Commencement 2022

Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2022 will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 5:30pm in the Felix Event Center on the west campus of Azusa Pacific University.

Each graduate will be issued a certain number of guest tickets for Felix Event Center. All graduation requirements must be completed before tickets are issued. Students will be notified of the online reservation in future emails.

For more details, see the Commencement FAQ’s below or email registrar@lapu.edu.

Commencement FAQs
When and where does the commencement ceremony take place?

The ceremony will take place at the Felix Event Center on Saturday, December 17 at 5:30 pm.

When do I need to arrive to check in on commencement day?

Check in begins at 4:30 pm.

Will my family and guests need a ticket to attend the commencement ceremony?

Each graduate will be allotted a certain number of tickets for friends and family. You will soon be notified of the ticket limit and how to reserve tickets. Stay tuned.

Can I purchase additional tickets?

No, additional tickets may become available as students return any unused tickets and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When will the venue doors open for family and guests at commencement?

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. (4:15 p.m. for special assistance needs)

How long does the ceremony usually last?

Most commencement ceremonies are approximately two hours, depending on the number of graduates.

I have a guest with special assistance needs. Is there accommodation for them?

There will be a reserved handicapped seating section, as well as a sign language interpreter for guests who are hearing impaired. Spanish transmitters will also be available. Please go to the Special Needs and Accommodations booth in front of the Felix Event Center for assistance. In some cases, guests who need special assistance may be seated 15 minutes prior to doors opening. If you have a question or request regarding a guest who may need other accommodations, please email accessibility@lapu.edu

Can I bring my dog or other pet to the commencement ceremony?

No animals are allowed at the ceremony with the exception of service animals as defined in the Service Animal as a Disability Accommodation Policy.

How can I order personalized graduation announcements?

Visit the online store for commencement related items.

Click here for pricing.

Will there be a reception for graduating students?

There will be a meet and greet starting at 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Can I watch the Commencement ceremony online?

A link to the livestream will be available on December 17 at lapu.edu/live.

Can I purchase or pre-order flowers for myself or someone else for commencement?

Pre-order leis and flowers here.

When can I expect my diploma in the mail?

Diploma cases, including a certificate, will be awarded at the commencement ceremony. The actual diplomas are mailed 8 weeks after degrees are posted. All owing balances to the university must be resolved to receive your diploma.

When will my degree post?

Degrees should post within three weeks after final grades and/or transcripts have been received.

How can I order my transcripts?

Complete the online transcript request form to receive an official transcript. Please note: Be sure to review the transcript fees and policies to allow enough time to order transcripts to meet your needs.

Are job opportunities available at LAPU?

Yes, many job opportunities exist at LAPU. For a complete list, visit LAPU’s Employment Opportunities page.

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