This Week@WesternU

May 2-6, 2011

Commencement 2011

The 30th Annual Commencement Exercises for Western University of Health Sciences will be held on May 19-20, 2011 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, Calif. Here are some important reminders to graduates regarding commencement. Please forward to friends and family as appropriate.

Graduate Reminders

Regalia: Remember your cap, gown and tassel. A bag/coat check will be provided in the Gold Room. Also, if you purchased your own hood from the Bookstore, remember to give it to your family hooders. Remember that your family hooders need to bring their Family Hooder Floor Passes to be admitted to the Loge Family Hooder Seating area.

Commencement website: The commencement website at has all kinds of useful information including parking maps, directions, and instructions. Please pull all necessary information from the site before heading to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium!

Live webcast: We are pleased to announce that the commencement ceremonies will be webcast live at Please let those who are not attending know, so they can watch you online!

Ordering Photos: Many professional photos will be taken at graduation – if you’re interested in purchasing any of these photos please check the commencement website for more information.

Guest Reminders

Doors Close Early: The front doors will close at 9:20 for AM ceremonies and 2:50 for PM ceremonies and will re-open after the processional, invocation and national anthem. It’s essential that all of your guests are seated in the auditorium prior to the doors closing. If your friends/relatives tend to be late