CalArts Graduation 2013
**During the graduation ceremony, a professional photographer took photos of all the graduates as they exited the stage. These photos are currently available for review and
purchase until June 3, at www.ScottGroller.com/CalArts .
California Institute of the Arts announces the awarding of:
Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6 pm
in the Graduation Courtyard of the CalArts campus
The ceremony is very informal, as is CalArts. There are no robes, gowns or hats. The ceremony also takes place outside, so depending on the weather, the temperature can range from very warm to cool once the sun sets.
Please note: As there will be other events taking place in the Santa Clarita area on Graduation day, please make your hotel reservations as early as possible. Please see links below for accomodations.
We suggest that extra time be allowed for the drive up the 5 freeway on Friday evening. It is a favorite route out of Los Angeles and is often more crowded and slower than anticipated. Drive time from LAX to CalArts can take as long as 1.5 hours during rush hour.
We recommend arriving early, as well as carpooling, to ensure parking and comfortable seating. Special seating for guests with disabilities is available, however reservations must be made by May 14th through the Student Affairs office.
If you have any time-sensitive questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (661) 253-7874 or at firstname.lastname@example.org  for assistance.
There is a wide selection of hotels near the campus; the closest are located in Stevenson Ranch. Please take into account, however, that
most hotels are not within walking distance of the campus. If a shuttle is dropping you off at a hotel from the airport, you may need to make arrangements to take a taxi to the campus.
This website is the most comprehensive listing of hotels in the Valencia area. Many of these hotels offer a "CalArts" rate; if you would like to know if a hotel offers a CalArts rate, it is best to call the local Hotel phone number rather than the toll-free telephone number.