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!

Commencement Eligibility & Participation

You will not have access to participate if you do not meet the eligibility requirements.  Please carefully review each of the following sections.  You must complete each step and meet all eligibility requirement to participate.

  • SUMMER 2020, FALL 2020, and WINTER 2021 graduates should be automatically eligible to participate and may proceed to Steps 2 – 3

  • SPRING 2021 and SUMMER 2021 are eligible to participate and will receive updates if they complete Step 1 – 3

  • FALL 2021 students are not automatically eligible to participate in the engineering commencement.  Students who wish to participate in this year’s ceremony must follow the Special Request instructions below.

Step 1

Declare your intent to complete your degree in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 

Engineering Undergraduates do this by Completing the required online degree audit process.

Engineering Graduate students do this by notifying your department student affairs officer of your intent to graduate.

Graduate Department Contacts

Department Contact Email Phone
Bioengineering Judy Chhoeung  
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Miguel Perez 310-825-9063
Civil & Environmental Engineering Mimi Baek 310-825-1851
Computer Science Juliana Alvarez    Joseph Brown 310-825-6830
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ylena Requena ylena@seas.ucla.edu  
Materials Science & Engineering Lili Bulhoes 310-825-8913
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Abel Lebon 310-825-7780
Master of Science in Engineering Online Program Alisa Janesajawan (310)206-3885

Step 2

Complete the applicable Exit Survey beginning *TBA* (if you only very recently completed STEP 1, you may not have access to this immediately).


 If you do not have access to the exit survey, please refer back to STEP 1.   It is STEP 1 that grants access to the exit surveys. 

Step 3

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO & MESSAGE –  ALL DEGREE CANDIDATES (BS, MS, PHD) are being asked to submit a message and a photo.  A notification will be sent soon.

Deadline to provide phonetic name:  May 13, 2021
Deadline to submit message:  May 20, 2021

Help us honor and celebrate you by completing your commencement slide!

You will not have access to submit if you do not meet the eligibility requirements.

Instructions and Details:

If you meet eligibility requirements by the deadline, you will be receiving an email from: (via Marching Order) with instructions on how to log in to the Marching Order Platform. Please check your spam filters!  The notification will be sent soon.

Through Marching Order you may upload a photo, input a personalized message or your thesis title (if PHD), and make sure that your name is pronounced correctly.

We plan to use this along with our degree data to build degree candidate/graduate slides

Because of the production timeline, there is a hard deadline of May 18 to upload any information to this Platform.  After this date, if you are graduating, we will still try to include your name and information, but it can not be personalized with a picture /message or your name will not be read aloud.


Special Request Process and Timeline for Fall 2021 Students

  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS – to initiate a Special Request, please complete the undergraduate degree audit process for engineering and answer the additional question on the Statement of Degree Candidacy Form (Question#7)  no later than Friday, April 16, 2021.  Additionally, your degree candidacy MUST be declared via MyUCLA and reflect Fall 2021.
  • GRADUATE STUDENTS – to initiate a Special Request, please contact your graduate student affairs officer no later than Friday, April 16, 2021 to be included in the messaging and aspects of commencement participation for 2021.


Undergraduate and Graduate students who followed the above instructions by April 16, 2021 are automatically approved to participate.  Please pay attention to e-mails from (make sure they do NOT go to spam).

Program Name Listing

Fall 2021 candidates who are approved to participate in the ceremony will not be listed in this year’s 2020-2021 brochure.  You will be listed in next year’s brochure.  Please review the  program name listings section.

For Students – MyUCLA Message Center.

For the general public, Family and guests – Message Center

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