Information for Family and Friends

Event Tickets

Family and friends of graduates are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony. Tickets are NOT required. Since the commencement procession starts at 8:45 a.m., visitors should be at the Pavilion no later than 8:30 a.m.

Event Parking and Seating

Guests may enter campus from the east or west entrance of campus. Both entrances are off Linda Vista Road. Parking personnel at each entrance will direct guests to park in the Mission Parking Structure just inside the east entrance. Guests should arrive at least one hour before the ceremony start-time to avoid traffic congestion. Free USD Tram service will transport graduates and guests from the Mission and West parking structures to the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Parking for Disabled Guests

Vehicles displaying a disabled person parking placard or license plate will be directed by parking personnel to a reserved parking area on the third floor of the Mission Parking Structure. If a temporary disabled parking permit is needed, please contact the office of Parent Relations by May 1 at (619) 260-4808 or email   

Seating and Special Needs Accommodation

Guests who are hearing impaired may request special seating from a commencement usher. Seating for disabled guests is available on the top level of the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Video screens are located on either side of the pavilion.

Accommodations in San Diego

Accommodations closest to the University of San Diego campus can be found in the Mission Valley, Old Town and Hotel Circle areas of San Diego. USD partners with Bartell Hotels, owned by a USD alumnus, for special discounted rates. For more information on Bartell Hotels' properties, visit or call (800) 345-9995 and ask for the USD rate.

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Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715


M,T,Th,F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.