UCLA’s College of Letters and Science thanks the Class of 2020 for their response to the College Commencement Planning Survey. The College is committed to continue consulting with our seniors regarding both their preferences for an eventual in-person graduation ceremony when it is safe to gather and their participation in a virtual celebration on June 12.
The College looks forward to holding an in-person ceremony on campus. We must acknowledge, however, that when that day comes for our graduates, their families, and their friends, it simply can’t be the same ceremony we had planned to have originally. A period of time will have passed, and we don’t yet know how long our wait will be. Meanwhile, the profound impact of COVID-19 will continue to be felt in our community.
We must be mindful that not everyone will be able to join us for this important event, and we must remain aware of the financial ramifications of COVID-19 on UCLA and on our students and their families. As a consequence, we will strive to use the campus’s resources to make our future in-person ceremony the best occasion for recognizing our graduates’ many achievements. This can only occur by taking into consideration what matters most to the Class of 2020. The College Commencement Planning Survey is an important source of that information – please explore the survey results on this interactive dashboard .
We wish for you good health, every academic success this spring, and a graduation ceremony on campus as soon as it is safe.