Commencement
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Visitor and Family Information

Ticket Holders

Doors to the Shrine Auditorium open to ticket holders at 2:15 PM.

Map of Venue and Parking Information

Please visit the Shrine Auditorium's Official Site for driving directions. Parking is currently $10.00. Please click on the attached link for a map of the parking structures closest to the Shrine Auditorium. Mount St. Mary's does not reimburse for parking fees. 

Guest Behavior

It is important to keep in mind that this is a special day for ALL involved in Commencement.  Screaming and shouting for one graduate means that the family of another might not hear the name of their special person.  It is advisable to select an area away from the auditorium's main entryways to meet your graduate following the ceremony, as 6,000 people will be exiting the theater at the same time.

Most of the theatre will be open seating.  No seats are assigned and no one will be allowed to hold seats.  Please arrive as a group and stay in your seats. Guests may NOT sit in roped off areas.  Please follow the directions of Mount St. Mary's staff and Shrine security when looking for a seat.

Guests are expected to dress and act appropriately, and to remain for the entire ceremony.

Guest Photography

Families may bring cameras and small hand-held camcorders into the theater; no professional, production type cameras may be used.  Picture taking will only be allowed from the seats; no one may stand in an aisle to take pictures.  There will be no camera area closer to the stage.

Not Allowed in the Shrine Auditorium

Persons with Disabilities

The auditorium is equipped to accommodate persons with disabilities on the Main Floor level of the auditorium and restrooms are accessible via elevators.  

Lodging

Please check back for Information on hotels and motels near the Shrine Auditorium.

Restaurants in the Area

Downtown Los Angeles and the USC area have several dining options.