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 Winter Commencement Parking Map for directions on where to park and which parking areas are limited or closed. Most guests will park on APU’s West Campus parking lots.

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:

  • Lots H and I, at APU’s West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa
  • Lot G and F, VIP/Disabled Person's parking only, at APU's West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa

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 Service from East Campus Lots

APU will provide transportation services using the campus trolleys to transport guests and graduates to and from the ceremony location and APU's East Campus.

VIP/Disabled Person's Parking

VIP/Disabled person's parking is available on APU’s West Campus, in parking lot F and G. 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.

Campus Map

View the Online Campus Map or download Campus Map (PDF).

Directions to Parking Areas

Directions to APU West Campus Parking Lots

APU West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa

From CA 210 East:
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 and will be marked with an electronic sign board at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702.

From CA 210 West:
Take the 210 Freeway to the Grand Avenue exit. Travel north on Grand Avenue. Turn left on Foothill Boulevard. Follow Foothill Boulevard as it turns left into Citrus Avenue. Turn right on Foothill Boulevard. The campus entrance is on the right, and will be marked with an electronic sign board at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702.

Get door-to-door directions to West Campus.

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.

Upcoming Commencements:

Winter 2017 Dec. 16
Spring 2018 May 5
Winter 2018 Dec. 15

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