Guest Information

LOCATION

Commencement will be held on the Quad this year. The Quad is located in between t he Student Services Building (SSC) and the Business General Studies Building (BGS) https://www.saddleback.edu/uploads/maps/map.pdf

You can find driving directions here https://www.saddleback.edu/maps

PARKING
You do NOT need a parking permit to park on campus during graduation. Parking will be free for all graduates and guests.

Accessible Parking and Guest Drop Off Area- Parking Lot 9 

Accessible parking is available for disabled and elderly persons in Parking Lot 9.  Please enter campus through Marguerite Parkway. Traffic officers at the parking lot will provide directions to drivers.  All vehicles must have a DMV handicapped plate or placard.

Guests may also choose to park in other available parking spaces on campus. 

Disabled and elderly passengers may be dropped off in Parking Lot 9. There will be signage to denote the drop off location. Shuttles will be available for individuals to ride to the Commencement location taking place on the Quad. Shuttles will also be provided after the ceremony has concluded to return individuals to Lot 9.  

General Parking

Guest may park in any parking lots available. Lots 9 and 10 are closest to the quad where commencement will be held. You can find more parking lots using the campus map https://www.saddleback.edu/uploads/maps/map.pdf

SEATING
Tickets are not required for guests to attend the graduation ceremony. Please find a seat in any open space, leaving space in the front for those needing special accommodations. We will have an overflow area set up near the SSC Building

Strollers and car seats are not allowed near the bleachers as they take up too much room and become a hazard for other guests. Please plan ahead with this in mind.

Also, please refrain from bringing balloons to the ceremony as they can block the view of other guests. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Disability Seating Information:

If a member of your family cannot sit in the bleachers, please see a Saddleback Commencement Volunteer on the floor wearing a Commencement Volunteer Lanyard for seating accommodations.  Space is limited. We can only allow one escort per disabled/elderly guest. It is a good idea to arrive early to allow for sufficient parking and walking time.

Student Seating:
Students with special needs will be seated in the first row. To arrange for special needs, please contact the DSPS Office at 949-582-4915.

Guest Wheelchair:
Accessible wheelchair/scooter- seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A Saddleback volunteer will escort the person and one escort to the seating area. Wheelchairs/scooters are not provided by the college.

Interpreters:
The ceremony will be closed captioned on our LED Screens.

STROLLER PARKING
Please see a Saddleback Commencement Volunteer or follow signs for stroller parking. 

TIMELINE
8-8:45a          Check-in: graduates begin arriving
8:50a             Must be in seats
9 a                 Processional begins
12:00p           Commencement Ends (members of the audience will remain in their
                      seat until the recessional is complete).

GIFTS
Graduation marks an important milestone in the lives of the students. The bookstore has Saddleback memorabilia for purchase to commemorate this big event.

Please do not bring balloons to the venue as they may block other's view. 

FLOWERS
Flowers will be available for purchase at the ceremony.