What To Expect


Location: Green Music Center, Weill Hall and Lawn
Duration: 2 hours
For specific ceremony dates and times view the Ceremonies Schedule page.

Graduates' Name
Each graduate’s name will be proudly announced as part of the ceremony, and every graduate will walk across the stage of Weill Hall. Each graduate will be given a name card while in line prior to the start of the ceremony to fill out in the exact manner in which they want their name read aloud. Names will then be read from those cards as graduates cross the stage and receive their diploma cases. This card also serves to identify each graduate for the Commencement photographers.

Rain or Shine
Each school’s Commencement ceremony will be held at the specified date and time, rain or shine. Those guests who will be seated in the outdoor, general admission area on the Weill Lawn should come prepared for the forecasted weather in Rohnert Park that day.



Graduates, family and friends may pre-order graduation flowers, or they may be purchased at the Commencement site.

Pre-Order Flowers


Food & Drink

There will be food and drink sold during all of the ceremonies. Water bottle filling stations are on site for those who bring their own water bottle. 



During Commencement any of our staff wearing a blue or maroon vest can assist you!