Congratulations
 

Class of 2018!

 

MBA, FEMBA, EMBA & Ph.D

Friday, June 15, 2018

 

Caps & Gowns

 

Full-Time MBA Students

Please order no later than May 25, 2018.
Each student should order their cap, gown, and announcements in person at Graduation, Etc. on Level A at Ackerman, Mon-Fri, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or through their website.

ONLINE GOWN ORDERING

The rental fee for the cap, gown, and hood is $42.41 (tax included), and can be picked after May 22nd at the Student Cap & Gown distribution center on the A level of Ackerman Union 10am-5pm M-F, 12pm-5pm on Saturday; closed Sundays.

**If you plan on purchasing your own cap and gown, prices begin at $307.00 and orders must be placed by Friday, April 13th**.

FEMBA Students

FEMBA students must place their cap & gown orders directly with Jason Amorosi at Graduation, Etc. by Thursday, March 29. Graduation Etc. is located on Level A at Ackerman Student Union and is open Mon-Fri from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 

 

Doctoral Students

Doctoral students have the option to rent or purchase their gowns. You may order your cap, gown, announcements, or diploma frame in person at Graduation, Etc. on Level A at Ackerman, Mon-Fri, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or through their website.

ONLINE GOWN ORDERING

**If you plan on purchasing your own cap and gown, prices begin at $307.00 and orders must be placed by Friday, April 14th**.

Cap & Gown Pickup

If you have already ordered your cap and gown, your items can be picked up beginning May 21st at the Student Cap & Gown distribution center on the A level of Ackerman Union 10am-5pm Monday-Friday or 12pm-5pm on Saturdays. The store is closed on Sundays. Please be sure to take your student ID with you for verification.For other questions, you may contact the UCLA Store at (310) 825-2587 or 206-2884. 

 

EMBA, FEMBA and MBA Students

Immediately following the ceremony's conclusion Graduation Etc. representatives will be at the reception to process gown and hood returns (you do get to keep your mortarboards and tassels). If you forget or simply cannot drop off your gown and hood that day, you have until June 22nd by 5:00 p.m. to return them to the Graduation Etc. store. Failure to return gowns by June 22nd will cause a hold to be placed on your records and diploma in additional to a $50 late fee.





 

Logistics

 

Audience Seating Instructions

Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please advise your guests that they may NOT reserve seats. GUESTS MUST BE SEATED BY 3:30 p.m. Ushers will available at Wilson Plaza to assist guests in need of wheelchair-accessible seating.

Processional

Graduates will NOT be permitted to escort their guests to the guest seating area following the class picture, but will remain at the School for the processional line-up. After the group photo, all graduates will line up at the Collins Center. 
Please keep in mind that security measures will be taken to ensure that no alcoholic beverages are brought into Wilson Plaza

Full-Time MBA Program

You will need to line up on the Anderson School side of the walkway between the Anderson School and Kaufman Hall immediately following the MBA Class Photo. There is no assigned order to the processional so you can line-up in the order of your choosing. Just do not get into the EMBA or FEMBA program processional line.

Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) Program

You will need to line up on the Kaufman Hall side of the walkway between the Anderson School and Kaufman Hall. There is no assigned order to the processional so you can line-up in the order of your choosing. Just do not get into the EMBA or Full-Time MBA program processional line.

Executive MBA Program

You will need to line up on the southeast side of the Collins Building immediately following the EMBA Class Photo. There is no assigned order of the processional so you can line-up in the order of your choosing. Just do not get into the FEMBA or Full-Time MBA processional lines.

Doctoral Program

You will enter Wilson Plaza along with the official processional party. Your line up will occur in the Executive Dining Room along with the Dean, professors, and keynote speaker.

 

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 dissertation chair or co-chairs, and whom you will be hooded by. Afterwards, you will return to your seat on stage.

EMBA/FEMBA/MBA 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.