Commencement | Los Angeles Pacific University


Celebrating Our Graduates

We Celebrate Our Graduates

Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 5:00 PM

Join us as we honor the academic achievements and spiritual growth of our graduates! Commencement ceremonies will take place on December 15 at the Felix Event Center on Azusa Pacific University’s West Campus. Tickets are required for attendance and parking, or you can watch the ceremonies live on APU’s Facebook page.

For further questions, contact your Success Coach or email

Commencement Speaker

Dan Fachner
President and CEO of The ICEE Company

The ICEE Company, a publicly traded company, sells frozen beverages and provides service to the foodservice industry. Fachner has been President and CEO of ICEE since 1996 and has been privileged to watch it grow across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, Central America, and the UAE. He also serves as President of ICEE America. Fachner attended Delta College, University of the Pacific, and the Universal Technical Institute. Fachner and his wife, Julie, attend Life Bible Fellowship where Fachner was Chairman of the Elder Board for several years. He is also an APU Trustee, Chair of Trusteeship Committee, Chair of Audit Committee, and Co-chair of the Presidential Search Committee. Fachner and his wife live in Upland, California, where they have two married children and four grandchildren.

Tickets and Parking

Tickets and parking passes are required to attend commencement and park on campus. Each graduate is allotted 6 guest tickets and 2 parking passes.

Information on how to order tickets will be emailed to graduating students within one month of commencement. Tickets will be available for reservation on Wednesday, December 5, via the ticket reservation page. Additional tickets may be available in a lottery held Monday, December 10, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grad Fest

Grad Fest will take place on October 3 and 4, 2018, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM in the APU University Bookstore and online.

Come and take pictures, order a class ring, purchase your cap and gown, and take advantage of discounts offered on Grad Packs! View the Grad Pack Flyer December 2018 (PDF) for prices.

After October 4, you can order online through November 4, but no discount will apply. For more information, please email

Graduation Day Flowers

Preorder your orchid leis, flower bouquets, and kukui and shell necklaces at Pickup locations at the Felix Event Center make it easy to pick up your order.

Accessibility and Special Needs

Guests who need special assistance may be seated beginning at 3:45 PM.

Please go to the Special Needs and Accommodations booth in front of the Felix Event Center to be escorted to your seats. For these accommodations, please complete the Commencement Accessibility Request Form. Advance notice is important to ensure accessibility. Please complete and submit this form by Thursday, December, 13th, 2018. If you have any further questions please email

Accessible Seating

There will be a handicapped seating section available. Our handicapped guests will have 1-3 additional seat(s) available for their guests. Please go to the Special Needs and Accommodations booth in front of the Felix Event Center if you need further assistance.

Hearing Impaired

American Sign Language interpretation will be available. Please go to the Special Needs and Accommodations booth in front of the Felix Event Center to be escorted to your seats.

Wheelchairs and Scooters

APU does not rent or provide wheelchairs or scooters. However, guests may bring their own wheelchairs and scooters, which are permitted in the Felix Event Center.


Strollers are not permitted inside the commencement ceremony.

Service Animals

A service animal is a dog (or miniature horse) trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. A service animal is not a pet. The care or supervision of a service animal is solely the responsibility of his or her owner. A service animal will not be permitted at the ceremony if the animal’s behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others. If a service animal displays vicious behavior towards others, the owner will be asked to leave with the animal. If you have other questions about service animals please call the ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TDD).

Emotional Support Animals

Emotional support animals are not permitted into any commencement ceremony, event, or reception.