San Diego Mesa College Commencement Ceremony

 

GIVE TO MESA

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Day of Commencement 

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San Diego Mesa College
Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Jenny Craig Pavilion
University of San Diego
5998 ALCALA PARK, SAN DIEGO, CA 92110


TimeLine for Ceremony

  • 2:00 pm: Doors to the Pavilion will open and guest seating will begin. (Seating is a on first come, first serve basis.)
  • 3:00 pm: Commencement Ceremony begins.
  • 6:00 pm: Commencement Ceremony concludes.

Graduate Check-in

  • Graduate Check-In: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
  • Location: Next to the Fitness Center located behind the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Parking

Graduate Parking

Parking is free. Graduates must park in the San Diego County Office of Education parking lot located across the street from University of San Diego. There will be shuttles to transport graduates to the check-in location starting at 12:30 pm. The San Diego County Office of education is located at: 

6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111

Guest Parking

Parking is FREE. It is recommended that guests park in the University of San Diego's (USD) Mission Parking Structure because it is closest to the venue. However, this lot can fill up quickly, so please follow campus police directions and guidance on parking at all times.

To get to the USD Mission Parking Structure: from the main entrance to USD turn right at the stop sign and follow the road to the bottom of the hill. There will be campus police directing traffic into the structure.

Shuttles will run from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm to take guests to and from the parking structure to the Jenny Craig Pavilion. 

Disabled parking

There will be signs and personnel providing direction to disable parking. Addtionally, there will be shuttles running from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm to take guests to and from the parking structure to the Jenny Craig Pavilion.


Student Rehearsal

There will be a mandatory commencement rehearsal for all students the day of the ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

  • The rehearsal will start at 2:30 pm promptly.
  • Lineup and the procession into the ceremony will begin directly after the rehearsal.

Caps and GOwns

Cap, gown, and tassel are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

The Mesa Bookstore will have a tent at the Check-In Location for last minute purchases of regalia. Please make sure to have cash in case electronic payment options are not available.

Honor a future Mesa Graduate: Donate Your Cap and Gown

Each year, the Mesa College receives several requests for caps and gowns for students who do not have the resources to purchase them. Consider donating your cap and gown for a future Mesa College graduate that needs it.

We will have bins located in the courtyard of the Pavilion that you can drop of your cap and/or gown to donation.


Photography

During the commencement ceremony professional pictures will be taken by a professional photographer. Purchase of these pictures is completely optional and this service is provided for your convenience by the college.

Family and friends who want to take pictures during the ceremony are asked to be respectful of other guests seated around you. Aisles must be kept clear for safety reasons.


Directions to USD

San Diego Mesa College's Commencement Ceremony is located in the Jenny Craig Pavilion on the Univeristy of San Diego (USD) campus located at 8998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

Going north on interstate 5

  • Take  I-8 East
  • Exit Morena Boulevard
  • Turn RIGHT on Linda Vista Road
  • Turn LEFT on Alcala Park Way (Main Entrance of USD)
  • Make a RIGHT turn at the stop sign and park in the parking structure at the bottom of the hill

Going south on interstate 5

  • Exit Seaworld/Tecolote Drive
  • Turn LEFT at the signal
  • Turn RIGHT  on Morena Boulevard
  • Turn LEFT on Napa Street
  • Turn Left on Linda Vista Road
  • Turn LEFT on Alcala Park Way (Main Entrance of USD)
  • Make a RIGHT turn at the stop sign and park in the parking structure at bottom of the hill.

Going west on Interstate 8

  • Exit Morena Boulevard
  • Turn RIGHT on Linda Vista Road
  • Turn LEFT on Alcala Park Way (Main Entrance of USD)
  • Make a RIGHT turn at the stop sign and park in the parking structure at bottom of the hill.

Going South on Interstate 15 or 805

  • Take the 163 South
  • Exit Genesee Road and take a RIGHT turn
  • Turn LEFT on Linda Vista Road 
  • Continue on Linda Vista Road for approximately two (2) miles.
  • Turn RIGHT on Alcala Park Way (Main Entrance of USD)
  • Make a RIGHT turn at the stop sign and park in the parking structure at bottom of the hill.

Bus Route

Route 44 stops at the main entrance of USD.