Plan Your Visit
We are thrilled that you will be joining us for this important event as we honor Azusa Pacific graduates. Below you will find information to assist in planning for your visit to APU for this special time.
Directions to APU East Campus and Citrus College Parking Lots
From CA 210 East or West
For APU’s East Campus (901 East Alosta Ave., Azusa – Access 1/Disabled Persons Parking only), take the 210 Freeway to the Citrus Avenue exit. Travel north on Citrus Avenue, crossing Alosta Avenue, then continue north on Citrus Avenue and turn right onto University Drive. For Citrus College parking lot Citrus 1, take the 210 Freeway to the Citrus Avenue exit. Travel north on Citrus Avenue, cross Alosta Avenue/Route 66, go past APU, and turn right off Foothill Boulevard into Citrus College. For Citrus College parking lot Citrus 2, take the 210 Freeway to the Grand Avenue exit. Travel west on Baseline Road, turn right (north) onto Barranca Avenue, cross Alosta Avenue/Route 66, then turn left at Stadium Way.
APU expects above-average vehicle and pedestrian traffic on campus during commencement. To ensure the safety and convenience of our community and guests, 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 from their graduate with their assigned parking location when their graduate registers 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 F, G, H, and I, on APU’s West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa
- Citrus College lot Citrus 1: North on Citrus Avenue, right into Citrus College off Foothill Boulevard, just past APU
- Citrus College lot Citrus 2: North on Barranca Avenue, left at Stadium Way (north of shopping center)
- Access 1/Disabled Persons Parking on APU’s East Campus, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa
Guests should arrive early to allow time to park and use shuttle and trolley services (where available), 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 West Campus Lots
APU will provide transportation services using the campus trolleys 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 service will begin running at 7:50 a.m. from West Campus for the Undergraduate and Professional Commencement Ceremony. Trolley and bus service will continue through 12:30 p.m. to transport guests back to West Campus.
Trolley service begins again at 2:20 p.m. from West Campus for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Trolley service will continue until 7 p.m. to transport guests back to West Campus.
Please note: There will be two 30-minute breaks, at varied times.
Access1/Disabled Persons Parking
Access1/Disabled Persons Parking is available on APU’s East Campus, in Parking Lot A. Guests and graduates are encouraged to bring wheelchairs and other mobility devices if needed. APU is unable to provide these devices.
Directions to Parking Areas
Directions to Lot A (Access1/Disabled Persons Parking)
APU East Campus, 901. E. Alosta Ave., Azusa
From CA 210 East:
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 Drive.
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. Continue to University Drive. Turn left on University Drive on to APU East Campus.
Get door-to-door directions to East Campus.
Directions to Citrus College Parking Lots
Citrus College, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora
From CA 210 East:
Take the 210 Freeway to the Citrus Avenue exit. Travel north on Citrus Avenue, cross University Drive and enter the Citrus College campus, turning right on Campus Drive.
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 to Barranca Avenue. Turn left on Barranca Avenue. Follow signage and direction of Campus Safety personnel for parking off of Barranca.
Citrus College lots will be available to APU graduation attendees. See map of Citrus College.
Get door-to-door directions to Citrus College.
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 about an hour from campus.
Metro Gold Line, Shuttles, Car Rentals, Uber, and Lyft
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.
Visitors to APU may hire rideshare services like Uber or Lyft, 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.
Accommodations and Restaurants
Visit the following websites for lists of local hotels and restaurants: