Directions to campus, and a variety of accommodations within 10 miles of the campus may be found here. 

Traffic will be extremely heavy on commencement day.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive prior to the start of the ceremony.  Suggested lead time for Saturday is 2 hours and 1.5 hours for Sunday.

Directions to campus

From San Francisco Bay Bridge or San Rafael/Richmond Bridge:

Take Highway 580 toward Hayward and then Highway 24 toward Walnut Creek. Once through the Caldecott Tunnel, take the third exit, which will be marked Orinda/Moraga. Turn right and follow Moraga Way about five miles. At the Chevron Station in Moraga, turn left onto Moraga Road, then right onto Saint Mary's Road. The College is about one mile farther on the right.

From Walnut Creek/Highway 680:

Take Highway 24 west (toward Oakland) to the Central Lafayette exit. Go right and around under freeway, then right onto Mt. Diablo Blvd. Get into the left lane, go one block, and then left onto Moraga Road. Go left onto Saint Mary's Road about four miles; the College will be on the left.


If your family and/or guests need overnight lodging at the time of Commencement, many of the  accommodations listed here offer special rates to Saint Mary’s families. When making your reservation remember to menttion you are attending the Saint Mary's College commencement and ask if they have a special rate:

Offers Preferred Rate

(Reservations: 800-321-2211) or Courtyard Marriott
2250 Contra Costa Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 691-1444

Please use the following link to book directly to the negotiated rate of $102 per night at Courtyard by Marriott

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 Walnut Creek Area

2730 N. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 932-3332
800-924-6835 (Reservations)

Concord and Pleasant Hill



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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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