Travel to Graduation in Anaheim, CA

February 25, 2023

Event Venue

City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

Black and Gold Celebration

Friday, February 24, 2023
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PT

Parking: Complimentary (no cost)

Winter Commencement

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Parking: $15 per car

Ceremony times will be posted on the Commencement Showroom after registration closes.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.


The nearest airport is Santa Ana/John Wayne Airport in Orange County (SNA), which is 12 miles from the venue (approximately a 20 minute drive).

Other Nearby Airports

  • Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB): 20 miles (30–40 minute drive)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 35 miles (40–60 minute drive)
  • Ontario/San Bernardino Airport (ONT): 35 miles (45–90 minute drive)
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR): 40 miles (1–2 hour drive)

Hotel Accommodations

As a courtesy, Purdue Global has secured a block of rooms at the following hotels at a discounted group rate. We recommend using the online links to book rooms. Rooms are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Purdue Global Hotel Room Blocks

Discounted rates are available at the following hotels on a first-come, first-served basis. This list of hotel blocks will be updated if more become available.

The Ayres Hotel Anaheim

2550 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

Reservations: Book online or call 714-634-2106 ext: 0; for special rate, use group code PGC223 or Purdue Global Commencement
Reservation Deadline: January 22, 2023
Room Rate: $179 per night plus tax (rates valid 2/20/23–2/28/23)
Parking: Complimentary self-parking
Complimentary Amenities: Full American buffet breakfast, WiFi
Distance from Ceremony: 0.5 mile
Distance to Disneyland: 3.5 miles

Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim Orange

400 North State College Boulevard
Orange, CA 92868

Reservations: Book online or call 714-938-1111
Reservation Deadline: February 2, 2023
Room Rate: $169–189 per night plus tax dependent on room type; discounted rate requires a 2-night minimum stay (rates valid 2/23/23–2/27/23)
Parking: $15 per night self-parking; $31 per night valet parking
Complimentary Amenities: Cooked-to-order hot breakfast, evening reception, internet
Distance from Ceremony: 1 mile
Distance to Disneyland: 3 miles

Sheraton Park at the Anaheim Resort

1855 S. Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802

Reservations: Book online
Reservation Deadline: Monday, January 30, 2023
Room Rate: $195 per night plus tax (rates valid 2/23/23–2/26/23)
Parking: Discounted self-parking at $20 per car, per night
Complimentary Amenities: WiFi
Distance from Ceremony: 2.0 miles
Distance to Disneyland: 2.0 miles

See Notes and Conditions section for important information.

Additional Hotels Near the Ceremony

Disney Resort Hotels

Local Attractions


Booking Travel to Graduation: It is recommended that graduates and guests refrain from booking travel accommodations until after the ceremony registration opens.

Commencement: Commencement times will be determined after the participation deadline. Commencement may be canceled or changed to a virtual experience at any time based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or government guidelines regarding COVID-19. In the event of a schedule change or cancellation, Purdue Global is not responsible for reimbursing travel costs or other expenses associated with commencement. Participants and attendees assume all financial and health risks associated with attending commencement. Commencement attendees must abide by all COVID-19 guidelines as required by the University, venue, and government.