Here are the major milestones in planning your graduation from UCLA.
Not every milestone will apply to you, but you can learn more by clicking on the items below:

ELIGIBILITY

You are automatically eligible to participate in 2017 College Commencement if you:

  1. Have graduated Fall 2016 or Winter 2017, OR
  2. Have completed 148 units by the end of Winter 2017 AND are declared to graduate Spring or Summer 2017.

If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria but wish to be included in the 2017 College Commencement, you must file a Special Inclusion Petition (SIP) as follows:

  • Students who are declared to graduate Fall 2017 – file an online SIP through MyUCLA .
  • Students who do not meet the criteria above – file a paper SIP, which is available at your College counseling unit – Academic Advancement Program, Honors Programs, or College Academic Counseling.

Beginning Wednesday, March 1 – SIPs (as specified above) can be filed.

For STUDENTS, please direct any questions regarding your academic eligibility to your College counseling unit:

KEY DATES

Through MyUCLA, UPDATE your ACADEMIC PROFILE
Declare/Update Candidacy Term
Spring Quarter
by Friday, April 14, 2017
indicate the degree candidacy term that you expect to graduate.

This information can be verified in your: Degree Progress/Audit Report

Note: Winter Quarter degrees will be awarded on (or about) Friday, April 21, 2017.

Review your Privacy Options
Wednesday, March 1
– Friday, April 21, 2017
Review your Privacy Options
– manage how your public information is shared.

If you want your name reflected in the College Commencement program, you must remove
privacy restrictions from your name.

Note: Privacy restrictions on other information, such as address and phone number, can remain.

Verify how your name will appear in the College Commencement Program
Wednesday, March 1
– Friday, April 21, 2017
Your current UCLA legal name, will appear

If your legal name has changed or is misspelled, file a name change form in person at the Registrar’s Office.

However, if it is formatted incorrectly (such as “De La Cruz”, not “de la Cruz”; or “Mcdonald”, not “McDonald”; etc.) or you would like your UCLA preferred name reflected, send a message to the College Commencement Office through Message Center “Name Update” queue , indicating the change.

Last day to file a Special Inclusion Petition (SIP) and have your name appear in the College Commencement Program.
Friday, April 21, 2017 Last day to file a Special Inclusion Petition (SIP) and have your name appear in the College Commencement Program.

After Friday, April 21, you can still file a SIP and, if it is approved, participate in Commencement events,
but your name will NOT be included in the program.
To order tickets, visit Ticket Ordering.

iGrad Workshop
Enroll in an iGrad Workshop
The planning guidelines outlined above along with other items are discussed in detail. All students are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop.

Offered by College Academic Counseling (CAC)
View the Spring 2017 schedule

Offered by Academic Advancement Program (AAP)
View the Spring 2017 schedule

Honors
College Honors
by Friday, April 7, 2017 Indicate candidacy by completing and submitting the College Honors Candidacy form
Latin Honors
Visit the Registrar’s web site to view eligibility requirements and GPAs
This information can also be viewed in your Degree Progress/Audit Report

ORDERING PROCESS FOR TICKETS AND PARKING PERMITS

Participate in the Senior Survey
Friday, January 20 –
Monday, June 26, 2017
Visit Ticket Ordering for full details regarding
Tuesday, April 25,
– Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Submitting your time preference for the College Commencement Ceremony
  • Receiving your preference decision via a MyUCLA notice
  • And then, placing your remaining order for guests tickets and parking permits

Order distribution of tickets and parking permits for all Commencement events
beginning Tuesday,
May 30, 2017

CAP & GOWN, PORTRAITS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, LATIN HONORS BRAID

Graduation Etc.
Ackerman Union, A–Level
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(310) 825-2587
gradetc@asucla.ucla.edu
Order your cap and gown
beginning Wednesday,
March 1, 2017
Pick up your cap and gown
beginning Monday,
May 22, 2017
Take your senior portraitView the portrait schedule
To have your portrait appear in the BruinLife Yearbook – by Friday, June 9
Order your senior portrait
by Monday, May 29 To receive the order before Commencement weekend
Order graduation announcements
by Monday, May 29 To receive the order before Commencement weekend
Latin Honors – purchase Honors braid or fourragère
beginning Monday,
June 5, 2017
For students graduating Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude

OTHER IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITIES

Apply to be student speaker at College Commencement
deadline is Friday,
April 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Apply to be student singer at College Commencement
deadline is Friday,
April 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Order your copy of the BruinLife Yearbook
either online or in person at 118 Kerckhoff Hall
Participate in the Senior Class Giving Campaign
Give back – It’s a Bruin Tradition!
Apply for a Chancellor’s Service Award
Monday, January 30 –
Friday, March 3, 2017