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UCLA Arts Commencement 2022: Saturday, June 11

Jun 7, 2022

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts) and its four degree-granting departments will hold the 2022 Commencement Ceremony this Saturday, June 11, at 4:00 pm PDT, in Dickson Court North (Perloff Quad).

UCLA Arts Commencement is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Commencement will be recorded and available for viewing at commencement.arts.ucla.edu following the ceremony.

Alongside addresses from Dean Brett Steele and Keynote Speaker Mercedes Dorame, graduates and guests will hear from AUD's Akana Jayewardene (MArch '22), who was named Graduate Student Speaker for this year's UCLA Arts Commencement.

On the day of Commencement, all students should arrive on site by 3 p.m. Undergraduate and graduate students will meet on the grassy area in Dickson Court South across from Murphy Hall.

Look for the appropriate department signage and check-in at designated AUD tables as soon as you arrive.

All students: please DO NOT bring a purse or valuables with you. There will be no place to check such items.

After you have checked-in and received a colored card with your name on it, candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees will be directed by volunteers to stand in rows according to their department and degree. You will be led by Chancellor’s Marshals to Dickson Court North (near Perloff Hall), up the center aisle, where the ushers will direct you to your seats. Please wait for direction before sitting.

When degrees are about to be conferred, an usher will indicate that your row should stand and line up next to the stage. You will give your colored card to your department Chair at the podium, who will read your name. Proceed across the stage to the Dean to receive a certificate and then back to your seat.

Academic regalia is required for participation in the ceremony. Caps and gowns can be ordered at Graduation Etc. on the A level of Ackerman Union. For questions regarding cap and gown rentals/sale—including prices and policies—visit the Graduation Etc. website or call (310) 825-2587.

There will be an official photographer from Grad Images who will photograph each student as they come on stage. Your name card, which will be given to you at check-in, will be used to request proofs of your photo. There is no obligation to purchase any photos when you request a proof.

During the commencement ceremony, there will be a designated area from which photos and videos can be taken by family and friends.

The School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples.

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