Saybrook University will hold its 2022 Commencement ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00am at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 300 E. Green St. in Pasadena, CA.  Ceremony participants must check in at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in the Gold Room (2nd floor) starting at 9:00am. Auditorium seating will open at 10:00am, and all guests must wait outside until the auditorium doors open.​​ 

 Event Schedule


 9:00am                                Participant Check-In Opens (Gold Room, Pasadena Civic Auditorium)
10:00am                               Pasadena Civic Auditorium opens for general seating (balloons prohibited)
10:20am                               Participant Lineup (Gold Room, Pasadena Civic Auditorium)
11:00am – 1:00pm                Commencement Ceremony​

 Regalia

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The Jostens Regalia website is now available for orders. Click HERE​ to order your regalia. 
Deadline to order is September 27th.​


 Steps to Participate

 Frequently Asked Questions


Question:  What Commencement deadlines do I have to meet?

Complete the Intent to Participate in Commencement Form- Friday, August 26, 2022.
Order Regalia by the deadline.  

Question:  Do we need tickets for the ceremony?
Tickets are not required for the ceremony.

Question:  Will I receive academic honors at graduation or on my diploma and transcript?
Honors are not awarded at the graduate level.

Question:  Am I eligible to participate in the 2022 Commencement ceremony?

You are eligible to participate in Commencement if:

You completed a degree program in one of the following semesters and have not walked in a previous Saybrook commencement ceremony.

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Summer 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
OR
You anticipate graduating in December 2022 and indicate on the Intent to Participate in Commencement form which requirements you have remaining with an estimated completion date.

Question: May I walk for more than one degree?
If you are completing two degree programs in one academic year, you may only be recognized during Commencement in one degree program, but your name will be listed in the commencement bulletin for both degrees assuming you have filed all required paperwork. You may walk only one time per degree earned, so, if you have participated in a commencement ceremony already, you may not do so again.

Question: What should I expect on the day of the ceremony?
Ceremony participants must check in at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in the Gold Room (2nd floor) starting at 9:00am. Line up for the ceremony will occur promptly at 10:20am, and the ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00am. The ceremony will last for approximately for 2 hours.  Self-pay parking is available in lots public parking lots around the venue. Please budget time for locating parking and travelling to the venue. Auditorium seating will open at 10:00am, and all guests must wait outside until the auditorium doors open. Please leave all personal belongings with your guests.​

Question: Does the Pasadena Civic Auditorium have COVID restrictions in place?
Currently, we are not aware of COVID restrictions.  We encourage you to check the Pasadena Civic Auditorium website for the most update to date information. 

Question: Need a hotel? 
You can book a hotel with the Saybrook discount at the Hyatt. You can click HERE​ to book or you can use the Group Code – G-SAYB – You may have anyone call our toll-free reservation line at 800.889.5420.​

Question: Do we need to wear mask? 
It is strongly encouraged that no matter vaccanation status that everyone wear a mask throughout the ceremony. 

Question: I need help with travel to Pasadena? 

Regalia Frequently Asked Questions 

Question: How do I purchase/obtain my regalia for commencement?
Students will go to https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1007006/Saybrook-University/Student-2022-GRAD/colgregstd_1007006_4240461/CATALOG_COLLEGE/ or go to www.jostens.com and click on Shop Your School and choose Saybrook University. Under “Products" you will click on “Graduation Caps and Gowns".

Question: What is included in the regalia package?
Master Degree - Masters cap, gown hood, and tassel w/year date charm
Doctoral Degree - Doctorate tam, gown, tassel and hood

Question: How do I determine what size gown to purchase?
After choosing which regalia package to purchase, you will input your height and weight, then your major/curriculum on the same page.

Question: What is the deadline to purchase my regalia?​
September 27, 2022

Question: When will I receive my regalia?
Usually ships within 5 weeks. 

Question: What if I need to make a change to my regalia, or cancel my order?
If you placed your order by phone or online please call 1.800.854.7464, ext. 17107 within 24 hours of order placement. Changes and cancellations are not allowed after 24 hours. To find more links to answer questions about the status of an order, a warranty claim, make a correction, go to  https://www.jostens.com/customer-service/contact-us

Question: What if my regalia has not arrived on time?
Please contact Jostens Customer Service  1.800.854.7464

Question: Am I able to rent regalia?
No, Regalia is only for purchase. 

Question: What should I do if I am not sure I participate in the commencement ceremony?
Contact Saybrook Commencement department at [email protected]

Question: Who do I contact if I have other regalia-related questions?
Contact Saybrook Commencement department at [email protected]

 Commencement Day Tips

  • Leave early – Southern California is infamous for traffic. Map out your route in advance, and add 30 minutes or more to allow for rush hour traffic.
  • Pick a meeting place – It's hard to find your family and friends among a sea of people. Familiarize yourself with the area around the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and pick a place to meet your guests once the ceremony is over.
  • Be patient and flexible – Commencement will last approximately 2 hours. If you are planning celebrations/lunch reservations after the event, be aware the ceremony could end earlier or later than the scheduled time.​


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