2:00 p.m. ceremony

7:00 p.m. ceremony



APPLY to be a College Commencement STUDENT SPEAKERS and SINGERS

The turn of the calendar to 2019 heralds a time of celebration, reflection and renewed commitment at UCLA as the university prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the granting of its charter in May 1919.

On June 14, the College of Letters and Science will celebrate its 2019 Centennial Graduates at the two College Commencement Ceremonies (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Be a part of history! Apply to be the student speaker – share your perspective on the Centennial Celebration theme, “Lighting the Way”  or one of the pillars of the Centennial Celebration. Student speakers must be graduating seniors (FA18 or WI, SP, SU 2019 graduates).

Or wow the crowd with your vocal rendition of the national anthem or the UCLA Alma Mater! Audition to sing at College Commencement! Commencement singers must be UCLA students but do not have to be graduating seniors. Groups and solo performers are welcome.

To apply to be a College Commencement student speaker or singer, review the Application Guidelines.

Application Deadline – Friday, April 5, 2019, 12:00 p.m.


  • Friday, April 12, 2019– All Singers and Speaker Finalists

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Details will be provided via e-mail.

The students who are chosen will be asked to participate in media coverage which may include print, video and audio media.

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How is the Distinguished Alumni Speaker selected?

A committee, comprised of representatives from the College Faculty Executive Committee – including professors and students, reviews a list of notable alumni and provides the College with several recommendations. Speakers are then invited and scheduled according to their availability.