The day you’ve been thinking about since you started at Trident University is finally here: Graduation. Congratulations on your outstanding achievement. Here’s all the information you need to know about graduation. Important note: If you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony, you must complete the RSVP form.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Long Beach Terrace Theater
The Trident Graduation Ceremony will be Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. All graduates must arrive by 11am. The commencement ceremony begins at 12:30pm
You will need tickets for anyone occupying a theater seat, including children who are not sitting on a lap. Graduates may request up to 10 tickets, free of charge. If tickets are available after the RSVP deadline, they will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Your actual diploma will not be distributed at the Graduation Ceremony. Instead, it will be mailed to you upon completion of the degree clearance process.
Due to fire codes, strollers/carriages are not allowed in the theater, but may be left in a secured area in the lobby.
The ceremony will be held at Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA, 90802.
Bachelors or masters students: You are eligible to participate in the Graduation Ceremony if you are in your final session on or before the Summer 2016 session or August 8-week Fastrac (session end date: October 4, 2016).
Doctoral students: To participate in the Graduation Ceremony, you must complete all of your requirements, including successfully defending your dissertation, by June 30, 2016.
If you completed your graduation requirements and degree clearance in a prior session and received approval from the Registration Office, you may participate in this or any future Trident University Graduation Ceremony.
Degree Clearance: If the Office of the Registrar has not contacted you during the first month of your final session, please email your request.
A cap and gown is required to participate in the Graduation Ceremony and may be ordered here. Class sashes and honor cords (for graduates with a 3.4 or higher GPA) are also available through this independent vendor. Orders will be shipped directly to you.
The last day to order your Cap & Gown products online is Monday, July 4, 2016 . Orders placed after this date may incur additional fees.
Photographs will be taken during the Graduation Ceremony and made available to you to order online. Please Note: To maintain the formality of the Graduation Ceremony, guests are asked to remain seated. Also, photography and video recordings are NOT allowed during the ceremony.
Please make reservations no later than July 1.
The Renaissance Long Beach Hotel – 111 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90802 | Phone: 562-437-5900 | Military and AAA Discounts available
Hotel Maya a Doubletree by Hilton – 700 Queensway Drive Long Beach, CA 90802 | Phone: 562-435-7676 or 800-445-8667 | Military and AAA Discounts available
Queen Mary Hotel – 1126 Queen’s Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 | Phone: 562-435-3511 or 877-342-0742 | Military and AAA Discounts available
Best Western at the Convention Center – 517 East 1st Ave Long Beach, CA 90802 | Phone: 562-285-0281 | Military Discount
The Westin Long Beach – 333 East Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802 | Phone: 562-436-3000 | 15% off for AAA Members
Eligible military students only
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach RV Park
800 Seal Beach Boulevard Seal Beach, CA (8.1 miles to LB Terrace Theater) | Call 562-626-7106 to RSVP
Air Force Inns Visitors’ Quarters
2400 South Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 (8.6 miles to LB Terrace Theater) | Call 310-653-8296 to RSVP
For more information about things to do in the area, please visit the Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website
Aquarium of the Pacific – 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – 3720 Stephen M. White Way San Pedro, CA 90731
Catalina Island Packages – Transportation and Lodging
Disneyland Resort – 1313 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92802
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden – California State University Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840
Fort MacArthur Museum – 3601 S Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731
The Hollywood Bowl – 2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90078
Hollywood Wax Museum – 6767 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Knott’s Berry Farm – 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620 | Promo code trident for discount tickets
Long Beach Museum of Art – 2300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90803
Museum of Latin American Art – 628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach, CA 90803
Queen Mary Ship and Hotel – 1126 Queen’s Way Long Beach, CA 90802
San Pedro’s Official Website – Cruise Ships: LA Harbor – San Pedro, CA | Hotels and Lodging: Long Beach and San Pedro | Local Parks and Beaches
Please Note: All of the following descriptions are from restaurant websites and are not endorsed by Trident University.
Acapulco – Is a fun, festive, casual neighborhood Mexican Restaurant & Cantina.
Domenico’s Italian Restaurant – Long Beach’s favorite pizza and Italian fare since 1954.
Forbidden City – Asian Fusion cuisine offering a genuine fung shui museum quality dining experience.
Gladstone’s – Waterfront dining, fresh seafood, grilled steaks/chops, healthy salads & eye-opening desserts.
Open Sesame – Mediterranean grill and authentic Lebanese cuisine.
Parkers’ Lighthouse – Is known for its mesquite grilled fresh seafood and spectacular views.
Schooner or Later – Your nautical themed community finer diner and bar.
Tantalum – One of Long Beach’s best-kept secrets offers California-eclectic cuisine with an Asian soul, live entertainment & panoramic bay views.
The Sky Room – California-eclectic cuisine, 360-degree view overlooking the Pacific Ocean & spectacular live entertainment.
Yard House – American fusion cuisine, lively entertainment & overlooks Long Beach’s gorgeous Rainbow Harbor.
2015 Trident Graduation Day Highlights
Watch some of the special moments at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony from July 25, 2015.