MBA, EMBA, FEMBA, Ph.D. Commencement

Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony


June 2024

Class of 2024 Commencement Speaker

Casey Wasserman (B.A. ’96)

Chairman of LA28 and CEO of Wasserman

Casey Wasserman, Chairman of LA28 and CEO of Wasserman

Stage Instructions and Ceremony Photography

Students during commencement 2021

Doctoral Candidates

Each doctoral candidate and his/her dissertation will be announced by the director of the doctoral program on stage, and their photos will be taken. Doctoral candidates will return to their seats on stage after being hooded.


Ushers will indicate to all graduates when to stand and when to walk towards the stage. Names will be called from both the left and right sides of the stage. Each graduate will first be photographed near the base of the steps leading to the stage.

After your initial photo has been taken, proceed to the stage and hand your reader card to the name reader on your side of the stage (please do not stop to shake the name reader’s hand). Your name will be announced as you walk towards center stage where you will accept a certificate commemorating the day from either Dean Bernardo or the commencement speaker (depending on which side of the stage you are located). 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.

Parking & Directions

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Pre-paid commencement parking permits will be available at Transportation & Parking Services lobby beginning April 24, 2024 between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or on commencement day for $14.00.

The UCL Central Ticket Office is also selling pre-paid permits after May 23, 2024 and is open Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

By purchasing your permits in advance, you and your guests can avoid the expected long payment lines at parking kiosks the day of commencement. We recommend parking in Lots 3,4 and 7, the closest lots to the ceremony. Parking permits may be purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Parking Permits

UCLA Transportation & Parking Services (main office)
555 Westwood Plaza, Suite 100