Westcliff University Commencement 2022

Westcliff University Commencement 2022

Your next chapter starts now!

We’re ready to celebrate our time-honored tradition and the notable accomplishments of our graduating students. We are proud of our Warriors and cannot wait to see their impact beyond the classroom—leading by example and setting a precedent for future generations.

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Graduation Information

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022, at 6 PM* PDT

Place: OC Great Park at the Championship Soccer Stadium, Irvine, CA

*Doors open at 5 PM PDT for guests, graduates should be on site no later than 4:30 PM PDT

Food Trucks will be available onsite for food and beverages.

Note: Honor Society Breakfast will be held the morning of graduation at the Westcliff Irvine Campus (Invite Only)

Venue & Parking Information

Westcliff University hosts its Commencement Ceremony at the Championship Soccer Stadium at OC Great Park. The address takes you to the alternate side of the venue. Please use google maps or apple maps and search for the name of the stadium to be directed directly to the front door.

Please find parking in Lot 3. This lot may fill up as it is still open to the general public and there are no reserved parking spaces.  Lot 2 (Squadron Lot) to the west of the venue is available for overflow parking if you cannot find parking in lot 3.

Regalia & Stoles


If you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us at commencement@westcliff.edu

Commencement Speaker

Johanna Faries
Senior Vice President/General Manager, Call of Duty

Johanna Faries serves as Senior Vice President/General Manager of Call of Duty, one of the biggest gaming and entertainment brands in the world and the #1 selling console gaming franchise in the U.S. for more than a decade. As SVP/General Manager, Faries oversees all aspects of the Call of Duty business, including live operations and franchise-wide strategy.

Since joining Activision Blizzard in 2018, Faries led the company’s esports leagues division, including the formation and management of the global city-based Call of Duty League, which includes professional teams in 12 cities across four countries featuring the best Call of Duty players in the world and dedicated amateur competition systems. In its inaugural season, the Call of Duty League hit several major milestones, including its Championship Weekend becoming the most-watched esports event in franchise history.

A graduate of Harvard University, Faries has been named one of the Most Powerful Women in Sports by both Sports Illustrated and Adweek, one of SportsPro’s Top 10 Influencers in 2020, as well as one of FORTUNE’s 40 Under 40 most influential business leaders. Faries is a sports industry veteran, having served 12 years at the National Football League at its League Office Headquarters in New York City.

Throughout her career, Faries has held executive positions in a broad range of diversity and inclusion and career development and mentorship programs, and continues to do so as Executive Champion of Activision Blizzard’s Black Employee Network. Faries grew up a multisport athlete and currently resides with her husband and sons in Los Angeles, CA.

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Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development

The Westcliff University Alumni Relations Department seeks to educate, inspire and empower students beyond graduation and throughout their career journeys. We support, engage and build a community for Westcliff graduates by providing opportunities for connection, leadership, and philanthropy.

Joining the Westcliff University Alumni Association is quick, easy and free of charge: Register today 

Additional Information

  • Commencement Eligibility

    Every student who has satisfied all of their program requirements will be invited to participate in the commencement ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact the commencement committee at commencement@westcliff.edu

  • Regalia & Stoles

    The first thing you will need to do is purchase your regalia. Westcliff University partners with Jostens to provide you an easy way to receive your regalia. 

    1. GO to jostens.com and enter Westcliff University, Irvine, CA, and click on the link shown
    2. Click on the picture of the Graduation Caps and Gown. A new page will open
    3. Click on the Cap and Gown Regalia you need
      • Order Cap, Gown, and Tassel by July 28, 2022 (Bachelor) and by July 14, 2022 (Graduate)
      • You will need to choose your field of study for your hood band color
      • Business
      • Education
      • Technology and Engineering
    4. Complete the order process and pay for your order.
    5. Your Regalia will be shipped directly to your home address
      • Sorry - No PO Box Addresses, Please use Street Addresses

    Bachelor students have until July 28. Master and Doctoral students have until July 14 because of hood/tam.


    If you miss the deadline, you will need to call Jostens Customer Care at 800-854-7464 Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm central time to place a late order. 


    Late orders do include a $20 express processing fee.

  • FAQ's

    Q: Where will graduation be held?
    A: Graduation will be held at the OC Great Park's Championship Soccer Stadium in Irvine, CA.

    Q: Do I need my regalia for the ceremony?
    A: Yes! You are required to be in your regalia in order to participate.

    Q: Can I wear heels?
    A: You can wear heels but they CAN NOT be stilettos. Wedges are fine!

    Q: What time do I need to be at the venue?
    A: Please arrive no later than 4:30 PM.

    Q: How many tickets will I get for my guest attendees?
    A: Currently, the event is an open event. No tickets are required. You are welcome to invite the whole family. Please note the university reserves the right to enforce ticket restrictions if the number of attendees exceeds capacity.

    Q: Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
    A: Diplomas are picked up from the Registrar Department. They are not handed out at the ceremony but can be picked up in advance of the ceremony. Please reach out to graduationforms@westcliff.edu to set up an appointment.