Welcome Parents, Families, and Friends

The weekend isn’t complete without families and friends joining us in celebrating UCLA’s graduates! Find the info you need here.


Specific to the HSSEAS Commencement Ceremony all guests will need a ticket to gain entrance into the venue.

Children who will be needing a seat must have a ticket. Otherwise, no ticket is needed if the child will be sitting on someone’s lap. Seating is general admission on a first come basis.

Doors to Pauley Pavilion (Tentative venue for 2020) are expected to open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony around TBD.
The UCLA Engineering ceremony will begin promptly at TBD.
Please feel free to visit the Ceremony Day Program for length of ceremony and timeline.

Family and Guests we also ask you to review the following before entering the campus and venue:

After reviewing the above we suggest you leave these items at home or in your car, a “stroller check” will be located at the main entrance to the venue for your convenience. For more details refer to https://www.commencement.ucla.edu/parents.


If you are inviting a guest who needs special assistance to attend Commencement, please review Disability Access at UCLA.

You may also contact the Center for Accessible Education at A255 Murphy Hall to ask your questions or for further information. Sign language interpreters for students are available upon request with two weeks advance notice.

Degree Candidates needing special assistance should also contact and outline their needs so we can determine how to best assist you.

For Students – MyUCLA Message Center.

For the general public, Family and guests – Message Center

UCLA Commencement Homepage