Doors to the Shrine Auditorium open to ticket holders at 2:15 PM.
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.
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 Amphitheatre's main entryways to meet your graduate following the ceremony, as 6,000 people will be exiting the amphitheatre at the same time.
Most of the amphitheatre 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.
Families may bring cameras and small hand-held camcorders into the amphitheater; 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.
The auditorium is equipped to accommodate persons with disabilities on the Main Floor level of the auditorium and restrooms are accessible via elevators.
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Downtown Los Angeles and the USC area have several dining options.