Due to the high participation rate of our graduating students, most of the Cal State LA Commencement ceremonies will be at capacity, and we suggest making use of a range of parking locations or utilize several alternate options getting to the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, the venue is located in the vibrant and lively heart of downtown Los Angeles so please plan accordingly.


The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) offers convenient parking underneath West Hall. There are two entrances to the West Hall parking garage and they are located at:

Pico Boulevard between Figueroa Street and L.A. Live Way
L.A. Live Way between Pico Boulevard and Chick Hern Court

     Important Information

  • Designated ADA parking is available but it is subject to availability. Vehicles utilizing accessible parking spaces must display the appropriate placard, tabs, or license plates.
  • Parking flat rate is $25 as long as the vehicle is parked by 6 p.m.  After 6 p.m., prevailing rates will apply depending on the event(s) at Arena, Peacock Theater, The Novo, and L.A. Live.

    Credit cards and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) are accepted as payment at the garage entry kiosk. The LACC operates a non-contact, cashless garage. Cash or checks are NOT accepted.
  • In-and-out privileges are not permitted, and no overnight parking is allowed.


There are several garages and parking lots near and around the Los Angeles Convention Center, and their parking rates will vary.

To find additional parking spots, attendees can use Spot Hero, a digital parking marketplace that connects drivers looking to reserve and pay for parking spaces with parking lots, parking garages and valet services.

Spot Hero is not affiliated with Cal State LA or the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Several modes of public transportation can be used to reach the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Metro Rail:   

  • Take the Metro Blue or Expo Line to the Pico Station, directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • To find the most convenient route for you, use the Metro Trip Planner or contact Metro at (323) GO METRO.

Metro Bus:  

  • Metro Bus routes service all of Los Angeles and many lines stop near LACC, including lines 30, 81, 442, 460 and the Silver Line. To find the route that’s best for you, use the Metro Trip Planner or contact Metro at (323) GO METRO.

Dash Bus:

  • DASH Bus Route F has several stops on Figueroa St. adjacent to LACC and LA Live. For details on DASH service, go to


  • You can avoid traffic and get to the Los Angeles Convention Center from Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties, as well as the Antelope, San Fernando and Perris valleys by taking a Metrolink train. Then transfer to LA Metro for free with your Metrolink ticket. Check out their schedules and download the Metrolink Mobile App.

For rideshare services, attendees can use Lyft or Uber. Both are both ride-hailing apps, and both offer innovative alternatives to taxis and long-established private transportation services.

Both Lyft and Uber are not affiliated with Cal State LA or the Los Angeles Convention Center.

California State University, Los Angeles | Commencement
All information, including dates and activities, are subject to change.
Updated: May 20, 2024

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Commencement will be photographed and/or recorded. By attending the ceremonies, you agree and grant irrevocable permission to have your likeness, image, voice, and appearance photographed and recorded for any University business-related purpose and that the CSU owns the images and all rights related to them. The images may be used in any manner or media without notifying you, such as university-sponsored websites, publications, promotions, broadcasts, advertisements, posters and theater slides, as well as for non-university uses. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic matter that may be used with them.