CalArts Graduation: May 17, 2019

California Institute of the Arts announces the 2019 graduating class. The ceremony will be held in the Graduation Courtyard of the CalArts campus (north side of campus, along McBean Parkway) on Friday, May 17, 2018, at 6 pm.


 3 - 4:30 pm: President’s Reception 

  • Faculty, staff, and family and guests of the 2019 graduating class are invited to meet with President Ravi Rajan prior to the Graduation Ceremony in the Main Gallery. Light Refreshments will be served. Performance by Sparky and the Space Parade.

4 pm: Pre-ceremony Concert and Livestream

  • Guests are welcome to sit in the courtyard and listen to BFA artists and ensembles from The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts: Sara Brown, the Low Pass Collective with Su Ozcan and Undecided Future with Evan O'Brien.
  • CalArts will begin livestreaming activities from the Commencement stage at the top of this page beginning at 4 pm PT on May 17, 2019. 

6 pm: Graduation Ceremony   

  • The graduation procession begins promptly at 6 pm, and the ceremony takes place in the Graduation Courtyard.

Post-graduation Celebration

  • Immediately following the conclusion of the Graduation Ceremony, light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served in the Main Gallery. Live music will be provided by musicians from The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts.

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