Commencement

2020 UCLA Commencement events:

2020 ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION
DATE/LOCATION:  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020, at WILSON PLAZA
TIME:  9:00AM (anticipated duration: 90 minutes)

DAY OF THE EVENT

Students must arrive by 8:00AM and report to the area between Kaufman Hall and the Fowler Museum and already dressed in the cap and gown. Students should also have their NAME CARD with them.

PRIOR TO THE EVENT

TICKETS – Ordering Period: Friday, April 24, 2020 (beginning at 4:00PM) – Friday, May 15, 2020 (ending at 12:00PM)
Ticket orders and RSVPs for all Commencement activities are submitted during this period.
For more information:  https://www.college.ucla.edu/commencement/ticket-ordering/

ALL TICKETS are to be picked up at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (CTO).  For hours of operation: https://tickets.ucla.edu/customer-service

For the EEB ceremony, students may order a maximum of eight (8) tickets. The first four (4) tickets are free. All tickets, including the four (4) free tickets, must be ordered via MyUCLA during the designated ticket order period noted above (April 26-May 27, 2020) . Additional tickets are $20.00 per ticket; cost which will be billed directly to the student’s BruinBill account.  After a ticket order is placed, students will be charged whether or not the tickets were picked up or used.

All invited guests must have a ticket to attend except for infants or small children who would sit on an adult’s lap during the ceremony. Participating students do not need a ticket for the EEB Commencement Celebration. Note: Revenue generated by ticket sales covers the cost of the EEB Commencement Celebration.

Students who missed the RSVP and ticket order deadline for the EEB Commencement Celebration must send a message via the MyUCLA Message Center beginning TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020, THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020 by 3:00PM. The Subject of the message should be the Subject: Missed RSVP and should include the following information:
(1) First and Last Name; (2) UID; (3) Number of tickets requested; and (4) Major/Minor – must be declared in an EEB Major or Minor (Majors: Biology, EBE, Marine Biology; Minors: Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Medicine).

Students will be informed via Message Center once the ticket order has been processed.

Students who have already ordered tickets and wish to order additional tickets may send their request via the MyUCLA Message Center beginning on TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020, at 9:00AM, THROUGH MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020 at 3:00PM, with the following information:

(1) First and Last Name; (2) UID; (3) Number of tickets already ordered; and (4) Number of additional tickets requested.

Please be aware that we may not be able to fulfill students’ request for additional tickets.

EEB EXIT SURVEY AND NAME CARD
Name Cards will be available for pick-up beginning on TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020, at the EEB Undergraduate Office (101 Hershey Hall). In order to obtain the Name Card, students must complete the EEB Exit Survey (via CCLE) and bring a printout of the confirmation that is displayed upon completion of the survey. A link to the EEB Exit Survey will be posted on the EEB Undergraduate website (TBA). Note: The EEB Exit Survey is separate from the UCLA Senior Survey.

EEB COMMENCEMENT STUDENT SPEAKER & SINGER OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM/UCLA ALMA MATER
The Student Speaker and the Student Singer lead the two lines of graduates into Wilson Plaza and sit on stage during the ceremony. Auditions for both the Student Speaker and Singer are scheduled for the week of APRIL 20, 2020 (specific date, time, and location TBA).

To request an audition, send an e-mail to Jess Gonzalez at jessgonzalez@lifesci.ucla.edu beginning on MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020, and no later than FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020, at 3:00PM with the following information: (1) First and Last Name; (2) UID; and (3) Major/Minor – must be declared in an EEB Major or Minor. In the Subject line, indicate if you are applying to be the “Student Speaker” or the “Student Singer.” If you are auditioning to be the Speaker, please include the text of your speech (maximum five minutes in length) in the body of your e-mail. Singers will sing the National Anthem and the UCLA Alma Mater a cappella at their audition. Note: If you are unavailable on the designated audition date, please contact Jess Gonzalez at the EEB Undergraduate Office (jessgonzalez@lifesci.ucla.edu) to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

INFORMATION FOR DISABILITY ACCESS AT UCLAFor information about Disability Access for UCLA Commencement, please visit https://www.commencement.ucla.edu/disability-access/disability-access-at-ucla

ADDITIONAL COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION (Eligibility, Removing Privacy Restrictions, etc.):
https://commencement.ucla.edu/

https://www.commencement.ucla.edu/faq

Students are responsible for being aware of and complying with all Commencement deadlines and policies.