Commencement 2022 Details

Please Arrive Early!

We anticipate record attendance at our events, so please arrive early. Please read the information on this page to help us expedite registration and a timely start to our activities.

Security Checkpoints and Registration

If you plan to park in our complimentary underground parking garage and do not have a RAND badge, you will check in with a parking attendant. Information about parking is below.

After you park or if you use the pedestrian gate, staff members will direct you to a RAND Security checkpoint and registration table in the RAND Courtyard.

Be sure to have a government-issued ID or your RAND badge.


Fireside Chat — Friday, June 17

    2:00 p.m. Registration opens for all guests
    4:15 p.m. Fireside Chat on "The Threat of Disinformation to National Security"

Commencement Ceremony — Saturday, June 18

    7:15 a.m. Registration opens for all guests
    7:30 a.m. Graduates and processing faculty who have not yet picked up their regalia must report to the Forum
    8:00 a.m. Graduates and processing faculty with regalia must report to the Forum
    10:00 a.m. Ceremony begins, followed immediately by a reception

Location and Parking

RAND and Pardee RAND
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Complimentary parking is available in RAND's underground parking garage, accessible from Main Street.

See the map below for more detailed instructions or visit

COVID-19 Protocols

We ask that visitors be fully vaccinated, have a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival, or have recovered from COVID-19 within the prior 90 days. We also ask that if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have had confirmed COVID-19 in the last 10 days (test positive), or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last day 10 days that you do not attend the event to help protect the health of others.