Happy graduates posing together.

Congratulations Class of 2017

Phillips Graduate University recognizes your commitment and persistence to the field and hope you continue to grow and harness your strengths out in the community.

We also honor the dedication, sacrifice and support of the parents, spouses, significant others and family members of the graduating Class of 2017, please click here to view a message from the President of Phillips Graduate University.

Event Information


Friday, May 5, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Parking is available under the Pasadena Civic Center structure for approximately $12.00 or across the street at the mall - Paseo Colorado, Pasadena for approximately $12.00 (parking can be validated if dining or shopping in the mall). Area and Parking Map

Please click on the Driving Directions and Hotel Listing links for more information.

For more information, please visit the Pasadena Civic Auditorium website

Lobby doors (only) open at 12:00 p.m.
Auditorium Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

*Open Seating*

The lobby doors will temporarily be closed at approximately 12:58 p.m. for the Graduate processional then they will be re-opened.

Visitor and Family Information/Tickets

Family visiting their graduate to show their support.

Each graduate will receive their requested amount of tickets to the commencement ceremony (maximum of 12).

Tickets will be available for pick-up in the Library, beginning April 3rd, 2017.

Additional tickets can be purchased at $5.00 per ticket at the Pasadena Box Office the day of Commencement.

Everyone will need a ticket in order to enter the auditorium, including children (2 and above).

For their safety, family, friends and faculty are NOT allowed in the dressing room (Gold Room).

The Pasadena Civic Auditorium does not allow balloons in the Auditorium. If balloons are brought in, an usher will place the balloons into storage until after the ceremony.

Ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours.

2017 Graduation Overview

Congratulations! This is an exciting time in your life. We understand commencement is a joyous occasion and we have a few tips and reminders that will help the process go smoother. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 Preparations for graduation are under way, so mark your calendar.
  Graduation Overview - Forms
Alumni Membership Form Tribute Ad Registration Form
Directions and Hotels Tribute Ad Sample Blocks
Photography Flyer Video Order Form

Please read and complete all required forms carefully. Forms must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by specified dates in order to participate in the 2017 Commencement Ceremony.

If you have any questions regarding graduation requirements please feel free to contact:

Marylu Issaevitch
Director of Financial Aid & Registrar Services
Phillips Graduate University
818.386.5606 - Office
818.386.5636 - Fax

If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding our commencement ceremony, please feel free to contact:

Gabby Machuca
Development and Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Phillips Graduate University
818.654.1704 - Office
818.654.1772 - Fax
gmachuca@pgu.edu or alumni@pgu.edu


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