Ceremony Information

All ceremony dates and times for the June 2023 Commencement can be found at the campus’s main commencement website.

All ceremonies are reserved for students who are eligible to participate.  You are eligible to participate in June Commencement events if:

  • You completed all degree requirements and graduated in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023; or
  • You are declared to graduate in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023.

A Graduation Checklist is available to explain the process of graduating from UCLA and participating in commencement.


The College Commencement is a ceremony takes place is the Pauley Pavilion on the Friday of commencement weekend.  We offer the ceremony at three times (11:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm), and the Chancellor confers your degree at this event.  The ceremony lasts approximately an hour and a half after the graduates have been seated on the floor of Pauley Pavilion.

The ceremonies recognize the bachelor’s degree recipients in the College of Letters and Science only.  There is no recognition of each individual graduate at this ceremony:  No names are read, and no graduates cross the stage.  There is a Distinguished Alumni Keynote speaker, a student speaker, and student singers, and the College Deans present their graduates from the Class of 2023 to a stadium filled with cheering graduates and guests.

All members of the Class sit together to celebrate, so you can attend with your friends from the College who aren’t completing your specific major program.  In the departmental ceremonies, graduates cross the stage and receive individual recognition, and these events are focused only on the graduates in your program.  You can attend either or both of these ceremonies.  All ceremonies are optional; there is no requirement to participate in any commencement ceremony.

Graduates attending the College Commencement must arrive one hour early for their procession into the Pauley Pavilion stadium.  Their guests must take their seats in the stands one hour early, to watch the graduates arrive onto the floor of Pauley Pavilion.


At the departmental ceremonies, graduates will have an opportunity to cross the stage when their name is read and thus receive individual recognition.  After your name is read, you must return directly to your seat.  That way, all graduates receive the same acknowledgement for their accomplishment from everyone in attendance.  Graduates may not leave the event until all graduates have crossed the stage and the ceremony has been called to a close.

Please see the TICKETING page for information about the ticketing process.

Please see the campus’s main COMMENCEMENT PAGE for the schedule of ceremonies and other important information.

If you or your guests may need an accommodation, please see the DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION page for more information.