Thousands of UCLA students to graduate June 16

The UCLA College will hold two commencement ceremonies, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Friday, June 16, in Pauley Pavilion. The College commencement, UCLA’s largest graduation, will feature approximately 5,700 graduating seniors, along with their families and friends.

Alumna Anita Ortega, a former UCLA basketball star and the first African-American woman to become a Los Angeles Police Department area captain, will deliver the keynote address to graduating seniors, their families and friends.

For information on graduation ceremonies for various academic departments during the June 17–18 weekend, check the UCLA commencement schedule 2017.


Pauley Pavilion (map)


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Media planning to cover the ceremonies should RSVP to media contact Rebecca Kendall (above). On the day of the event, journalists should check in with a media relations representative at the John Wooden statue directly in front of Pauley Pavilion’s north entrance to be escorted into the venue.


Live trucks and broadcast media vehicles are required to park along the bus curb on Charles E. Young Drive North. Enter the campus from Westwood Plaza, off Sunset Boulevard. For complete directions, see our detailed parking map. 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.

For more information about UCLA commencement, visit the commencement news page. Follow @UCLAGraduation on Twitter. #UCLA2017

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