UCLA Samueli School of Engineering 2021 Commencement

Commencement – Class of 2021

Congratulations to the UCLA Samueli Class of 2021! As we continue to follow the Los Angeles County Public Health guidelines closely, we will update this page with information on the format of our commencement as soon as possible. In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with degree requirements, ordering of caps and gowns and other pertinent instructions on this page. We are proud of your academic achievements and look forward to celebrating with you and your loved ones. Go Bruin Engineers!

GRADUATION ATTIRE

As we continue to follow the Los Angeles County Public Health guidelines closely, we will update this page with information on the format of our commencement as soon as possible. In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with degree requirements, ordering of caps and gowns and other pertinent instructions on this page.

Engineering students may order graduate attire, which includes cap and gown and other graduation items directly from the UCLA Store, (select Grad Etc. tab).

Graduation Etc. highly recommends that students order by Monday, April 12th and no later than Thursday, April 15th  to ensure graduation items are delivered by early May.   An early May delivery would allow sufficient time for a student to submit a graduation photo in their cap and gown attire (if they wish to do so).   Please visit the eligibility and participation page to review graduation photo submission deadlines.

Graduation, Etc.

Ackerman Union, A-Level
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90024
phone: 310-825-2587
fax: 310-825-2794

If you have questions about ordering graduation attire please contact Graduation, Etc via e-mail: 

GRADUATION ATTIRE DETAILS

Bachelor of Science

BS degree candidate attire consists of a standard black gown, a cap (mortarboard), and an orange tassel indicating the type of degree.  There is no hood associated with the BS attire.  BS candidates wear the tassel on the right side of the cap, and will participate in a tassel-turning ceremony when their degrees have been conferred.

BS Students can purchase items separately or order a complete Bachelor of Science Unit, which includes the BS standard black gown, cap (mortarboard), and the orange tassel. Graduation, Etc recommends students order by Monday, April 12th and no later than Thursday, April 15th to ensure graduation attire is delivered by early May. 

If you have questions about ordering graduation attire please contact Graduation, Etc via e-mail: 

Master of Science

MS degree candidate attire consists of a black gown, a cap (mortarboard), a golden yellow hood, and a black tassel indicating the level of their degree (MS).  MS candidates wear their tassels on the left side indicating they have already earned a degree.   MS candidates also have a hood; the color of the velvet corresponds to the title of the degree (Science) rather than the subject studied (Engineering).  Therefore, the color of the facing will be golden yellow, NOT orange.

At this time rental MS attire units ARE NOT available through Graduation, Etc..  If you want to take a photo with attire you can assemble your own MS unit by purchasing separately the BS standard black gown, a graduation cap (mortarboard), and the MS black tassel; sorry, no hoods*.  Graduation, Etc recommends students order no later than Thursday, April 15th and as soon as possible to ensure graduation attire is delivered by early May.

*MS and PHD students also have the option to purchase customized fine regalia where a hood is available to own through Graduation, Etc.  However, fine regalia is at least 6 weeks minimum (production time) from when it is ordered, since everything for fine regalia is custom-made.

If you have questions about ordering graduation attire please contact Graduation, Etc via e-mail: 

Doctor of Philosophy

PHD degree candidate attire consists of a black gown, cap (mortarboard), a dark blue hood, and a gold tassel indicating the level of their degree (PHD).  PHD candidates wear their tassels on the left side indicating they have already earned a degree.  PHD candidates also have a hood; the color of the velvet corresponds to the title of the degree (Doctor of Philosophy) rather than the subject studied (Engineering).  Therefore, the color of the facing will be dark blue, NOT orange, no matter what the field of study.

At this time rental PhD attire units ARE NOT available.  If you want to take a photo with graduation attire you can assemble your own  PHD unit by purchasing separately the BS standard black gown, a graduation cap (mortarboard) and/or the doctoral tam, and a PhD gold tassel; sorry no hoods*.  Graduation, Etc recommends students order no later than Thursday, April 15th and as soon as possible to ensure graduation attire is delivered by early May.

*MS and PHD students also have the option to purchase customized fine regalia where a hood is available to own through Graduation, Etc.  However, fine regalia is at least 6 weeks minimum (production time) from when it is ordered, since everything for fine regalia is custom-made.

If you have questions about ordering graduation attire please contact Graduation, Etc via e-mail: 

Another option for PHD students is to go through an outside vendor for doctoral attire such as CAPGOWN.com, but note they are not affiliated with UCLA.

 

All students may reference this quick guide.

GOLD FOURRAGERE (HONOR CORDS)

Gold Fourragère /Honor cords, made of braided cord and worn over the arm at the left shoulder, signify academic distinction and are awarded to those undergraduates who have attained Latin Honors of Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude.

Bachelor of Science students eligible for latin honors* can order the Gold Fourrageres/Honor cords from Graduation, Etc.  You will be asked to provide your UID and your School (Samueli Engineering) to verify you are on the approved eligible list before you can purchase.  Students with questions about eligibility can contact us via the Commencement MyUCLA Message Center.

*if you have not already completed your degree and have officially been awarded latin honors we will use the tentative latin honors eligibility as posted on your Degree Audit Report (DARS).  You must have followed the degree audit process.  Please run a DARS (via MyUCLA) to verify your tentative eligibility. 

Please reference this quick guide to show you how to wear the honor cords.

SASHES AND OTHER GRADUATION ITEMS

Sashes which indicates Class of XXXX, UCLA Bruins, or show student organization affiliations are not required.  However, many students buy them as keepsakes or additional flare.  All additional items available for graduation including special tassels, diploma holders, etc can be found at the UCLA Store page, select Grad Etc tab.

For Students – MyUCLA Message Center.

For the general public, Family and guests – Message Center

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