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Ashford University to Host Fall Commencement in San Diego
Weekend of activities moved to accomodate West Coast students

In response to requests from students to hold graduation on the West Coast, Ashford University announced today that it will host its fall 2014 commencement ceremony in San Diego, Calif.

“Moving commencement to a West Coast location will create more opportunities for students to personally meet the Ashford instructors, staff members, and fellow students who supported them throughout their journey to graduation,” said Dr. Richard Pattenaude, Ashford University president and chief executive officer.

By offering a commencement ceremony in San Diego, Ashford is making the trip to graduation more affordable and convenient for online students who live in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Western Canada, and beyond. In California alone, there are more than 2,500 Ashford students slated to graduate this year.

The spring 2014 commencement ceremony will continue to be held near the Ashford University campus in Clinton, Iowa.

The fall commencement will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Ashford’s Sunroad location with a variety of events to bring together students and Ashford staff and faculty. On Sunday, Oct. 5, the celebration moves to the San Diego Convention Center, where the commencement ceremony will be held.


About Ashford University

Achievement belongs to all of us at Ashford University. By offering a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs, Ashford meets the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives and in their communities. Students may earn an associates, bachelors, or master’s degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor’s degree. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.