Thousands of new graduates to participate in UCLA College commencement ceremonies

The UCLA College will hold two commencement ceremonies, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Friday, June 12, in Pauley Pavilion. The College commencement is UCLA’s largest graduation ceremony; more than 5,500 graduating seniors will receive their degrees as their families and friends look on.

UCLA alumnus Nathan Myhrvold, an entrepreneur, inventor and author, will deliver the keynote address at both ceremonies. Among this year’s graduates is Sam Billimoria, a 71-year-old communication studies major who is this year’s most senior undergraduate degree recipient.

For information about various academic departments ’ graduation ceremonies June 13–14, visit the UCLA Commencement Schedule 2015.


UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion (map)


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Members of the media planning to cover the ceremonies should RSVP to the media contact. On the day of the event, journalists should check in with a media relations representative at the John Wooden statue, which is near the northeast corner of Pauley Pavilion.


Live trucks and broadcast media vehicles are required to park on the access road just east of the Los Angeles Tennis Center on campus. Enter the campus on Strathmore Drive, off Gayley Avenue; make a quick left on Charles E. Young Drive West and then a quick right to reach the access road. For complete directions, see the parking map on this page (and in More Images, below). 

Print media may arrange courtesy parking in Parking Structure 4 by requesting a permit when they RSVP to the media contact.


The ceremonies in Pauley Pavilion will be live streamed on the UCLA Commencement page.

For more information about UCLA commencement, visit UCLA Newsroom’s commencement news page, and follow @UCLAGraduation on Twitter. #UCLA2015

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