Cal Poly’s commencement is slated to be held on two days – June 9 and 10 – for 2012..
The ceremonies will be in Spanos Stadium on the San Luis Obispo campus. Nearly 4,000 students will graduate, and about 30,000 visitors are expected.
The two days of commencement ceremonies is new to Cal Poly for 2012. The university had split commencement into two ceremonies on a Saturday in recent years in order to accommodate the family members who want to attend, but university officials decided instead to spread commencement over two days for 2012.
Graduating at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, will be the following:
• College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
• College of Liberal Arts
• College of Science and Mathematics
• Continuing Education
Graduating at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, will be the following:
• College of Architecture and Environmental Design
• Orfalea College of Business
• College of Engineering
The ceremonies last just under two hours.
Post-commencement events are held following the main ceremonies in different locations around the Cal Poly campus. They are organized by the graduate’s college or department and vary in length depending on the number of graduates participating.
Parents, friends and others attending graduation are encouraged to park in lots close to the college reception. For parking information, tune to Cal Poly’s AM 1610 radio alert system.
The Grad Center issues eight guest tickets only to eligible candidates paying the commencement fee in person. Guest admission is by ticket only.
Alcohol, fireworks, glassware, bottles, weapons, signs and other hazardous items are banned and will be confiscated by security. Anyone with items deemed to be unsafe or safety hazards will be ejected from the ceremony.
Balloons, balls or blow-up objects of any kind are prohibited because they could detract from the ceremony.
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• Check out our calendar of events for dozens of other things going on that weekend in San Luis Obispo and along the Central Coast.