Graduation 2022

CalArts Graduation: May 13, 2022

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) announces that the 2022 graduation ceremony will be held in the Graduation Courtyard of the CalArts campus Friday, May 13, 2022, at 6 pm.

Program of Events

You can access a PDF version of the program of events by clicking the button below. 

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Livestream with Closed Captioning Access

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President’s Reception

Family and friends of the graduating class are invited to come meet with President Ravi Rajan prior to the Graduation Ceremony. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

  • Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
  • Time: 4 pm - 5:30 pm PT
  • Location: CalArts Main Gallery
  • Open to graduates, guests, faculty, and staff.

Graduation Ceremony

Ceremony Information

  • Date: Friday, May 13 
  • Time: Graduation Procession begins promptly at 6 pm PST
  • Location: Graduation Courtyard

Post-Graduation Celebration

  • Immediately following the conclusion of the Graduation Ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the main gallery.
  • Live musical entertainment will accompany the festivities.


CalArts' Commencement will be livestreamed on this page beginning at 5 pm PT on May 13.

Click on one of the options below for livestream access to Graduation

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Frequently Asked Questions

In mid-May it's usually hot and sunny during the day, but cold when the sun goes down. Dress in layers and bring sunscreen.

There will be parking on campus and shuttles to a nearby parking lot. If you're staying near campus, ride-sharing services are encouraged.

Food will be available at Tatum Lounge until 6 p.m., leading up to the ceremony. The President's Reception also begins at 4 p.m.

There will be chairs set up for attendees on a first come first serve basis. If seats run out, guests can sit in the grassy knolls overlooking Graduation Courtyard. Blankets, low-back lawnchairs and picnics are allowed. Blankets will also be for sale at the pop-up CalArts store. 

Think of graduation as an outdoor party that feels more like you're watching a fun concert in the park. 

CalArts does not require a cap and gown for dress code for graduation.