What will the weather be like?
June in Los Angeles is usually quite warm, with daytime highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s. Mornings can be chilly with the typical Southern California late-night and early-morning low clouds. The campus at UCLA is fairly large, and we recommend wearing comfortable shoes. You should dress in layers or wear a light jacket or wrap that can be easily removed as the temperature rises. Please visit www.atmos.ucla.edu for current weather conditions.
Are there any security concerns?
Although UCLA does not anticipate any security problems during the graduation celebration, we are constantly monitoring the events to protect the safety and security of our guests. Please observe the following restrictions for our graduation celebration activities.
- No large bags, backpacks, large purses or items larger than 12 X 12
- No firearms, knives, explosives or other weapons
- No cans, coolers or other containers, except in cases of medical need, as certified by a physician
- No artificial noise-makers, air horns or megaphones
- No large signs, flags, poles, banners or laser pointers
- No promotional items with commercial slogans or identification
- No food or drink, except bottled water
- Inspections of small receptacles (bags) might be required as you enter event venues
- These policies are subject to change without notice
Where should I park?
The closest parking structure to Annenberg Stadium and Wilson Plaza is Lot 4, which is located on Westwood Plaza just south of Sunset Blvd. All parking lots and structures on the UCLA campus will be open and staffed throughout commencement weekend. You can purchase tickets in advance via Bruin ePermit System.
When do I need to be at UCLA for the in-person ceremony?
Can I photograph and videotape the event?
Of course! All we ask, though, for fire and life safety reasons, is that you not bring tripods.
Professional photographers from GradImages will be photographing each graduate at the ceremony. They will email each graduate within a few days with links to their website, where pictures will be available for purchase. We think you’ll be impressed with the quality of these photographs.
Will there be anything to drink? Can I bring alcohol?
How long is the ceremony?
Personal messages and speeches from our dean, keynote speaker and your student class speaker will take up the first 30 minutes of the ceremony. Following that, students will line up on the stage, at which point their names will be read and photograph taken. We estimate the ceremony should take approximately 75 to 90 minutes.