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/Handicapped Parking), 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.

Get door-to-door directions to East Campus.

Directions to APU West Campus Parking Lots

From CA 210 East or West

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.

Get door-to-door directions to West Campus.


APU expects above-average vehicle and pedestrian traffic on campus during graduation. 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/Handicapped 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.

Campus Map

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

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, while the regular fare for a one-way trip is $1.75.

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.

Uber, Lyft, and taxi drop-off is in Lot C near 901 E. Alosta Ave., across from America’s Christian Credit Union and Yogurtland.

Accommodations and Restaurants

Visit the following websites for lists of local hotels and restaurants:

Upcoming Commencements:

Spring 2019 May 4
Winter 2019 December 14

Reserve Tickets

Assistance for the Deaf
or Hard of Hearing

Click the appropriate link below to access hearing assistance during that event:
Baccalaureate and Alumni Initiation
Graduate Commencement
Undergraduate Commencement