CONGRATULATIONS!

Friday, June 16, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. | Pauley Pavilion

To plan for the day of the ceremony,
please review the Final Planning Information document.


CONGRATS FROM
THE DEAN

Congratulations! Soon, you will join a vast network of alumni around the world who are making a difference with their UCLA education. As the academic heart of UCLA, the College has exposed you to a range of experiences, ideas and knowledge that have prepared you for the next chapter in your lives.

You’ve earned this, and we are all very proud of you. The faculty of the College, as well as the Deans and I, look forward to Commencement weekend — Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18, 2017—when we will celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of the Class of 2017.

The information on these pages will ensure that you have the happiest of Commencement celebrations. We hope that you will return to campus often to share your success with those who follow you.

Go Bruins!

Sincerely,
Patricia A. Turner
Senior Dean, UCLA College
Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education


DETAILS AND PLANNING

Length of Ceremony

Allow two (2) hours.

The College Commencement Ceremony on Friday – two (2) ceremony times

The two (2) ceremonies are identical in every way, so either ceremony may be requested during the Time Preference Submission period prior to the Ticket Ordering period in late April. Each College division – Humanities, International Institute, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences – will have a set number of student seats allocated for each ceremony time. A graduate may choose either ceremony time unless the venue capacity is full for that Division. Please visit Ticket Ordering for complete details on the ordering process.

Graduates with majors in the International Institute (see list  ) attend the 2:00 p.m. ceremony only.

Guest Tickets – quantity and cost

  • Graduates may order and receive up to four (4) guest tickets.
    Two (2) additional may be requested via the wait list; these are not guaranteed.
    Full details may be found on the Ticket Ordering page, Tickets section.
  • There is no cost for any tickets received.
    Note: Sale or transfer of Commencement tickets is a violation of Section 102.23 of the UCLA Student Conduct Code. Violations may subject a student to discipline by the Dean of Students, including a hold on academic records.

Two important items to remember as you are making your plans

First… While your family may prefer one ceremony over the other, you are encouraged not to make plans to that end until the tickets have been requested and secured during the Time Preference Submission and Ticket Ordering periods in the Spring Quarter.

Second… It is strongly recommended that you and your family do not schedule flights on the day of the ceremony. Accounting for ceremony length and Los Angeles traffic – especially near and on-campus, the travel time to the airport, even for night flights, cannot be guaranteed.

Who is this year’s Distinguished Alumni Speaker?

Please visit the Speaker and Singer page, Distinguished Alumni Speaker section for complete details.

How do I apply to be a student speaker or singer?

Please visit the Speaker and Singer page, Student Speakers and Singers section for complete details.

What do I do if I have a religious conflict on Friday evening or Saturday?

We understand that holding events on the weekend may create conflicts for some with religious obligations. During the Ticket Ordering period — Friday, April 28 – Friday, May 19, if you are unable to order tickets for a Friday College Commencement ceremony that did not conflict with your religious obligations, please submit a request via Religious Conflict Message Center . Provide a description of your situation, and your request will be reviewed based on event capacity.

When a decision has been reached as a result of the process, you will be notified through Message Center.

For religious conflicts on Saturday, June 17 or Sunday, June 18, you may contact individual departments to request participation in an alternate ceremony. Click here to view the UCLA Commencement Schedule 2017 . You must coordinate your own arrangements with the alternate department.

Projected Commencement Dates for 2018 – 2023

(Dates are based on the Academic Calendar – may be tentative and, therefore, subject to change.)

  • Friday–Sunday, June 15–17, 2018
  • Friday–Sunday, June 14–16, 2019
  • Friday–Sunday, June 12–14, 2020
  • Friday–Sunday, June 11–13, 2021
  • Friday–Sunday, June 10–12, 2022
  • Friday–Sunday, June 16–18, 2023


Additional Resources