We are happy for guests who utilize guide animals to bring their important companions to commencement. It is inappropriate to bring pets/animals. California State Law prohibits leaving an animal inside a confined vehicle, so for the safety and comfort of the animals and our guests, it is important that pets be left at home. Guests who insist on bringing pets to the ceremonies will be asked to leave immediately. No exceptions will be made for graduates or guests, except "service animals required to perform tasks for persons with disabilities."