Doctoral Hooding Ceremonies
Graduate Division Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
The 2023 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will be held in Royce Hall Auditorium on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 3:00pm. This is the official ceremony for the award of the doctoral degree.
Graduates are welcome and encouraged to attend both this ceremony and the one conducted by their department or school. More information on the Chicana/o Studies department ceremony can be found here.
Please continue to check back for further details with regard to the full schedule, logistical details, guest ticketing, parking, etc.
Departmental Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
The Department Ceremony will be held in the Grand Horizon Ballroom in Covel Commons on Saturday, June 17th, 2023 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Doors will open at 9:00 am. This is the only graduation ceremony at which you’ll be individually recognized.
Prior to Graduation Day
Respond to email from Student Affairs Officer to confirm departmental doctoral hooding ceremony
Each student is given four complimentary tickets for the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Ceremony. An additional four tickets per student are available at $12.00/each. You will also have the option to be wait-listed for two additional tickets. The actual number of additional tickets beyond these 10, if any, will not be known until after the initial requests have been processed. Tickets are ordered through MyUCLA for college and departmental graduation ceremonies. For additional information on how to order tickets visit the College Commencement Website.
Order tickets for your guests ONLY – you do not need a ticket for yourself. It is mandatory that each of your guests have a ticket in hand for our ceremony.
Depending on how many tickets are ordered by all students, there may be extras available. If you would like additional tickets to the ceremony, e-mail Ellie with your name, I.D.# and the number of EXTRA tickets you need (outside of what is ordered online).
*IMPORTANT: You will not be able to submit ticket requests for Commencement Weekend 2019 until you complete the “College Senior Survey.”
Parking passes are available for purchase from the Parking Office prior to or on the day of the event
Students or guests with disabilities should contact the Office of Students with Disabilities; (310) 825-1501 voice; (310) 206-6083 TDD, after May 3rd to receive information about parking and other assistance.
On Graduation Day
You need to arrive by 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Graduates will be asked to sit together in a separate section.
During the Graduation Ceremony
After your name is announced, you will walk across the stage toward the Department Chair, shake the faculty’s hand, then walk to the microphone and say a few words (no longer than 30 seconds) and return to your seat.
After the Graduation Ceremony
Students will take a group picture with their fellow graduates.
E-mail Ellie Hernandez if you have any questions.