Commencement 2017




Each graduate will be given one Baccalaureate Parking Pass to be used by the graduate or his/her guests. Parking passes will be required for all vehicles entering campus. There are a limited number of extra Baccalaureate Parking Passes available for special circumstances, such as blended or larger families. Please email Joan Wimberly at to request. The deadline is April 15.

While there is a limit for cars, there is no guest limit for this event. We encourage carpooling to help with our parking situation. Signs and parking attendants will direct you to available parking spaces, beginning at 4:30 p.m. It is suggested that you plan to arrive on campus by 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. service. Traffic will be one-way and all cars must enter at the top entry of the campus off of La Paz Road.


Each graduate will be given one Commencement Parking Pass to be used by the graduate or his/her guests. Parking passes will be required for all vehicles entering campus. Every car will need a Commencement parking permit displayed in the driver’s side of the dashboard in order to enter campus between 7-9:30 a.m. The regular Westmont parking permit is not sufficient.

Please do not park on adjacent streets and walk to campus. We are trying to be good neighbors to those who live in the area.

Most of our guests will be parking at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). Cars that do not display a Commencement Parking Permit will need to park there and guests will ride a free shuttle to and from Westmont. There will be signs directing you to the parking area and the shuttle pick up. Please arrive at the SBCC lots, #2c and #3 on Shoreline Drive. Patience will be necessary as there will likely be lag time between shuttle runs especially immediately following Commencement.

Shuttle buses will begin the trip to Westmont at 7 a.m. and run until 9 a.m. There will be a small shuttle returning to SBCC every half hour (10:30, 11, 11:30 a.m.) for transportation back to the SBCC parking lots. All shuttle buses will resume operating following the Commencement exercises until 3 p.m.

Allowing ample time to get to campus and get seated is advised as traffic, parking and walking time needs to be considered. We suggest that you plan to arrive at SBCC before 8 a.m.

Student Baccalaureate and Commencement Parking Pass will be distributed with the caps and gowns.

Special Needs parking passes are available to those who cannot ride our shuttle buses on Saturday, or to those who might have trouble walking or use a wheelchair or walker. Click here for more information.

Maps and Directions

Westmont Campus Map

SBCC Parking Map

Directions to Westmont

Directions to SBCC