Certificate Graduation Ceremony

Attendance & Tickets

Attending the Ceremony & Getting Your Tickets

1. Confirm Eligibility

Eligible students must have completed their certificate between Fall and Summer* Quarters. Make sure you’ve met the eligibility requirements to attend graduation by contacting your academic department.

2. Sign-up and Opt-in

A “Mark Your Calendar” email is sent in March. Eligible students should “opt-in” to indicate they wish to receive an e-invitation in May to attend graduation. The deadline to opt-in is May 6. After this date, please contact your Program Representative or Student Affairs Officer (SAO) if you would like to participate in the ceremony.

3. Buy Tickets

  • Tickets are required to attend the graduation ceremony
  • Tickets are available for purchase at the UCLA Central Ticket Office in mid- to late May.
  • Each graduate is given one (1) complimentary ticket for his/her admission to the ceremony.
  • For technical issues regarding ticket ordering, please contact the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or cto@tickets.ucla.edu.

4. Guest Tickets

  • In addition to receiving (1) one complimentary ticket, graduates may purchase up to four (4) tickets at $20 each at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (CTO).
  • Graduates and guests must have tickets to be admitted to Royce Hall.
  • Please note that seating capacity at Royce Hall is limited (1,800 seats).
  • All guests, including infants and children, must have tickets to be admitted into Royce Hall.
  • For ADA requests and information, please contact the Central Ticket Office (CTO) at 310-825-2101 or cto@tickets.ucla.edu.

IMPORTANT: Students will receive an invitation to one graduation. Only students who have not attended a previous UCLA Extension graduation ceremony are eligible to attend.

5. Attire

  • Business or business casual attire
  • If you wish to wear a UCLA Sash to the Certificate Ceremony (optional), please visit the UCLA Store to purchase.


Certificates are mailed to the graduate’s permanent address by UCLA Extension Student Services. Important: certificates are not handed out at the Graduation Ceremony.

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