four female students at California Western's Spring 2022 commencement ceremony


We understand our students don’t get through law school alone. That's why California Western welcomes graduates and their loved ones to our annual commencement. This special celebration is our way of marking this major accomplishment and officially sending you onto the next phase of your journey. 


Please note the format of commencement is subject to change at any time. Event will be held rain or shine, but the law school reserves the right to cancel if required by governmental order.

Two students posing during commencement

In Person Attendance

Commencement will be held on Friday, April 26th at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego. Commencement will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. No admission tickets are required. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.   

This year's commencement speaker will be Summer Stephan, San Diego County District Attorney.

Click here for more information about the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. For more information about parking, click here.

California Western employee greeting guests at commencement

COVID-19 Protocols

CWSL will follow governmental and venue COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of the event.

Large screen at commencement

Live Streaming

The commencement ceremony is scheduled to be live streamed on the CWSL YouTube Channel.

Students sitting and smiling during commencement

Graduation & Diploma Information

Please note that the Registrar maintains your addresses for official school mailings (e.g. your diploma). Please make sure to update your address and any other important identifying information with them directly at JavaScript Required.

The Office of the Registrar handles monitoring graduation requirements and the issuance of diplomas.

Order your CWSL graduation materials from our vendor CB Announcements (

  •     Personalized Graduation Announcements
  •     Photo Announcements
  •     Thank You Notes
  •     Envelope Seals
  •     Envelopes
  •     Announcement Covers
  •     Diploma Frames (11"x14")
  •     Return Address Labels

Visit the Balfour CWSL site for more information.