Virtual Commencement 2020 FAQs

Summer California


Students in Fall II, Spring I & II for the 10-week ground programs, Spring I, Spring II, & Summer I for the 8-week Summer online programs, and the Spring 2024 graduates from the Center for Graduate studies cohorts are eligible to attend the Summer 2024 CA Commencement. Invitations and registration details will be sent to WCU emails by the end of May. If you do not receive this email invitation by the end of May prior to the ceremony and would like to attend, please contact us to check your eligibility.

Graduates from the online program can choose to defer their commencement attendance to the Florida or the Texas ceremonies, taking place in the second half of 2024. If you are an online graduate and interested in attending a commencement ceremony in a different location, there will be an option to indicate this within your Summer CA Commencement invitation.

Registration and Graduate Timeline

June 5 Last day to order regalia through Herff Jones (without incurring any expedited fees)
June 16 Expedited Regalia Deadline
June 20 Graduate Registration Deadline

About the Summer CA Commencement Ceremony

The West Coast University will celebrate their Summer 2024 California Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, July 12 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. In order to accommodate the full class, there will be two ceremonies.

Graduate Hooding Ceremony: 11 am

Undergraduate Ceremony: 6pm

More details including the timeline for the day, guest experience, the Honda Center, and other logistics will be sent via WCU email in early June.

As new details are finalized, we will continue to provide updates on this website. Graduates also will receive information via email.


Learn more about purchasing regalia, how to dress for commencement, and how to show off your WCU style

Out of Town Visitors

Plan to explore additional sites and attractions during your time in California.
Find the best ways for spend your time in Anaheim with the destination guide.

If you are planning on attending an upcoming 2024 Commencement ceremony, and you or your guests would like to make hotel reservations, please consider searching for hotel availability via our trusted partner aRes Travel.

Book online or call 1-800-559-3186 for assistance | International callers 1-619-546-5773

aRes Travel is a third-party travel planner. Rates, deposits, and cancellation policies may vary and are the responsibility of the guest. West Coast University does not receive any remuneration or commission from any travel booked through aRes Travel. Questions on hotel policies or payments made on aRes website should be directed to the aRes Reservation Center or to the hotel directly.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The number of guest tickets each graduating student is allotted will depend on the size of the Commencement venue and the anticipated number of graduates attending the ceremony. Your Commencement Registration Form will show you the maximum number of guest tickets you are allotted for your ceremony; please select the number of guest tickets you need when filling out the form. Each guest ticket equates to one audience seat. Details about ticket delivery or pickup will be included within communications leading up to commencement.

Use the link within your confirmation email to ‘Modify Registration’. If you need additional support, please contact your student affairs team. Each campus’ commencement email address is included at the bottom of this page.

Please contact the commencement planning team at on or by June 20, 2024, to discuss available accommodations.

Graduates and their guests should plan to be at the Honda Center at least 1 hour prior to the ceremony. We expect the ceremony to last approximately 2 hours. Additional schedule details will be sent to graduates via WCU email.

Guest tickets must be claimed by the graduate in the Universe ticketing platform. A link and instructions will be included in the graduate confirmation email following completion of the commencement registration form.

Graduates are permitted to attend another ceremony of their choice in 2024. There will be a place to indicate your ceremony location preference within the Commencement invitation. Contact information can be found at the bottom of this webpage. Invitations will be sent approximately two (2) months prior to Commencement.

Hooding will take place onstage by the program dean during the graduate recognition portion of the ceremony.

Students in Pending Graduate Status may print a verification of enrollment letter, which includes your anticipated graduation date, directly from the student portal.
Follow this guide for assistance.

Students in Graduate Status please reach out to your campus registrar for confirmation of your status and a verification letter. Campus registrar contact information can be found below. When applying for a visa, graduates should provide both the verification letter along with the Commencement invitation email from West Coast University.


Campus Email

Center for Graduate Studies
Los Angeles Campus
Orange County

Campus Email

Center for Graduate Studies
Los Angeles Campus
Online Programs
Ontario Campus
Orange County Campus

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This website is your main source for Commencement information and will be updated regularly. In the meantime, direct any Commencement questions