2023 UCLA Commencement events:
2023 ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION
DATE/LOCATION: SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023, 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, MAY 12, 2023, at 12:00PM (PST), and ends on FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023.
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 being issued electronically, either through Apple Wallet or Google Pay.
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 (Friday, May 12, 2023 – Friday, May 26, 2023). 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.
Students must still order the four (4) free tickets, even if they only plan to use the four (4) free tickets, when they enter their RSVP for the EEB
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 30, 2023, THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2023 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
(3) Number of tickets requested
(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 6, 2023, at 9:00AM, THROUGH MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2023 at 3:00PM, with the following information:
(1) First and Last Name
(3) Number of tickets already ordered
(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 30, 2023, at the EEB Undergraduate Office (101 Hershey Hall). There may be Name Cards available on the day of the EEB Commencement Celebration.
In order to obtain the Name Card prior to the EEB Commencement Celebration, students must complete the EEB Exit Survey (via BruinLearn) and show 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 MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2023 (specific time & location TBA).
To request an audition, send a message to Message Center beginning on no later than WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2023, at 3:00PM with the following information:
(1) First and Last Name
(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) as an attachment to your message. 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 send a message to Message Center to see if alternate arrangements can be made.
INFORMATION FOR DISABILITY ACCESS AT UCLA
Information about Disability Access for UCLA Commencement may be found here.
ADDITIONAL COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION (Eligibility, Removing Privacy Restrictions, etc.):
2023 UCLA College Commencement FAQs
Students are responsible for being aware of and complying with all Commencement deadlines and policies.