Travel and Parking

We suggest that extra time be allowed for the drive up the 5 freeway on Friday evening. It is a favorite route out of Los Angeles and is often more crowded and slower than anticipated. Drive time from LAX to CalArts can take as long as 1.5 hours during rush hour. 

Parking Information 

  • Parking is complimentary in all designated parking lots on and off-campus. 
  • Parking on campus is limited and spots fills up quickly, so allow enough travel time to arrive on time.
  • Once the on-campus lots are full, guests will be directed to off-site parking. There will be shuttles back and forth from the off-site parking to CalArts. Staff will direct cars to the overflow lots. 

Rideshare/Taxi Drop-Off & Pick-Up Zones

  • There will be rideshare drop off-areas the day of graduation. Once you arrive on campus, staff will direct the driver to the the drop-off location.

LYFT PromoCode

To encourage ridesharing service to graduation, CalArts has partnered with Lyft to provide discount rides to and from the graduation ceremony.  

Please use the following codes (For new LYFT riders only): 

  • $3 per ride for 3 rides LYFTCOUPON9
  • $2 per ride for 10 rides 20LYFTPROMO

Travel Information

There is a wide selection of hotels near the campus; the closest are located in Stevenson Ranch. Please take into account, however, that most hotels are not within walking distance of the campus. If a shuttle is dropping you off at a hotel from the airport, you may need to make arrangements to take alternate transportation to the ceremony.