UCLA College Commencement

Friday, June 15, 2018 | Pauley Pavilion

Congratulations Class of 2018!  Here is some final information for your planning:

STUDENT ASSEMBLY

Student assembly on the LATC South Tennis Courts begins at 1:00 p.m. (you must arrive by 1:30 p.m.) and 6:00 p.m. (you must arrive by 6:30 p.m.).

  • Caps and gowns are required. Please arrive properly attired.
  • Student tickets are required to enter the student assembly area, so remember to bring yours!
  • See Pauley Pavilion Policies and  Security Precautions below for a list of prohibited items.

CEREMONY DECORUM

Commencement is a celebratory and dignified occasion. All graduates are expected to demonstrate True Bruin values before, during and after the ceremony. At this event, graduates must abide by the UCLA Student Conduct Code. (Pending cases over the summer may impact closure of accounts and receipt of the diploma.)

GUESTS’ ARRIVAL

Guests should plan on arriving 1-2 hours before the ceremony begins. Traffic getting to, near, and on-campus will be heavy, and Pauley Pavilion will be full for both ceremonies. The doors into Pauley Pavilion open at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-served. Guests requiring special assistance should let the door attendants know as they enter.

ENCOURAGE YOUR GUESTS TO PLAN FOR PLENTY OF WALKING

Especially if they want to visit the main campus while they are here.
           Water will be available for purchase at ASUCLA tents.

FAMILY MEETING LOCATION

After the 2:00 ceremony, arrange to meet your family in Bruin Plaza after exiting Pauley. You all will be able to avoid the crowds gathering for the 7:00 p.m. ceremony by meeting there.

FOR COVERAGE OF THE CEREMONIES

On the UCLA Commencement home page – commencement.ucla.edu:

  • Live streaming of both College Commencement ceremonies during the ceremony.
  • Photos will be posted on Monday, June 18.

PAULEY PAVILION POLICIES

  • Tickets are required for entry.
  • No helium balloon or noise makers are permitted inside.
  • For graduates, no food or drinks are allowed on John Wooden Court.
  • For guests, bottled water is allowed in the seats.
  • All bags will be subject to a visual inspection by security personnel.

SECURITY PRECAUTIONS

Although UCLA does not anticipate any security problems during Commencement, we will monitor all events to protect the safety and security of our guests. Please observe the following restrictions for all Commencement activities on the UCLA Campus.

  • No large bags, back packs, large purses – We recommend using a small clutch or clear bag to facilitate smooth entry.
  • No firearms, knives, explosives or other weapons
  • No cans, coolers and other containers except in cases of medical need, as certified by a physician
  • No artificial noise makers, air horns or megaphones may be used
  • No large signs, flags, poles, banners, or laser pointers
  • No promotional items with commercial slogans or identification
  • All Commencement venues have the authority to prohibit any other items deemed to be a security risk. Patrons will not be allowed to bring those items inside the event venues.

These policies are subject to change without notice.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information, including parking locations and background on UCLA commencement events, visit the UCLA Commencement Frequently Asked Questions page.