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Caruso School of Law Commencement

Graduation Postponed

In light of continuing challenges presented by the spread of COVID-19, this event has been postponed. Please watch this space for new information, or visit The Surf Report to view our events calendar and announcement pages, which will be kept as up to date as possible. Additional information about University operations can be found here.



Join us on May 15, 2020, to congratulate the Class of 2020 as they celebrate the end of a significant chapter in their lives!

General Information

Graduates may have as many guests as they want attend the ceremony. There are no tickets. Please leave non-essential items in your car or with guests. There will be no place for you to leave any personal belongings during the ceremony. All graduates should plan to arrive no later than 9:30am with cap and gown at Alumni Park.

Guest Information

We kindly suggest that you ask your guests to arrive no later than 9:30am on the day of graduation. The graduation ceremony starts promptly at 10:30am, and we would like to have all guests seated by 10:00am. We ask that those who are participating in the hooding ceremony please be seated by 9:30am. Access to graduation on alumni park is wheelchair accessible, and spaces will be reserved accordingly. As this is an outdoor ceremony, sunblock, sunglasses, and hats are recommended for sun-sensitive guests. There is limited shaded seating. Here is the Malibu Campus Map for your reference.


Commencement will be available via livestream this year. Streaming will begin on the morning of May 15th at 10:30 a.m.

Click here to view the livestream of the commencement ceremony!

Parking Facilities

Students and guests should park as directed by the Public Safety officers. It is suggested that you use the student parking lot across from the law school. Shuttles will be running directly to the Alumni Park for the ceremony.

Rainy Day Plans

In the event of rain and unless otherwise posted on this Web site, graduation will be held in the Firestone Fieldhouse and the post-graduation reception will be cancelled. Graduates will assemble in the rafters on the West side of the Firestone Fieldhouse. Faculty and the platform party will assemble in Heritage Hall.

Graduation Videos

Commemorate your graduation on video. Order Graduation DVD


Please contact Margaret Barfield at 310.506.4653 or at margaret.barfield@pepperdine.edu with questions.