Commencement 2014

GEMBA for Asia Pacific Commencement 2014

Congratulations, Class of 2014!

The Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific Class of 2014 commencement ceremony will take place on

Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 6 p.m.

A reception for our graduates and theirguests will take place at the Marion Anderson Courtyard following the ceremony.

We are pleased to announce Craig Ehrlich, chairman and co-founder of Novare Technologies, will be our Commencement Keynote Speaker.

We will live broadcast the 2014 GEMBA for Asia Pacific Commencement Ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

To ensure best viewing results, please use Internet Explorer 6.0 and above.

Schedule of Events

(All taking place at UCLA Anderson)
4:30 p.m. Robing and Individual/Family Photo EDR B2.09
5:30 p.m. Class photo UCLA Anderson Steps
5:50 p.m. Candidate & faculty lineup Marion Anderson Courtyard
6:00 p.m. Commencement UCLA Anderson Alumni Plaza
7:15 p.m. Reception                                                 Marion Anderson Courtyard

Class Photo & Processional

2014 UCLA GEMBA Anderson graduation

Before the class photo, graduates are welcome to take pictures with family and guests.

After the class photo, graduates will line up at the Marion Anderson Courtyard. 

Graduates will NOT be permitted to escort their guests to the guest seating area at the Alumni Plaza following the class photo, but will remain at the Marion Anderson Courtyard for the processional line-up.  

Returning Gowns & Hoods

2014 UCLA GEMBA Anderson graduation

Gowns and hoods must be returned immediately following the commencement ceremony in EDR B2.09 before you join your family and guests at the reception. Graduation Etc. representative will be in EDR B2.09 to process gown and hood returns. A $450 fee will be charged for damaged or unreturned gown and hood.  Graduates may keep the tassel and cap.


2014 UCLA GEMBA Anderson graduation

UCLA diplomas for GEMBA for the Asia Pacific graduates will be available in January 2015. Diplomas are produced by the Registrar’s Office. Information about obtaining your diploma will be sent to your email address approximately by December 2014.

For additional information call (310) 825-2754 or (310) 825-8883. To change your address go to

Information for Guests

2014 UCLA GEMBA Anderson graduation

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to avoid possible traffic congestion. Guests must be seated at the Alumni Plaza no later than 5:45 p.m.  

Prior to the ceremony, guests can enjoy visiting UCLA Anderson, the Fowler Museum, The Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, Royce Hall, Powell Library, UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame or other campus locales.  

Light meals will not be served at the reception until 7:30 p.m. Please bring snacks and beverages as most food service establishments at UCLA are closed early on Saturday.


2014 UCLA GEMBA Anderson graduation

Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video cameras and are free to take pictures from the seating area and outer perimeter. They may not come into the student seating area or into the center aisle. Only official photographers will be permitted in those areas.

Driving Directions & Parking

2014 UCLA GEMBA Anderson graduation

For driving directions to UCLA Anderson, please click here.

Daily parking passes can be purchased at self-service Pay Stations in Parking Lot 4, the closest parking structure to UCLA Anderson. The parking rate is $12.00 per vehicle, per day. 

Guests who need proximity parking arrangements can contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at (310) 825-1501.

Please keep in mind that security measures will be taken to ensure that no alcoholic beverages are brought into the Alumni Plaza.