Commencement

Join us at Fall Commencement : December 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders

2017 SCU Fall Commencement Speaker, Dr. Joycelyn Elders

As an outspoken advocate of expanded sex education, Dr. Joycelyn Elders has always been ahead of her time. At 84 years old, the first African American to head the U.S. Public Health Service may be retired, but she is still pushing for issues like racial equality in medicine and widening access to healthcare.

Joycelyn Elders was born to poor farming parents in Arkansas and worked in the cotton fields with her siblings while attending a segregated school 13 miles from her home. She earned a scholarship to college and went on to become the first person in the state of Arkansas to be board certified in pediatric endocrinology. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed Elders the sixteenth Surgeon General of the United States.

Dr. Elders will speak at the university-wide Southern California University of Health Sciences Commencement ceremony on December 16.

Read Dr. Elder’s full bio and our Q & A with her where she offers advice to soon-to-be SCU graduates about how to shape the future of healthcare in America.

Commencement Details

Where:
Plummer Auditorium
201 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832

When:
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Time:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM Graduates arrive at Plummer Auditorium
8:30 AM Graduate photos begin
9:00 AM Plummer Auditorium doors open for guests
9:45 AM Graduates begin lining up
10:00 AM Procession of graduates
10:05 AM Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
12:00 PM Approximate end of ceremony

#WeAreSCU

Share your photos via Instagram or Twitter! The graduation will be live streamed on Facebook.

Hand taking picture on mobile device
auditorium

Seating

There are no tickets for the SCU Commencement Ceremony. All seating is a first-come first-served basis. You are welcome to invite as many people as you would like to. Doors will open for guests at 9:00 AM.

Please Note: Plummer Auditorium does not allow food, drinks, or balloons inside.


Parking

There are several parking options available to you when attending the SCU commencement ceremony. We recommend using the East Chapman Parking Structure (421 spots), located across the street from the venue; on the corner of E. Chapman Avenue and N. Lemon Street.

“Pay and display” permit machines are located at the Pomona and Whiting street entrances. Follow posted parking regulations at all times. The flat rate for this parking garage is $2.00

1
East Chapman Parking Structure
“Pay and display” permit machines are located at the Pomona and Whiting street entrances. Follow posted parking regulations at all times. Contact Campus Safety for further parking information at (714) 992-7080
2
North Lemon Parking Structure
“Pay and display” permit machines are located at the Pomona and Whiting street entrances. Follow posted parking regulations at all times. Contact Campus Safety for further parking information at (714) 992-7080
3
Campus Safety
15 minute visitor parking. Call (714) 992-7080 for parking information
4
Student Lot 10
“Pay and display” permit machines are located at the Pomona and Whiting street entrances. Follow posted parking regulations at all times. Contact Campus Safety for further parking information at (714) 992-7080

Download PDF of Parking Map

Plummer Auditorium parking map

We will attempt to keep all graduates and families informed regarding this joyous occasion, but please remember that it is your responsibility to review dates, times, and events. Please keep the university up to date with any changes to your contact information.

For families with special needs or special assistance, please contact the Office of Student Affairs in advance so we can best accommodate you.

If you have questions about your graduation rehearsal, the commencement ceremony, or the reception please contact the Office of Student Affairs by telephone at: (562) 947-8755, or by email at either: [email protected] or [email protected].

Request more information about SCU today.