center lot). In addition, seating will be available on the track floor near the graduates for those guests in wheelchairs, and reserved seating in the first few rows of the stadium for guests with impaired mobility. Please be advised that guests requesting reserved seating in the handicap/impaired mobility section may only have one additional person sit with them and one parking spot.

Memorabilia Sales & Florist

The Whittier College Bookstore will have memorabilia available for sale the day of Commencement.

Flowers may be ordered ahead of time through the Commencement Group.

Ceremony Photography

GradImages will photograph each graduate receiving their diploma at Commencement. Proofs will be e-mailed to all graduates who supplied e-mail addresses; otherwise, proofs will be mailed to home addresses.

Students should visit the GradImages website to preregister. There, they can enter their email and up to 6 emails of loved ones who would like to share in their accomplishments by viewing and ordering photos. By submitting this information early, students can rest assured that photo samples will be quickly and conveniently provided to them and all the others registered as soon as they are available after the event.

After graduation, photos can be ordered online at GradImages or by calling 800.261.2576.

Due to the lay-out of the facilities, it will not be possible for friends and family members to leave their seats during the graduation ceremony. Anyone attempting to leave their seats and stand in the aisles will be restrained from doing so.