Recognition


Name Cards

All MBA & FEMBA graduates MUST fill out a name card. The name cards will be attached to the commencement program with a pen on your seat when you arrive to the ceremony.  When you arrive to your seat - fill out the card - and then take it with you when your row is called to the stage. The card will be used to announce your name as you cross the platform, and as a way to send your Grad Images photo proofs to you a few weeks after the ceremony. Complete all information on both sides of the card. The professor on your side of the stage will collect it from you, before you cross to get your diploma.


Diplomas

MBA Candidates
Diplomas are produced by the Registrar's office. The name that you are registered under is the name that will appear on your diploma. If you want to change it, you can go to 1113 Murphy Hall and fill out a "Name Change  or Correction" form no later than the last day of your degree term or download the form at http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/forms/ and fill in the required information and follow the directions on the form.


The Registrar's office will mail out diploma information approximately six weeks at the end of your degree term (Winter graduates will receive their information in June; Spring graduates will receive their information in August).

Diplomas can be picked up in person at the Registrar's office approximately three months after you graduate (Winter graduates can pick up their diploma in June; Spring graduates can pick up their diploma in September/October)

If you would like your diploma mailed to you, go to http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/forms/diplomamailreq.pdf  download and print out the form. Fill in the required information and send it to the address on the form along with your choice of payment options.

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

FEMBA Candidates
Diplomas are produced by the Registrar's office. The name that you are registered under is the name that will appear on your diploma. If you want to change it, you must complete the "Change of Name" form - available in the forms rack in A305.  Give your completed form to Kuni Kondo in A310.  

The Registrar's office will mail out diploma information approximately six weeks at the end of your degree term (Winter graduates will receive their information in June; Spring graduates will receive their information in August).

Diplomas can be picked up in person at the Registrar's office approximately three months after you graduate (Winter graduates can pick up their diploma in June; Spring graduates can pick up their diploma in September/October)

If you would like your diploma mailed to you, go to http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/forms/diplomamailreq.pdf  download and print out the form. Fill in the required information and send it to the address on the form along with your choice of payment options.

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


Recognition of Candidates

Doctoral Candidates
Each doctoral candidate will be acknowledged on the stage.  The Dean of the Doctoral Program will call you to the front of the stage, while reading the title of your dissertation, your disseration chair or co-chairs, and whom you will be hooded by.  Afterwards, you will return to your seat on stage.


MBA/FEMBA Candidates
Ushers will indicate to all graduates when to stand and when to walk towards stage-left or stage-right. We will alternate calling names individually from the left and right sides of the stage.  Your photograph will be taken near the base of the steps leading to the stage. After your photo has been taken, ascend the stage and hand your card to the name reader on your side of the stage. Your name will be announced as you walk towards center stage. Please do not stop to shake the name reader's hand.

As you walk towards center stage you will accept a certificate commemorating the day from either Dean Olian or the Commencement speaker (depending on which side of the stage you are located). They will be stationed at center stage. Shake hands with the one who is stationed on your side of the stage and pause briefly for another photograph then descend the center stage staircase and return to your seat. To avoid a back-up of graduates on stage, continue walking as you are being photographed.