Commencement 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Livestream of the ceremony to be posted here

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At MYUCLA from Friday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. through Friday, May 19, on line confirmation of attendance and guest ticket ordering begins for the Political Science Department and College of Letters and Science Commencement Events.


Beginning Monday, May 22 and through commencement week students may sign up to walk in the Political Science Department Ceremony and order guest tickets at the undergraduate counseling offices in 4269A, B and the department main office in 4289 Bunche Hall.


Students participating in the Political Science Department Commencement are not issued a ticket to walk in the Political Science Department Ceremony. Guests to the Political Science Department Ceremony will need tickets to enter Pauley Pavilion.  The first four guest tickets ordered are issued at no charge. The fifth ticket and over is billed at $12 per ticket on Bruin Bill. Children not requiring their own seat do not need a guest ticket.


Please visit the College of Letters and Science web site for information that includes parking and disability resources.

Check with a political science undergraduate counselor about disability resources for graduates and guests attending the Political Science Department Ceremony.


Information for graduates and guests the day of commencement:


On Sunday, June 18, 2017, graduates assemble near Pauley Pavilion. Please arrive by 8:00 AM. 

 A processional into Pauley Pavilion will begin promptly at 8:45 AM. 


As graduates arrive to the assembly area name cards will be distributed. The name cards include a line for the phonetic spelling of your name to assure that announcers pronounce your name appropriately.


During the ceremony graduates are guided to the stage by event staff and hand their name card to a photographer’s assistant.  Faculty members rotate announcing names as graduates walk across the stage. A photography company called GradImages uses the flip side of the card to collect addresses which are used to send photos taken as graduates prepare to step onto the stage, stand center stage and after stepping down from the stage.


Approximately 500 graduates are expected to participate along with 3,700 guests.  Guests should arrive an hour before the event. Seating is unassigned and is first come, first seated. The doors of Pauley Pavilion open at 8:00 AM. There are several ceremonies scheduled that morning so guests should allow ample time to park, walk to Pauley Pavilion, and find a seat. The event is anticipated to be 90 to 120 minutes.