Directions and Transportation
We’re thrilled you will be joining us for this important event as we honor Azusa Pacific graduates. Below you can find information on parking, transportation options, and local airports near the Azusa area. If you are attending the event from outside the Azusa area, please allow for ample travel time.
APU expects above average vehicle and pedestrian traffic on campus during graduation. To ensure the safety and convenience of our community and guests, please review the Spring Commencement Parking Map for directions on where to park and which parking areas are limited or closed.
Guests will receive parking permits with their assigned parking location when they register online for tickets. Permits must be displayed in the vehicle when guests arrive or they will not be permitted to enter the lot and will be sent to a satellite overflow parking lot.
Those general parking locations are:
- Lot 1, Disabled Person's Parking only, at APU's East Campus, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa
- Lot 2 at Citrus College’s Football Stadium Parking Lot S-6, Stadium Way, Azusa
- Lot 3 on APU’s West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa
- Lot 4 at Glendora City parking area, 655 S. Grand Avenue, Glendora
- Lot 5 at the Department of Child and Family Services parking lot, 725 S. Grand Ave., Glendora
- Lot 6 at Azusa High School, 240 N. Cerritos Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
Guests should arrive early to allow time to park and use shuttle and trolley services, which may take as long as 30 minutes. Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive with enough time to reach their destination while also considering commencement traffic in the cities of Azusa and Glendora.
Trolley and Bus Service from Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6
APU will provide transportation services using the campus trolleys and a contracted busing company to transport guests and graduates to and from the ceremony location and the above general parking locations, with the exception of Citrus College, which is within walking distance of the ceremony location.
Trolley and bus services will begin running at 7 a.m. from Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6 for the Graduate, Professional, and University College Commencement Ceremony. Trolley and bus service will continue through 2:30 p.m. to transport guests back to the above locations.
Trolley and bus service begin again at 3:30 p.m. from Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6 for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Trolley and bus service will continue through 10:30 p.m. to transport guests back to the above locations.
Disabled Person's Parking
Disabled person's parking is available in Lot 1 (Lot A) on APU’s East Campus, in Parking Lot A. Guests will be required to have their handicap placard displayed in order to gain entry to this lot. Guests and graduates are encouraged to bring wheelchairs or other mobility devices if needed. APU is unable to provide these devices.
Assistance to Ceremony from Parking
Due to the large amount of guests and graduates, guests should anticipate walking long distances. APU’s Department of Campus Safety is available to provide assistance to guests and graduates with transportation from parking lots on passenger golf carts. Due to limited availability, please reserve these golf carts for those who need assistance.
View the Online Campus Map or download Campus Map (PDF).
Directions to Parking Areas
Directions to Lot 1 (Disabled Person's Parking)
APU East Campus, 901. E. Alosta Ave., Azusa
Take the 210 Freeway to the Citrus Avenue exit. Travel north on Citrus Avenue, cross Alosta Avenue and enter the campus, turning right on University Avenue.
Get door-to-door directions to East Campus.
Directions to Lot 2
Citrus College’s Football Stadium Parking Lot S-6, Stadium Way, Azusa
Take the 210 Freeway to the Citrus Avenue exit. Travel north on Citrus Avenue. Turn right on Alosta Avenue. Continue east on Alosta Avenue until you reach Barranca Avenue and turn left on Barranca Avenue. The entrance to Citrus College general parking will be on the left after a short distance.
Get door-to-door directions to Citrus College.
Directions to Lot 3
APU's West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa
Take the 210 Freeway to the Citrus Avenue exit. Travel north on Citrus Avenue, cross Alosta Avenue. Continue north on Citrus Avenue and turn left onto Foothill Boulevard. The campus entrance is on the right, lined with white columns at 701 East Foothill Boulevard, Azusa, California 91702.
Get door-to-door directions to West Campus.
Directions to Lot 4
Glendora City parking, 655 S. Grand Ave., Glendora
Take the 210 Freeway to the Grand Avenue exit. Travel north on Grand Avenue and after crossing Mauna Loa Avenue, look for the entrance to the former Ralph’s general parking lot on your left.
Directions to Lot 5
Department of Child and Family Services general parking, 725 S. Grand Ave., Glendora
Take the 210 Freeway to the Grand Avenue exit. Travel north on Grand Avenue until you reach Mauna Loa Avenue. Turn left on Mauna Loa Avenue. The entrance to the DCFS general parking lot will be immediately on the right.
Directions to Lot 6
Azusa High School, 240 N. Cerritos Ave., Azusa
Take the 210 Freeway to the Azusa Avenue exit. From the 210 Freeway heading west, turn right onto E. 1st Street. If you are coming from the 210 Freeway heading east, you will first turn left on Azusa Avenue and continue north on Azusa Avenue and then turn right on E. 1st Street. Continue east on E. 1st Street until you reach Cerritos Avenue. Turn left on Cerritos Avenue. Look for the entrance to Azusa High School general parking after a short distance on your right.
Local Airports and Transportation
Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the closest airport to APU, located approximately 25 minutes away. The Burbank (BUR), Los Angeles International (LAX), Long Beach (LGB), and John Wayne (SNA) airports are all about an hour from campus. Shuttle vans and rental cars are available from the airport for a fee.
Metro Gold Line, Shuttles, and Car Rentals
Visitors traveling from the Los Angeles and Pasadena areas can take public transportation to Azusa Pacific University using the Metro Gold Line, disembarking at the APU/Citrus College Station located on Citrus Avenue within walking distance of APU’s East and West campuses. The APU/Citrus College Station is the final stop on the line, connecting Azusa to Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles. Discount TAP card passes are available for students, while the regular fare for a one-way trip is $1.75.
Visitors to APU may hire shuttle vans (such as LAX FlyAway Bus, SuperShuttle, Oakmont Executive Transportation, etc.), rental cars, or taxis from local airports for a fee. For more information, consult a transportation representative at your arrival airport.