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 a member of the Class of 2020 and automatically eligible to participate in 2020 College Commencement if you:

  1. Have graduated Fall 2019 or Winter 2020, OR
  2. Have completed 148 units by the end of Winter 2020 AND are declared to graduate Spring or Summer 2020.

Special Inclusion Petitions (SIPs)
If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria but wish to be included in the 2020 College Commencement, you must file a Special Inclusion Petition (SIP) as follows:

  • Students who are declared to graduate Fall 2020 and have completed 148 units completed by the end of Winter 2020 – 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 26, 2020 – 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 10, 2020
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 24, 2020.

Verify how your name will appear in the College Commencement Program (Review your Privacy Options)
EXTENDED to Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Access the MyUCLA Commencement – Student feature to manage a variety of commencement-related activities including Verify Name Spelling – how your name will appear in the College Commencement Program.
Please review the step-by-step instructions.
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  CAC – Spring 2020 iGrad Schedule
CAC – Guide to Graduation 2020

Offered by Academic Advancement Program (AAP)

College Honors
by Friday, April 3, 2020 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 17 –
Sunday, June 21, 2020
On Friday, June 12, there will be a Virtual Celebration for the Class of 2020.
No tickets are required, but please participate in the Senior Survey.


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 3, 2020
Pick up your cap and gown
beginning Tuesday,
May 26, 2020
Take your senior portrait – View the portrait schedules here and here
To have your portrait appear in the BruinLife Yearbook – by Friday, February 21, 2020.
Order your senior portrait
by Tuesday, May 26, 2020 To receive the order before Commencement weekend
Order graduation announcements
by Tuesday, May 26, 2020 To receive the order before Commencement weekend
Latin Honors – purchase Honors braid or fourragère
beginning Monday,
June 1, 2020
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
The deadline has been EXTENDED to Monday, April 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Apply to be student singer at College Commencement
The deadline has been EXTENDED to Monday, April 20, 2020, 5:00 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 2020 in giving back – click here
Apply for a Chancellor’s Service Award
The deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, May 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.