Guest Accommodations and Services

Hotel Accommodations & Complimentary Shuttle

Hotel Accommodations

PLNU is pleased to offer a specially reduced rate at a variety of Bartell Hotels in the San Diego area. Rates are based on availability and all appropriate taxes and hotel fees apply. To guarantee a special rate, please book early and ask for the "PLNU rate" at the time the reservation is made. In return, Bartell will donate a percentage of the total room cost to PLNU's university fund benefiting student scholarships. Book online and find additional information about PLNU's partnership with Bartell hotels.

Three of the hotels (Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, Humphrey's Half Moon Inn and Suites, and Island Palms Hotel and Marina) are offering shuttle service to and from the Point Loma campus on each of our Commencement Days. Please view the shuttle schedule below. These shuttles will pick up and drop off guests on campus at Brown Chapel.

Hotel Shuttle Schedule - Coming Soon!

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Graduation Shop

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PLNU Campus & Guest Services

PLNU Campus & Guest Services

Parking

Most colleges and universities in the U.S. find on-campus parking a real challenge, especially during special events such as Commencement. At PLNU, parking is limited but may be supplemented by using public streets adjacent to the main campus. Several large parking lots onsite are available as well. Public Safety personnel will be on hand to direct traffic. Information and campus maps may be obtained at the university entrance. RVs and motor homes are not allowed on the main campus.

Parking for those with special needs is handled by the Department of Public Safety, with shuttle service available as needed to the Greek Amphitheatre.

Please note: A valid Persons with Disabilities vehicle license or placard that is clearly displayed on the vehicle is required to park in the lot designated for persons with special needs.

Shuttle Service

For those who will be parking on campus, there will be shuttle vans and golf carts circulating around campus to pick up and drop off guests from the various parking areas.

Common Knowledge Bookstore

Information coming soon!

Campus Maps

View/download a printable version (PDF) of our Campus Map or our Commencement Day map.

Emergency Services

In case of medical emergencies, professional personnel are on duty adjacent to the Greek Amphitheatre. An ambulance is also available at this location. An emergency exit plan is in place as well.

Lost and Found

The university is not responsible for lost or stolen items and we are unable to provide a secure place for you to leave personal items during Commencement events. The official lost and found for Commencement Day is at the Information Booth, located on the south lawn of the Cooper Music Center, adjacent to the Greek Amphitheatre. Any items that are not reclaimed on Commencement day will be forwarded to the main campus lost and found located in the Nicholson Commons Student Manager's Office on the 3rd floor of Nicholson Commons. If you have lost an item, please contact the student managers at (619) 849-2733.

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Graduation Shop

Want to order announcements, photos, flowers, and more? Check out our Graduation Shop.

Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations

There will be designated parking areas for those with a valid Persons with Disabilities vehicle license or placard. Please have your placard clearly displayed on your dashboard or visor before you enter campus. Public Safety staff will direct guests to these areas accordingly. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Ushers will be available for assistance in the accessibility seating areas.

  • Wheelchairs are welcome at commencement, but the university is unable to provide them.
  • Accessible seating is first-come, first-served, as with all seating for the event.
  • One guest may sit with the individual needing special accommodations in the accessibility seating area.

Directions to ADA Parking
Directions to ADA Seating

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Graduation Shop

Want to order announcements, photos, flowers, and more? Check out our Graduation Shop.

Refreshments and Food Services

Refreshments and Food Services

Nicholson Commons Dining Room

Friday, May 4
6:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 5
10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Brunch is served from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost is $9.47 plus tax

Dinner is served from 4:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost is $11.53 plus tax

Bobby B's Coffee Shop & Point Break Cafe

Friday, May 4
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 5
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Concessions Stand (Outside Greek Amphitheatre)

Friday, May 4
2 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 5
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our friends at Bartell Hotels have also extended discounts to several of their local restaurants. Just show their discount sheet to your server to receive the discount.

A male student points to the crowd after receiving his diploma

Graduation Shop

Want to order announcements, photos, flowers, and more? Check out our Graduation Shop.