Thursday, June 10, 2021
Commencement rehearsal begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Watch the live stream
The Senior-Faculty Breakfast will take place in the Lunch Area on the upper school campus, followed by an awards ceremony in Taper Gym at 9 a.m. Seniors are encouraged to attend both events; even if they choose not to eat breakfast, they are welcome to sit in the Lunch Area with their fellow graduates and teachers.
Seniors robe in Chalmers East and West.
Please note: Commencement is a rain or shine event.
QUESTIONS ABOUT COMMENCEMENT:
Where do seniors park during the Senior-Faculty Breakfast & Commencement?
A parking lot has been reserved for Harvard-Westlake seniors and faculty at Los Angeles Valley College (5800 Fulton Ave in Valley Glen). The entrance to the lot is off of Burbank Blvd. Signs and HW personnel will be posted at LAVC to guide people to the parking lot. Alternatively, seniors may carpool with their parents/family to campus. There will be NO student parking on campus.
Where do family and friends of graduates park for Commencement?
There will be limited parking on campus for Commencement guests. Security personnel will be at all campus entrances to assist you. Please follow all Security instructions.
There will be additional parking throughout the neighborhoods surrounding campus. CJL (Security) shuttles will be driving through the neighborhoods on a regular basis to pick up pedestrians who do not want to walk to campus.
I have a handicapped or elderly guest. Where do I park?
If you have handicapped or elderly guests driving separately, please have them enter the school at the north entrance.
Do I need tickets to attend Commencement?
Due to COVID restrictions, we must limit the number of guests allowed per graduate. Each graduating senior will be allotted 8 tickets and those 8 people must sit together in a “pod” of seats. The pods will not be assigned, so seating is first come, first served. Tickets will be available in the Bookstore for seniors to pick up from Monday, May 24th through Friday, June 4th. (The Bookstore hours are 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.)
When does Commencement end?
Commencement should conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m. Most families leave campus by 12:30. We are asking families to leave campus in an orderly manner after the ceremony and to avoid congregating. Seniors do NOT need to return their cap and gown…they are theirs to keep!