Parking & Accommodations



General Commencement Day parking will be available in the Campus Center, Science & Learning Center, and Amphitheater parking lots. 

Parking in the Athletic Center and Memorial Stadium will be reserved for disabled and VIP parking only and will not be open to the general public. Earlham Drive will be closed to general traffic at Guilford Way. Campus Safety officers will direct guests and traffic before, during, and after the ceremony.

Due to space limitations, motor homes and limousines will not be allowed to park on campus.

View the interactive Commencement parking map.

ADA Parking

Reserved parking for graduates and guests who have impaired mobility will be available in the paved lot adjacent to the stadium. For students and guests requiring parking and/or seating accommodations, please contact Jessica Aparicio at or 562.907.4211 (e-mail is preferred) to reserve seats and/or parking space by April 7, 2024.

The first few rows of the stadium seating will be reserved for guests with impaired mobility and will be clearly marked.

Hotel Accommodations

Below are five local-area hotels for those intending to visit Whittier College for commencement.

Doubletree (Whittier)
(Formerly Radisson Whittier)
7320 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602
This hotel is located in Uptown Whittier, less than one mile from campus.

Doubletree Hotel (Norwalk)
1311 Sycamore Dr., Norwalk, CA 90650
This hotel is approximately six miles from campus.

Vagabond Inn
14125 E. Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90605
This hotel is approximately two miles from campus.

Holiday Inn Select La Mirada
14299 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638
This hotel is approximately seven miles from campus. Complimentary shuttle service to and from campus is available upon request.

Crowne Plaza
6121 East Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040
This hotel is approximately 8 miles from campus. Shuttle service is available.

Airport Information

You have a number of choices when flying into Southern California. While there are a number of smaller airports, most people use the following airports because of the wide range of international airlines and most U.S. domestic carriers: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Burbank (BUR), Long Beach (LGB), and Ontario (ONT). Airport (LAX), Burbank (BUR), Long Beach (LGB), and Ontario (ONT).