Commencement Home

[Information contained at this site may be subject to change]


for undergraduates and graduate students in the
Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS)*

Tentative Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019*
Location: Pauley Pavilion
Time: TBD

  Tickets for students participating and their guests will be required*

Commencement Day Program

Webcast/Live Stream (*TBA*)

*This is the ONLY ceremony for The School of Engineering and it encompasses undergraduates (BS) and graduates (MS, ENGR, PhD).
Do not confuse this with “The College” commencement, which is the main ceremony for students with majors in The College of Letters and Science.

Please read about eligibility AND tickets first:

  • Eligibility – Who is eligible to take part in the Ceremony? (REQUIRED READING)
  • Tickets – (Required for all participants; The graduating student and their guests.  DETAILS FORTHCOMING SPRING 2019)
  • Special Request – for Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 candidates who wish “walk” in June 2019 (Application to walk early available Spring 2019)
Out of respect for each degree candidate, Graduates and guests who attend the engineering commencement, are expected to remain for the duration of the ceremony until its conclusion.  Please review the Commencement Day Program for details on the length of the ceremony.

Other Commencement Related Information (please read as well):




Welcome Parents, Families and Friends 

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 2019) are expected to open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony around 11:30 a.m.
The UCLA Engineering ceremony will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.
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



We no longer send invitations.

Eligible students will begin receiving commencement information in early April.  In order to be part of the notices, please make sure you are eligible to participate in the ceremony and review the official commencement site.  Students need to make sure they have an updated and correct official email address on record with the Registrar’s Office to ensure they receive time sensitive commencement notifications (AND make sure you are checking spam filters).  Notices and updates will be coming from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and they will be posted on MyUCLA.


Coming to Campus and Parking – In preparation for your arrival on the day of, please review in advance the Commencement General Parking and Directions.  Information including posted Parking and Venue Maps and DP Permit Parking.  We advise you give yourself ample time to arrive on campus, park, and walk from parking to the venue – keeping in mind there will be multiple ceremonies taking place so expect crowds.

Guests are advised to review UCLA Campus Security and Safety as well as Pauley Pavilion’s Enhanced Security Procedures, including their clear bag policy.
Parking for the HSSEAS Commencement will be available in parking structures 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Valid (not expired) student, faculty and staff permits will be valid on Commencement Day. There is a $12.00 fee (subject to change) per vehicle for those who do not have a student, faculty or staff parking permit.

Parking permits may be

  • preordered by the student through MyUCLA during the initial ticket ordering process
  • purchased at Parking Services in the Strathmore Building;
  • purchased at the Central Ticket Office (CTO); or
  • on the day of the ceremony, purchased at a Parking and Information Booth, or from a parking attendant at any parking structure.

Students who preorder parking permits during the initial ticket ordering process are automatically charged.
Please review billing information in advance. 

Parking permit types (prices are subject to change):
  • $12 per vehicle – a (standard) Commencement parking permit
  • $6 per vehicle – a DP (disabled placard) Commencement parking permit for vehicles displaying a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)-issued disabled person placard or plate. Both the DP (Disabled Parking) permit and DMV-issued DP placard MUST be displayed.


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.



The 2018-2019 Commencement printed program will list the names of the following undergraduate and graduate engineering students:

SUMMER 2018 degrees conferred
FALL 2018 degrees conferred
WINTER 2019 degrees conferred
SPRING 2019 degree candidates*

*Spring 2019 degree candidates, in order to get your name in the printed program AND be activated for commencement ticketing, please review all the information under eligibility.

Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 students are not automatically invited nor listed in the 2018-2019 printed program.  These students are part of the next academic year, 2019-2020 academic year.  Summer 20119 and Fall 20119 students may request to “walk” in the ceremony by filing the electronic Special Request Form (available Spring 2019).

Bachelor of Science – BS 
Master of Science – MS 
Doctor of Philosophy – PHD (Final Draft – 06/01/2019)
NOTE: The printed program does not include the following students:

  • students with privacy/FERPA restrictions
  • Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 degree candidates who request to “walk” this year

Other *VERY* important items related to the printed program:

  • NAME LISTING – We print a student’s official name on file with the University Registrar’s Office.  Please check your name by Friday, March 15, 2019 to ensure we have the most accurate name listing.  If your name has changed or is misspelled, file a name change form at the Registrar’s Office no later than Friday, March 22, 2019 (by end of Winter 2019 quarter) to ensure we get your correct name and updated records on time.
  • FORMAT NAME – If your name listing is correct, but you have a formatting issue, such as “Mcalexander” should be “McAlexander” or “Oleary” should be “O’Leary” then please notify us at with the subject heading: Commencement Printed Program and include your name, 9 digit UCLA UID, degree candidacy term, and your degree type (e.g. BS, MS, PHD).
  • PRIVACY RESTRICTIONS/FERPA –  Students with FERPA or Privacy restrctions are not listed in the engineering printed program.  If you want to ensure that your name is listed please review your privacy/ferpa restrictions.   Students with these restrictions can update their settings via MyUCLA to remove the OR fill out the official engineering authorization form (available Winter 2019) and send a notice indicating the update or form to  by Friday, April 19th, 2019.
  • PROGRAM COPY REQUEST – All students in attendance at this year’s ceremony will receive a copy of the printed program.  If you are not attending and  you wish to order a copy of the printed program for yourself, please submit the following to 
    We automatically send 2 (two) copies for every request.  If you need more than 2 copies, let us know when you contact us.
    We will begin mailing copies out the week AFTER the engineering ceremony.

Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 candidates who are approved to “walk” in the ceremony (see section Who is Eligible?) will NOT be listed in the printed 2018-2019 program; however, their NAMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED during the ceremony as you cross the stage.  Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 degree recipient names will be listed in the following year’s printed program (unless they have a privacy restriction!).


For Hotel  information go to Hotel and on campus Dining  and Restaurant Information.


It is not possible to process final grades and prepare degree lists for our Spring 2018 candidates in time to present diplomas at Commencement. Diplomas will be available three to four months after the degree award date.

Please visit the Diploma FAQ available at the Registrar’s Office to review information pertaining to obtaining your diploma in person (no fee) or by mail (with fee) approximately seven weeks after the end of your final term. Consequently, you should notify the Registrar at 1113 Murphy Hall if there is any change in address after you graduate. You may also change your mailing address directly via MyUCLA.

For up-to-date diploma availability information, call the Diploma Hotline at (310)825-8883.

NOTE: The name printed on your diploma will be your official name on file with the University Registrar’s Office.  Please check your name! If your name has changed or is misspelled, file a name change form at the Registrar’s Office to ensure official records are updated appropriately.



I need to obtain a letter for visa purposes in order to invite family members to the Commencement Ceremony, what do I need to do?

International Students (J1 or F1 visa holders)

International Students (typically hold an F1 or J1 visa) who need to obtain visa letters to invite family members to Commencement should begin with the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars (DCISS).

DCISS requires confirmation of degree completion from your School/department as part of the visa letter process. Therefore, prior to contacting DCISS please verify you actually meet eligibility to participate in Commencement.

Domestic Students (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)

Domestic Students (Permanent Resident or Citizens of the United States) who need to obtain visa letters to invite family members to Commencement should begin with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA).

OASA requires you do the below two steps to initiate the visa letter process.

  • STEP 1:  verify you actually meet eligibility to participate in Commencement


Please allow 5-7 business days for the visa letter after submission (granted you meet Step 1 eligibility).  You will receive an email notification when the letter is ready for pick-up at 6426 BH.  You must present a UCLA Bruin ID or other relevant identification for pick-up.



Questions about the ceremony not covered here can be directed to the Engineering Commencement team via MyUCLA Message Center.

For Students – MyUCLA Message Center.

For the general public, Family and guests – Message Center


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