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:


You are automatically eligible to participate in 2019 College Commencement if you:

  1. Have graduated Fall 2018 or Winter 2019, OR
  2. Have completed 148 units by the end of Winter 2019 AND are declared to graduate Spring or Summer 2019.

If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria but wish to be included in the 2019 College Commencement, you must file a Special Inclusion Petition (SIP) as follows:

  • Students who are declared to graduate Fall 2019 – 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, February 27 – SIPs (as specified above) can be filed.

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


Declare/Update Candidacy Term
Spring Quarter
by Friday, April 12, 2019
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 19, 2019.

Review your Privacy Options
Wednesday, February 27
– Friday, April 19, 2019
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, February 27
– Friday, April 19, 2019
Your current UCLA legal name, will appear

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 in the commencement program, send a message to the College Commencement Office through Message Center “Name Update” queue , indicating the change.

Please note: Message Center cannot be used to make changes to your diploma.

If your legal name has changed or is misspelled, visit the Diplomas page to request changes.

Last day to file a Special Inclusion Petition (SIP) and have your name appear in the College Commencement Program.
Friday, April 19, 2019 Last day to file a Special Inclusion Petition (SIP) and have your name appear in the College Commencement Program.

After Friday, April 19, 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 Winter 2019 iGrad Schedule and Guide to Graduation 2019

Offered by Academic Advancement Program (AAP)

View the 2019 Winter iGRAD 2019 Schedule

College Honors
by Friday, April 5, 2019 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


Participate in the Senior Survey
Friday, January 18 –
Monday, June 24, 2019
Visit Ticket Ordering for full details regarding
Tuesday, April 23,
– Friday, May 17, 2019
  • 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 28, 2019


Graduation Etc.
Ackerman Union, A–Level
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(310) 825-2587
Order your cap and gown
beginning Monday,
February 4, 2019
Pick up your cap and gown
beginning Tuesday,
May 28, 2019
Take your senior portrait – View the portrait schedules here and here
To have your portrait appear in the BruinLife Yearbook – by Friday, March 22, 2019.
Order your senior portrait
by Tuesday, May 28 To receive the order before Commencement weekend
Order graduation announcements
by Tuesday, May 28 To receive the order before Commencement weekend
Latin Honors – purchase Honors braid or fourragère
beginning Monday,
June 3, 2019
For students graduating Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude


Review the final planning information page to plan for the day of the ceremony.

  • Know when to line up for the ceremony.
  • Read key policies and precautions.
  • Find out where to view photos after the event.


Apply to be student speaker at College Commencement
deadline is Friday,
April 5, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Apply to be student singer at College Commencement
deadline is Friday,
April 5, 2019, 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 
Join the Class of 2019 in giving back here.
Apply for a Chancellor’s Service Award
deadline is Sunday,

April 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM